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FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee listens as he takes part in a non-partisan panel discussion titled "Foreign Affairs and National Security in the Age of Climate Change" hosted by the University of Washington Jackson School and the American Security Project on the UW campus in Seattle. Inslee, as part of his pledge to make combating climate change the top national priority, is calling for the nation’s entire electrical grid and all new vehicles and buildings to be carbon pollution free by 2030. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 03, 2019 - 1:59 pm
Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee, as part of his pledge to make combating climate change the top national priority, is calling for the nation's entire electrical grid and all new vehicles and buildings to be carbon pollution free by 2030. It's the first major policy proposal from the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2016, file photo, a sign opposing a proposed plan by Gov. Jerry Brown to build two giant tunnels to ship water through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to Southern California is displayed near Freeport, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom officially abandoned his predecessor's plan, Thursday, May 2, 2019, opting instead for just one, smaller tunnel. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 02, 2019 - 7:16 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom scrapped a $16 billion plan Thursday to build two giant water tunnels to reroute the state's water system and instead directed state agencies to restart planning for a single tunnel. The move came after $240 million has already been spent on...
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The two 500-foot cooling towers of the former Brayton Point Station collapse after explosive charges are detonated in Somerset, Mass., on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The plant had burned coal since 1963. By the time it stopped producing power in 2017, it was the last coal-fired plant in Massachusetts. (Dave Souza/The Herald News of Fall River via AP)
April 27, 2019 - 11:30 am
SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) — It took just a matter of seconds for two 500-foot cooling towers from Massachusetts' last coal-fired power plant to be reduced to rubble on Saturday. The controlled demolition went off as scheduled at 8 a.m. at the former Brayton Point Station in Somerset. Video showed the...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2015, file photo, electricians, Adam Hall, right, and Steven Gabert install solar panels on a roof for Arizona Public Service company in Goodyear, Ariz. Over the last five years, Arizona’s largest utility has broken away from its decades-long practice of not meddling in elections involving their regulators. Arizona Public Service recently acknowledged giving $10 million to groups that backed the utility’s favored candidates in 2014 elections for the commission regulating it. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
April 26, 2019 - 1:36 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Facing what it saw as a threat to its monopoly from a surging rooftop solar industry, Arizona's largest utility secretly funneled millions of dollars to back favored candidates for the state commission regulating it. Arizona Public Service Co. recently acknowledged it gave money to...
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FILE -- In this Sept. 25, 2018 photo steam swells from the cooling towers of the RWE lignite-fired Neurath power plant in Grevenbroich, Germany. German energy company RWE says it won’t invest in new coal-fired power stations and is scrapping plans for a lignite-fired plant in western Germany. (Horst Ossinger/dpa via AP, file)
April 26, 2019 - 7:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — German energy company RWE says it won't invest in new coal-fired power stations and is scrapping plans for a lignite-fired plant in western Germany. RWE, which operates several of Europe's most-polluting power plants, said in a statement Friday that it will now focus on generating...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin walks on stage to deliver his speech at the opening ceremony of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing Friday, April 26, 2019. (How Hwee Young/Pool Photo via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 12:50 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on China's Belt and Road infrastructure building conference. (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says China's Belt and Road infrastructure initiative meshes perfectly with the goals of the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union. Putin's comments...
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April 24, 2019 - 7:43 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford is sinking a half-billion dollars into electric vehicle startup Rivian in a deal that has the companies working together on a new Ford electric vehicle based on Rivian underpinnings. Ford will become a minority partner in Rivian, which is based outside of Detroit and recently...
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FILE- This Oct. 3, 2018, file photo shows a Tesla emblem at the Auto show in Paris. Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears poised to transform the company’s electric cars into driverless vehicles in a risky bid to realize a bold vision that he has been floating for years. The technology required to make that quantum leap is scheduled to be shown off to Tesla investors Monday, April 22, 2019, at the company’s Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
April 22, 2019 - 6:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company's electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year as part of an audacious plan to create a network of robotic taxis to compete against Uber and other ride-hailing services. The vision sketched out Monday...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2017, file photo, construction workers build one of the Facebook data center buildings in Los Lunas, N.M. A powerful regulatory authority in New Mexico decided Tuesday, April 16, 2019, it is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for the construction of a new transmission line, a move that the social media giant says could affect its long-term operations in the state. (Marla Brose/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
April 18, 2019 - 12:36 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction for its data center — a move the social media giant says it was not expecting. The Public Regulation Commission's on...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, signed a plan to cut back on the use of water from the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 17, 2019 - 7:22 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. The Imperial Irrigation District, the largest single recipient of Colorado River water, on Tuesday...
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