Published: April 19, 2011
Tags: American Electric Power, American Electric Power Co. v. Connecticut, Anthony Kennedy, Cinergy, Clean Air Act, climate change, Duke Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Southern Co., Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court, Xcel Energy Inc.
By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press Washington (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared deeply skeptical Tuesday about allowing states to sue electric utilities to force cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Both conservative and liberal justices questioned whether a federal judge could deal with the complex issue of global warming, a topic they suggested [...]
Published: September 16, 2010
Tags: AES Corp., American Wind Energy Association, Biomass Power Association, BlueGreen Alliance, geothermal, Governors' Wind Energy Coalition, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Farmers Union, National Hydropower Association, Obama, renewable energy, Sierra Club, solar, Southern Co., United Steelworkers, wind, Xcel Energy
By Frederic J. Frommer AP Writer Washington — A lobbying coalition is campaigning to require more electricity be produced by renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and geothermal. But the effort hasn’t gained traction in the Senate this year, despite the push by environmental groups, renewable energy providers, more than half the nation’s governors [...]
Published: August 31, 2010
Tags: Areva, Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, nuclear reactors, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Plant Vogtle, Southern Co., Three Mile Island, Westinghouse Electric
By Ray Henry AP Writer Atlanta — Power utilities are trying to buy the next wave of nuclear reactors much like a consumer buys a light bulb: right off the shelf. Of the nation’s 104 commercial reactors, no two are exactly the same, a fact that experts blame for causing construction and regulatory delays and [...]
Published: February 16, 2010
Tags: federal loan guarantees, nuclear power plant, Obama, Southern Co.
By Julie Pace AP Writer Lanham, Md. — Promising “this is only the beginning,” President Barack Obama announced more than $8 billion in federal loan guarantees Tuesday for the construction of the first nuclear power plant in the United States in nearly three decades. Obama called for comprehensive energy legislation that assigns a cost to [...]