US allowing longer shifts at nuclear plants in pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. nuclear plants will be allowed to keep workers on longer shifts to deal with staffing problems in the coronavirus pandemic, raising worries among watchdogs and some families liv...

Could do better: Japan gently chided by UN climate chief

BERLIN (AP) — The top U.N. climate official on Tuesday chided Japan over its new plan to reduce greenhouse gas emission, which environmental campaigners say shows no real ambition to increase existing...

Airlines, others to benefit from $2 trillion rescue bill

The White House and Senate leaders agreed early Wednesday on a $2 trillion economic rescue package, the largest in the country's history. The bill would give direct payments to most Americans, expand ...

Iconic plant's end spells doom for struggling coal industry

DRAKESBORO, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to stop it from happening. The top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, did too. Despite their best efforts to make good on ...

AP Analysis: Investors 'guessing' on virus, assuming worst

WASHINGTON (AP) — No one knows where the coronavirus will show up next, whether authorities can contain it or how much damage it will leave behind. But professional investors aren't taking any chances...

Mercedes bids for green as Hamilton eyes Schumacher records

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Although synonymous with winning in Formula One, Mercedes has wider concerns than Lewis Hamilton’s chances of matching and breaking records. Among them the fu...

Virginia reshaped as Democrats put historic stamp on laws

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic legislators in Virginia have dramatically reshaped the state in two months, sweeping aside many of the state’s old business-friendly and socially conservative laws and ...

Virginia lawmakers send 'historic' energy bill to governor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers gave final passage Friday to a sweeping energy bill that would overhaul how the state's utilities generate electricity, a measure environmental groups and other...

Sweeping renewable energy bill poised for final passage

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A sweeping energy bill that supporters said would make Virginia a national leader in addressing climate change passed the state House Thursday amid warnings by critics that it wil...

Oil prices fall as coronavirus spreads outside China

NEW YORK (AP) — With the viral outbreak spreading to more countries, the price of oil has dropped precipitously as global demand weakens even further. That has sent shares tumbling f...

Developer to open hub to grow U.S. offshore wind industry

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An offshore wind developer is opening a hub in Providence that its executives hope will help accelerate the takeoff of the industry in the United States. Ørst...

Dutch consortium unveils ambitious 'green' hydrogen plan

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch consortium announced an ambitious plan Thursday to create “green” hydrogen using power from a huge offshore wind farm that has yet to be built. ...

Taiwan to boost renewable energy to 20% by 2025, introduce trillion-dollar investment

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Although the Taiwanese voted in a 2018 referendum to abolish the earlier deadline of 2025 to denuclearize the country, the island nation continues its march toward a green...

JPMorgan to stop lending to coal companies, arctic drillers

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. will no longer do business with coal companies and will restrict financing to companies that drill in the Arctic, the company announced Tuesday. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tax fictions; Dem debate misfires

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their boisterous presidential debate, several Democrats sold short the health care plans of rivals and Mike Bloomberg distorted his position on the “stop and frisk" police strateg...