European countries back plan to use more hydrogen for energy

BERLIN (AP) — European countries want to increase the use of hydrogen as part of their efforts to cut the continent's carbon emissions. A non-binding agreement to be signed by energy...

Taiwan seeks to cement ties with Saint Vincent

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen promised to further cooperation with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and expressed her gratitude to the island nation in the Caribbean for its supp...

Energy Taiwan 2018 to spotlight latest clean energy technologies and solutions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—With Taiwan poised to become a nuclear-free homeland in 2025, the stage is set for the inaugural Energy Taiwan, the country's largest green energy technology exchange pl...

House race will mean state's first black or gay congressman

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — The Republican and Democrat in New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District race understand they have the chance to make history but are approaching their roles as trailblazers a litt...

The Latest: California governor urges 'carbon neutrality'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California climate policy (all times local): 11:10 a.m. California Gov. Jerry Brown wants the state to remove as much carbon...

California aims to get all electricity from clean sources

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California would set a goal of phasing out fossil fuels from the state's electricity sector by 2045 under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Bro...

Incumbent Gov. Charlie Baker wins Massachusetts GOP primary

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, a moderate seeking a second term in solidly Democratic Massachusetts, fended off a primary challenge Tuesday from conservative minister Scott Lively, a sta...

The Latest: Execs linked to polygamous group to stay in jail

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on two biodiesel executives charged in an alleged $500 million tax credit scheme (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Two Salt Lake City bi...

Utah biodiesel execs linked to polygamous group due in court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two executives of a Salt Lake City biodiesel company linked to a polygamous group could flee to Turkey if they are released ahead of trial on charges in a $500 million tax credit...

Plan to clear German forest for mine splits govt coal panel

BERLIN (AP) — Members of a government-appointed panel of experts on the future of Germany's coal industry are protesting plans to chop down parts of an ancient forest for mining. Pan...

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___ S&P 500, Nasdaq and Russell 2000 close at record highs NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street ended a week of milestones with a few more Friday. The benchmark S&P ...

Utilities pivot from power plants to grid work for profits

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Electric utilities are pouring billions of dollars into a race to prevent terrorists or enemy governments from shutting down the power grid and everything that depends on electric...

Canadian company says it plans to buy hydroelectric plants

JAY, Maine (AP) — A Canadian power company says it expects to purchase dozens of hydroelectric plants across the U.S. by the end of the year — including four in Maine. The plants are...

Premier Lai reiterates Taiwan's non-nuclear goal

Premier William Lai said Wednesday that the government remains committed to its goal of making Taiwan a non-nuclear homeland by 2025 and that there is no need for the public to worry about a resu...

New Mexico utility seeks to join western energy market

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest electric utility is asking state regulators for approval to join a trading market that allows participants in several western states to buy and sell energ...