Trump EPA close to gutting Obama rule on coal power plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is close to completing one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules, replacing a landmark Obama-era effort that sought to wean the nation's electrical...

Experts say blackout in Argentina should have been limited

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — As authorities in Argentina try to figure out why electricity surged on a transmission line and touched off a massive blackout covering three nations, experts say power ...

Volkswagen to invest 1bn euros in battery production plant

BERLIN (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen AG says it is investing 1 billion euros ($1.12 billion) to set up a battery production plant in Germany. Chief executive Herbert Diess said Tuesday...

Just add water: salt battery could help renewable energy use

BERLIN (AP) — Amid the hum and heat of Berlin's Reuter thermal power station stands a shining contraption that looks out of place in the decades-old machine hall. Its silver pipes an...

Three Mile Island plant, site of nuclear accident, to close

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst nuclear power accident, will begin a planned shutdown starting June 1 now that it is clear that it will not get a financial r...

Far from glitzy tech hubs, Chinese city bets big on VR

NANCHANG, China (AP) — Liu Zixing craned his neck forward for help with fastening the goggles for his first ever taste of virtual reality. He took a break from the mining ore business to travel to a V...

Solar energy threatened in state known for eco-friendly fuel

ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — MidAmerican Energy proudly notes its status as a national leader in wind power. That's why some find it jarring to learn the Des Moines-based company is pushing f...

Taiwan wind energy could result in 20,000 new jobs in 2025

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The progress Taiwan is making in the development of wind energy is likely to result in the creation of 20,000 new jobs in 2025, when the island will produce 5.5 gigawatt of elec...

Vermont's largest utility wants 100% renewable power by 2030

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's largest electric utility is upping the ante and setting a goal of getting all of its power from renewable sources in just over a decade. Green Mounta...

Taiwan's Hung Hua Construction signs MOU with Dutch shipbuilder to expand offshore wind support vessels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese marine construction company Hung Hua Construction (HHC) signed a purchase agreement, followed by another MOU with Dutch shipbuilding company Damen for further joint c...

First Asia-Pacific Wind Energy Expo held in southern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The first Asia-Pacific Wind Energy Expo opened at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center on Wednesday, and will run through Friday, March 15. The Expo, which is reportedly the...

Critics, supporters to weigh in on 145-mile power line

HALLOWELL, Maine (AP) — Supporters and critics are going to weigh in on Central Maine Power incentives aimed at winning support for a 145-mile transmission line across western Maine. ...

IRENA: China could gain global influence due to 'energy transformation'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The rapid growth of the renewable energy industry and subsequent decline of fossil fuel energy production will potentially induce an enormous change in global politics and...

Climate fight: Germany sets 2038 deadline to end coal use

BERLIN (AP) — In a pioneering move, a German government-appointed panel has recommended that Germany stop burning coal to generate electricity by 2038 at the latest, as part of efforts to curb climate...

Australia and Taiwan share common values: envoy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Australia’s top envoy to Taiwan, Gary Cowan, said that Australia and Taiwan share common values and a deepening relationship during an event in Taipei on Jan. 23, re...