Utilities

February 16, 2018 - 8:08 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Florida power company is suggesting it might buy a South Carolina state-owned utility for nearly $16 billion. Media outlets reported that NextEra Energy is one of several groups interested in buying Santee Cooper after the state-owned utility and South Carolina Electric...
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February 15, 2018 - 3:13 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Offshore wind proponents are touting new undersea footage that suggests a vibrant marine habitat is growing around the nation's first offshore wind farm — a five-turbine operation off Rhode Island's waters. The American Wind Energy Association, an industry trade group, says the...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:41 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in U.S. history...
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February 12, 2018 - 3:06 am
IN THE NEWS: TECH ACADEMY AWARDS BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Stewart hosted the academy's annual Scientific and Technical Awards ceremony. He called the honorees "film magicians" and poked fun at his own lack of high-tech understanding. He said "I have to tell you, I wouldn't know the...
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February 11, 2018 - 9:58 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in U.S. history...
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In this photo taken on Jan. 18, 2018, large clouds of steam rise into the sky from the Svartsengi geothermal power station in Grindavík, Iceland. With massive amounts of energy needed to obtain bitcoins, large cryptocurrency mining companies have established a base in Iceland, a cold North Atlantic island with an abundance of renewable energy from geothermal and hydroelectric power plants. (AP Photos/Egill Bjarnason)
February 11, 2018 - 9:24 pm
KEFLAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Iceland is expected to use more energy "mining" bitcoins and other virtual currencies this year than it uses to power its homes. With massive amounts of electricity needed to run the computers that create bitcoins, large virtual currency companies have established a base in...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017 file photo, water flows through a break in the wall of the Oroville Dam spillway in Oroville, Calif. One year after the closest thing to disaster at a major U.S. dam in a generation, federal dam regulators say they are looking hard at how they overlooked the built-in weaknesses of old dams like California's Oroville Dam for decades, and expect dam managers around the country to study their old dams and organizations equally hard. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
February 11, 2018 - 12:18 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One year after the worst structural failures at a major U.S. dam in a generation, federal regulators who oversee California's half-century-old, towering Oroville Dam say they are looking hard at how they overlooked its built-in weaknesses for decades. The Federal Energy...
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February 09, 2018 - 10:18 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's electric cooperatives want lawmakers to consider selling the state-owned utility Santee Cooper. The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina told lawmakers Thursday they should test the market to determine if customers would save money if Santee Cooper was sold...
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February 08, 2018 - 3:59 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state appeals court will hear whether it should allow a five-year-old lawsuit trying to force Duke Energy Corp. to clean up groundwater contaminated by its North Carolina coal ash pits. The Charlotte-based electricity utility argues to the Court of Appeals on Thursday that...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2012 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown prepares to announce plans to build a giant twin tunnel system to move water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to farmland and cities at a news conference in Sacramento. Brown is scaling back his troubled proposal for overhauling California's water system, at least for now. State official Karla Nemeth wrote Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, that the Brown administration is looking at building a single giant water tunnel now. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
February 07, 2018 - 9:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's administration scaled back the latest version of his four-decade effort to redo California's north-south water system Wednesday, cutting plans to build giant water tunnels from two to one. Reducing the number of tunnels — at least for now — would help...
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