Utilities

FILE - In this March 22, 2019 file photo, the construction site of Vogtle Units 4 at the Alvin W. Vogtle Electric Generating Plant is seen, Friday, March 22, 2019 in Waynesboro, Ga. It’s not just cutbacks in nuclear plant inspections. Nuclear plant regulators are planning fewer mock commando raids to test plant defenses against terrorist attacks and are considering minimizing some safety warning, part of the rollbacks sought by the industry and gaining traction under President Donald Trump. (Hyosub Shin/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
July 17, 2019 - 3:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer mock commando raids to test nuclear power plants' defenses against terrorist attacks. Fewer, smaller government inspections for plant safety issues. Less notice to the public and to state governors when problems arise. They're part of the money-saving rollbacks sought by the...
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Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, center, shakes hands with Assemblyman Chad Mayes, R-Yucca Valley, after their wildfire measure they co-authored, along with Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Inglewood was approved by the Assembly in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, July 11, 2019. The bill, AB1054, aimed at stabilizing the state's electric utilities in the face of devastating wildfires caused by their equipment, was approved overwhelmingly and now goes to the governor. At left is state Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, who carried the measure in the Senate. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 11, 2019 - 5:50 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers approved a multibillion-dollar plan Thursday to shore up the state's biggest electric utilities in the face of catastrophic wildfires and claims for damage from past blazes caused by their equipment. It requires major utilities to spend at least $5...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo a Harley-Davidson Motorcycles LiveWire electric motorcycle is on display during a Panasonic news conference at CES International in Las Vegas. Harley Davidson is hoping to appeal to a younger demographic as it launches its first electric motorcycle. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 11, 2019 - 2:10 pm
Harley-Davidson is releasing details about the electric motorcycle it's rolling out this year that it hopes will capture the imagination of a new generation of riders and put a charge into its diminishing sales. The LiveWire, which will soon be available in a limited number of dealerships, will...
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, foreground, visits the "new safe confinement" shelter that spans the remains of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's Reactor No. 4, in Chernobyl, Ukraine, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. A structure built to confine radioactive dust from the nuclear reactor at the center of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster was formally unveiled on Wednesday.(Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP)
July 10, 2019 - 2:55 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday inaugurated a giant structure built to confine radioactive debris at the nuclear reactor that exploded in Chernobyl in 1986. The confinement structure for the Chernobyl nuclear power plant's Reactor No. 4 cost 1.5 billion...
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FILE — In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 file photo Doug Sheff, right, an attorney for the family of Leonel Rondon, pictured at left, faces reporters during a news conference, in Boston. Rondon, 18, died Sept. 13, 2018, in Lawrence, Mass., after the chimney of an exploding house crashed on to his car and crushed him. Shelf and NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas of Massachusetts, announced Tuesday, July 9, 2019 that a wrongful death lawsuit by Rondon's family has been settled. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
July 09, 2019 - 1:46 pm
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The family of a high school student who was killed during a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts last year has reached a settlement with the utility involved in the disaster, a lawyer for the family and the company announced Tuesday. Financial details were not...
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Members of the National Guard load water onto an SUV in the aftermath of an earthquake Sunday, July 7, 2019, outside Trona High School in Trona, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 07, 2019 - 8:52 pm
RIDGECREST, Calif. (AP) — Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded "Big One" strikes. California is spending more than $16 million to...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2013, file photo, Ali Akbar Velayati, a top adviser to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, gives an interview to The Associated Press at his office in Tehran, Iran. Velayathi said in a video online Saturday, July 6, 2019, that the Islamic Republic is ready to begin enriching uranium beyond the level set by Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
July 06, 2019 - 3:33 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A top aide to Iran's supreme leader says the Islamic Republic is ready to enrich uranium beyond the level set by Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal, just ahead of a deadline it set Sunday for Europe to offer new terms to the accord. A video message by Ali Akbar Velayati included him...
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FILE - In this April 9, 2018 file photo, released by an official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani listens to explanations on new nuclear achievements at a ceremony to mark "National Nuclear Day," in Tehran, Iran. As Iran prepares to break through limits set by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, each step narrows the time its leaders would need to have enough highly enriched uranium for an atomic bomb -- if they chose to build one. By Thursday, June 27, 2019, Iran says it will have over 300 kilograms of low-enriched uranium in its possession, which would mean it had broken out of the atomic accord. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP, File)
July 01, 2019 - 8:34 pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has broken the limit set on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, international inspectors and Tehran said Monday, marking its first major departure from the unraveling agreement a year after the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from...
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In this photo taken Monday, June 24, 2019, one of the inhabitants of a futuristic three-storey floating dairy farm moored in Rotterdam harbour, Netherlands. The floating farm has one robot that milks the cows, another that automatically scoops up the manure, and a roof designed to collect rain water, making it a sustainable inner-city producer of dairy foods aimed at feeding the increasing populations within world cities according to the small holding farmer Peter van Wingerden.(AP Photo/Mike Corder)
June 29, 2019 - 12:44 pm
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Peter van Wingerden's dairy farm smells just like any other farm — the rich aroma of cow manure and grass hangs in the air around the unusual stable housing the cattle. The farm itself is far from traditional. Moored in a small harbor in Rotterdam's busy port, the farm...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2018 file photo, a cyclist passes heavy industries in IJmuiden, Netherlands. In a statement Friday, June 28, 2019, the Dutch government presented a comprehensive raft of measures aimed at slashing the Netherlands' emission of carbon blamed for warming the Earth's atmosphere by 50% by 2030. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, file)
June 28, 2019 - 9:58 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government presented Friday a wide-ranging raft of measures — from a carbon tax for business to more bicycle parking at railway stations — that aim to slash by a half by 2030 the Netherlands' emission of carbon. Minister of Economic Affairs Eric Wiebes called...
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