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Exxon and FuelCell to study capturing carbon emissions

Exxon, FuelCell Energy, carbon emissions

DALLAS (AP) — Exxon Mobil and FuelCell Energy say that they will jointly work on technology to reduce the cost of capturing carbon emissions from power plants. The companies will try to develop technology that uses carbonate fuel cells to generate power while capturing carbon dioxide, which scientists say is the most prevalent greenhouse gas responsible for climate change. It ...

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Trump’s vow to create Appalachian coal jobs

coal jobs, Donald Trump

DALLAS (AP) — Donald Trump says he would bring back lost coal jobs, and he is positioning for the November election in big coal states by portraying Hillary Clinton as a job killer. Trump, however, has yet to explain exactly how he will revitalize Appalachia’s coal industry. To pull it off, he will have to overcome market forces and a ...

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Jury to decide contaminated wells case against coal company

contaminated water, West Virginia

PINEVILLE, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia jury will decide whether a coal company owned by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice contaminated the drinking water wells of residents in Wyoming County. According to local media outlets, the jury is scheduled to begin deliberations Thursday in the case against Justice-controlled companies Dynamic Energy Inc. and Mechel Bluestone Inc. Justice wasn’t personally ...

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Never-completed TVA nuclear plant that cost $4B for sale

nuclear plant, Bellefonte

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation’s largest public utility is selling a never-completed nuclear plant that has cost more than $4 billion dollars over the past four decades. The Tennessee Valley Authority board voted Tuesday at a meeting in Buchanan to declare the Bellefonte nuclear plant near Hollywood, Alabama, surplus. The site includes two partially finished nuclear reactors, railroad spurs ...

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Oklahoma House, Senate committees pass budget legislation


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma lawmakers on Thursday began the daunting task of addressing a projected $1.3 billion hole in the next state budget, backing legislation that would raise or save roughly $200 million but knowing more difficult haggling lies ahead. Members of House and Senate appropriations committees adopted a series of joint budget bills that would increase revenue, including ...

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Xcel Energy working to prevent Fargo-area power outages

Xcel Energy, fargo, power outages

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Xcel Energy told North Dakota regulators Thursday that it continues working to prevent power outages that have affected Fargo in recent weeks. The five outages in the city since April 22 are the latest in a spate of electrical interruptions over the past few years that have forced the utility to credit inconvenienced customers’ electric bills. ...

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Alberta wildfire evacuees moved a 2nd time as weather shifts

Alberta fire

FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) — A raging Alberta wildfire has moved south, forcing three more communities to evacuate and an emergency operations center to move again — taking it far from the devastated oil sands city of Fort McMurray. Officials with the Rural Municipality of Wood Buffalo had been notified of changing weather patterns and weren’t taking chances, ordering the ...

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