Alternative and sustainable energy

FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt listens during a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington. Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana on Thursday, April 18, 2019, as fossil-fuels interests there are fighting to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
April 18, 2019 - 9:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scott Pruitt, the scandal-ridden former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, registered as an energy lobbyist in Indiana on Thursday as fossil-fuels interests there are fighting to block the proposed closure of several coal-fired power plants. A lobbying disclosure report...
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FILE- In this Wednesday Jan. 30, 2019, file photo smoke rises from the chimneys of homes in St. Paul, Minn. Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. Overall consumption of all kinds of fuels rose 4% year on year, the largest such increase in eight years, a report this week from the agency said. Fossil fuels in all accounted for 80% of Americans’ energy use. (Brian Peterson/Star Tribune via AP, File)
April 18, 2019 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. Overall consumption of all kinds of fuels rose 4% year on year, the largest such increase in eight...
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April 17, 2019 - 6:37 pm
HAMBURG, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 16 about Democratic presidential candidates addressing flooding damage in Iowa, The Associated Press erroneously reported the location of Sen. Bernie Sanders' rally. The rally was held in Malcom, Iowa, not in Poweshiek. A corrected version of the story is below...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, signed a plan to cut back on the use of water from the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
April 16, 2019 - 8:43 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a plan to cut back on the use of water from the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. The Colorado River drought contingency plan aims to keep two key reservoirs, Lakes Powell and Mead, from falling so low they...
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Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne at the Party's election party in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday, April 14, 2019. (Antti Aimo-Koivisto/Lehtikuva via AP)
April 14, 2019 - 7:21 pm
HELSINKI (AP) — Results from Finland's parliamentary election illustrated the struggle by Europe's traditional political parties to retain supporters, with the center-left Social Democratic Party winning the most votes and followed closely by a populist party that wants to temper national efforts...
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FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, an Amazon employee applies tape to a package before shipment at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. The online shopping giant, which already works with BP and Shell, has been trying to woo more oil and gas companies to use its technology to help them find drillable oil faster, angering workers who have been pushing Amazon to do more to combat climate change. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 10, 2019 - 7:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is getting cozy with the oil industry — and some employees aren't happy about it. The online shopping giant, which already works with BP and Shell, has been trying to woo more oil and gas companies to use its technology to help them find drillable oil faster, angering workers...
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FILE - This May 31, 2018 file photo shows Hoover Dam that impounds Lake Mead on the Colorado River near Boulder City, Ariz. A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West is headed to President Donald Trump. The U.S. House and Senate approved the Colorado River drought contingency plan on Monday, April 8, 2019. Seven western states spent years negotiating the drought plan. They aim to keep two key reservoirs from falling so low they cannot deliver water or produce hydropower. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
April 08, 2019 - 8:37 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West is headed to President Donald Trump. The U.S. House and Senate approved the Colorado River drought contingency plan on Monday. Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico,...
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This image posted on the Instagram account of actress and singer Miley Cyrus shows her sitting in a Joshua Tree. Photos posted on her Instagram account showing Cyrus posing in a Joshua tree have drawn criticism from people concerned about protecting the iconic desert species. Joshua trees are protected in Joshua Tree National Park and the Mojave National Preserve as well as under some city and county ordinances. National Park spokesman George Land expressed concern that the singer's many followers might copy her actions. (Instagram via AP)
April 03, 2019 - 5:25 pm
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — Social media photos showing Miley Cyrus posing in a Joshua tree have drawn criticism from people concerned about protecting the iconic desert species. The photos posted this week on Instagram were captioned "Looking down at all the petty drama like...." and "Monkey...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., turns her party's attention to the climate crisis as she leads an event to introduce the "Climate Action Now Act," which focuses on reducing carbon pollution, honoring America's Paris Agreement commitments, and lays the groundwork to expand clean energy, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. From left are, Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Fla., who will chair the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, Rep. David Trone, D-Md., Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, D-N.J., Rep. Donald McEachin, D-Va., and Science, Space and Technology Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 27, 2019 - 5:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Suddenly the climate is hot on Capitol Hill. A day after the Senate blocked consideration of the Green New Deal, lawmakers from both parties were still talking about climate change. House Democrats pushed a plan to keep the U.S. in a global climate agreement, while Senate...
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Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., right, accompanied by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., left, speaks to members of the media following a Senate policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 26, 2019 - 3:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are forcing a vote on the Green New Deal as they seek to turn the Democrats' comprehensive climate change proposal into a wedge issue in the 2020 elections. Democrats call the GOP's move a "sham" vote and say it carries its own political risk by mocking an issue...
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