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Gov. Raimondo to sign renewable energy legislation

solar panels, renewable energy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo is planning to sign into law several energy measures designed to get more Rhode Islanders tapping into solar power and other renewable resources. The Democrat is scheduled to attend a Thursday signing ceremony at Newport Vineyards in Middletown. The legislation includes a “community solar” program that allows people to join together to finance ...

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New contractor sets cleanup priorities at nuclear facility

China faces nuclear energy choice: reprocess or not?

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — For Fred Hughes, it’s déjà vu. Hughes, president of cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho, recently began his fourth tour living and working in eastern Idaho. His stints at the U.S. Department of Energy’s desert site began in the mid-1980s, working for a U.S. Navy contractor. He returned in the 1990s to manage several waste facilities, only ...

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Ford Explorers investigated for exhaust gas odor inside SUV

ford explorer

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating complaints from Ford Explorer owners who say they smelled exhaust gas inside the SUV. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it received 154 complaints involving Ford Explorers with model years between 2011 and 2015. One driver said the odor caused a low-speed crash. No injuries were reported. The NHTSA and ...

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Commission rules electric rate review freeze is constitutional

Appalachia power, electric rates

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia State Corporation Commission has ruled a 2015 law that froze electric rate reviews and could cost customers hundreds of millions of dollars is constitutional. The commission issued ruling 2 to 1 Friday dismissing a challenge to the law from large industrial customers of Appalachian Power. The majority said its ruling was based only on ...

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New Mexico budget crunch ripples through hospitals, museums

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state government is looking for new ways to conserve spending as it crosses the threshold Friday into a new budget year, with the most pronounced changes set to ripple through Medicaid health care services for the poor and disabled. State general fund revenues were lagging by nearly 10 percent as the books closed ...

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California attorney general subpoenas refiners on gas prices

refinery, California

The California attorney general has issued subpoenas to several oil refiners to learn how they set gasoline prices, which are consistently higher in California than in most other states. Chevron Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp., Valero Energy Corp. and Tesoro Corp. confirmed on Thursday that they have received subpoenas in recent weeks. The attorney general is making a sweeping request for ...

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The Latest: Family hopes fatal Tesla crash spurs innovation

Tesla, self-driving car

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the first reported death of a motorist using self-driving technology (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Relatives of the Ohio man who became the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode say they hope information learned from the tragedy will lead to more innovation and safety improvements. The family statement ...

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Emerging Company H2O Midstream to focus on water infrastructure

Oklahoma oil, gas regulators order changes after earthquakes

A new player on the midstream oil and gas field, H2O Midstream, LLC has set their sights on reducing costs by improving strategic water management in the oil and gas industry. According to Chief Executive Officer Jim Summers, “We see a tremendous opportunity to help the industry lower costs, increase reliability and improve safety performance while allowing producers to focus ...

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Not Satisfied With Your Safety Performance?

safety

The Value Proposition Losses are not good for business.  Injuries or property damage cost money and threaten sustainability in a number of ways and often result in bad morale, lost productivity, lost customer opportunities, and higher insurance premiums to name a few. Safety performance is a reflection of a company’s efforts to control loss.  Performance can be measured by a ...

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CHARGE – Energy Branding Conference works to give energy retailers competitive edge

Charge energy branding conference Iceland

The island nation of Iceland offers profoundly beautiful landscapes and unique natural wonders. While Las Vegas may have its neon lights, Iceland has the northern lights. Vast wilderness, colorful cities and vibrant culture attracts visitors from across the world. One of Iceland’s biggest draws is its thermal energy pools and spas. These thermal pools are a source of natural therapy ...

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