• China’s coal consumption falls for 3rd year in a row

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s consumption of coal fell in 2016 for a third year in a row, official data showed Tuesday, as the world’s top carbon polluter has emerged as a global leader in addressing global warming.

  • New Mexico panel advances bill aimed at regulating drones

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to ban drones from flying within 500 feet of power plants and refineries in New Mexico has cleared its first hurdle.

  • Electricity restored at Maracana after some late bills paid

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio’s electricity utility has turned the power back on at the famous Maracana stadium after it was shut off for almost a month in a dispute over $1 million in unpaid bills.

  • Tesla swings to lost in 4Q, says Model 3 on target

    DETROIT (AP) — Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016.

  • Navajo company looks to buy stake in Farmington power plant

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo energy company is in talks with the Arizona Public Service Co. to acquire a stake in the Four Corners Power Plant near Farmington.

  • Nigerians starved of electricity access turn to solar

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The surprise was finding that people dependent on candles, batteries, kerosene and fuel for generators in countries without a secure supply of electricity spend more on power than solar options.