• This Nov. 2, 2007, image shows the Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in Wintersburg, Ariz. The value of power purchased from one of the plant's units by Public Service Co. of New Mexico has come into question as the New Mexico utility seeks a rate hike for its customers. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Value of nuclear power up for debate in New Mexico rate case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Discrepancies over the value of electricity purchased from a nuclear-fired power plant in Arizona has interrupted proceedings related to a request by New Mexico’s largest electric utility to raise rates for more than a half-million customers.

  • In this April 30, 2007, file photo, a shovel prepares to dump a load of coal into a 320-ton truck at the Arch Coal Inc.-owned Black Thunder mine in Wright, Wyo. The growing number of bankruptcies in the coal industry make it increasingly likely taxpayers will be stuck with the high costs of reclaiming abandoned mines. Analysts say it's only a matter of when, where and how many more coal mines will close, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

    Mine environmental risk grows with bankruptcies in big coal

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — As more coal companies file for bankruptcy, it’s increasingly likely that taxpayers will be stuck with the very high costs of preventing abandoned mines from becoming environmental disasters.

  • NMSU to deliver water to livestock owners in Bloomfield

    BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University will deliver water to a northwestern New Mexico community cut off from its water supply.

  • This Nov. 2013, photo provided by Principle Power shows a WindFloat Prototype (WF1) operating at rated power (2MW), 3.1 miles offshore of Aguadoura, Portugal. Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii's shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands. Two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off Oahu as Hawaii pushes to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals. Hawaii has set a goal for its utilities to use 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2045. (Joshua Weinstein/Principle Power via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Companies propose deep-water wind farms off Hawaii shores

    HONOLULU (AP) — Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii’s shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands.

  • This Nov. 2013, photo provided by Principle Power shows a WindFloat Prototype (WF1) operating at rated power (2MW), 3.1 miles offshore of Aguadoura, Portugal. Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii's shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands. Two companies have proposed offshore wind turbine projects for federal waters off Oahu as Hawaii pushes to meet its aggressive renewable energy goals. Hawaii has set a goal for its utilities to use 100 percent renewable energy by the year 2045. (Joshua Weinstein/Principle Power via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Companies propose deep-water wind farms off Hawaii shores

    HONOLULU (AP) — Massive wind turbines could end up floating in deep ocean waters off Hawaii’s shores under proposals to bring more renewable energy to the islands.