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China wants to build a space power plant

China says it is working to develop a solar energy plant in space that could one day beam enough power back to Earth to light up an entire city.

EPA revises Obama-era coal ash regulations

As one of his first major acts as acting director of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler signed and finalized new standards overseeing coal ash, the leftover waste created by power plants that burn coal. The new rules are a revision of 2015 regulations that were put into place by the Obama administration after two significant industrial coal ash spills.

Montana lawmakers seek plan for Colstrip plant closure

HELENA, Mont. (AP) ��� Two of the owners of a Montana power plant that faces a partial shutdown are objecting to a proposal that would require them to identify economic losses to the surrounding community of Colstrip.The proposal that was before a state Senate panel on Thursday is part of a package of bills meant to address concerns about the pending shut down of the Colstrip plant's two older units.