More than half the U.S. states with laws requiring utilities to buy renewable energy are considering ways to pare back those mandates after a plunge in natural gas prices brought on by technology that boosted supply.
Amado Kafando tilted his head back, smiled and pumped his fists into the west African sky. “We praised God, and said, ‘At last!’” said Kafando, 45, standing amid the mud huts where he lives with 11 children and no electricity.
When a Beijing organization with close ties to China’s government offered Stanford University $4 million to host a Confucius Institute on Chinese language and culture and endow a professorship, it attached one caveat: The professor couldn’t discuss delicate issues like Tibet.
Since taking office, President Barack Obama has been to North Carolina a dozen times -- and never set foot in South Carolina. Since clinching the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney has visited South Carolina once, while campaigning in North Carolina five times.
President Barack Obama again pressed Congress to act on his plan for boosting hiring, telling an audience in North Carolina the legislation would help small businesses expand and help young people and veterans find jobs.
Mike Gillislee ran for two touchdowns as No. 10 University of Florida defeated fourth-ranked Louisiana State University 14-6 and North Carolina State University upset No. 3 Florida State University 17-16 in college football.
A German group frequently meets in front of nuclear plants wearing T-shirts that read “aussteiger,” or dropout. On March 12 they had planned a protest in front of Neckarwestheim 1 and 2, reactors that squat together on the Neckar River near Germany’s border with France. Germany gets more than a quarter of its power from nuclear reactors, but the group was not attempting to improve safety features or tighten regulatory control; they want Germany to drop out of nuclear power altogether.