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Berlin preps 'huge thermos' to help heat homes this winter

Jun. 30, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The rust-colored tower rising from an industrial site near the banks of Berlin's Spree river looks nothing like the sleek flasks Germans use for coffee, yet its purpose is similar: to provide some warmth throughout the day, especially when it's cold outside. With a...

Russia again cuts natural gas exports to European countries

Jun. 17, 2022 07:33 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Russia reduced natural gas to Europe again Friday, including cutting flows by half to Italy and Slovakia and completely to France, as countries have worked to ease their dependence on Russian supplies amid the war in Ukraine. It marks the third day of significant...

EU urges Algeria to restore friendship treaty with Spain

Jun. 09, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The European Union on Thursday urged Algeria to reverse its decision to suspend a two-decade-old friendship treaty with Spain. Algeria ordered the treaty's suspension on Wednesday, the country's latest move to ratchet up pressure on Madrid after the Spanish...

PG&E pledges net-zero emissions by 2040, will keep using gas

Jun. 08, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation’s largest utility on Wednesday outlined a multi-decade plan that aims to more rapidly reduce to zero its net greenhouse gas emissions while still using natural gas to produce power. Pacific Gas & Electric’s plan is to take as much...

Louisiana Entergy rates going up due to storms, gas costs

Jun. 04, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Most Louisiana Entergy customers will see higher rates this month because of rising natural gas costs and recent storm restoration expenses, the utility said. Electricity rates will go up in June by as much as $25 for an average household, the company said...

Alaska's largest natural gas utility being sold for $800M

May. 27, 2022 13:40 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The owner of the largest natural gas utility in Alaska said it is selling the company to Canada-based TriSummit Utilities Inc. for $800 million. AltaGas Ltd. announced Thursday that the sale includes Anchorage-based ENSTAR Natural Gas, associated pipelines...

Judges: Utilities allowed to pass along extra storm costs

May. 25, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

Two administrative law judges say Minnesota natural gas utilities should be allowed to pass on an extra $660 million in costs related to storm damage to their customers. The state Department of Commerce and Attorney General’s Office allege the utilities made critical mistakes in...

Burn-proof edition of 'The Handmaid's Tale' up for auction

May. 24, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Margaret Atwood has imagined apocalyptic disaster, Dystopian government and an author faking her own death. But until recently she had spared herself the nightmare of trying to burn one of her own books. With a flamethrower, no less. She failed, and...

Russia cuts off gas exports to Finland in symbolic move

May. 21, 2022 09:27 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Russia halted gas exports to neighboring Finland on Saturday, a highly symbolic move that came just days after the Nordic country announced it wanted to join NATO and marked a likely end to Finland's nearly 50 years of importing natural gas from Russia. The measure...

How gas interests slowed Chile's clean energy transition

May. 19, 2022 18:38 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Chile holds itself out as a global leader on climate change. Nearly 22% of Chile’s electricity is generated by solar and wind farms, putting it far ahead of both the global average, 10%, and the United States, at 13%. It was one of the first countries to declare a target...