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Hearings begin on Georgia Power proposal to raise rates 12%

Sep. 27, 2022 13:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — State regulators began hearings Tuesday on Georgia Power Co.'s request to raise rates by 12% over the next three years, setting up clashes over how much profit the utility should earn, how much solar panel owners should be paid and how rates should be structured. The...

Germany to keep 2 of its 3 nuclear plants running into April

Sep. 27, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's government plans to keep two of the country's three remaining nuclear power plants running until mid-April to help prevent a potential winter energy shortage, the economy and energy minister said Tuesday. The announcement by Economy and Energy Minister...

Government says Germany will keep 2 of its 3 remaining nuclear power plants running until April 2023

Sep. 27, 2022 12:22 PM EDT
BERLIN (AP) — Government says Germany will keep 2 of its 3 remaining nuclear power plants running until April 2023.

Forest service seizes PG&E equipment as part of fire probe

Sep. 26, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal investigators have taken possession of a Pacific Gas and Electric Co. utility transmission pole and attached equipment in a criminal probe into what started a Northern California fire that has become the largest in the state this year, the utility said in a regulatory...

Lights out, ovens off: Europe preps for winter energy crisis

Sep. 26, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — As Europe heads into winter in the throes of an energy crisis, offices are getting chillier. Statues and historic buildings are going dark. Bakers who can't afford to heat their ovens are talking about giving up, while fruit and vegetable growers face letting greenhouses...

Puerto Ricans await aid, fret about post-hurricane recovery

Sep. 25, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

TOA BAJA, Puerto Rico (AP) — City worker Carmen Medina walked purposefully through the working-class community of Tranquility Village under a brutal sun, with clipboard, survey forms and pen in hand — part of a small army of officials trying to gauge the scope of disaster caused by Hurricane...

A letter to a billionaire sparked a W.Va. economic windfall

Sep. 24, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Driving back home from a West Virginia University research and technology department session, Sen. Glenn Jeffries, D-Putnam, was inspired to write a longshot “come to West Virginia″ letter to nine global billionaire investors, including Berkshire Hathaway Chairman...

Puerto Ricans seething over lack of power days after Fiona

Sep. 24, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Half of Puerto Rico is without power more than five days after Hurricane Fiona struck — including an entire town where not a single work crew has arrived. Many on the U.S. territory are angry and incredulous, and calls are growing for the ouster of...

GM spending $760M to convert Toledo factory to make EV parts

Sep. 23, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — General Motors says it will spend $760 million to renovate its transmission factory in Toledo, Ohio, so it can build drive lines for electric vehicles. It's the first GM engine or transmission plant to begin the long transition from internal combustion engines...

Millennials, assembled: At UN, younger leaders rise

Sep. 23, 2022 01:44 AM EDT

A young president at the U.N. General Assembly touted millennial status symbols like coffee, outdoor adventure and Bitcoin. Another admitted in front of the famous green marble that it was harder to govern a country than to protest in its streets. A foreign minister, once shunned for having only a...