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New Mexico court denies challenge of regulatory reforms

Nov. 28, 2022 14:26 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday denied a challenge to a voter-approved measure overhauling a powerful commission that oversees public utilities and determines how much customers can be charged to heat and cool their homes. The court announced its...

2 rescued after plane hits transmission tower in Maryland

Nov. 28, 2022 12:44 PM EST

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) — Crews on Monday rescued the injured pilot and passenger of a small plane that crashed into a Maryland electricity transmission tower, knocking out power for tens of thousands of customers and leaving the aircraft dangling 10 stories off the ground. ...

Ukraine on edge for more attacks, humanitarian aid pledged

Nov. 28, 2022 11:50 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine prepared for more Russian strikes against energy and other key infrastructure Monday in what appears to be a weekly pattern, and warned of possible evacuations from the capital. Estonia's foreign minister joined counterparts from six Baltic and Nordic...

Water levels in Zimbabwe's biggest dam too low for power

Nov. 28, 2022 05:33 AM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Electricity shortages that have been plaguing Zimbabwe are set to worsen after an authority that manages the country’s biggest dam said water levels are now too low to continue power generation activities. The Zambezi River Authority, which runs the Kariba...

Pockets of shelling across Ukraine as wintry warfare looms

Nov. 27, 2022 14:08 PM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Russian forces struck eastern and southern Ukraine early Sunday as utility crews scrambled to restore power, water and heating with the onset of snow and frigid temperatures, while civilians continued to leave the southern city of Kherson because of the devastation wreaked...

Civilians escape Kherson after Russian strikes on freed city

Nov. 26, 2022 17:12 PM EST

KHERSON, Ukraine (AP) — Fleeing shelling, civilians on Saturday streamed out of the southern Ukrainian city whose recapture they had celebrated just weeks earlier. The exodus from Kherson came as Ukraine solemnly remembered a Stalin-era famine and sought to ensure that Russia's...

Germany, France pledge mutual support to avert energy crunch

Nov. 25, 2022 15:13 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and France pledged Friday to provide each other mutual support in preventing a possible energy crisis after supplies from Russia dried up amid the war in Ukraine. As part of a joint agreement signed by German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French Prime Minister...

New Mexico court asked to reconsider electricity rate case

Nov. 25, 2022 14:32 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is being asked to reconsider its decision allowing the state’s largest electric utility to delay issuing rate credits to customers that were prompted by the recent closure of one of the Southwest's largest coal-fired power plants. ...

Europe scrambles to help Ukraine keep the heat and lights on

Nov. 25, 2022 10:35 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — European officials are scrambling to help Ukraine stay warm and keep functioning through the bitter winter months, pledging Friday to send more support that will mitigate the Russian military’s efforts to turn off the heat and lights. Nine months after Russia...

Most Ukrainians left without power after new Russian strikes

Nov. 23, 2022 18:28 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia unleashed a new missile onslaught on Ukraine's battered energy grid Wednesday, robbing cities of power and some of water and public transport, too, compounding the hardship of winter for millions. The aerial mauling of power supplies also took nuclear plants and...