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Bangladesh plunges into power blackout after grid failure

Oct. 04, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — A failure in Bangladesh’s national power grid plunged much of the country into a blackout on Tuesday, officials said. In the capital, Dhaka, market vendors lit candles and diners at restaurants ate food prepared by candlelight. Officials of...

German energy company RWE to end coal use by 2030

Oct. 04, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German energy company RWE said Tuesday that it will phase out the burning of coal by 2030, saving 280 million metric tons of climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions. The decision will accelerate the closure of some of Europe's most polluting power plants and a vast...

US shift away from coal hits tribal community in New Mexico

Oct. 02, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

KIRTLAND, N.M. (AP) — The clamor of second graders breaking away from lessons to form lunch lines has gotten quieter in a rural New Mexico community, where families losing coal jobs have been forced to pack up and leave in search of work. At Judy Nelson Elementary, 1 in 4 students...

Wyoming sees big increase in wind-power generating capacity

Oct. 01, 2022 11:37 AM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming doubled its wind-power generating capacity from 2019 to 2021 and is looking to add more wind farms in the next five years. The Casper Star Tribune reports in a story on Friday that researchers at the University of Wyoming say that boost in power...

In one tiny German town, nobody worries about energy bills

Sep. 29, 2022 20:42 PM EDT

FELDHEIM, Germany (AP) — Europeans are opening their energy bills with trepidation these days, bracing for hefty price hikes as utility companies pass on the surging cost of natural gas, oil and electricity tied to Russia's war in Ukraine. Many are trying to conserve by turning down the heat and...

Tiny Oregon town hosts 1st wind-solar-battery 'hybrid' plant

Sep. 28, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A renewable energy plant in Oregon that combines solar power, wind power and massive batteries to store the energy generated there officially opened Wednesday as the first utility-scale plant of its kind in North America. The project, which can generate...

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...

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...

Electric demand to outpace capacity for New Mexico utilities

Sep. 22, 2022 19:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators are concerned about the ability of the state’s largest electric providers to meet demands during peak seasons in 2023 and 2024. The Public Regulation Commission convened a special meeting Thursday with utility executives to discuss...

Drowning island nations: 'This is how a Pacific atoll dies'

Sep. 22, 2022 19:02 PM EDT

While world leaders from wealthy countries acknowledge the “existential threat” of climate change, Tuvalu Prime Minister Kausea Natano is racing to save his tiny island nation from drowning by raising it 13 to 16 feet (4 to 5 meters) above sea level through land reclamation. ...