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Coal plants in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio to shut down

Jun. 10, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The owner of three coal-fired power plants in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio said Thursday that it will shut them down. Houston-based GenOn Holdings LLC said it will shut down a generating unit at both Avon Lake station on Lake Erie near...

Meat producer JBS says expects most plants working Wednesday

Jun. 01, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A ransomware attack on the world's largest meat processing company disrupted production around the world just weeks after a similar incident shut down a U.S. oil pipeline. Brazil's JBS SA, however, said late Tuesday that it had made...

Neenah paper mill with about 300 employees to shut down

Jun. 01, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

NEENAH, Wis. (AP) — A Neenah paper mill with about 300 employees is closing, officials with Clearwater Paper Corp. announced Monday. The Fox Valley facility is transitioning from its away-from-home tissue business and plans to shut down in July, officials said. ...

Poland defies EU court ruling to close major lignite mine

May. 24, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government on Monday defied an injunction by the top European Union court that ordered the immediate closure of a major brown coal mine, with officials saying it would shake the nation’s energy system and lead to the layoff of thousands of employees. ...

Fire at Poland's largest lignite mine out, unit to be shut

May. 22, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A fire engulfed a conveyer belt at Poland’s largest brown coal mine Saturday before it was extinguished, and a linked power plant will have one of its units shut because the fire disrupted coal deliveries. The midday fire at the Belchatow mine...

NY regulators clear way for cleanup of idled nuclear plant

May. 19, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (AP) — State regulators approved a deal Wednesday that clears the way for decommissioning the recently idled Indian Point nuclear power plant north of New York City. The state Public Service Commission approved the transfer of the plant from Entergy...

Outage hampers Poland's main power plant, felt across Europe

May. 18, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Energy experts worked Tuesday to restore full operations at Poland’s biggest power plant after a network failure switched off 10 of the brown coal-fueled Belchatow plant's 11 units, a disruption felt across Europe's power network. Poland needed...

Buffalo chemical plant owner disputes state shutdown order

May. 16, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The owners of a chemical plant in Buffalo are disputing a shutdown order issued by the state over sulfur dioxide emissions. The New York Department of Environmental Conservation on Saturday directed PVS Chemical Solutions to cease operations at its...

US industrial output rose a modest 0.7% amid shortages

May. 14, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. industrial production increased for a second straight month in April as more factories came online after being shutdown by winter ice storms. Industrial production — which includes output at factories, mines and utilities — rose 0.7% last...

Millions lose power after Taiwan power plant failure

May. 13, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An equipment failure caused an outage at a power plant in southern Taiwan on Thursday, triggering rolling blackouts across the island affecting millions of people. The outage in Kaohsiung trapped at least one person in an elevator and disrupted a...