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Green energy takes hold in unlikely places with Ford project

Sep. 28, 2021 15:27 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ky. (AP) — When Ford revealed plans to ramp up its commitment to the fledgling electric vehicle sector, the automaker chose to create thousands of jobs and pump billions in investments into two states where Republican leaders have vilified the push for green energy and defended...

Kennebec dam owner sues Maine agencies as saga continues

Sep. 28, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The owner of four hydroelectric dams on the Kennebec River sued two Maine agencies on Monday alleging they improperly cooperated on fish passage regulations that impact the future of the dams and fish populations. The lawsuit filed in Kennebec...

Low vaccine rate highlights Wyoming conservative streak

Sep. 28, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — As her beloved grandmother’s health declined, Lauren Pfenning's family insisted that she get a COVID-19 vaccine before paying her a final visit. She spent over a week researching vaccines on the internet and anguished over the decision during and...

SC senators debate how to spend $525M in plutonium deal

Sep. 28, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Along with billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief money, South Carolina lawmakers have another large bonus pot of money to spend soon — $525 million from the federal government over plutonium still sitting inside the state. The money is...

With army on standby, Johnson says UK fuel crisis improving

Sep. 28, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson sought to reassure the British public Tuesday that a fuel-supply crisis snarling the country was “stabilizing,” though his government said it would be a while before the situation returns to normal. Johnson's government...

Refinery developer secures contract for diesel and gas

Sep. 28, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of an oil refinery planned near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota has a new contract with a company that will buy and market all diesel and gasoline produced at the facility. Developer Meridian Energy Group...

OPEC long-term outlook with crude at 3-year highs: rosy

Sep. 28, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — While acknowledging the inevitable advance of alternative energy sources and technology, OPEC said that oil would be the leading energy source for decades to come as crude prices reached three-year highs Tuesday. In its annual World Oil...

Generac investing $53 million in Wisconsin operations

Sep. 28, 2021 12:08 PM EDT

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Power manufacturer Generac has announced plans to expand its presence in Wisconsin by adding 700 new jobs and investing $53 million in its operations. The Waukesha-based Generac said demand for its generators and other power products is soaring. ...

UK gas stations run dry as trucker shortage sparks hoarding

Sep. 28, 2021 10:23 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Thousands of British gas stations ran dry Sunday, an industry group said, as motorists scrambled to fill up amid a supply disruption due to a shortage of truck drivers. The Petrol Retailers Association, which represents almost 5,500 independent outlets,...

Ukraine, Hungary summon ambassadors over Russian gas deal

Sep. 28, 2021 10:21 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A diplomatic conflict between Hungary and Ukraine deepened on Tuesday when the two countries summoned each others' ambassadors over Budapest's decision to sign a long-term contract to purchase Russian gas, something Ukraine considers a blow to its economic and...