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Lebanon's 2 main state power plants shut down, out of fuel

Oct. 09, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s two main power plants were forced to shut down after running out of fuel, the state electricity company said Saturday, leaving the small country with no government-produced power. Lebanon is grappling with a crippling energy crisis made worse...

New HUD rule aimed at preventing public housing evictions

Oct. 06, 2021 08:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is trying to prevent evictions from public housing for nonpayment of rent, seeking to shore up protections following the end of the nationwide eviction moratorium. Under a new rule from the Department of Housing and Urban...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 04, 2021 09:03 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Oct. 3, 2021. Editorial: Don’t be duped: Weaselly ‘green energy’ group tries to con Columbus voters out of $87 million Cons often come dressed in the most alluring ways. If Columbus voters are duped by the...

EXPLAINER: Flood insurance revamp aims for fairer rates

Oct. 01, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

A revamped U.S. flood insurance program going into effect this month will charge rates the federal government says better reflect a home's risk, a change that could mean higher premiums for coastal mansions and -- for the first time -- reduced rates for others. The...

Ohio lawmakers line up to repeal subsidy for coal plants

Sep. 24, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Some lawmakers in the Ohio Legislature want to end a subsidy for two unprofitable Cold War-era coal plants that have cost state electric customers more than $340 million thus far and leave them on the hook for hundreds of millions more, thanks to a tainted energy bill that...

Foundations offer cities help convincing workers to relocate

Sep. 24, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

A year ago, Robin Bruce never thought she would be living in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and liking it. That was before she took advantage of a program, largely financed by the Walton Family Foundation, that is offering $10,000 incentives to entice new residents to the Ozarks region. ...

Lebanon raises fuel prices for 2nd time in 5 days

Sep. 22, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s new government raised the price of fuel on Wednesday by 16%, the second time in five days, part of a gradual lifting of subsidies in the crisis-struck country. The new hike brings the price of fuel, in short supply, closer to black market...

Lebanon's incoming government restarts central bank audit

Sep. 17, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s incoming finance minister signed a contract on Friday with a New York-based company to conduct a forensic audit of the country’s central bank, a key demand of the international community to restore confidence in the crisis-struck Mideast nation. ...

2 nuclear plants saved in energy plan set to go to Pritzker

Sep. 13, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois nuclear plants would be saved from closure and carbon-emitting coal plants closed during the next quarter-century as part of a clean-energy package the Senate approved Monday and which next moves to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who has pushed for a carbon-free...

Illinois House OKs zero-carbon power plan, Senate is next

Sep. 12, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House on Thursday approved a wide-ranging plan to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050, with a compromise allowing two coal-fired plants to remain open until 2045 but cut their emissions by nearly half in the next 14 years. The plan...