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US says cyberattacks against water supplies are rising, and utilities need to do more to stop them

May. 20, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cyberattacks against water utilities across the country are becoming more frequent and more severe, the Environmental Protection Agency warned Monday as it issued an enforcement alert urging water systems to take immediate actions to protect the nation's drinking water. ...

EPA warns cyberattacks against water utilities more frequent and severe, urges steps to protect nation's drinking water

May. 20, 2024 14:36 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — EPA warns cyberattacks against water utilities more frequent and severe, urges steps to protect nation's drinking water.

English fishing village told to boil water after a parasite outbreak sickens over 45 people

May. 17, 2024 14:35 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A scenic fishing village in southwestern England was under instructions to boil its tap water for a third day on Friday after a parasite sickened more than 45 people in the latest example of Britain's troubled water system. Around 16,000 homes and businesses in the...

Slovakia plans to build a new nuclear reactor

May. 15, 2024 06:54 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s government approved a plan on Wednesday to build another nuclear reactor in a country that relies heavily on nuclear electricity generation. The new reactor, with an expected output of 1,200 megawatts, is to be built at the Jaslovske...

Czech power company CEZ reports net profit of $592 million in Q1, up by a quarter year-on-year

May. 14, 2024 03:49 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech power company CEZ said Tuesday its net profit in the first quarter of the year reached 13.6 billion Czech crowns ($592 million), 2.7 billion up compared with the same period of the previous year. CEZ said it expected its adjusted net profit would reach...

At least 1 dead in Florida as storms continue to pummel the South. DeSantis declares emergency

May. 10, 2024 21:50 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Powerful storms packing hurricane-force winds killed at least one woman Friday in Florida as a week of deadly severe weather continued in the South, where uprooted trees crashed onto homes and knocked out electricity to thousands in several states. City...

Paranaense de Energia: Q1 Earnings Snapshot

May. 10, 2024 16:09 PM EDT

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) — Companhia Paranaense de Energia (ELP) on Thursday reported earnings of $107.3 million in its first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Curitiba, Brazil-based company said it had profit of 4 cents. The power company...

As electricity demand increases, California regulators OK change to how power bills are calculated

May. 09, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators on Thursday voted to make it cheaper for people to charge electric cars and cool their homes in the summer, a decision heralded as part of the state's transition to clean energy but derided by others who warn it will raise prices for people who...

US utility pledges more transparency after lack of notice it empowered CEO to make plant decisions

May. 09, 2024 17:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation's largest public utility on Thursday pledged to be more transparent after it took months to disclose that a general budget vote by its board last year also gave the CEO the final decision over several proposed natural gas power plants. The...

Racial bias did not shape Mississippi's water funding decisions for capital city, EPA says

May. 09, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it found “insufficient evidence” that racial discrimination shaped decisions made by two Mississippi agencies about water system funding for the state's majority-Black capital city of Jackson. The EPA's Office...