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Russian attacks on Ukraine power grid touch Kyiv with blackouts ahead of peak demand

May. 22, 2024 03:55 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Sustained Russian attacks on Ukraine's power grid in recent weeks have forced leaders of the war-ravaged country to institute nationwide rolling blackouts. Without adequate air defenses to counter assaults and allow for repairs, though, the shortages could still worsen as...

What to do when facing extended summer power outages

May. 17, 2024 19:48 PM EDT

Texas officials say power outages could last weeks in parts of Houston after thunderstorms with hurricane-force winds tore through the city and killed at least four people. The storm knocked out electricity to nearly 1 million homes and businesses in the region as temperatures hover...

Power outages could last weeks in some parts of Houston after storms caused extensive damage, county official says

May. 17, 2024 11:22 AM EDT
HOUSTON (AP) — Power outages could last weeks in some parts of Houston after storms caused extensive damage, county official says.

Yemeni security forces deploy in Aden as anger simmers over lengthy power outages

May. 16, 2024 09:57 AM EDT

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni authorities deployed security forces and armored vehicles across the port city of Aden on Wednesday, as protesters were expected to take to the streets in the latest in a series of protests over hours-long electricity outages caused by a shortage of fuel for power...

Ship that struck Baltimore bridge had 4 blackouts before disaster. Here's what we know

May. 15, 2024 19:28 PM EDT

The Dali container ship experienced a near-perfect storm of calamities before it struck Baltimore's Francis Scott Key Bridge in March, killing six people. But Tuesday's preliminary report by federal safety investigators leaves many questions unanswered. For example, the National...

Investigation continues into 4 electrical blackouts on ship that caused Baltimore bridge collapse

May. 15, 2024 19:23 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The electrical blackouts experienced by the container ship Dali before it left Baltimore’s port were “mechanically distinct from” those that resulted in the deadly collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge hours later, according to congressional testimony Wednesday. ...

Cargo ship that caused Baltimore bridge collapse had power blackouts hours before leaving port

May. 14, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The cargo ship Dali experienced electrical blackouts about 10 hours before leaving the Port of Baltimore and yet again shortly before it slammed into the Francis Key Bridge and killed six construction workers, federal investigators said Tuesday, providing the most detailed...

Mexico hit by hours of rolling blackouts due to high temperatures and low power generation

May. 08, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico was hit by hours of rolling blackouts late Tuesday due to high temperatures and temporary drops in electrical power generation. The government’s National Center for Energy Control said the blackouts lasted a total of about five hours, though it was...

IAEA team inspects treated radioactive water release from Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

Apr. 24, 2024 10:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A team of experts from the U.N. nuclear agency inspected the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Wednesday for a review of its discharge of treated radioactive wastewater into the Pacific. The International Atomic Energy Agency inspection was part of a...

Colombia rolls out new incentives to cut electricity consumption as dry weather persists

Apr. 23, 2024 19:08 PM EDT

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (AP) — Colombia’s government on Tuesday rolled out new incentives to reduce electricity consumption in the South American nation, which has been hit by a severe drought that has diminished the capacity of local hydroelectric plants and brought officials close to imposing power...