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NTSB: Plane that hit tower flew below minimum altitude

Dec. 06, 2022 17:07 PM EST

GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A small plane that crashed into a Maryland electricity transmission tower last month was flying below minimum altitudes while approaching an airport in foggy nighttime conditions, according to a preliminary report on the crash. The pilot and passenger were...

Construction of 339 mile power line begins in NY

Nov. 30, 2022 17:26 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Construction has begun on an underground electrical transmission line that will bring Canadian hydropower to New York City as part of an effort to make the Big Apple less reliant on fossil fuels, state officials announced Wednesday. Once complete, the Champlain...

Maine Supreme Court upholds lease for $1B power line project

Nov. 29, 2022 16:15 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s highest court on Tuesday upheld the lease for a small section of state land for a $1 billion electric transmission corridor, a victory for developers who hope to complete the project. The Supreme Judicial Court ruled unanimously that the Maine...

2 rescued after plane hits transmission tower in Maryland

Nov. 28, 2022 18:16 PM EST

MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, Md. (AP) — Crews on Monday rescued the injured pilot and passenger of a small plane that crashed into a Maryland electricity transmission tower, knocking out power for tens of thousands of customers and leaving the aircraft dangling 10 stories off the ground. ...

Cold and dark: Kyiv readies for 'worst winter of our lives'

Nov. 21, 2022 08:36 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — When the power is out, as it so often is, the high-rise apartment overlooking Ukraine’s war-torn capital feels like a deathtrap. No lights, no water, no way to cook food. And the risk of not being able to escape from the 21st floor in time should a Russian missile strike....

Canada police charge Hydro-Québec employee with China spying

Nov. 14, 2022 14:20 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian police charged a Hydro-Québec employee on Monday with espionage for allegedly sending trade secrets to China. Yuesheng Wang, 35, will appear in court in Longueuil, Quebec, Tuesday to face charges of obtaining trade secrets, using a computer without...

Bangladesh balances energy needs with climate, conservation

Nov. 09, 2022 04:55 AM EST

RAMPAL, Bangladesh (AP) — Fish, rice, mangrove trees and the lush delta wetlands where the massive Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna rivers drain into the Bay of Bengal. It’s not luxury. But for the farmers and fishermen who live by the world’s largest mangrove forest, it’s...