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Energy costs give Spain highest price increase in 29 years

Oct. 28, 2021 04:45 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Consumer prices in Spain increased this month by the highest rate in 29 years as a result of soaring electricity costs, preliminary data from the National Statistics Institute showed Thursday. The institute, known by its Spanish acronym INE, said consumer...

Ford, GM profits fall as sales drop due to chip shortage

Oct. 27, 2021 17:58 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The global computer chip shortage cut into third-quarter profits at both Ford and crosstown rival General Motors, with both companies having to temporarily close factories, pinching supplies on dealer lots. Ford's net income of $1.83 billion fell 23% from...

Shapiro breaks with Wolf over strategy on climate change

Oct. 27, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Josh Shapiro, the Democratic candidate for governor, is breaking with Gov. Tom Wolf on the centerpiece of Wolf’s plan to fight climate change amid the strong and sustained pushback it has received from building trades unions that have long backed the party's...

State denies permits for power plants in NYC, Hudson Valley

Oct. 27, 2021 16:17 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — State environmental officials denied required air permits Wednesday for natural gas power plants in New York City and along the Hudson River, saying both would be inconsistent with statewide greenhouse gas emission goals. The denials of Title V air...

Utility eyes earlier shutdown of Lake Michigan power plant

Oct. 27, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana utility company is looking to shutter a coal-fired power plant along Lake Michigan two years earlier than planned. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. said it now plans to retire its electricity generating plant in Michigan...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Oct. 27, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Oct. 22 The Toronto Star on Glasgow climate summit and the credibility of governments: As we noted on Friday, the prospects for COP26, the United Nations climate...

24 migrants rescued from North Sea off Belgian coast

Oct. 27, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A small boat transporting 24 migrants was rescued Wednesday from the North Sea by emergency services off the coast of Zeebrugge, according to the governor of Belgium's West Flanders province. Carl Decaluwé told The Associated Press that all 24...

Judge orders stay in case seeking to remove Snake River dams

Oct. 26, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday granted a stay in litigation seeking to save endangered salmon runs on the Columbia and Snake rivers. U.S. District Judge Michael Simon in Portland, Oregon, granted a request by both sides in the lawsuit seeking the stay...

New Mexico energizes first leg of major transmission line

Oct. 26, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It’s been years in the making, and now officials say the first leg of a major renewable energy transmission line in New Mexico has been energized. The New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority made the announcement Tuesday, saying...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Oct. 26, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

South Bend Tribune. Oct. 22, 2021. Editorial: Partisan politics trample public health in St. Joseph County Now we know. After 19 months of watching the politicization of science and public health, we see what — and who — some...