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Lights out, ovens off: Europe preps for winter energy crisis

Sep. 26, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — As Europe heads into winter in the throes of an energy crisis, offices are getting chillier. Statues and historic buildings are going dark. Bakers who can't afford to heat their ovens are talking about giving up, while fruit and vegetable growers face letting greenhouses...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Sep. 20, 2022 15:15 PM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. September 16, 2022. Editorial: Leaders must act to ensure more students attend college The percentage of Indiana high school graduates who go to college has been shrinking in recent years—but the rate dropped precipitously during the...

A less-glitzy Detroit auto show returns after 3-year absence

Sep. 15, 2022 00:45 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — When it came time to showcase its electric Chevrolet Equinox SUV to the public this year, General Motors decided against doing so at the big Detroit auto show, as it typically would have done in the past. Instead, it unveiled the Equinox six days earlier. GM’s...

UN to EU: Don't backtrack on climate goals amid energy pinch

Sep. 12, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The acting U.N. human rights chief on Monday urged European Union member states to avoid “backtracking” on their efforts to develop renewables and energy-efficiency projects at a time when soaring energy prices have prompted some to ramp up use of and searches for fossil fuels....

Greece tells state workers to save power, seeks 10% cut

Sep. 07, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's government on Wednesday announced a carrot-and-stick drive to cut public sector energy use by 10% this year, linking compliance to funding and urging state employees to switch off lights and appliances when leaving the office. Environment and Energy...

Macron urges French to save energy, seeks 10% drop in use

Sep. 05, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is calling for a sharp 10% reduction in the country’s energy use in coming weeks and months to avoid the risk of rationing and cuts this winter, amid tensions with supplier Russia over the war in Ukraine. Macron warned Monday that...

Serie A's governing body adopts energy saving measures

Sep. 02, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Italian soccer league announced a number of energy saving measures on Friday, starting with reducing the number of hours stadiums are allowed to be illuminated. The Lega Serie A said stadiums would only be allowed to be lit for a maximum of four hours. ...

Carbon should cost 3.6 times more than US price, study says

Sep. 01, 2022 11:03 AM EDT

Each ton of carbon dioxide that exits a smokestack or tailpipe is doing far more damage than what governments take into account, researchers conclude in a scientific paper published Thursday. Major hurricanes pack more rain, while extremes of wildfire, drought and downpours are all...

Europe plan for floating gas terminals raises climate fears

Aug. 31, 2022 06:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As winter nears, European nations, desperate to replace the natural gas they once bought from Russia, have embraced a short-term fix: A series of roughly 20 floating terminals that would receive liquefied natural gas from other countries and convert it into heating fuel. ...

Electric battery maker to locate factory in northern WVa

Aug. 30, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The energy startup SPARKZ said Tuesday it will locate an electric battery factory in northern West Virginia. The batteries will be built at a 482,000-square-foot (4.5-hectare) plant in Taylor County off U.S. Route 50 near Bridgeport, the company said in a...