Tag: Energy industry

FirstEnergy to pay $230M in agreement in Ohio bribery case

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CINCINNATI — The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted Thursday to using dark money groups to...

Haiti leader’s slaying exposes role of ex-Colombian soldiers

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BUCARAMANGA, Colombia — As the coronavirus pandemic squeezed Colombia, the Romero family was in need of money to pay the mortgage. Mauricio Romero Medina's...

PG&E will spend up to $30 billion burying power lines

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SAN RAMON, Calif. — Pacific Gas & Electric plans to bury 10,000 miles (16,000 kilometers) of its power lines in an effort to prevent...

G20 environment ministers meet in Italy amid floods, fires

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NAPLES, Italy — With forest fires raging in the U.S. and Russia and floods devastating parts of Western Europe, environment and energy ministers from...

Germany’s Merkel says pipeline deal with US good for Ukraine

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BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that a compromise deal that will allow the completion of a Russian gas pipeline to Europe...

Daimler: $4.3 billion quarterly profit despite chip shortage

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FRANKFURT, Germany — German auto maker Daimler reaped strong profits in the second quarter as demand for its Mercedes luxury cars continued to rebound...

Floods fuel climate debate in Germany’s election campaign

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LUETZERATH, Germany — As Germany reels from the deadliest inland floods in living memory, one word has been on the lips of leading politicians:...

Record-high electricity bills draw criticism to Spain’s govt

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MADRID — Spanish consumers are fretting over record-high power prices just as high summer temperatures are keeping air conditioning and cooling systems operating at...

Saudi Aramco facing $50M cyber extortion over leaked data

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant acknowledged Wednesday that leaked data from the company — files now apparently being used...

Ukraine’s president finally gets date for White House visit

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WASHINGTON — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, whose hopes for a White House meeting played a central part in former President Donald Trump's first impeachment,...