America Leans on Aging Power Plants to Keep the Lights On

As parts of the U.S. face potential electricity shortages this year, power grid operators around the country are moving to keep old coal- and gas-fired power plants running longer and harder. The extra mileage being put on these power-plant versions of old clunkers, some of which were set for retirement, has raised concerns that some … Read more

Analysis-Neutral Switzerland leans closer to NATO in response to Russia By Reuters

5/5 © Reuters. Paelvi Pulli, head of security policy at the Swiss Defence Ministry attends an interview with Reuters in Bern, Switzerland May 4, 2022. Picture taken May 4, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann 2/5 By John Revill BERN (Reuters) – Switzerland’s fabled neutral status is about to face its biggest test in decades, with the defence … Read more

EU leans towards Russian oil ban by year-end, diplomats say By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A Russian state flag flies on the top of a diesel plant in the Yarakta Oil Field, owned by Irkutsk Oil Company (INK), in Irkutsk Region, Russia March 10, 2019. Picture taken March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko/File Photo BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union is leaning towards a ban on imports … Read more