Texas power use to hit record as temperatures soar

Texas power use to hit record as temperatures soar

Overhead power lines are seen during record-breaking temperatures in Houston, Texas, US, February 17, 2021. REUTERS/Adrees Latif Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 6 (Reuters) – Power demand in Texas is set to break its all-time record this week, testing the resilience of the grid after generation issues this year and … Read more

Finnish group says Russian-built nuclear plant plan

Finnish group says Russian-built nuclear plant plan

HELSINKI, May 2 (Reuters) – Finnish-led consortium Fennovoima said on Monday it had scrapped a contract for Russia’s state-owned Rosatom to build a nuclear power plant in Finland, citing delays and increased risks due to the war in Ukraine. The announcement ended months of uncertainty and years of political wrangling over the planned Hanhikivi 1 … Read more

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know right now

April 28 (Reuters) – European leaders denounced Russia’s attempt to “blackmail” Ukraine’s allies over gas supplies, as Western sanctions beat the Russian economy already struggling with its worst crisis since the 1991 fall of the Soviet Union. read more Russian President Vladimir Putin said any countries attempting to interfere in Ukraine would receive a swift … Read more

Germany aims to find alternative to Russian oil within days

Germany aims to find alternative to Russian oil within days

German Economic and Climate Change Minister Robert Habeck addresses a news conference on measures to reduce the carbon dioxide emissions and Germany’s dependence on Russian energy imports amid the Russian war on Ukraine, in Berlin, April 6, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Mang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, April 26 (Reuters) – … Read more

Large fire at oil depot in Russia’s Bryansk, near Ukraine – agencies

Large fire at oil depot in Russia’s Bryansk, near Ukraine – agencies

April 25 (Reuters) – A large fire was reported early on Monday at an oil storage facility in the Russian city of Bryansk, Russian news agencies said, citing the emergency services ministry, but gave no details. There was no immediate indication the fire was related to the war in Ukraine, although Russian officials said last … Read more

Congo nun overcomes blackouts with homemade hydroelectric plant

Congo nun overcomes blackouts with homemade hydroelectric plant

MITI, Democratic Republic of Congo, April 20 (Reuters) – Sister Alphonsine Ciza spends most of her day in gum boots, white veil tucked under a builder’s hat, manning the micro hydroelectric plant she built to overcome daily electricity cuts in her town of Miti in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. She works around the clock … Read more

Mercedes-Benz completes 1,000 km electric drive on energy-efficient design

Mercedes-Benz completes 1,000 km electric drive on energy-efficient design

The Mercedes-Benz logo is seen at the 43rd Bangkok International Motor Show, in Bangkok, Thailand, March 22, 2022. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, April 14 (Reuters) – Mercedes-Benz (MBGn.DE) aims to produce electric cars consuming as little as 10 kilowatt hours of energy per 100 km (62 miles), … Read more

Sempra wins extension on Texas LNG project; NextDecade also seeks extension

Sempra wins extension on Texas LNG project;  NextDecade also seeks extension

Sempra Energy headquarters is pictured in downtown San Diego, California, US, May 17, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 7 (Reuters) – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said on Thursday it granted Sempra Energy (SRE.N) an extension to build two pipelines in Texas and Louisiana to connect … Read more

Sri Lanka imposes curfew after protests over economic crisis turn violent

Sri Lanka imposes curfew after protests over economic crisis turn violent

Street lights to be turned off, trading hours shortened Government unable to pay for fuel imports Crisis induced by pandemic, tax cuts COLOMBO, April 1 (Reuters) – Police imposed an overnight curfew in several parts of Sri Lanka’s main city of Colombo early on Friday after protests over the government’s handling of the country’s worst … Read more