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South Africa’s ‘silent revolution’ as those with cash go solar

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Power crisis drives South Africans to solar PV Cost barrier deepens divide between rich and poor Failure to sell back to grid a missed opportunity JOHANNESBURG, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Thanks to his rooftop solar panels, Pierre Moureau only notices the blackouts that regularly plunge South Africans into darkness when......

NZ’s Contact Energy to reinforce renewable energy generation with $193 mln investment

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Aug 15 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Contact Energy (CEN.NZ) said on Monday it would spend NZ$300 million ($193.29 million) to build a 51.4 megawatt geothermal power unit near its Te Huka power station in Taupo, that would help bolster its renewable power generation amid high demand. The electricity producer said......

Siemens Energy blames Russia restructuring for wider 2022 loss

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Siemens Energy’s site is seen on the day of German Chancellor OIaf Scholz’s visit, during which he saw a gas turbine meant to be transported to the compressor station of the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline in Russia, in Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany, August 3, 2022. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay Register......

Scholz to visit Nord Stream 1 gas turbine in Germany

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BERLIN, Aug 2 (Reuters) – A Nord Stream 1 gas turbine that has become the focus of a deepening energy row with Russia is in Germany after undergoing maintenance in Canada, and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz will visit it on Wednesday, Siemens Energy said. Russia has cited problems with the......

Infratil announces MEAG as minority investor for U.S.-based Longroad Energy

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Aug 1 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s infrastructure investor Infratil Ltd (IFT.NZ) on Monday said MEAG, asset manager for German reinsurance firm Munich Re, would invest $300 million for a 12% stake in the U.S.-based Longroad Energy Holdings. The minority investment by MEAG supports Longroad’s plans to increase its renewable development......

Gazprom says it halts gas supplies to Latvia

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The logo of Gazprom company is seen at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia June 15, 2022. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register July 30 (Reuters) – Russian gas producer Gazprom (GAZP.MM) said on Saturday it had stopped supplying neighbouring......

Russia cuts gas flows further as Europe urges energy saving

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FRANKFURT/LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Russia delivered less gas to Europe on Wednesday in a further escalation of an energy stand-off between Moscow and the European Union that will make it harder, and costlier, for the bloc to fill up storage ahead of the winter heating season. The cut in......

Philippines’ Marcos lays out ambitious policy agenda with farm sector in focus

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Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr., the son and namesake of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, delivers a speech after taking oath as the 17th President of the Philippines, during the inauguration ceremony at the National Museum in Manila, Philippines, June 30, 2022. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to......

Russia pumps Nord Stream gas to Europe again – but it’s not enough

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Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Europe trying to fill gas storage before winter Even before maintenance, pipeline flows were reduced Nord Stream 1 flows......

Biden set to announce executive measures on climate -sources

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WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden plans to announce new federal measures aimed at the climate crisis on Wednesday during a trip to Massachusetts, but will stop short of declaring a climate emergency, people familiar with his plans told Reuters. Democratic lawmakers and environmental groups have been......

Italy looks at ways to curb gas consumption as Russian flows wane

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The logo of Italian energy company Eni is seen at a gas station in Rome, Italy September 30, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ROME, July 11 (Reuters) – Italians could be encouraged to turn down the heating in winter and spend less time......

Ships get older and slower as emissions rules bite

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Average age of vessels up more than two years since 2017 New emissions rules may force older ships to go slower One-fifth of ships fitted with energy saving devices New vessels and alternative fuels the long-term solution LONDON, July 11 (Reuters) – If shipping is the beating heart of global......

Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

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June 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden rarely mentions electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in public. But privately his administration has leaned on the company to help craft a new policy to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to benefit from the nation’s lucrative renewable fuel subsidies, according to emails......

EXCLUSIVE G7 likely to discuss Russian turbine, but may not find solution -Canada minister

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Canada’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson takes part in a news conference at the Ornamental Gardens in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Blair Gable/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OTTAWA, June 22 (Reuters) – The G7 is likely to discuss......

Italy’s De Nora IPO oversubscribed despite turbulent market -bookrunner

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De Nora’s logo is displayed on a smartphone in this illustration taken June 13, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 22 (Reuters) – Industrie De Nora, Italy’s first initial public offering (IPO) since Russia invaded Ukraine, overcame market turbulence on Wednesday with its......

U.S. ‘rallying’ allies against Xinjiang forced labor as import ban begins

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a meeting with Senegal’s Foreign Minister Aissata Tall Sall at the State Department in Washington, U.S., June 17, 2022. REUTERS/Tasos Katopodis/Pool Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on......

Europe may shift back to coal as Russia turns down gas flows

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Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Germany may take ‘painful’ move to fire up coal power Italy, Austria also looking at burning more coal......

Russian gas flows to Europe fall, hindering bid to refill stores

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A train moves past oil tanks of the NNK-Primornefteproduct petroleum depot in the far eastern port of Vladivostok, Russia June 11, 2022. REUTERS/Tatiana Meel Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Nord Stream 1 pipeline capacity down to 40% Europe’s gas price jumps up to 30% after disruption......

France’s Cristal Union lures farmers to secure sugar beet supplies

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Granulated white sugar and sugar cubes are seen in this picture illustration taken December 16, 2018. REUTERS/Emmanuel Foudrot/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PARIS, June 13 (Reuters) – French sugar and ethanol maker Cristal Union promised farmers high prices for their 2023 sugar beet harvest in......

How a battery shortage is hampering the U.S. switch to wind, solar power

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June 9 (Reuters) – U.S. renewable energy developers have delayed or scrapped several big battery projects meant to store electrical power on the grid in recent months, scuttling plans to replace fossil fuels with wind and solar energy. At least a dozen storage projects meant to support growing renewable energy......

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