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A huge tidal power testing facility is looking to simulate decades of harsh sea conditions

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An image of the £4.6 million FastBlade facility. Scotland has a long association with North Sea oil and gas production, but in recent years it’s also become a hub for companies and projects focused on tidal power and marine energy......

Ice cream freezers to get ‘warmed up’ in trial by Ben & Jerry’s owner

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here According to Unilever, the industry standard for freezer temperatures in many markets stands at minus 18 degrees Celsius (around 0 degrees Fahrenheit). The temperature of freezers in the trials will be minus 12 degrees Celsius. Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg |......

Top autos CEO warns of battery supply scarcity as EV competition heats up

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here In 2021, Volvo Cars said it planned to become a “fully electric car company” by the year 2030, a move which will require it to have a consistent and secure supply of batteries for its vehicles. Peerapon Boonyakiat /SOPA Images......

As the dollar jumps to two-year highs, the ‘Fast Money’ traders deliver winners and losers

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Wall Street may be underestimating the dollar’s jump to two year highs. “With each passing day the dollar goes higher. That creates more of a headwind for the multinationals in the market in general,” “Fast Money” trader Guy Adami said......

Russia-Ukraine war is having a limited impact on Europe vacation bookings, experts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travelers booking luxury trips to Europe have not canceled amid the Ukraine war, says travel advisor Jessica Griscavage of Runway Travel. Pictured, Grignan, France. Westend61 | Westend61 | Getty Images As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues with no end......

Why a Putin summit would be a huge risk for Biden | CNN Politics

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here CNN —   By agreeing in principle to a summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Joe Biden is reaching for a signature foreign policy win, but accepting massive political and strategic risks that could easily backfire. Biden’s last-ditch, still-tentative......

Elon Musk has strong views on hydrogen. Not everyone agrees

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A car is fueled with hydrogen at the Frankfurt Auto Show IAA in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on September 13, 2017. TOBIAS SCHWARZ | AFP | Getty Images Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a history of expressing strong opinions about......

Oil giant Shell strikes deal to buy power from ‘world’s largest offshore wind farm’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here mcKensa | iStock | Getty Images Shell said Wednesday it had signed a deal to purchase power from a development dubbed “the world’s largest offshore wind farm.” The 15-year power purchase agreement relates to 240 megawatts from Dogger Bank C,......

Energy crisis shows why the world needs to wean itself off fossil fuels, U.S.’s Granholm says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Renewables have an important role to play when it comes to ensuring energy security and safeguarding against the price fluctuations associated with fossil fuels, according to the U.S. energy secretary. Speaking to CNBC’s Steve Sedgwick at the COP26......

Stocks get reality check from earnings, central banks in focus

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Global stocks eased from record peaks as a stark reminder of supply chain snags in corporate earnings reports stalled their rally, while investors also looked to whether central banks may consider tightening monetary policy earlier than thought. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at a stock quotation board......

Marketmind: Final Quarter Blues | Reuters

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A look at the day ahead from Saikat Chatterjee. FILE PHOTO: Trucks park at the highway A2 parking near Warsaw, Poland, September 28, 2021. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel World stocks are set for their third biggest weekly drop this year as supply chain disruptions sweeping across the global economy raise the ugly......

Nobel Peace Prize: Is this Greta Thunberg’s year?

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By Nora Buli, Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) – The Nobel Peace Prize will be announced just three weeks before world leaders gather for a climate summit that scientists say could determine the future of the planet, one reason why prize watchers say this could be the year of Greta Thunberg.......

People used to book one vacation at a time. Now they’ve started ‘trip stacking’

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Travel planning usually involves booking a trip to one place at a time. Now a growing number of people are booking two or even three trips over the same travel period in case Covid-related problems ruin their preferred plans.  ......

‘World’s first fossil-free steel’ produced in Sweden and delivered to Volvo

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Steel production is one of many industrial processes ripe for improvement when it comes to emissions. Henrik Kettunen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Sweden’s SSAB says it has “produced the world’s first fossil-free steel” and has started delivering it to......

More than 80% of the new UNESCO World Heritage Sites are on these 2 continents

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here From the bath towns of Europe to a desert with the world’s oldest mummies, 34 new sites are now part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Only twice in the program’s 43-year history have more new sites made it to the......

Sterling takes British reopening delay in its stride

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* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh * Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote tmsnrt.rs/2hwV9Hv LONDON, June 14 (Reuters) – Sterling was largely unmoved on Monday by news Britain was set to delay the end of social distancing measures, as the government tries to slow a rapid rise in......

Triathlon-Denmark’s Pedersen cruises to victory in Huatulco

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June 13 (Reuters) – Denmark’s Alberte Kjaer Pedersen produced a superb display on Saturday to secure her maiden World Triathlon Cup gold medal in Huatulco, Mexico, in the final event for women during the Olympic qualifying period. Pedersen clocked an overall time of 1:00:24 to finish ahead of American Kirsten......

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