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Solar panels on 500,000 UK buildings ‘facing wrong way’
The solar panels on over half a million buildings in the UK could be facing the wrong way, experts have said. New research has shown that the panels function more efficiently when they face east-west, while the majority of UK panels point south.

29.07.2014 08:10

Hague court had no authority in Yukos case, ruling politicized – Moscow
The Hague’s arbitration court was not legally empowered to view the case of Yukos Oil Company v. Russia, and the court’s “one-sided” ruling disregards previous Strasbourg court decisions on the issue, the Russian Finance Ministry said in a statement.

28.07.2014 17:01

100,000 amps breakthrough: Highest electrical current achieved in Japan
Japanese scientists have managed to achieve an electrical current of 100,000 amperes – by far the highest to be generated in the world – with cutting edge technology of stacking special tapes.

27.07.2014 17:27

Bulgaria's Prime Minister resigns as banking crisis unfolds
The Prime Minister of Bulgaria Plamen Oresharski has resigned his post. His decision came after accusations by opponents of failing to cope with the worst banking crisis in 17 years.

25.07.2014 06:27

Australia repeals the carbon tax blob. For good?
​A wondrous event has shaken the firmament of reaction and misery so beloved of the delusional souls who believe in mysticism, dodgy data and indeed, the massive modern myth of global warming.

25.07.2014 09:06

EU adds 15 people, 18 firms to sanctions list over Ukraine crisis
The European Commission added new names and companies to its blacklist on Thursday over the Ukrainian crisis, according to diplomats. However, 'stage three' economic sanctions against Russia have again fallen flat.

24.07.2014 12:44

Russia may axe Gazprom pipeline monopoly
Gazprom may lose its gas export via pipeline monopoly after Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the government to consider allowing other producers to get a piece of the burgeoning Asia export market.

23.07.2014 10:46

$200 per barrel oil if Russia sanctions escalate- Oxford Economics
If the standoff with Russia and the West reaches a point where the EU has to completely cut trade with Russia, oil prices could soar above $200 per barrel, sparking a global economic crisis, says Adam Slater, senior economist at Oxford Economics.

23.07.2014 08:03

California curbs injection of toxic fracking waste into aquifers needed in severe drought
California is shutting down 11 oil and gas wastewater injection sites and reviewing over 100 others in the state’s drought-ravaged Central Valley as officials fear companies have pumped toxic fracking fluids into needed drinking water aquifers.

22.07.2014 15:26

Future cell phones to recharge from air after rain?
MIT scientists have discovered a way to get an electric current out of water droplets. Enough power to charge mobile phones can be drawn from water condensing and jumping from a super-hydrophobic surface.

20.07.2014 08:51

​Australia becomes first developed country to abolish carbon tax
The Australian Senate has voted to scrap the controversial two-year old carbon emission tax, signaling a major victory for Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Reaching the national carbon reduction goals remains in question.

18.07.2014 07:41

​Australia’s renewable investment hits 13-year low
Australians invested just $40 million in renewable energy in the first half of 2014, the lowest figure since the first half of 2001. The investment shift comes as the country prepares to vote on lifting the two-year fixed price on carbon emissions.

16.07.2014 14:57

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