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Green or clean? EU blacklists super-powerful vacuum cleaners
The EU has introduced a ban on powerful vacuum cleaners that run on 1,600 watts or more, which came into force September 1. Europe hopes it will help to save energy, but critics say the law is just meddling with private life.

01.09.2014 15:06

Ukrainian nuclear plant vulnerable to Kiev’s artillery strikes – Greenpeace expert
Europe’s largest nuclear power plant is vulnerable to ‘direct bombardment’ in Ukraine if caught in the conflict, a Greenpeace nuclear energy expert told a German newspaper, claiming that its nuclear reactors are not protected from armor-piercing weapons.

31.08.2014 05:10

​IMF throws Ukraine $1.4bn lifeline
The International Monetary Fund has given a green light for Ukraine to receive the second tranche of financial assistance totalling $1.39 billion, meaning more austerity measures for the already struggling economy.

30.08.2014 01:32

​Russian gas sector should not be sanctioned – EU energy chief
Russian gas sector should not be subjected to EU sanctions despite the situation in Ukraine, EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger said Thursday.

28.08.2014 10:50

​Europe to depend on Russian gas for at least a decade - Fitch
Europe will remain heavily reliant on Russian gas for at least until the 2020s and potentially much longer due to the lack of an alternative, according to a report from Fitch Ratings.

27.08.2014 06:52

Russia, Ukraine agree to kick-start stalled gas talks
​Leaders of Russia and Ukraine have decided to resume talks on energy issues between the two countries in September, as fears of gas delivery disruptions and Kiev's unwillingness to settle disputes and pay bills threaten Europe’s energy security.

27.08.2014 03:32

Leonardo DiCaprio, tar sands opponents call on Canada’s Prime Minister, Shell CEO in Ice Bucket Challenge
Actor Leonardo Di Caprio and other leaders of opposition against tar sands production in Alberta, Canada challenged some high-profile corporate and government players to take the Ice Bucket Challenge, a social-media-driven fundraiser for ALS research.

26.08.2014 16:00

Energy ballet-2: Syria, Ukraine & 'Pipelineistan'
As much as Iran, Russia, the US and the EU are involved in a sophisticated nuclear/energy ballet, Syria and Ukraine are also two key power play vectors bound to determine much of what happens next in the New Great Game in Eurasia.

26.08.2014 09:09

UK lobbying to keep one of Europe's dirtiest power plants open for business
The British government is currently lobbying the European Commission (EC) for a legal exemption to keep a south-Wales power station open, despite the fact its nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions exceed EU legal limits by 500 percent.

19.08.2014 13:05

Completion of Australia’s largest solar plant at risk
Silex Systems, the company constructing Australia’s biggest solar plant, has suspended its funding following reports the national Renewable Energy Target (RET) could be scaled back or done away with altogether.

19.08.2014 11:09

​Energy ballet: Iran, Russia and 'Pipelineistan'
A fascinating nuclear/energy ballet involving Iran, Russia, the US and the EU is bound to determine much of what happens next in the new great game in Eurasia.

19.08.2014 13:21

New type of solar plant torching birds out of the sky
Next generation solar plants are generating more clean energy than ever before, but one in California is torching birds as they fly through the facility’s powerful rays, raising concern over a new plant that could prove four times more dangerous to birds.

18.08.2014 23:15

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