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Finnish govt okays Russia-backed nuclear power plant, Greens quit
The Finnish government has given conditional approval for the construction of a nuclear power plant by Finnish-Russian group Fennovoima, prompting the country’s Green Party to quit the cabinet as threatened if the plant was given the go-ahead.

18.09.2014 11:19

Gas hungry China trims back shale goal
China has halved its 2020 goal for shale gas production. The country faces challenges ranging from difficult geology to shortage of technology in the area meant to quench its ever-growing energy needs.

18.09.2014 12:58

No nuclear waste: Fuel of future produced at Russia's high-tech underground plant
Russia’s ‘Breakthrough’ energy project enables closed a nuclear fuel cycle and a future without radioactive waste. The first batch of MOX nuclear fuel has been manufactured for the world’s only NPP industrially power generating breeder reactors.

17.09.2014 04:37

Germany opens first renewable energy storage facility
Germany has launched what it claims is Europe’s first and largest commercial battery plant, which will help to store renewable power sources. Such sources can prove erratic, as they are dependent on the elements, such as wind and the sun.

17.09.2014 06:28

The US-EU-Russia sanctions puzzle
Whatever Russia does, doubt does not even enter the equation. The answer is sanctions. So here we go again. The US Treasury-EU latest sanction package targets Russian banking, the energy industry and the defense industry.

17.09.2014 10:25

Russia slams US sanctions, says counter-measures 'won't take long'
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has slammed the latest round of US sanctions over Ukraine as “another hostile move.” Moscow said that this will not change the country’s position, and added that imposing “counter-sanctions will not take long.”

12.09.2014 18:17

Living near fracking sites deteriorates health - study
Those who live in close proximity to fracking sites exhibited a greater likelihood to suffer skin and respiratory problems than those who lived farther away from natural gas wells, according to a new study of Pennsylvania’s Marcellus shale region.

12.09.2014 16:48

‘EU, UK, Australia have jumped on board the US Hollywood-scripted populist narrative’
The European Union is in a kind of box, and new sanctions against Russia just illustrate its policy of “the four Ds”, which is divert, deflect, deceive and deny, financial commentator Mitchell Feierstein told RT.

12.09.2014 08:29

​Sussex says ‘No’ to South Down fracking bid
An energy company’s bid to drill for shale oil and gas in the UK’s newest national park has been rejected. The refusal has thrown into doubt the future of the fracking industry in southern England.

11.09.2014 14:07

Poland stops reverse gas flow to Ukraine, Kiev blames Russia
Ukraine’s state-controlled gas transit company says Poland cut off reverse flows to Ukraine, alleging that a quarter of Russian gas imports to Poland went missing. Gazprom said it continues to supply the same amount of gas as previously.

10.09.2014 17:04

​Russia ready to help Iran trade, but not buy oil - Energy Minister
Russia is not planning to purchase Iranian oil, but its traders are ready to sell it, Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak said commenting on the Russia-Iran oil-for-goods deal.

10.09.2014 11:30

China's 2013 outbound investment reaches record high
​China's outbound direct investment (ODI) reached a record high of $108 billion, to become the world’s third-largest investor for the second consecutive year.

10.09.2014 06:53

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