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.
Ukrainian Prime Minster Arseny Yatsenyuk has ordered Energy and Coal ministries, regional governments, and Naftogaz to get ready for Russian gas supplies to be cut starting Monday, the cabinet’s website said.
The world’s largest shrimp farmer gets fishmeal used to feed its crop from suppliers that use slave labor, according to a new investigative report. It then sells its farm-raised shrimp to food retail giants, including Walmart and Costco in the US.
Russia doesn’t see any obstacles to Ukraine signing the economic part of the EU association agreement, said Russian FM Sergey Lavrov. He added that Moscow will not impose any sanctions and will return the trade regime with Kiev to ‘most-favored’ status.
Ukraine will pay back its staggering debts for Russian gas in just 10 days’ time – but only if Gazprom agrees to bring back the price agreed with ousted President Viktor Yanukovich for 2014, Ukraine’s coup-imposed PM said in his EU address.
Nearly $100 billion was spent around the world last year on cancer medicines, according to a new report, and the costs of life-saving drugs for consumers have doubled in just a decade to $10,000 a month.
Technology giant Apple reported an impressive $10.2 billion net profit in the second fiscal quarter of 2014, defying skepticism the company would struggle in the absence of new products. BRICS sales led the growth.