Green Growth

Gas supply crunch thwarts EU’s plan on fuel switch

Depleted gas stores after the coldest winter since 2012 have driven prices to their highest level in at least 5 years
London • Europe wants its ...

India disappointed by rich nations’ climate treaty track record

New Delhi • As negotiators haggle the details of the Paris climate agreement that starts next decade, India is concerned that rich nations still haven’t ...

Petrochemical professionals a happy lot

GETI Report 2018 shows they are happier than their counterparts in O&G, power, renewables and nuclear
by HABHAJAN SINGH / pic source: GETI ...

Jordan eyes power storage as its next step

LONDON • Jordan is pressing ahead with its first electricity storage project to bolster its expansion in solar and wind generation.
The Middle Eastern ...

M&A in clean-energy loving Germany may sully green bonds

LONDON • Angela Merkel’s (picture) clean-energy push may turn out to be less “green” than expected for bondholders caught up in the upheaval of Germany’s ...

Satellites still don’t beat US crop forecasters

CHICAGO • For decades, government satellites have been taking detailed photographs of crops around the world that are now being tapped by traders like ...
Coal and gas generate

Fossil fuels squeezed by plunge in cost of renewables, BNEF says

For now, coal and gas remain the cheapest sources of electricity even after the sharp drops in the cost of wind and solar power
LONDON • The economics ...

One of the dirtiest oil sources wants to be green, but how?

NEW YORK • One of the most aggressive campaigns to fight global warming is happening in a Canadian province.
There’s just one problem: The same place ...

Giant wind farm wants upfront guarantees

NEW YORK • On the gusty Oklahoma Panhandle, a fight is escalating over a US$4.5 billion (RM17.41 billion) wind power project that stands to reshape the way ...

Add cow manure to your list of renewable energy sources

A group in Ontario is researching ways to boost the energy content of this raw biogas
by BLOOMBERG NEW YORK • The average Holstein cow produces over ...

China environmental watchdog is getting stronger

BEIJING • China is creating a stronger environmental watchdog as it aims to cap world-leading carbon dioxide emissions and clear smoggy skies.
The ...

Market-beating ESG funds bet on clean energy in 2017

NEW YORK • Bets on environmentally and socially conscious companies last year paid off for several US-based sustainable funds, which found that they could ...