Green Growth

Germany’s power grid overhaul will cost billions more

BERLIN • Germany’s plan for new power cable “autobahns” to take wind and solar energy from the north to the south of the country is set to cost billions ...

Offshore wind firm seeks to disrupt New England power auction

WASHINGTON • If Vineyard Wind LLC can’t participate in New England’s annual power-capacity auction, it wants to stop the event until it can.
The ...

Treadmills that generate electricity may be headed for your gym

SportsArt is selling exercise treadmills, ellipticals and cycles that turn workouts into electricity, feeding it back into the building through an ...

Big plastic-trash plan is just a drop in the ocean

HOUSTON • With all those plastic-trash haters filling the Internet with images of garbage-choked oceans and demanding bans on everything from drinking ...

SK Innovation eyes RM41b battery bet

FRANKFURT • SK Innovation Co is weighing a US$10 billion (RM41 billion) plan to invest in battery cells, a move that would transform the supplier to ...

Top oil lobbyist warns of political risk in Norway

OSLO • Norway’s oil industry is in full recovery mode, but the country’s top petroleum lobbyist is worried about growing opposition ahead.
At the same ...

270 students get school supplies from PTP

Fifteen-year-old Ahmad Albar Safar was full of excitement after receiving new sets of school uniform and school supplies.
“I am excited to start the ...

Gates among billionaires backing Alphabet energy spinoff

The money will help Malta further develop a system that uses large vats of molten salt and cooler liquid to store electricity generated from variable ...

End of an era as Germany’s last black-coal mine closes

BERLIN • Germany will close its last black-coal mine today, turning the page on two centuries of mining history in the Ruhr region that helped fuel the ...

A little good news about climate change for once

Nineteen countries have seen a decade of economic growth and lower CO2 emissions
NEW YORK • Climate scientists have some good news, for a change. ...

Solar goals stymied in India on lack of interest

NEW DELHI • India’s effort to spur its own solar power equipment industry seems to be failing, with only one company so far bidding for the nation’s tender ...

UK looks to hydrogen as source of green energy to make heat

So long as the hydrogen is made without emissions, it can be counted as clean energy
LONDON • An influential panel of lawmakers in the Parliament is ...