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Physicists seeking to create cooler computing

Santa Fe - Computers require a huge energy demand, not only from the power required to run the devices, but also in terms of keeping them cool. Physicists have come up with a theory, based on the thermodynamics of computation, which could help to cool down devices.

Defusing row, OPEC agrees to output rise

Vienna - OPEC energy ministers on Friday said they would be putting more oil onto the market to meet "extra demand", reaching a last-ditch compromise in a spat that pitted Saudi Arabia against archfoe Iran.

OPEC inches towards oil output deal ahead of key meeting

Vienna - OPEC energy ministers expressed optimism Thursday they were nearing a compromise on oil output policy, with Saudi Arabia acknowledging that a big production hike would be "politically unacceptable" to archfoe Iran, and Iran saying that it was "ready fo...

Saudi, Iran face off ahead of tense OPEC meet

Vienna - Saudi Arabia insisted Wednesday it would do "whatever is needed" to avoid oil supply shortages, setting the stage for a showdown with archfoe Iran ahead of crunch OPEC talks on easing a production-cut pact.

Power woes hit Nigeria's football fans

Lagos - Football-loving Nigerians had more than one reason to groan about the country's opening World Cup game: not only did they lose 2-0, many weren't even able to see the whole match.

Oil in the Faroe Islands: mirage or miracle?

T - After fuelling hopes of independence from Denmark at the turn of the millennium, the Faroe Islands' dreams of an oil bonanza have turned out to be more of a mirage than a miracle.

New way to create energy-saving electronics

Scientists have discovered an alternate way of conducting electricity between transistors without energy loss. This could spur developments in energy-saving electronics and quantum computing.

Key to improving solar cell efficiency is chemistry

Nuremberg - As solar cell technology continues to advance, at the same time as interest in renewables rises, researchers are looking at how advanced chemistry can shape industrial sized solar cells so they can be adapted to maximise power collection.

Russia, Saudi seek raised OPEC output of 1.5 million bpd

Moscow - Russia and Saudi Arabia will ask OPEC to hike production by 1.5 million barrels a day in the third quarter of 2018, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Saturday.

Cryptocurrency blowing in the wind as mine opens in Estonia

Tallinn - A state-owned Estonian wind farm launched a cryptocurrency mine on Friday, hoping to cash-in on Mother Nature's unlimited supplies of power on a windswept Baltic Sea island, a company official said.

Russia, Abu Dhabi agree to help balance energy market

Russia - Russia and Abu Dhabi on Friday signed a cooperation agreement to stabilise energy markets amid a rising trend in oil prices, the Kremlin said.

'Mission impossible' for US cities that want to respect Paris climate deal

Philadelphia - When President Donald Trump announced the US exit from the Paris climate deal one year ago, the mayor of Philadelphia was among those who vowed to keep carrying the torch.

Canada govt steps in to buy controversial pipeline

Ottawa - Canada's government stepped in Tuesday to take over a controversial pipeline expansion project to ensure that it gets built in the face of stiff opposition from environmental activists and a regional government.Ottawa will pay Kinder Morgan Can$4.

Canada govt steps in to buy controversial pipeline

Ottawa - Canada's government said Tuesday it will take over a controversial pipeline expansion project to ensure it gets built over the fierce opposition of environmental activists and a regional government.Ottawa will pay Kinder Morgan Can$4.5 billion ($3.

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

Murmansk - To meet its growing electricity needs in its drive to develop oil resources in remote Arctic regions, Russia has built a floating nuclear power station, a project that detractors deride as a "Chernobyl on ice".

Global demand for air conditioning to triple by 2050: report

Washington - The worldwide demand for air conditioning is expected to triple over the next 30 years, making the pursuit of energy-efficient cooling systems a top priority, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.Some 1.

New phase of globalisation could worsen CO2 pollution: study

Paris - The shift of low-value, energy-hungry manufacturing from China and India to coal-powered economies with even lower wages could be bad news for the fight against climate change, researchers cautioned Monday.

How utility companies should approach digital transformation

Digital transformation proceeds at different rates across different industrial sectors. One area lagging behind are utility firms, especially with digitalization, customer engagement and advanced analytics. According to Bain, this needs to change.

Saudi ready to raise oil supply after US pullout from Iran deal

Apo - Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, has said it will take all necessary measures to prevent supply shortages following the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.

New advance in solar cell technology

Okinawa - Japanese researchers have developed a new all-inorganic perovskite solar cell. The cell addresses three three important challenges in solar cell technology: efficiency, stability, and cost.

Cyprus, Israel may seek arbitration over gas field: minister

Nicosia - Cyprus and Israel will seek arbitration if no settlement can be reached between companies claiming rights to a shared gas field, the island's Energy Minister George Lakkotrypis said Wednesday.

Saudi Aramco appoints first woman to board of directors

Apo - Saudi national oil giant Aramco said Sunday that five new members had been appointed to its board of directors, including the first woman in the firm's history.Lynn Laverty Elsenhans, 60, is the former head of US oil company Sunoco Inc.

Sea of solar panels turns Mexican desert green

Viesca - From a distance, it looks like a deep-blue sea has formed in the middle of the Mexican desert.But this is no mirage -- it's the largest solar park in Latin America.With 2.

Smart sensor predicts power outages

Akron - Power downtime is disruptive to businesses and consumers. Imagine if there was a smart sensor that could predict when a power outage was about to occur, giving time to deactivate sensitive equipment or to start up emergency generators?

Intelligent solutions for the power grid of the future

Keila - The expansion of electric cars is set to place greater strain on power grids. In order to deal with the demand, smart solutions are required to control power grid supplies. Researcher have been looking at options.

Saudis see oil price on rise as Trump blasts OPEC

Jeddah - Saudi Energy Minister Khaled al-Faleh said Friday the global market has the capacity to absorb higher oil prices, drawing a swift reaction from US President Donald Trump who accused OPEC of inflating prices.

Saudi-Russia oil alliance likely to undercut OPEC

Dubai - Saudi Arabia hopes to bring Russia into the fold of an expanded club of global oil giants to sustain a stable market, leaving OPEC's role in question, analysts say.

Trudeau: New legislation will 'make Trans Mountain happen'

Ottawa - The meeting is over and as expected, no one had a change of heart over the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. So Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is taking a tough stance to ensure the pipeline will be built.

Syria fears, OPEC compliance propping up oil price: IEA

Paris - Fears of fresh escalation in Syria's war coupled with compliance with a pledge by the OPEC cartel and Russia to limit production are keeping oil prices at current high levels, the International Energy Agency said Friday.

Europe's clocks 'back on time' after electricity grid fixed

Apo - Europe's digital clocks are "back on time" after its power operators compensated for a shortfall in the continent's electricity grid because of a row between Serbia and Kosovo, the operators said Tuesday.
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