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Going greener: Finland's new gas-fuelled icebreaker

Tornio - The steel behemoth pushes ahead, crunching the ice as it navigates the northernmost tip of the Baltic, considered one of the most polluted seas in the world. But unlike other icebreakers spewing diesel, this state-of-the-art ship boasts cleaner fuel.

Turkey says it will start drilling off Cyprus 'in coming days'

Istanbul - Two Turkish ships will begin drilling in search of oil and gas off Cyprus "in the coming days", Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday, in a move likely to stoke tensions on the divided island.

New solutions proposed for renewable energy scaleup

A new energy assessment has outlined how innovation in the energy sector can pave the way for next stage of global energy transformation, focusing on delivering renewable solutions and meeting future demand.

India-Pakistan tensions threaten to derail Saudi prince's Delhi trip

New Delhi - Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday, with his business mission under threat of being overshadowed by soaring tensions between India and Pakistan.

Cuba eyes Qatar, Algeria for oil with Venezuela in crisis

Havana - With top ally Venezuela in crisis, Cuba is moving to cover its oil needs elsewhere, seeking possible alternative supplies in Qatar and Algeria, officials said Monday.

Global energy demand to soar one third by 2040: BP

London - Global energy demand will surge by a third over the next two decades on advancing prosperity, but Indian demand growth will eclipse that of flagging giant China, Britain's BP forecast Thursday.

UAE expects oil market to balance in first quarter

Dubai - The energy minister of the United Arab Emirates said Monday supply and demand in the oil market should balance out in the first quarter of 2019, following weeks of output cuts.

Venezuela's Guaido extends olive branch to China

Bejing - Venezuela's self-proclaimed president Juan Guaido has promised China he will honour bilateral agreements and said he was ready to start a dialogue with Beijing "as soon as possible".

Canada paid a high price for oil pipeline: budget watchdog

Ottawa - A watchdog said Thursday Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid more than he needed to for a controversial oil pipeline to the Pacific -- which could come back to haunt him in October elections.

Thousands of young Belgians protest for climate action

Apo - Thousands of young people rallied in Belgium to demand action on climate change Thursday as part of a wave of demonstrations led by high school students aimed at intensifying pressure on governments.

Germany should phase out coal use by 2038: commission

Berlin - Germany should stop using coal for electricity production by 2038, a government-appointed commission said Saturday, laying out an 80-billion euro roadmap to phase out the polluting fuel.

Information wars endanger civilization, say 'Doomsday' experts

Washington - Information warfare is amplifying major worldwide threats like climate change and nuclear warfare, endangering the future of civilization, US experts said Thursday as the symbolic Doomsday Clock stayed at two minutes to midnight.

World to miss 2020 climate 'turning point': analysis

Paris - The world is on course to miss its "best chance" of preventing runaway climate change by ensuring global greenhouse gas emissions peak in 2020, researchers warned Tuesday.

Saudi urges 'fair' energy transition, defends oil

Abu Dhabi - Top oil exporter Saudi Arabia called Tuesday for a "fair" and gradual global energy transition as it unveiled an ambitious domestic renewable energy programme.

US pressures Germany over Russian gas pipeline

Frankfurt Am Main - A transatlantic tiff over Europe's natural gas supply came to the boil Sunday, as Donald Trump's ambassador to Germany threatened firms involved in a pipeline from Russia with sanctions.

Rise of renewables creating 'new world': report

Abu Dhabi - The rapid growth of renewable energy sources and the demise of fossil fuels are causing major changes in global politics, a special commission said in a report Friday.

Saudi Arabia awards first major wind project worth $500 mn

Apo - Saudi Arabia on Thursday awarded a contract to build a $500 million wind farm, a first for the world's top oil exporter as it pushes to diversify its energy sector.

CES to debut ultrasonic wireless power

Las Vegas - An ultrasonic wireless power technology is to be showcased at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which takes place in Las Vegas. The technology will be presented by the startup company uBeam.

Renewables overtake coal as main power source in Germany

Frankfurt - Renewable energy became Germany's dominant source of electricity in 2018, beating coal for the first time in history, experts from the Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute said on Thursday.

Petronas cuts Canada LNG output due to falling prices

Vancouver - Malaysian-owned Petronas once had more than 25 drilling rigs operating in northeastern B.C. However, due to plunging natural gas prices in Western Canada caused by high yielding drilling technologies, they have cut production.

Saudi Arabia creates tech-led energy hub

Saudi Arabia is in the process of developing an energy hub with green technology in mind. Called the King Salman Energy Park, the hub will focus on exploration, production, refining, petrochemicals, conventional power, water production and treatment.

Romania adopts 'greed tax' despite investor concerns

Bucharest - Romania's left-wing government on Friday issued a controversial emergency ordinance imposing new taxes on banks and energy companies, despite an outcry from investors.

US grants Iraq 90-day extension to Iran sanctions waiver: source

Baghdad - The United States has granted Iraq a 90-day extension to an exemption from reimposed sanctions on Iran to keep on importing energy, a government source said on Thursday.

Mexico aims to boost crude oil production by 45 percent by 2025

Mexico - Mexico aims to lift oil and gas production by almost 50 percent in the next six years, and in January will agree on infrastructure and drilling contracts to develop 20 fields, the head of state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos said on Saturday.

Nations agree milestone rulebook for Paris climate treaty

Katowice - Nations on Sunday struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming.

Nations inch towards climate deal at marathon UN summit

Katowice - Nations on Saturday inched towards a deal to implement the Paris climate goals, after all-night negotiations over a plan to limit global temperature rises exposed a range of conflicts.

Experts: U.S. should boost fusion research by $200 million a year

In a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, experts are urging that the DOE start a national program to build a compact pilot plant to produce electricity from fusion at the lowest possible cost.

Nations still worlds apart at crunch UN climate summit

Katowice - Marathon talks aimed at charting mankind's path away from climate catastrophe entered overtime Saturday as nations picked over a plan presented by host Poland that exposed several sources of disagreement.

UN climate talks 'deadlocked' on key issues: top China diplomat

Katowice - UN negotiations aimed at preventing runaway global warming remain deadlocked less than 24 hours before the 12-day talks are set to end, China's top climate diplomat said Thursday.

Nations 'face extinction' without instant climate action

Katowice - Dozens of nations threatened with catastrophe from unchecked climate change warned Thursday they "face extinction" without immediate action to rein in mankind's emissions, as UN climate talks limped towards their conclusion.
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