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US to help secure Baltic energy grid against cyber attacks

Vilnius - The United States and Baltic states on Sunday agreed to beef up cooperation to protect the Baltic energy grid from cyber attacks as they disconnect from the Russian electricity grid.

Technology to make environmentally friendly batteries developed

With a new process for creating 'green' batteries coming from Sweden, the anode and cathode are made of aluminium and an anthraquinone-based organic material respectively.

New partnership for blockchain technology of electric systems

A new partnership has been formed in the U.S., designed to showcase how blockchain technology can be applied to enhance the security and operational efficiency of electric systems. This is for distributed energy resources.

New 'green' process for turning heat into useful energy

Researchers have developed a new way for transforming heat into useful energy. This process involves capturing heat that otherwise would have been lost to the environment.

UN calls for 'Global Green New Deal' to boost world economy

Geneva - The world must dramatically rethink its economic model in order to tackle growing environmental stress, inequality and development challenges, the UN said Wednesday, calling for a "Global Green New Deal".

Italian Alpine glacier close to collapse, officials warn

Rome - Part of a massive glacier on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc mountain range is close to collapse after accelerated melting in the late summer heat, officials at a nearby town warned Wednesday.

More cost overruns, delays for UK nuclear project: EDF

Paris - Britain's controversial Hinkley Point nuclear power plant project faces substantial fresh cost overruns and further delay, France's EDF power giant said Wednesday.

S. Arabia blocking approval of UN oceans report: participants

Monaco - Oil giant Saudi Arabia is blocking the adoption of a major UN report on oceans and climate change by challenging an earlier UN assessment highlighting the need to slash carbon emissions caused by burning fossil fuels, multiple sources told AFP.

Essential Science: Creating carbon neutral fuels from waste

A new study demonstrates how carbon-neutral re-use of carbon dioxide is emerging as an alternative to burying the greenhouse gas underground. This could lead to cleaner fuels for aircraft as well as greener plastics.

Key points of Merkel's new climate strategy

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government Friday announced a sweeping climate policy package worth at least 100 billion euros ($110 billion euros) by 2030.

Scenes of destruction at Saudi oil plant hit by attacks

The dramatic weekend assault on two Saudi oil facilities saw one of the targets struck four times sparking fires that took five hours to extinguish, the national oil company said Friday.

Germany commits 100 bn euros for climate as protests heat up

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Friday a sweeping climate protection plan worth at least 100 billion euros by 2030, as hundreds of thousands protested for action against global warming.

Sparks fly as Germany's climate plan hits rural landscapes

Bad Kissingen - German farmer Edgar Thomas already has two towering pylons spoiling the view of the picturesque rolling hills around his land, and he's exasperated that his area is being asked to find room for more.

UN sends experts to probe Saudi blasts, warns on escalation

New York - UN experts have left for Saudi Arabia to probe weekend blasts at oil installations, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday, as he warned of "devastating" consequences if the crisis escalates.

Saudi says oil attacks from north, sponsored by Iran

Apo - Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that strikes on its oil infrastructure came from the "north" and were "unquestionably" sponsored by Iran, but that the kingdom was still investigating where exactly they were launched from.

Saudi to unveil 'proof' linking Iran to attacks as US tightens sanctions

Apo - Saudi Arabia said it would unveil evidence on Wednesday linking regional foe Iran to attacks on key oil installations, as US President Donald Trump sought to intensify pressure on Tehran by announcing new sanctions.

Saudi Arabia says oil output to be restored by end of September

Jeddah - Saudi Arabia said Tuesday its oil output will return to normal by the end of September, seeking to soothe rattled energy markets after attacks on two instillations that slashed its production by half.

Saudi says oil output to be restored by end of September

Jeddah - Saudi Arabia said on Tuesday its oil output would be back to normal by the end of the month, with half the production lost in weekend attacks on two key facilities already restored.

Weapons used in Saudi attacks 'came from Iran', says coalition

Apo - The weapons used to strike Saudi oil facilities were Iranian-made, the Riyadh-led coalition said Monday, heightening fears of regional conflict after the US hinted at a military response to the assault.

New Performance Monitoring Software aids corporate energy deals

LevelTen Energy, a two-sided renewable energy marketplace for corporate buyers has rolled out a software that will bring green energy buying into 2019. This is Performance Monitoring Software designed for corporate energy deals.

Trump may meet Iran leader despite Saudi attacks: White House

Washington - The White House said on Sunday President Donald Trump may still meet his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, despite the US accusing Iran of masterminding drone attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities.

Saudi Arabia battles market jitters after oil plant attacks

Apo - Saudi energy giant Aramco is battling to reassure markets after devastating attacks on two oil plants, where a prolonged shutdown risks roiling investor confidence ahead of the state-owned giant's mega stock listing, analysts say.

US hints at military response to Saudi attacks as oil prices surge

London - Oil prices made their biggest jump since the Gulf War on Monday after President Donald Trump warned that the US was "locked and loaded" to respond to attacks on Saudi oil infrastructure that Washington blamed on Iran.

Iran refutes US accusations over Saudi attacks

Tehran - Iran on Sunday dismissed US accusations it was behind drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, suggesting Washington was seeking a pretext to retaliate against the Islamic republic.

Yemeni rebel attacks pose danger to Saudi infrastructure

Apo - Drone attacks launched by Yemeni rebels on Saudi oil facilities on Saturday have exposed the threat to critical infrastructure in the kingdom.

Siemens, Orascom to rebuild vast Iraq power plant

Baghdad - Iraq on Saturday signed a $1.3 billion deal with German industrial conglomerate Siemens and Egypt's Orascom Construction to rebuild a major power plant complex in the ravaged city of Baiji, north of Baghdad.

Yemeni rebel drones spark fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities

Apo - Drone attacks sparked fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities on Saturday, the interior ministry said, the latest such assault claimed by Yemeni rebels as the energy giant prepares for a much-anticipated stock listing.

Drones spark fires at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities

Apo - Fires broke out at two Saudi Aramco oil facilities after they were struck by drones early Saturday, the kingdom's interior ministry said."At 4.

World must adapt to 'inevitable' climate change, warns report

Paris - Nations rich and poor must invest now to protect against the effects of climate change or pay an even heavier price later, a global commission warned Tuesday.Spending $1.

Oil majors to mull fresh cuts as trade war hits prices

Dubai - Top oil producers will consider fresh output cuts at a meeting this week, but analysts are doubtful they will succeed in bolstering crude prices dented by the US-China trade war.
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