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Solar panels offer a lifeline in Rohingya refugee camps

Cox's Bazar - The squalid camps in Bangladesh that are now home to nearly 600,000 newly arrived Rohingya have no running water and barely any toilets, but they do have power -- thanks to a proliferation of solar panels.

Norway solar firm signs 2.5 bn-euro deal with Iran

Tehran - Just days after US President Donald Trump called for further isolation of Iran, a Norwegian solar company signed a deal Tuesday to invest 2.5 billion euros in the country over the next five years.

Innovations in wind power inspired by owl feathers

Bethlehem - Scientists have devised a mathematical solution to minimize noise and to maximize the aerodynamics in relation to porous airfoils (2-D wings). This will improve wind turbines and air vehicles.

Iraq forces retake positions from Kurds in disputed Kirkuk

Kirkuk - Iraqi forces Friday retook positions controlled by Kurdish peshmerga fighters since 2014 in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk amid a bitter row with the Kurds over a vote for independence last month.

Kurds accuse Baghdad of readying push for oil fields

Arbil - Kurdish authorities accused the Iraqi government on Friday of massing forces in readiness for an offensive to seize Kurdish-held oil fields, as tensions soar after a vote for independence last month.

Greenpeace fireworks shine light on French nuclear safety concerns

Metz - Greenpeace activists set off fireworks inside a nuclear plant in eastern France early Thursday after breaking into the facility to underline its vulnerability to attack.

Greenpeace protesters set off fireworks at French nuclear plant

Metz - Greenpeace activists set off fireworks inside a nuclear plant in eastern France early Thursday after breaking into the facility to underline its vulnerability to attack, the environmental group said.

Google to reach 100 percent renewable energy milestone this year

Google has announced it will be running its entire business on renewable energy by the end of 2017. The achievement will underline Google's work in sustainability and environmental protection, demonstrating the cloud era doesn’t have to harm the planet.

French lawmakers back oil, gas production ban by 2040

Paris - France's lower house of parliament gave its overwhelming backing Tuesday to a ban on producing oil and gas on French territory by 2040.

Energy providers facing new challenges from the smart home

A new state-of-the-industry report signals how the smart home concept is altering the expectations of energy providers, triggering new innovations in the market.

Tokamak Energy joins with Atkins to get fusion energy on the grid

London - Tokamak Energy announced on Thursday it has engaged Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, to help establish the costs, concept design and timeline for the first ever fusion facility to generate more energy than it consumes in the United Kingdom.

Schroeder elected chairman of board at Russia's Rosneft

Sanktpeterburg - Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder announced Friday that he would chair the board of Russia's state-controlled oil major Rosneft after shareholders approved his nomination.

Brazil oil field auction to test government's ambitions

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil will hold a major oil field auction Wednesday in a test of President Michel Temer's policy of loosening regulations and luring foreign investors to bring billions of dollars into the moribund economy.

Energy from water evaporation? Maybe...

Paris - Evaporation, the process that dries washing on the line and supplies clouds with rain water, could one day produce vast stores of clean energy, researchers suggested on Tuesday.

UK's £11bn 'smart meter' rollout needs 'rethink,' say researchers

The UK's ambitious rollout of "smart" energy meters is a long way off achieving its targets, according to researchers studying the program. The aim to get a connected meter into every house has been held back by consumer resistance and device problems.

Interview with the physicist Alex Lidow on wireless power Special

Los Angeles - Alex Lidow is CEO and co-founder of Efficient Power Conversion Corporation. In an interview with Digital Journal, Dr. Lidow describes the invention of a new type of wireless antenna.

US agency trims long-term oil price forecast

New York - US energy forecasters trimmed their long-term outlook for oil prices and global energy consumption Thursday on expectations for more tepid economic growth.A key driver in the report, the 2017 International Energy Outlook, is a projected 3.

'No fire risk' lithium batteries launched

Researchers have developed a new type of lithium-ion batteries that are resistant to exploding or catching fire. The new devices are suitable for consumer electronics as well as business applications.

Hydrogen power storage development gaining impetus

The global demand for hydrogen storage materials and technologies is growing by leaps and bounds. A number of global energy companies are investing in hydrogen power storage as an optimal choice over lithium-ion batteries.

Australia and ETimor strike deal to end maritime dispute

Sydney - Australia and East Timor have struck a deal to end a contentious dispute over maritime borders that cut through lucrative oil and gas fields, officials said on Saturday.

China and Brazil sign agreements on football, nuclear power

Bejing - China and Brazil signed 14 cooperative agreements on Friday, including on football and nuclear and hydro power, as embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer seeks to revive Latin America's largest economy.

Man Who Brings The Light lifts Romania's poor out of darkness

- It is late, but Nicoleta Monea and her children cannot sleep. This is the last night the family will spend without electricity, thanks to "The Man Who Brings The Light".

Kazakhstan inaugurates IAEA-backed nuclear fuel bank

Astana - Kazakhstan inaugurated Tuesday a new internationally-controlled uranium fuel bank seen as potentially important in curbing nuclear proliferation and reducing regional security tensions.

Essential Science: Alternative power from the microbial world

From biofuels to batteries, microorganisms provide unique and continual alternative resources for the energy industry. The question is whether they can provide this energy consistently and reliably? Several biotech startups think so.

UAE nuclear programme edges toward 2018 launch

Abu Dhabi - At first glance, the long hallway seems abandoned. But behind glass walls, in soundproof offices, engineers and physicists are putting the final touches to the Arab world's first nuclear programme.

Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico

La Ventosa - Cain Lopez looks tiny standing near the seven enormous wind turbines that tower over his farm in the Mexican village of La Ventosa.

OPEC pumps more oil in July despite cut pledge: IEA

Paris - OPEC pumped more oil in July as global oil supplies rose for the third straight month, the IEA said Friday, giving figures that cast further doubt on the cartel's pledge to cut output to raise prices.

China defends gasfield activity in East China Sea

Bejing - China on Wednesday defended its oil and gas activity in the East China Sea as occurring in areas "indisputably" under its jurisdiction, after Japanese protests stirred a longstanding dispute over the region.

First bio-compatible ion current battery invented

Bethesda - Technologists from University of Maryland have created a new kind of battery. The battery is bio-compatible, and it produces a similar type of of ion-based electrical energy as that used by humans and other animals.

One dead and blackouts in Chilean capital after rare snowfall

Santiago - One person died and tens of thousands were left in the dark and shivering in the southern hemisphere winter following a rare snowfall in the Chilean capital Santiago on Saturday.
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