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Sponge developed by scientists can turn light into steam energy

Cambridge - Mechanical engineering department head Gang Chen worked with a team to produce a spongy structure which can convert sunlight into steam. Readers who understand how useful steam energy is can understand why this is important.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Coal stocks run dangerously low at India power stations

New Delhi - Nearly half of India's coal-fired power stations only have enough stocks to last a week, as the country struggles to meet growing seasonal demand for electricity, the power minister said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Kerry says Iran nuclear negotiations 'really tough'

Vienna - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday acknowledged that his negotiations with Iranian officials on a nuclear deal were "really tough.
In the Media by AFP

Temporary blackout hits Venezuela, including parts of capital

Caracas - A power outage hit a wide area of eastern Caracas and several cities in the interior of Venezuela for at least two hours Friday.The outage started at 3:00 pm (1900 GMT) and service began being restored about two hours later.
In the Media by AFP

No. California wind farm won't be prosecuted for eagle deaths

Fairfield - A Northern California wind farm cannot be prosecuted for killing protected wildlife if its turbines kill no more than five eagles annually, the US Fish & Wildlife Service said Thursday.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

Blast hits key Ukraine gas pipeline

Kiev - A blast hit a major Ukrainian pipeline on Tuesday, but did not appear to affect the transport of Russian gas to European clients, Ukrainian officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Fukushima struggling to build ice wall to plug radioactive leak

Tokyo - The operator of Japan's battered Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday it was having trouble with the early stages of an ice wall being built under broken reactors to contain radioactive water.
In the Media by AFP

Court cuts Croatia ex-PM's jail sentence for corruption

Zagreb - Croatia's supreme court has upheld the conviction of former prime minister Ivo Sanader for corruption but has cut his jail sentence, a judicial spokesman said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Deal to resolve Russia, Ukraine gas feud to take 'days': EU

Brussels - EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, the broker for crunch gas talks between Ukraine and Russia, said Tuesday that an overall agreement to avert a gas supply cut-off could take days to be reached.
In the Media by AFP

Turkey 'driven by greed' in Kurd oil row: Iraq deputy PM

Baghdad - Ankara has been "driven by greed" in an escalating row over oil pumped from Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region and shipped overseas via Turkey, Baghdad's top energy official told AFP Sunday.
In the Media by Prashant Rao (AFP)

Solar Power: The saffron revolution

India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, says every home in the nation will be running at least one light bulb by 2019.
In the Media by Elke Nagy

Efficient way of making raw ingredient for biofuel Special

Biochemists have begun building a one-hectare pilot unit for the production of microalgae in Portugal. The aim is to produce microalgae biomass for biodiesel production in a sustainable manner.
Digital Journal Report by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Brazil president pledges thorough Petrobras probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's president on Monday promised authorities would carry out a thorough and complete probe of alleged money laundering at state oil giant Petrobras.
In the Media by AFP

Romanian villagers take on Chevron over shale gas

Pungesti - US energy major Chevron, shielded by barbed wire, under police protection and under fire from egg throwers, is in trouble in Romania with villagers angry at its drive to drill for shale gas.
In the Media by Isabelle Wesselingh (AFP)

UN climate goal feasible but energy reform vital

Berlin - The world has a likely chance of meeting the UN's warming limit of two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) if it cuts annual greenhouse gas emissions 40-70 percent by 2050, especially from energy, a top expert panel said Sunday.
In the Media by Mariette Le Roux (AFP)

Petrobras yields documents in money-laundering probe

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Petrobras has turned over documents requested in an investigation into a $4.5 million money-laundering operation, the latest in a series of problems to plague the state oil giant.
In the Media by AFP

IMF, World Bank push for price on carbon

Washington - The IMF and World Bank on Friday urged finance ministers to impose a price on carbon, warning that time was running out for the planet to avoid worst-case climate change.
In the Media by AFP

Putin pledges to fulfil Europe gas obligations

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Moscow would fulfil its obligations to send natural gas to Europe but also said the United States had no business interfering in Russia's talks with Europe over Kiev's debt.
In the Media by AFP

Crude oil prices extend losses

London - Oil prices extended losses Friday on poorly-received economic data out of China this week that has raised concerns over potential weaker crude demand from the world's biggest consumer of energy.
In the Media by AFP

Ukraine leader promises more power to regions

Donetsk - Ukraine's embattled premier on Friday vowed to give more powers to the country's regions in an effort to stamp out a separatist insurgency as a new gas war with Russia threatened European supplies.
In the Media by Yulia Surkova and Fran Blandy (AFP)

Crimea clouds oil market outlook: IEA

Paris - The global oil market is returning to a rough balance but Russia's annexation of Crimea has clouded the outlook with both supply and demand growth to slow, the International Energy Agency said Friday.
In the Media by Richard Lein (AFP)

French prosecutor probes Areva buy of Canadian miner

Paris - France's financial prosecutor has opened a preliminary probe into state-controlled nuclear giant Areva's controversial 2007 purchase of a Canadian uranium miner, a judicial source said Thursday.The probe focuses on the $2.5 billion (1.
In the Media by AFP

Putin warns Russia may cut Ukraine gas

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin on Thursday sent a letter to leaders of 18 European countries, warning them Russia could yet cut gas supplies to Ukraine, but suggesting that Moscow and Brussels work together to help restore the ex-Soviet country's battered ec...
In the Media by AFP

BP pledges to stay in Russia amid Ukraine crisis

London - British energy giant BP vowed Thursday to remain in oil-rich Russia despite the Ukraine crisis, adding it would play a key "bridge" role between the West and Moscow.
In the Media by AFP

Spain's rescued Bankia sells Iberdrola stake

Madrid - Spain's Bankia, rescued by the state from near financial collapse in 2012, announced Thursday it had raised 1.53 billion euros ($2.1 billion) by selling its stake in energy giant Iberdrola.
In the Media by AFP

Next generation solar plane unveiled in Switzerland

Payerne - The masterminds of sun-powered plane Solar Impulse formally unveiled their new aircraft Wednesday, a year ahead of their planned round-the-world flight.
In the Media by Agnes Pedrero (AFP) - 3 comments

Putin warns Ukraine on gas supplies, urges talks

Moscow - President Vladimir Putin warned Wednesday Russia may begin requiring advance payment for gas supplies unless Ukraine comes to the negotiating table over its unpaid energy bills.
In the Media by AFP

Oil market rises on resurgent Ukraine tensions

London - Global oil prices advanced on Tuesday on renewed Ukraine tensions after pro-Russian protesters seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk.New York's West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in May won 77 cents to $101.21 per barrel.
In the Media by AFP

Global renewable energy investments slumped 14% in 2013: UN

Paris - Global investments in renewable energy slumped 14 percent last year, with China pouring more money into the sector than Europe for the first time on record, the UN said Monday. Investments in renewables apart from hydroelectricity dipped to $214.
In the Media by AFP

Oil price 'fair' despite geopolitical factors: Kuwait

Al Kuwait - Kuwaiti Oil Minister Ali al-Omair said Monday that current oil prices are "fair" despite strong geopolitical factors impacting the region.OPEC member Kuwait is the world's fourth-largest oil exporter, pumping around 3.
In the Media by AFP
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A power plant with the nuclear sign superimposed over top of it
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An oil refinery in Long Beach, CA
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"Stop Keystone" banner is carried on the march to the White House
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Activists arriving on the National Mall for the "Forward on Climate" Rally and March on Feb. 17, 2013.
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The Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant in Eurajoki, Finland, which uses a French-designed European Pressure Reactor (EPR)
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German-American Energy Conference 2010
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An estimated 35 000 people braved the cold weather to attend the Feb. 17  2013 event
An estimated 35,000 people braved the cold weather to attend the Feb. 17, 2013 event
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
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Activists at the day s event had various concerns  all relating to energy and environmental issues.
Activists at the day's event had various concerns, all relating to energy and environmental issues.
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Reactors 3 and 4 at Oi Nuclear Power Station, Japan. Power-down of reactor 4 on September 15, 2013 could mark the end for nuclear power in Japan.
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Protesters came from all over the U.S. and sections of Canada.
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Group of activists holding up signs related to nuclear energy
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The floating turbine offshore of the Goto Islands.
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The floating turbine offshore of the Goto Islands. Photo: 09/21/2012
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An electricity prepayment meter key in Britain
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Tidal electricity generator awaiting installation, July 9, 2007.
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Marchers get ready to walk
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Tens of thousands of people gathered for the rally that took place on the National Mall
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