Energy

Energy

Rolls-Royce SMR

Rolling-out nuclear power: Iconic engine-maker heading group to create mini reactors

ROLLS-ROYCE is heading a consortium planning to build 16 small nuclear power stations in the UK — and create 6,000 regional jobs. Up to 80...
Oil tanker at sea, platform in background

Oil price hits negative territory, Virgin ailing, firms need wage aid

CORONAVIRUS infections are dropping in many countries, but corporate and financial impacts are increasingly being felt. Virgin Australia is going into administration, the US oil...
Vienna CBD, Danube by night

Dedicated proponent of sustainability using ‘tool’ of infrastructure finance

KOMMUNALKREDIT Austria AG is headquartered in the heart of Vienna, and serves German and international markets from its branch office in Frankfurt. As a specialised...
Electric car (EV) charging station

Chicken-and-egg dilemma for the EV market: do we need more charging...

By HAL WILLIAMS ELECTRIC vehicles may well be the future, but their uptake and the infrastructural challenges of providing charging points for them is part...
Wind turbine farm

‘Green’ energy overtakes fossil fuels in the UK — but only...

By JASON AGNEW WITH just half the year gone, the National Grid has confidently predicted that 2019 will be the year when zero-carbon energy overtakes...
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World Bank moves to ensure regulation and management of Guyana’s oil,...

THE WORLD Bank has approved a $20m credit from the International Development Association (IDA) for Guyana’s oil and gas sector. The bank says the money...
Coal Mining

Carbon cuts — or crash: investors’ warning at Poland climate summit

UNLESS coal burning is phased out and drastic cuts made to carbon emissions, the world faces a financial crash that will dwarf the 2008...
Bus fuelled by coffee

Coffee means buses, fire logs, insurance: our new cup of tea

The grounds from your morning cup of go, converted to biofuel, means we get two sips at the cappuccino. JASON AGNEW reports THE announcement that...
Tesla Model S P85D

Clean? Check. Cool? Check. But e-vehicles have poke too

Hot new electric wheels offer more than just zero emissions – the latest offerings have some serious grunt, too By HAL WILLIAMS THE TIMES are changing,...
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Commodity prices likely to rise further in 2018: World Bank

Oil prices to average $56 a barrel in 2018, up from 2017 average of $53/bbl Oil prices are forecast to rise to $56 a barrel...