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Emirates believes Airbus can guarantee development of A380 program

Emirates believes Airbus can guarantee development of A380 program

Published 14/11/2017

Emirates [EMIRA.UL] believes Airbus (AIR.PA) can meet demands from the airline's owner, the Dubai government, for the European planemaker to guarantee development of the superjumbo A380 program. [more…]

Electric cars and renewables not enough to meet Paris climate goal: consultant

Electric cars and renewables not enough to meet Paris climate goal: consultant

Published 04/09/2017

The cost of electric vehicles (EVs) will fall to match those running on combustion engines by 2022, a key trigger that will mean by 2035 half of all passenger vehicles sold globally will be electric, according to the head of a top energy consultancy. [more…]

Sempra snatches Oncor from Buffett with $9.45 billion bid: sources

Sempra snatches Oncor from Buffett with $9.45 billion bid: sources

Published 21/08/2017

Bankrupt Texas utility Energy Future Holdings will abandon a deal to sell power transmission company Oncor to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N) for $9 billion and will accept a $9.45 billion bid for Oncor by Sempra Energy (SRE.N) instead, people familiar with the matter said. [more…]

Solar eclipse presents first major test of power grid in renewable era

Solar eclipse presents first major test of power grid in renewable era

Published 19/08/2017

As Monday's total solar eclipse sweeps from Oregon to South Carolina, U.S. electric power and grid operators will be glued to their monitoring systems in what for them represents the biggest test of the renewable energy era. [more…]

Tesla wins giant battery contract in Australia, has 100-day deadline

Tesla wins giant battery contract in Australia, has 100-day deadline

Published 07/07/2017

South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill (R) listens to Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk speak during an official ceremony in Adelaide, Australia, July 7, 2017 to announce that Tesla will install the world's largest grid-scale battery in the South Australian state. AAP/Ben Macmahon/via REUTERS

Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) has won an Australian contract to install the world's biggest grid-scale battery, in what experts say will be a litmus test for the reliability of large-scale renewable energy.

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Iceland magma drilling project may revive giant UK power cable link

Iceland magma drilling project may revive giant UK power cable link

Published 10/04/2017

A Krafla geothermal power plant is seen in Reykjahlid, Iceland, September 19, 2015. REUTERS/Lefteris Karagiannopoulos

Scientists will study the possibility of producing geothermal energy from magma for the first time, in a $100 million project in Iceland, which if successful could produce up to 10 times more energy than from a conventional well.

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Thousands of Afghan Hazaras join power line protest in Kabul

Thousands of Afghan Hazaras join power line protest in Kabul

Published 16/05/2016

KABUL Thousands of demonstrators from Afghanistan's Hazara minority marched in protest through Kabul on Monday saying that they are missing out on a multi-million dollar [more…]

Renault recalling 10,649 Zoe electric cars for brake hose checks

Renault recalling 10,649 Zoe electric cars for brake hose checks

Published 24/03/2016

PARIS Renault is recalling 10,649 Zoe electric cars to remove the potential risk of rupture to brake fluid hoses, a spokesman for the carmaker said [more…]

Zika may have been sexually transmitted in 14 cases: CDC

Zika may have been sexually transmitted in 14 cases: CDC

Published 24/02/2016

U.S. health officials are investigating 14 reports of the Zika virus that may been transmitted through sex, including to several pregnant women, raising new questions [more…]

China typhoon kills six, knocks out power as tornado snaps trees

China typhoon kills six, knocks out power as tornado snaps trees

Published 05/10/2015

BEIJING A typhoon bringing heavy rain churned inland through southern China on Monday, a day after making landfall, killing at least six people, injuring hundreds, [more…]