Natural gas prices rise in Europe after Russia imposes sanctions on energy companies

Natural gas prices rose in Europe on Thursday, a day after Russia unveiled a raft of sanctions against energy companies operating on the continent that could further threaten supplies. Among the companies sanctioned by Moscow are former European Union affiliates of Russian state gas giant Gazprom and the Polish owner of a major extension of … Read more

MIT’s Sun-in-a-Box technology uses light as an efficient form of energy

The photovoltaic thermal cell, also called a “heat engine,” measures just one square centimeter, but the research team behind it is looking to expand it. picture: Phyllis Frankl MIT researchers have built a highly efficient thermophotovoltaic cell that when combined with renewable resources, it efficiently converts incoming photons – particles of light – into electricity. … Read more

NATO welcomes Nordic members as Ukraine pushes Russian forces back

Finland expected to announce its attempt to join NATO Ukraine stops the main route for transporting Russian gas to Europe Russia imposes sanctions on Gazprom units in Europe and the United States Ukrainian forces seek to cut Russian supply lines on the battlefield Kyiv/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Finland is expected to announce on Thursday its intention … Read more

Ukraine halts transport of major Russian gas to Europe, blaming Moscow

Gas pipelines at the Atamanskaya compressor station, a facility of the Gazprom Power of Siberia project outside the far eastern town of Svobodny, in the Amur region, Russia, November 29, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov. Register now to get free unlimited access to Register Kyiv/LONDON (Reuters) – Ukraine said on Tuesday it would suspend the flow … Read more

Exclusive Germany is preparing a crisis plan for a sudden end to Russian gas – sources

BERLIN (Reuters) – Three people familiar with the matter told Reuters that German officials were quietly preparing for any sudden stop in Russian gas supplies with an emergency package that could include taking control of important companies. The preparations led by the Ministry of Economic Affairs show the growing alert over the gas supplies that … Read more

When the internet knows where you live

On April 28, Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, announced that it would begin displaying the locations of users’ IP addresses on their profile pages and in all responses posted to the site. company framed Feature as a necessary measure to “maintain a healthy and orderly environment for discussion”. According to the official Weibo community … Read more

How to break through the steady phase of weight loss

When you lose weight, your body burns fewer calories at rest and during physical activity than it did before.Getty Images / istockphoto Q: Since January, I’ve lost 15 pounds of “epidemic” weight. I have more to lose but my weight loss seems stuck now. What gives? Consistent weight loss is a normal but frustrating part … Read more

Germany’s conservatives are on their way to winning elections in the northern state

Conservative CDU leads 43.5% in early polls Energy transition a key issue in the campaign amid the Ukraine war The election is seen as groundbreaking in the May 15 NRW election BERLIN (Reuters) – The conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won an election in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday in a boost to … Read more

The rush to renewable energy means a new mining boom. But first, Australia needs to make some tough choices

Electric cars, solar panels, big batteries, wind turbines – the technology needed to make the environment green depends on what could be a dirty industry. “It’s ridiculous, but to save the planet, we’ll need more mines,” says Alison Britt, director of mineral resources at the government agency Geoscience Australia. The need for one of the … Read more