Canada’s energy jobs transition bill sparks discord in oil heartland

Jan 22 (Reuters) – In Canada’s western oil patch, controversy is raging over federal government legislation intended to help the fossil fuel labor force transition to a greener economy, but union and community leaders are warning politicization of the Just Transition bill obscures the needs of workers. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is expected … Read more

GM, Ford, Google partner to promote ‘virtual’ power plants

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) – Companies including GM, Ford, Google and solar energy producers said on Tuesday they would work together to establish standards for scaling up the use of virtual power plants (VPPs), systems for easing loads on electricity grids when supply is short. Energy transition nonprofit RMI will host the initiative, the Virtual … Read more

Global coal consumption to reach all-time high this year – IEA

LONDON, Dec 16 (Reuters) – Global coal consumption is set to rise to an all-time high in 2022 and remain at similar levels in the next few years if stronger efforts are not made to move to a low-carbon economy, a report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday. High gas prices following … Read more

Show us the money: Developing world at COP27 seeks financing details

Finance Day at COP27 puts focus on banks, investors, insurers Emerging markets demand more help to pay for transition UN experts flag dozens of climate projects worth $120 billion SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt, Nov 9 (Reuters) – Finance took center stage at the COP27 climate talks on Wednesday, with UN experts publishing a list of projects … Read more

Ukraine probing emergency exports of thermal coal to Poland – Kyiv

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks during a joint news briefing with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Latvian President Egils Levits, amid Russia’s attack on Ukraine, in Kyiv, Ukraine September 9, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Sept 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine will look into whether it can urgently … Read more

Germany keeps two nuclear reactors on standby to weather the gas crisis

A general view shows the nuclear power plant Isar 2 by the river Isar in Eschenbach near Landshut, Germany, August 17, 2022. REUTERS/Christian Mang/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register All nuclear reactors still to go offline at year-end Two reactors to remain in reserve in case of shortages Crises in … Read more

As harvest time looms, China tells farmers to replant or switch crops

NANCHANG, China, Aug 25 (Reuters) – As China’s record heatwave starts to subside, farmers are assessing the damage caused by a prolonged drought and the government is urging them to replant or switch crops where they can. More than 70 days of extreme temperatures and low rainfall have wreaked havoc along the basin of the … Read more

German economy minister rules out keeping nuclear plants running to save gas

German Economy and Climate Action Minister Robert Habeck speaks during a news conference on the future use of liquefied natural gas (LNG), in Berlin, Germany August 16, 2022. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Economy minister says nuclear plants save minimal gas May have to keep plant running in … Read more

Russian-occupied Kherson cut off as Ukraine counter-attacks – Britain

Ukraine counter-offensive in Kherson gathering momentum – UK Russia in ‘massive redeployment’ in the south, Ukraine says Russian-backed forces take over Vuhlehirsk plant Blinken says he plans to call with Russia’s Lavrov July 28 (Reuters) – A Ukrainian counter-offensive has virtually cut off the Russian-occupied southern city of Kherson and left thousands of Russian troops … Read more

Russian forces redeploying in three southern Ukraine regions -Zelenskiy aide

A rescuer stands next to a shell crater at a residential area destroyed by a Russian military strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in the town of Toretsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine July 27, 2022. Press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine /Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com … Read more