UK Prime Minister Wants to Build One Nuclear Plant a Year

Fourth EstateTricastin industrial nuclear site - Jeanne Menjoulet

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans of building one nuclear power station every year during his visit to England’s Hartlepool nuclear power station on Monday.  “Nuclear power stations like the one I visited in Hartlepool today are absolutely crucial …

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U.S. Energy Department Announces $3.1 Billion for Electric Vehicle Battery Production

Fourth EstateElectric car batteries - mrdavisdc

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) announced on May 2 a $3.1 billion in funding to support electric vehicle battery production in the country. The funding, part of President Joe Biden’s $555 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will be given …

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India-Sri Lanka to Revive Energy Grid Deal

Fourth EstatePower Grid - "Power Grid" by brewbooks

India and Sri Lanka have revived their energy deal, resuming the  discussion on linking their electricity grids. The secretary of Sri Lanka’s power ministry said that the talk was yet at its initial stage. Inflation, currency devaluation, and shortages caused …

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UK Climate Activists Arrested After Blockading and Occupying Oil Terminals

Fourth Estate#JustStopOil supporters inside the Buncefield terminal oil depot. - Courtsty #JustStopOil

British police said they had arrested more than 200 people after climate change activists started a third day of protests at oil terminals in the UK. More than 30 activists camped outside the Buncefield oil terminal in Hertfordshire overnight, while …

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Sri Lanka Faces 13-Hour Blackouts Amid Deepening Fuel Crisis

Fourth EstateScreenshot of the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka Website outlining fuel deficit and power outage schedules. - Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has announced 13-hour daily power cuts nationwide starting Thursday as the country’s economic crisis deepens. The country’s state electricity regulator announced that it will extend a 10-hour power cut on Wednesday by three hours, making it a 13-hour …

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Spanish Truckers Hold Strike Over Energy Prices

Spanish truckers unions rejected a government aid package and joined a spontaneous one-week strike against rising fuel prices. causing prominent disruptions across the supply chain throughout the country on Tuesday. On Monday, Spain’s government agreed to pay 500 million euros …

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Australia’s Largest Coal Plant to Close Earlier than Planned

Australia’s largest coal-fired power station operator Origin Energy has announced it will close seven years earlier than planned, as it is increasingly unable to compete with the “influx of renewables.” The Eraring Power Station, a 2880-megawatt generator located on the …

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Ecuador Reports Oil Pipeline Leak in Amazon

Ecuador officials said they are monitoring the progress of an operation to clean up an oil leak in the Amazon jungle that threatens to pollute a river. A spokesperson from the environment ministry said a rockfall struck and ruptured an …

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