Zelensky says the first grain ship “nothing” and the economy is in a coma

Inspection of a ship carrying grain from Ukraine in Turkey The shipment is the first of its kind to leave Ukraine in wartime But the Ukrainian leader says more is needed Kyiv urgently needs to ship 10 million tons to cut the deficit Kyiv/ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky denied the significance of his … Read more

Kazakhstan says OPEC+ may have to increase oil production so as not to overheat the market

A 3D-printed oil lifter in front of the OPEC logo in this illustration, April 14, 2020. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Kazakhstan says the preferred oil price is between $60 and $80 a barrel OPEC is facing production problems to achieve current goals The United States seeks … Read more

As the US looks to impose new restrictions on China’s chips, turmoil looms in global markets

Any US export block may affect global chip supply analysts This move will hinder Samsung and SK Hynix from upgrading China factories Samsung and SK Hynix together provide more than 50% of global NAND chips Constraints could change as future chip factories are built – Analyst SEOUL (Reuters) – Export restrictions Washington is considering to … Read more

Russia accuses the United States of a direct role in the Ukraine war, grain ships docked off the Turkish coast

Official says Ukraine is consulting with the US on the use of HIMARS bombers The suspension prompts the Kremlin to accuse the United States of direct involvement Ukraine’s first wartime grain export ship arrives in the Bosphorus strait US sanctions target ex-Olympic gymnast seen as close to Putin ISTANBUL/LONDON (Reuters) – Russia on Tuesday accused … Read more

Coal consumption expected to return to record levels for 2013: International Energy Agency

Coal prices are on the rise, and global coal consumption is expected to return to the record levels it reached in nearly 10 years as the global energy supply crisis continues. Analysts say that while investors in coal stocks spend a field day thanks to rising coal prices, restrictions on carbon emissions are easing as … Read more

Drought-resistant crops, hydropower, artificial intelligence for atomic measurement, control of refrigerants and e-waste recycling

Regulating the rhythms of light Newswise — A team of scientists led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a theory that thylakoids, membranous networks essential to plant photosynthesis, also act as a defense mechanism to harsh growing conditions, which can help develop tougher plants. Thylakoids contain grana, which are stacked coin-like structures that expand … Read more

Rooftop solar panels, which cost thousands of dollars, are considered a fire hazard

Ricky Barron installed a rooftop solar system in 2014 to make the most of the North Queensland sun and save money on his electric bills. the main points: Ricky Barron has been told its installation is a fire hazard but the retailer will not uninstall it A number of regulators receive complaints about solar retailers, … Read more

NextEra Energy and 5 other utility stocks provide security and growth in a chaotic market

Contractors working on photovoltaic modules at an AES solar farm in Brazil. John Rories/Bloomberg font size Sometimes utilities stocks can feel quite drowsy, and that can be a relief when the markets get chaotic. But you should not overlook the potential for growth that can add some vigor to an already attractive sector. The Utilities … Read more

Biden’s strategic backup plans can be complicated for oil markets

font size The United States’ Strategic Petroleum Reserve is 475 million barrels, down from a peak of 726 million barrels in 2009. Brandon Bell / Getty Images About the author: Mark Finlay He is a fellow in global energy and oil at Rice University’s Baker Institute, and a former chief US economist at BP. Biden … Read more

Hysteria and greed make expensive energy policies that won’t save the planet

Those pushing for more action — and more money — to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are a lot like Dr. Smith on the 1960s TV series Lost in Space: “We’re doomed, I say!” Last week, President Joe Biden claimed that climate change “is literally, not figuratively, a clear and present danger.” United Nations Secretary-General António … Read more