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Ecotricity founder to grow diamonds 'made entirely from the sky'

UK millionaire Dale Vince says lab-grown gems will be ‘world’s first zero-impact’ diamondsA British multi-millionaire and environmentalist has set out plans to create thousands of carats of carbon-negative, laboratory-grown diamonds every year “made entirely from the sky”.Dale Vince, the founder of green energy supplier Ecotricity, claims to have developed the world’s only diamonds to be made from carbon, water and energy sourced directly from the elements at a “sky mining facility” in Stroud. C...
Tags: Energy, Business, UK, Environment, Renewable Energy, UK News, Energy industry, Mining, Dale Vince, Stroud Continue


Thursday Bytes: Ciena, Windstream, Bluebird, Orange Business, maincubes, ITRenew, Circle B

A couple infrastructure upgrades, a win in the cloud, and a new sustainability effort: ... [visit site to read more]
Tags: Energy, Cloud Computing, Advertising, Telecom Equipment, Datacenter, Ciena Windstream Bluebird Orange Business


Jackery’s solar generator system helps you collect and store more than enough juice for off-grid essentials

Portable power is a very convenient thing to have on hand, as proven by the popularity of pocket power banks for providing backup energy for smartphones and tablets. Jackery’s lineup of battery backups offer an entirely different, much greater level of portable energy storage, and when combined with the company’s durable and portable solar panels, they add up to an impressive mobile solar power generation solution that can offer a little piece of mind at home for when the power goes out, or a...
Tags: Reviews, Iphone, Energy, TC, Gadgets, Hardware, Review, Articles, Tech, Tesla, Smartphones, Usb, Solar Power, Solar Panel, Power Station, Jackery


Unions urge ALP to accept need for gas and back blue collar workers or face losing next election

Labor MPs told gas power is a necessary part of the transition to renewablesUnion officials have given Labor MPs a message that gas will be needed in the transition to renewable energy, and have urged them to defend blue collar workers in traditional industries or face losing another election.The leadership of the Australian Workers Union and the construction and mining union attended a briefing organised this week by Labor’s country caucus, which is run by the shadow resources minister Joel Fit...
Tags: Energy, Labor, Environment, Australia news, Gas, Fossil Fuels, Australian politics, Australian trade unions, Labor party, Anthony Albanese, Joel Fitzgibbon, Australian Workers Union


BP leads energy companies preparing two major UK carbon capture projects

17m tonnes of carbon dioxide to be stored beneath the North Sea every yearAfter decades spent extracting fossil fuels from the UK’s North Sea, a consortium of oil companies is preparing to pump Britain’s greenhouse gas emissions back beneath the seabed to help meet the government’s climate ambitions.BP has set out plans to lead an alliance of energy companies in siphoning off the carbon dioxide from factory flues under new plans in which almost half the UK’s industrial emissions will be stored b...
Tags: Energy, Business, UK, Climate Change, Environment, Oil, UK News, Oil and gas companies, Energy industry, Britain, Fossil Fuels, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Bp, North Sea, Carbon capture and storage (CCS


Virus surges, markets have worst day in a month

By Stan Shoe, Damian J. Troise and Alex Viega | Associated Press U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday as a troubling increase in coronavirus counts put investors in a selling mood. The skid came as doubts mount on Wall Street that Washington will come through with more stimulus for the economy before Election Day. The S&P 500 slid 1.9%, its biggest single-day decline in more than a month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 650 points after having been down more than 960 during the heaviest sell...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Energy, Asia, Europe, Business, Politics, London, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Sport, Soccer


US stocks tumble toward worst day in a month amid virus woes

By Stan Choe | The Associated Press Stocks are slumping sharply in midday trading on Wall Street Monday and deepening last week’s losses, as a troubling climb in coronavirus counts threatens the global economy. The S&P 500 was 2.1% lower and on track for its worst day in more than a month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 717 points, or 2.5%, at 27,618, as of 11:18 a.m. Eastern time, and the Nasdaq composite was down 1.7%. Stocks also weakened across much of Europe and Asia. In another ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Energy, Asia, South Korea, Europe, London, Congress, Washington, France, White House, Germany, US, Sport, Soccer


Energy stocks plummet amid oil sell-off driven by threats of boosted production

Iraqi Southern Oil Company engineers in the Zubair oil field in southern Iraq Essam Al-Sudani/AFP via Getty Images Energy stocks fell on Monday after supply-and-demand concerns for oil sent the commodity lower.Libya's National Oil Corporation said it would boost its oil production to 1 million barrels per day from 500,000 barrels per day by next month.Meanwhile, surging COVID-19 cases around the globe, combined with partial lockdowns in some European countries, have continued to weigh on d...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Iraq, Trends, Opec, Libya, ConocoPhillips, Zubair, National Oil Corporation, Matthew Fox, Chevron Exxon Mobil, Iraqi Southern Oil Company, Getty Images Energy, National Oil Corporation of Libya


How Long-term Thinking Can Help Earth Now

Inside Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear waste repository, 1,500 feet underground. Photo Credit: Peter Guenzel With half-lives ranging from 30 to 24,000, or even 16 million years, the radioactive elements in nuclear waste defy our typical operating time frames. The questions around nuclear waste storage — how to keep it safe from those who might wish to weaponize it, where to store it, by what methods, for how long, and with what markings, if any, to warn humans who might stumble upon it thousan...
Tags: Energy, Scotland, White House, China, Environment, Future, America, West Virginia, Washington Dc, Shanghai, Long-term Thinking, Finland, Anthropocene, Epa, Greenland, London School Of Economics


Fifth anniversary: Here’s how the Aliso Canyon gas leak has impacted the entire state

Aliso Canyon: Five Years of Tumult Part one: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to stop it and trends in energy consumption in California. Part three, coming Sunday, Oct. 25: Despite years of debate, the future of the facility is very much up in the air. Five years ago this week, the largest-ever U.S. methane leak was discovered near Porter Ranch in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Val...
Tags: Energy, News, California, Environment, California News, Infographic, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Epa, Environmental Defense Fund, Southern California, Porter Ranch Gas Leak, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas


Fith anniversary: Here’s how the Aliso Canyon gas leak has impacted the entire state

Aliso Canyon: Five Years of Tumult Part one, Friday, Oct. 23: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two, Saturday, Oct. 24: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to stop it and trends in energy consumption in California. Part three, coming Sunday, Oct. 25: Despite years of debate, the future of the facility is very much up in the air. Five years ago this week, the largest-ever U.S. methane leak was discovered near Porter Ra...
Tags: Energy, News, California, Environment, California News, Infographic, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Epa, Environmental Defense Fund, Local News, Southern California, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas


Trump seized on Biden's promise to 'transition away from oil,' but the move away from fossil fuels is nothing new

Morry Gash-Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump attacked former Vice President Joe Biden during Thursday night's debate for promising to "transition from the oil industry." Biden argued that the oil industry, which he said "pollutes significantly," should no longer receive federal subsidies and needs to be replaced by renewable energy "over time." Trump claimed that Biden is "going to destroy the oil industry" and a slew of Republicans attacked Biden over his comments.  The idea that ...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Texas, News, Climate Change, Environment, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Gop, House, New York Times, Rick Perry, Oil And Gas, Ohio


Exxon could announce layoffs in the US soon

A pump jack on a lease owned by Parsley Energy in the Permian Basin near Midland, Texas Reuters Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider. Here's what you need to know:Want to get Insider Energy in your inbox every Friday? Sign up here. Do you have feedback or story tips? Reach out to me at [email protected] I don't mean to stress you out but the election is now less than two weeks away. Here are some tips for voting in person. Ene...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Politics, Obama, Australia, Finance, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, M&a, Goldman Sachs, Getty, North America, Biden, Chevron


'Another major step forward': Here's what 6 Wall Street analysts had to say after Tesla's earnings beat expectations

Reuters Tesla's third-quarter earnings report beat expectations on multiple key metrics including cash flow and gross margins. The electric vehicle automaker also reiterated its goal of 500,000 deliveries in 2020, a statement many analysts were anticipating before the report. Shares of Tesla soared nearly 5% at the market open on Thursday.Here's what six Wall Street analysts had to say about Tesla's third-quarter earnings report. Watch Tesla trade live here.Tesla's third-quarter earnings r...
Tags: Energy, Electric Vehicle, China, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Credit Suisse, Gm, TSLA, Goldman Sachs, Elon, Jpmorgan, Ev, Wedbush, RBC Capital Markets, Wedbush Securities


Tesla wows on latest numbers

Tesla’s latest quarterly numbers beat analyst expectations on both revenue and earnings per share, bringing in $8.77 billion in revenues for the third quarter. With the report that Tesla had already beaten Wall Street’s expectations for deliveries earlier this month, the question for today’s earnings call was how much efficiency (and by extension profit) the electric car and battery company was able to wring out of its manufacturing processes. Now we have the answer as Tesla reported profits ...
Tags: Energy, TC, Elon Musk, US, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Ford, Earnings, Cnbc, Lucid, Gmc, Powerwall, Mustang Mach, Lucid Motors


Tesla posts its most profitable quarter ever as it blows past analyst estimates

Elon Musk. REUTERS/Joe Skipper Tesla on Wednesday announced its third-quarter financial results.  The electric automaker reported adjusted earnings per share of $0.76 on top of $8.77 billion in revenue.  Wall Street analysts polled by Bloomberg had expected $0.55 per share and $8.2 billion of revenue.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla on Wednesday posted its fifth consecutive profitable quarter, putting the electric automaker on track to turn its first-ever annual ...
Tags: Energy, Transportation, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Markets, Tesla, Bloomberg, Electric Vehicles, Shanghai, Volkswagen, Tesla earnings, Tech Insider, Graham Rapier, Elon Musk REUTERS Joe Skipper Tesla, Wednesday Musk


Teach Your Kids to Roughhouse in 'Slow-Mo Mode'

The kids, they’re gonna wrestle. If you’ve got a child—and especially if you have more than one child—you’ve probably noticed their propensity for extremely physical play. Maybe you’ve even roughhoused with them yourself—it can be fun! But now that we’re 72 years into this pandemic and staring down a long, dark, cold…Read more...
Tags: Energy, Play, Lifehacks, Physical Activity


Gas: South Africa’s next ‘battleground’

As government pushes for a huge increase in electricity generation from gas, serious questions are being raised about the logic behind the move The post Gas: South Africa’s next ‘battleground’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Energy, Environment, Gas, South Africa, 350.org, Eskom, Top Six, South Africa (country, South African Wind Energy Association, Presidential Economic Advisory Council, RMI4P, RMIPPPP, South African Photovoltaic Industry Association


The best backpacking stoves

Eating well on a backpacking trip is often an oxymoron — since the intent is to travel light, bringing food that's fast and easy to prepare is highly preferred. But with the right backpacking stove, you're able to improve the quality of those trail meals without dramatically increasing how much you stow in your backpack. The best backpacking stoves should all have these three features in common: They're portable, reliable in inclement weather, and are fuel-efficient enough to avoid the need for ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Energy, Camping, Hiking, Trends, Features, Buying Guide, Backpacking, Outdoor Cooking, REI Co, Kraig Becker, Rick Stella, Insider Picks 2020, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides


Electricity and fear: The trouble with nuclear energy

No other power-generating device raises as much concern as the nuclear reactor. Because of this, until recently the future of the entire energy sector has been determined by its past.On the eve of the pandemic, the European energy sector found itself at a crossroads, somewhere between Great Britain, Germany and Poland. Five years ago, across the English Channel, the then Prime Minister David Cameron announced an ambitious program to build 12 new nuclear power plants with a total capacity of 16 G...
Tags: Energy, South Korea, Europe, Japan, Hollywood, Ge, France, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, Environment, US, Sustainability, David Cameron


Dow rises 112 points as retail-sales blowout helps snap 3-day skid

Mario Tama/Getty Images US stocks jumped on Friday as investors cheered a better-than-expected reading of September retail sales.American retail spending climbed 1.9% last month, more than double economist estimates. The reading marked the gauge's fifth straight increase and a sharp bounce from August's 0.6% gain.The encouraging economic data offset dwindling odds of a preelection stimulus deal. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that he planned to bring only Senate Repub...
Tags: Energy, Senate, White House, US, Trends, General Motors, Markets, Bloomberg, Consumer Spending, House, Economic recovery, Treasury, Mitch McConnell, Oil Price, World Bank, Nancy Pelosi


Solar now generates the cheapest electricity in history, IEA says

The International Energy Agency is an intergovernmental organization that advises member nations on issues related to energy and the environment.In its annual report, the IEA reported that the cost of solar is dropping more rapidly than previously thought, providing some parts of the world with historically cheap electricity.The IEA predicted that, over the next decade, renewables will meet 80 percent of global electricity demand growth, while the demand for oil will peak. Electricity from sola...
Tags: Energy, India, Oil, Sustainability, Innovation, United Nations, IEA, Solar Energy, International Energy Agency IEA, International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, Birol, World Energy, Fatih Birol @Fatih Birol, International Renewable Energy Agency Solar PV, Simon Evans @Simon Evans


Solar power now generates the cheapest electricity in history, IEA says

The International Energy Agency is an intergovernmental organization that advises member nations on issues related to energy and the environment.In its annual report, the IEA reported that the cost of solar is dropping more rapidly than previously thought, providing some parts of the world with historically cheap electricity.The IEA predicted that, over the next decade, renewables will meet 80 percent of global electricity demand growth, while the demand for oil will peak. Electricity from sola...
Tags: Energy, India, Oil, Sustainability, Innovation, United Nations, IEA, Solar Energy, International Energy Agency IEA, International Energy Agency, Fatih Birol, Birol, World Energy, Fatih Birol @Fatih Birol, International Renewable Energy Agency Solar PV, Simon Evans @Simon Evans


This Amazon-backed startup puts a price tag on trees, eyeing a $200 billion market opportunity

Pachama uses satellite imagery and other remote-sensing tools to measure forests Pachama Welcome to Insider Energy, a weekly energy newsletter brought to you by Business Insider. Here's what you need to know:Want to get Insider Energy in your inbox every Friday? Sign up here. Do you have feedback or story tips? Reach out to me at [email protected] I'm still rehydrating after shedding a liter of tears last night while watching My Octopus Teacher. I touched an octopus once as a k...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, Science, Finance, US, Trends, Bloomberg, San Diego, Mergers, Clean Energy, Solar, Oil Price, Morgan Stanley, Serena Williams, Devon Energy, Chevron


Two Energy Secretary security detail members test positive for coronavirus

Two members of Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette's security detail tested positive for coronavirus, the department announced late Thursday night.
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Coal has a 'very bright future' despite rise of fracking, Brouillette says

Coal still has a bright future in an American energy industry that is transitioning to natural gas, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette told Fox Business Network's “The Claman Countdown" Thursday.
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Global stocks drop as hopes for stimulus wane before election and Europe imposes tough new COVID restrictions

Erin Scott/Pool/Getty Images Global stocks fell on Thursday, driven by fading chances of a fiscal deal before next month's  election, rising COVID cases in Europe and after some Wall Street banks posted weaker earnings. European shares fell following a downbeat session in Asia. The dollar index rose and the US 10 year yield fell showing lower risk appetite. The pound could get a boost if the UK government persists with Brexit negotiations with the EU this week, an analyst said. Visit Busin...
Tags: Energy, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, UK, London, Germany, Global, US, Trends, Bank Of America, Eu, Bloomberg, Paris, Ubs


China losing interest in Australian coal isn't about diplomacy - it's simply market dynamics | Alex Turnbull

We need to discuss how communities and workers in the coal sector will cope with China’s push for self-sufficiencyAustralian politicians have been selling the “dream” of coal for years, but it’s a dream that is about to be mugged by reality. China’s coal imports have been weak all year. Initially this was attributed to Covid but as China’s economy has resumed growth – and certainly growth in its energy-intensive sectors – coal imports have dropped sharply from all countries, not just Australia. ...
Tags: Energy, Business, Australia, China, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coal, Fossil Fuels, Australian economy, Alex Turnbull


Tory peer apologises for ministerial rule breach in Uganda deals

Former energy minister Lady Verma had previously denied she had broken rulesA former minister who denied breaching the ministerial code after her family firm signed multimillion pound deals with Uganda’s government has apologised for breaking the rules to a parliamentary watchdog, it has emerged.Lady Verma, the former energy minister, told the Guardian last month she did not have to inform the advisory committee on business appointments (Acoba) after Nexus Green Ltd signed solar deals worth more...
Tags: Energy, Business, Africa, UK News, Energy industry, Uganda, House Of Lords, Guardian, Solar Power, Acoba, Lady Verma, Nexus Green Ltd


Airborne radioactivity increases downwind of fracking, study finds

Particles released by drilling could damage the health of nearby residents, say scientistsThe radioactivity of airborne particles increases significantly downwind of fracking sites in the US, a study has found.The Harvard scientists said this could damage the health of people living in nearby communities and that further research was needed to understand how to stop the release of the radioactive elements from under the ground. Continue reading...
Tags: Energy, Environment, US, World news, Harvard, Gas, Fracking, Fossil Fuels