Feb 16, 2017

Ukraine declares state of emergency over energy

Ukraine on Wednesday announced a state of emergency for its energy sector that could result in rolling blackouts as officials try to sharply curtail electricity use by consumers. The decision was made at a Cabinet meeting to work out a response to a two-week ...

How Russia secretly sold its oil jewel

Jan 29, 2017

How Russia secretly sold its oil jewel

More than a month after Russia announced one of its biggest privatizations since the 1990s, selling a 19.5 percent stake in its giant oil company Rosneft, it still isn’t possible to determine from public records the full identities of those who bought it. The ...

Jan 18, 2017

Two nuclear reactors in Saga Prefecture pass safety checks

Two nuclear reactors in Saga Prefecture passed a key state safety assessment Wednesday, but uncertainty remains over whether operator Kyushu Electric Power Co. will win local support to bring them back online amid lingering safety concerns. The No. 3 and No. 4 units of ...

Jan 14, 2017

Chinese, Germans seek to turn Chernobyl wasteland into solar park

Chinese and Germans are among dozens of investors taking Ukraine up on its offer to turn the grounds of one of the world’s worst nuclear disasters into a massive solar park. Thirteen international investors are among the 39 groups seeking Ukrainian permission to install ...