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Susanna Twidale
For Susanna Twidale's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
A wind turbine and an electricity pylon in Finedon, Britain. Developers can no longer use financial modeling that assumes gas power plants are used constantly throughout their 20-year-plus lifetime, analysts said.
BUSINESS / Economy
Nov 21, 2023
Giant batteries drain economics of gas power plants
Batteries that ensure stable power supply are becoming cheap enough to make developers abandon scores of projects for gas-fired generation worldwide.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 21, 2022
America's new nuclear power industry has a Russian problem
U.S. firms developing a new generation of small nuclear power plants to help cut carbon emissions have a big problem: Only one company sells the fuel they need, and it's Russian.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 11, 2022
Why Russia drives European and British gas prices
If countries that rely on Russia for gas receive less, they must fill the gap from elsewhere. This has knock-on effects and can lead to gas price volatility.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jun 15, 2022
Europe fills up on gas but race to replace Russia far from over
For European households, there is little respite from sky-high fuel prices that have strained budgets, driven down disposable income and weighed on the economic outlook.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 23, 2021
Soaring gas prices ripple through heavy industry and supply chains
Some companies, including steel producers and fertilizer manufacturers have had to suspend or reduce production in Europe and Asia as a result of spiking energy prices.
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Aug 12, 2021
Is it sunrise or another false dawn for tech that buries carbon dioxide emissions?
Some experts say behavioral change alone is insufficient u2014 carbon capture and storage technology will be essential to realizing net-zero by 2050.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health / ANALYSIS
Nov 24, 2020
Carbon pricing rises as world's weapon of choice in climate fight
Can you put a price on pollution? Some of the world's biggest economies are doing just that as they wrestle with how to make good on grand pledges to tame planet-warming emissions.

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