Nina Chestney
The race to develop ever bigger and more efficient wind turbines may have been too hasty, some executives and analysts said.
Sep 29, 2023
Wind power industry drifts off course
The race to reduce reliance on fossil fuels is putting pressure on manufacturers and supply chains
Japan Times
Jun 27, 2023
Why the wind power industry has hit turbulence
While industry has grown quickly over the past two decades, it still faces various hurdles that must be overcome.
Japan Times
Jun 16, 2023
Cyberattacks on renewables: Europe power sector's dread in chaos of war
The digitalized, interconnected technology of the thousands of renewable assets across Europe presented major vulnerabilities to infiltration.
Japan Times
Oct 1, 2022
Exposed Europe steps up energy defenses after Nord Stream 'sabotage'
Europe's energy crisis, sparked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, has escalated from a problem of ensuring supply to a challenge of securing the networks that keep Europe warm.
Japan Times
Sep 20, 2022
War and energy crisis fires global hunt for coal, sparking investment in polluting fuel
Buyers in Europe and beyond are now vying to pay top dollar for coal, often from remote places that until now hardly even shipped the fuel.
Japan Times
Jul 26, 2022
Russian gas flow too low to fill Europe's storage
Russia's cut in supplies through its main gas pipeline to Germany will leave Europe's biggest economy faced with rationing industry to keep its citizens warm during the winter months.
Japan Times
May 13, 2022
How can Europe get gas if Russia's supply is disrupted?
Russia supplies about 40% of Europe's natural gas, mostly by pipeline.
Japan Times
Apr 2, 2022
In Russia-Europe gas standoff, both sides lose
Although the threat of shortages comes after the peak demand of winter, Europe still has much to lose when its businesses and households are already reeling from record energy prices.
Japan Times
Apr 1, 2022
Russia wants gas payments in rubles. Will buyers make the switch?
The move is in retaliation against Western sanctions imposed on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.
Japan Times
Aug 6, 2021
Atlantic Ocean currents weaken, signaling big weather changes, study says
The Atlantic Ocean's current system, an engine of the Northern Hemisphere's climate, could be weakening to such an extent that it could soon bring big changes to the world's weather, a scientific study said on Thursday.
Japan Times
Jul 21, 2021
Floods wreck towns, but Europe's wind power goals are tangled in red tape
The EU is veering off track for its emissions-cutting goals as hurdles slow wind power development.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 29, 2018
Pressure mounts to bury carbon emissions, but who is going to pay the costs?
When countries gather Sunday to hammer out how they will enact pledges to cut carbon emissions, a Norwegian-led oil consortium will offer a solution: pump some of your excess carbon dioxide to us and we could store it for you.


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