Energy supplies are so fragile that there just won’t be enough to go around, and power cuts will put lives at risk when there are no fans or air conditioners to provide relief.
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Households and businesses face ongoing disruptions as coal stockpiles shrink at power plants and fuel imports falter on prices that have surged amid the war in Ukraine.
Business jets now account for a quarter of U.S. flights, roughly twice the pre-pandemic share, according to research and consultancy WINGX.
The EU, U.K. and Canada have all banned Russian flights from their airspace, though the U.S. has yet to follow suit.
Green hydrogen — made from water and clean electricity — is seen by many as the breakthrough needed for the world to meet its emissions reduction goals.
While the mine has become a global emblem for opposition to fossil fuels, the start of overseas sales is also a reflection of coal’s pivotal role in the world’s energy mix.
New protocols in the wake of the omicron variant are expected to add to the airline industry's headache, as well as to those who have made plans to travel abroad.
Several companies, such as HSBC, Zurich Insurance, Bain & Company and S&P Global, have already announced plans to quickly cut business travel emissions by as much as 70%.
While shortages of coal in China and their own power crunch have commanded most recent attention, it’s India that’s facing a potentially worsening scenario.
Mukesh Ambani may now build solar panels, but his oil-related businesses deliver nearly 60% of his company's $73-billion annual revenue.