Business / Corporate Jun 16, 2014

Bridgestone puts Thai unit on hold

Bridgestone Corp., the world's largest tire maker, will postpone the start of production at a new tire plant in Thailand because global demand for coal-mining vehicles is less than expected. The company will announce a new output start date "when demand comes back," Chief Executive ...

Shift to green energy would barely slow growth, U.N. report says

World Apr 12, 2014

Shift to green energy would barely slow growth, U.N. report says

A radical shift from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy would slow world economic growth by only a tiny fraction every year, a new draft U.N. report on tackling global warming said on Friday. Many governments had complained that an earlier draft was not clear in ...

LNG, coal use hits record amid zero nuclear power

Business Nov 15, 2013

LNG, coal use hits record amid zero nuclear power

Regional power utilities used a record amount of LNG and coal for October as they turned to fossil fuels to offset lost output from idled nuclear reactors. The utilities consumed 4.62 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas, the highest for October and up 8 ...