natural gas, nuclear are green energy in some circumstances

01 July 2022, Saxony, Lippendorf: A solar park borders directly on the site of the Lippendorf lignite-fired power plant. After more than 20 years, the so-called EEG overload, which customers pay via their electricity bill, will no longer apply. It currently still amounts to 3.72 cents per kilowatt hour. Experts do not expect electricity prices … Read more

OPEC Secretary General Mohammad Barkindo dies at age 63

Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, secretary general of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Aaron M. Sprecher | Bloomberg | Getty Images Mohammad Barkindo, a Nigerian politician and the secretary general of oil group OPEC, has died at the age of 63. The head of Nigeria’s National Petroleum Corporation, Mele Kyari, announced the news in a tweet … Read more

Germany’s much-vaunted trade surplus disappears as import prices surge

Germany trade entered negative territory in May, raising questions about the stability of its economy in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Picture Alliance | Picture Alliance | Getty Images Germany is no longer exporting more than what it buys from other countries, highlighting the strains that the nation and other European economies are … Read more

Germany fears Russian gas flows could be about to stop for good

Russia says it stands ready to supply gas to Europe, describing ongoing disruption concerns as a “man-made crisis” created by Europe. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Russia is poised to temporarily shut down the Nord Stream 1 pipeline — the European Union’s biggest piece of gas import infrastructure — for annual maintenance. The works … Read more

US energy producers roast Biden for demanding companies to lower gas prices

The US Oil & Gas Association took a hit at President Biden after he tweeted on Saturday that “companies running gas stations” should simply “bring down the price you are charging at the pump,” telling him that he should “please make sure the WH intern who posted this tweet registers for Econ 101 for the … Read more

FBI adds ‘Cryptoqueen’ to ‘Ten Most Wanted Fugitives List’ for fraud

The Federal Bureau of Investigation seal is seen at FBI headquarters. Yuri Gripas | Reuters WASHINGTON — The FBI on Thursday added Dr. Ruja Ignatova, the self-proclaimed ‘Cryptoqueen,’ to its list of Ten Most Wanted fugitives, and is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to her arrest. Ignatova, the founder of a cryptocurrency called … Read more

Europe’s plans to replace Russian gas are deemed ‘wildly optimistic’ — and could hammer its economy

A drilling rig at a gas processing facility, operated by Gazprom. Maxim Shemetov | Reuters The European Union’s best shot at replacing Russian gas imports this year is likely to miss the mark, analysts predict, exerting further pressure on the region’s economy. The EU plans to replace two-thirds of Russian gas imports by the end … Read more

G-7 nations face threat of Russia shutting down more gas

Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a toast as he takes part in the XIV BRICS summit in virtual format via a video call, in Moscow on June 23, 2022. Mikhail Metzel | AFP | Getty Images The Group of 7 nations need to brace for a complete shutdown of Russian gas pipelines in the near … Read more

G7 leaders discuss price cap on Russian oil over Ukraine invasion | Russia-Ukraine war News

G7 leaders meeting in Germany discuss plans to reduce Russian revenues from oil exports amid a surge in energy prices. Leaders of Group of Seven (G7) nations have discussed plans to cap the price of Russian oil in order to put the squeeze on Moscow, which is benefiting from soaring energy prices, and cut off … Read more