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UK’s National Grid will pay people to use less energy during the cold snap

LONDON, Jan 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s National Grid (NG.L) said it would pay customers to use less electricity on Monday night and had asked for three coal-fired generators to be warmed up in case they are needed. the country is facing a cold snap. The group said it would activate a new program called Demand …

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Biden’s climate agenda has a problem: Not enough workers

Jan 11 (Reuters) – U.S. clean energy companies are offering better wages and benefits, bringing in trainers from abroad and considering ideas such as buying roofs and electrical repair shops just to hire their workers as companies try to overcome a labor shortage that threatens to derail President Joe Biden’s climate change agenda. The Cut …

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Powell: Fed needs independence to fight inflation, should avoid social policy

STOCKHOLM, Jan 10 (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve’s independence from political influence is key to its ability to fight inflation, but requires it to stay clear of issues like that climate change that go beyond its mandate established by Congress, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said on Tuesday. . “Restoring price stability when inflation is high …

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Southwest flight upheaval a ‘system failure’, says US

WASHINGTON, Dec 28 (Reuters) – U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg ratcheted up the heat on Southwest Airlines on Wednesday, saying thousands more canceled flights indicated a system failure at the low- cost. “We’re past the point where they could say it’s a weather-related issue,” Buttigieg said in an interview published by ABC News on its …

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Battery swap boosts electric motorcycle riding in Kenya

Electric motorcycle startups are stepping into Kenya Say battery swapping saves drivers time and money Planning to expand the model to Tanzania and Uganda NAIROBI, Dec 26 (Reuters) – In recent months, clusters of sturdy and brightly colored battery swap stations have popped up around Kenya’s capital Nairobi, allowing electric motorcyclists to swap their battery …

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Storm cuts oil, gas and power generation in the United States, pushing prices up

Dec 23 (Reuters) – Bitter cold and gusty winds on Friday knocked out power and shut down power generation across the United States, sending heating and electricity prices soaring as people braced for the parties. Winter Storm Elliott brought sub-freezing temperatures and severe weather warnings to about two-thirds of the United States, with cold and …

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Investigators and cleanup crews begin cleaning up oil pipeline spill in Kansas

WASHINGTON, Kansas, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Emergency crews prepared on Friday to work through the weekend to clean up the largest U.S. crude oil spill in nearly a decade, with workers descending into this farming community as far away as Mississippi. A strong smell of oil wafted through the air, a Reuters witness said, as …

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