Mary and Jesus in the Eyes of Chinese Painters

Mary and Jesus in the Eyes of Chinese Painters

When Italian missionary Matteo Ricci arrived in China in 1583, he carried a mission with him: to forge a bridge for cultural exchanges between the West and the East that could change the course of history. Ricci achieved success, his arrival marking the beginning of the spread of Western books and art in the late … Read more

Exxon sues EU in move to block new windfall tax on oil companies

Exxon sues EU in move to block new windfall tax on oil companies

Dec 29 (Reuters) – U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) is suing the European Union in a bid to force it to scrap the bloc’s new windfall tax on oil groups, arguing Brussels exceeded its legal authority by imposing the levy. Record profits this year by oil companies benefiting from high energy prices have … Read more

European natural gas prices return to pre-Ukraine war levels

European natural gas prices return to pre-Ukraine war levels

A worker walks past gas pipes that connect a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit ship with the main land in Wilhelmshaven, northern Germany on December 17, 2022. EU energy ministers are wrangling over a proposed price cap on gas. Michael Sohn | Afp | Getty Images LONDON — European natural gas prices fell this week … Read more

How to Save Money on Electricity, Heat in Winter – NBC New York

How to Save Money on Electricity, Heat in Winter – NBC New York

Extreme winter weather continues to loom as New York remains in a state of emergency and areas of Western New York are impacted by a once-in-a-century blizzard. Freezing temperatures may send you running to the thermostat to bump up the heat and, consequently, bump up your energy bill. However, there are some cost-saving steps you … Read more

Battery swapping spurs Kenya’s electric motorbike drive

Battery swapping spurs Kenya’s electric motorbike drive

Electric motorbike startups making inroads in Kenya Say battery swapping saves drivers time, money Planning to expand model to Tanzania, Uganda NAIROBI, Dec 26 (Reuters) – Over recent months, sets of sturdy, brightly-branded battery swapping stations have cropped up around Kenya’s capital Nairobi, allowing electric motorcyclists to exchange their low battery for a fully-charged one. … Read more

What could power grid 'rotating outages' look like? – ABC6OnYourSide.com

What could power grid 'rotating outages' look like? – ABC6OnYourSide.com

What could power grid ‘rotating outages’ look like?  ABC6OnYourSide.com Ohio winter storm: FirstEnergy asks customers to conserve power  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland Arkansas energy companies ask customers to limit electricity  THV11 National Grid, Con Edison Ask for Energy Conservation Amid ‘Unprecedented’ Freeze  NBC New York LG&E asking customers to conserve energy as it performs rolling blackouts  WDRB View Full … Read more

LG&E asking customers to conserve energy as it performs rolling blackouts – WDRB

LG&E asking customers to conserve energy as it performs rolling blackouts – WDRB

LG&E asking customers to conserve energy as it performs rolling blackouts  WDRB Arkansas energy companies ask customers to limit electricity  THV11 FirstEnergy and PJM Ask Customers to Conserve Electricity  FirstEnergy Corp. AES Ohio encourages power conservation until Christmas Day  WDTN.com View Full Coverage on Google News

Storm cuts U.S. oil, gas, power output, sending prices higher

Storm cuts U.S. oil, gas, power output, sending prices higher

Dec 23 (Reuters) – Frigid cold and blowing winds on Friday knocked out power and cut energy production across the United States, driving up heating and electricity prices as people prepared for holiday celebrations. Winter Storm Elliott brought sub-freezing temperatures and extreme weather alerts to about two-thirds of the United States, with cold and snow … Read more

Bitcoin miner Core Scientific filing for bankruptcy, will keep mining

Bitcoin miner Core Scientific filing for bankruptcy, will keep mining

Core Scientific’s 104 megawatt Bitcoin mining data center in Marble, North Carolina Carey McKelvey Core Scientific, one of the largest publicly traded crypto mining companies in the U.S., is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Texas early Wednesday morning, according to a person familiar with the company’s finances. The move follows a year of … Read more

Albanese government commits $4.7 billion for NSW renewable energy investment

Albanese government commits $4.7 billion for NSW renewable energy investment

The federal government has committed $4.7 billion to help fund renewable energy infrastructure in New South Wales, as part of the national energy deal to combat escalating bills. Key points: Parliament will be recalled to vote on the bill to combat rising energy prices The NSW government has already committed $3.1 billion for transmission infrastructure The … Read more