EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

EU leaders reaffirm support for Ukraine, squabble over gas cap

Division over details of gas price cap European Commission to make proposals for EU summit on Oct.20-21 Poland criticises Germany for big spending on compensation EU27 vow continued financial and military support for Ukraine Scholz says rebuilding Ukraine will take a generation PRAGUE, Oct 7 (Reuters) – European Union leaders on Friday agreed to give … Read more

Bangladesh plunged into darkness by national grid failure

Bangladesh plunged into darkness by national grid failure

Power grid collapse leads to blackouts in 75-80% Bangladesh Authorities working to restore power, investigating cause Government had rationed some gas due to high global prices DHAKA, Oct 4 (Reuters) – Large swathes of Bangladesh were left without electricity on Tuesday after a grid failure, a government official said, adding that authorities were working to … Read more

London’s Battersea Power Station reborn as office and shopping hub

London’s Battersea Power Station reborn as office and shopping hub

LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) – London’s Battersea Power Station reopens next week as a glitzy hub of offices, flats, restaurants and shops after decades of failed attempts to reinvigorate one of the capital’s most iconic buildings, often described as the “Everest of real estate”. The 1930s power station once supplied a fifth of London’s electricity, … Read more

Havana protests flare for second night as Cuba scrambles to turn on lights

Havana protests flare for second night as Cuba scrambles to turn on lights

HAVANA, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Crews restored power to more neighborhoods across Havana on Saturday after a second day of protests over ongoing blackouts in Cuba’s capital, including some of the largest demonstrations since widespread anti-government rallies in July 2021. At least one of the protests Friday night in the western seaside borough of Playa … Read more

Russian patrol detains head of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

Russian patrol detains head of Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant

KYIV, Oct 1 (Reuters) – A Russian patrol has detained the director general of Ukraine’s Russian-occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, the state-owned company in charge of the plant said on Saturday, and the U.N. nuclear watchdog said Russia had confirmed the move. Ihor Murashov was detained on his way from the nuclear plant, Europe’s largest, … Read more

EU countries approve energy windfall levies, turn to gas price cap

EU countries approve energy windfall levies, turn to gas price cap

EU approves energy windfall profit levies Countries eye gas price caps as their next move States split over how to contain sky-high prices BRUSSELS, Sept 30 (Reuters) – European Union countries agreed on Friday to impose emergency levies on energy firms’ windfall profits, and began talks on their next move to tackle Europe’s energy crunch … Read more

Explosions heard, power out in Ukrainian city of Kharkiv

Explosions heard, power out in Ukrainian city of Kharkiv

KHARKIV, Ukraine, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Three explosions were heard, then electricity cut out on Tuesday in Ukraine’s second city of Kharkiv, a Reuters witness reported. “There are no lights in some parts of the city. Information about casualties is being specified,” Kharkiv’s mayor, Ihor Terekhov, said in his Telegram channel. He alsoreported a fourth … Read more

Canada begins long cleanup after Fiona sweeps homes out to sea

Canada begins long cleanup after Fiona sweeps homes out to sea

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PORT AUX BASQUES, Newfoundland, Sept 25 (Reuters) – It will take several months for Canada to restore critical infrastructure after the powerful storm Fiona left an “unprecedented” trail of destruction, officials said on Sunday, as crews fanned out in five provinces to restore power and clean … Read more

Europe burns cash to help businesses in energy crisis

Europe burns cash to help businesses in energy crisis

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register European gas prices have soared amid Ukraine crisis Utilities face liquidity crunch Germany will ‘do everything possible’ to help firms Russian mobilisation triggers oil price jump BERLIN/LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Germany nationalised gas importer Uniper (UN01.DE) on Wednesday and Britain said it would halve energy … Read more

UK eases pressure on business by halving energy bills this winter

UK eases pressure on business by halving energy bills this winter

Sheep graze beneath a row of electricity pylons near Ellesmere Port, Britain, October 11, 2021. REUTERS/Phil Noble/ Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Wholesale electricity, gas bills to be capped from October Level will be less than half current market prices Government says deal will prevent companies collapsing LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) … Read more