Exclusive – Ukraine nuclear chief: Zaporizhzhia plant does not need Russian fuel

Exclusive – Ukraine nuclear chief: Zaporizhzhia plant does not need Russian fuel

Russia has occupied Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant Energoatom chief demands the plant’s demilitarisation Two years of fresh fuel supplies stored at plant, he says No word on plant’s detained deputy director KYIV, Oct 13 (Reuters) – The head of Ukraine’s state nuclear energy firm decried as “fake news” on Thursday Moscow’s assertions that the Russian-occupied … Read more

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

Toyota restarts output of first EV after fixing safety issues

Toyota restarts output of first EV after fixing safety issues

TOKYO, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp said it would restart production of its first electric vehicle, the bZ4X, on Thursday after fixing potential safety problems that had halted sales of the new battery-powered model for more than three months. Japan’s largest automaker, a laggard in the EV market, recalled 2,700 bZ4Xs globally in … Read more

Gas from Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline leaks into Baltic Sea

Gas from Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline leaks into Baltic Sea

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The Danish authorities on Monday asked ships to steer clear of a five nautical mile radius off the island of Bornholm after a gas leak overnight from the defunct Russian-owned Nord Stream 2 pipeline drained into the Baltic Sea. The German … 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

Europe races to prepare for energy crunch this winter

Europe races to prepare for energy crunch this winter

Spain may shut energy-intensive industries at peak times France prepares to send gas to Germany in October Germany to sign LNG contracts in UAE Berlin still working on Uniper bailout BERLIN/PARIS, Sept 19 (Reuters) – European governments outlined new measures on Monday to cope with potential energy shortages this winter and raced to improve energy … Read more

EU to claw back energy firms’ profits rather than cap Russian gas price

EU to claw back energy firms’ profits rather than cap Russian gas price

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU countries ask bloc to propose windfall revenue cap Ministers also request EU proposal on gas price cap Countries resist EU proposal to cap Russian gas price BRUSSELS, Sept 9 (Reuters) – EU energy ministers on Friday tasked the European Commission to press ahead with a … Read more

Ukrainian forces threaten Russian supply lines after breakthrough

Ukrainian forces threaten Russian supply lines after breakthrough

Zelenskiy says forces have recaptured towns and villages Blinken visits Kyiv with new U.S. aid package KYIV, Sept 9 (Reuters) – Swiftly advancing Ukrainian troops were approaching the main railway supplying Russian forces in the east on Friday, after the collapse of a section of Russia’s front line caused the most dramatic shift in the … Read more

A year on, El Salvador’s bitcoin experiment is stumbling

A year on, El Salvador’s bitcoin experiment is stumbling

CONCHAGUA, El Salvador, Sept 7 (Reuters) – A year after El Salvador adopted bitcoin as legal tender, the area where the world’s first cryptocurrency city was meant to be built – a circular metropolis powered by a volcano – is still dense jungle. President Nayib Bukele had promised that “Bitcoin City” would be a tax … Read more