The Business Interview
THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW
Maria Van der Hoeven, Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA)How to satisfy the world's growing thirst for energy, while also mitigating the effects of global warming? In a recent report, the International Energy Agency says "radic...
'Cat lobby' takes over Turkish webIn this edition: the Turkish web abuzz over a "cat lobby"; the new Mozilla CEO under fire; and some Australian singers in a pre-take off flash mob.
Hollande hails 'revolutionary' new lithium battery plantFrench President François Hollande hailed ‘a new industrial revolution’ in inaugurating Friday a new lithium battery plant built by the Bolloré group, which manufactures the Blueca...
Power failure plunges 70% of Venezuela into darknessAn outage at Venezuela’s main power network left 70% of the country without power on Wednesday, causing traffic chaos in much of the capital, Caracas. President Nicolas Maduro said...
Down To Earth
DOWN TO EARTH
Kenya steams aheadKenya's Rift Valley hides a treasure buried several kilometres beneath the earth's surface: geothermal energy. Today only 13 percent of Kenya's electricity is provid...
Down To Earth
DOWN TO EARTH
Morocco: Kingdom of sunMorocco may have little to no fossil fuel resources, but the kingdom has its eyes on a brighter future. By 2020 the country plans to produce 42 percent of its electricity from rene...
Bulgaria: Poverty protests rock EU's poorest country (part 2)European Union - that's the name of a brand-new metro station where Bulgarian MEP Mariya Gabriel shows us how EU funds have helped develop the country's infrastructure. W...
Gunmen launch deadly raid on Pakistan power stationDozens of gunmen attacked a power station in the Badh Bher suburb of the northwest city of Peshawar, killing seven and disrupting power to 100,000 people, officials said Tuesday.
Laos pushes ahead with controversial Mekong 'mega dam' projectWhen complete, the Xayaburi Dam on the Laos stretch of the Mekong River will be 820 metres long and 32 metres high. It will sit at the head of a surface area of 49 square kilometre...
Data centres: incentives for going greenTwenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, servers are ready to respond to the explosion of digital information that we generate every time we use the internet. These data centres...
Electric Mix: Conductive PaintNanshu Lu, a Chinese engineer, has won a Netexplo award for her electronic tattoos used to track medical information. In this week's show we examine the evidence that China is...
SPAIN - BOLIVIA
Spain seeks 'legal security' from Bolivia after nationalisationsThe Spanish government on Sunday stressed the importance of “legal security” for foreign investors after Bolivia nationalised units of Spain’s Iberdrola utility group, a move by Pr...
In The Papers
IN THE PAPERS