Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
24/7 Energy News Coverage
March 17, 2017
DISASTER MANAGEMENT
Japan court rules government liable for Fukushima disaster



Tokyo (AFP) March 17, 2017
A Japanese court on Friday ruled for the first time that the government bears responsibility for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and ordered it and the plant operator to pay damages, officials and news reports said. A massive tsunami triggered by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake smashed into the Fukushima Daiichi power plant on Japan's northeastern coast on March 11, 2011. The water overwhelmed reactor cooling systems and sent three into meltdown, spewing radiation over a wide area in Japan's wors ... read more

CAR TECH
Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brains
Jerusalem (AFP) March 17, 2017
Intel's $15-billion purchase of Israeli firm Mobileye could help fuel the country's rise in the driverless car industry - not as a builder of vehicles, but as the brains behind them. ... more
ENERGY NEWS
CO2 stable for 3rd year despite global growth: IEA
Paris (AFP) March 17, 2017
Global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector held stable for the third straight year in 2016 despite the global economy continuing to expand, the International Energy Agency said Friday. ... more
OIL AND GAS
Fitch: Azerbaijan's energy company facing mixed pressures
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
The state energy company of Azerbaijan, a party to OPEC-led balance efforts, beat its peers in terms of revenue, but remains pressured, a ratings agency said. ... more
WIND DAILY
North Carolina ready for offshore wind energy auction
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
More than 100,000 acres off the coast of North Carolina go on the auction block Thursday for potential wind energy development, the U.S. government said. ... more
Previous Issues Mar 16 Mar 15 Mar 14 Mar 13 Mar 10
ENERGY DAILY

Space Media Advertising Solutions
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
The Humans to Mars Summit 2018 - George Washington University - Washington May 8-10, 2018
Military Radar Summit 2018
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison & Memory Foam Mattress Review
THE PITS
World Bank indirectly backs harmful SE Asian projects: report
Washington (AFP) March 17, 2017
World Bank investments in commercial financial institutions are indirectly allowing land-grabs, evictions and pollution in Southeast Asia, a watchdog group charged in a report Friday. ... more
THE PITS
World Bank indirectly backs harmful SE Asian projects: report
Washington (AFP) March 17, 2017
World Bank investments in commercial financial institutions is indirectly allowing land-grabs, evictions and pollution in Southeast Asia, a watchdog group charged in a report Friday. ... more
CAR TECH
More gas guzzlers due to Trump? Not necessarily
New York (AFP) March 16, 2017
The White House clashed with environmentalists on Wednesday over President Donald Trump's retreat from tough future auto emission standards, with both sides predicting potentially big consequences for America's car fleet. ... more
TRADE WARS
Merkel, Xi defend free trade ahead of G20 meet
Berlin (AFP) March 16, 2017
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday stressed their commitment to free trade ahead of a G20 finance ministers' meeting set to be dominated by debate on protectionism. ... more
TRADE WARS
G20 finance ministers to meet under America First shadow
Berlin (AFP) March 15, 2017
Finance ministers from the world's top nations gather in Germany Friday as fears grow that US President Donald Trump could upend the global economic order with his America First policy. ... more
CHIP TECH
Quantum movement of electrons in atomic layers shows potential of materials for electronics and photonics
Lawrence KS (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Common sense might dictate that for an object to move from one point to another, it must go through all the points on the path. "Imagine someone driving from Kansas City to Topeka on I-70 - it ... more


New electron source for materials analysis

INTERNET SPACE
Electro-optical switch transmits data at record-low temperatures
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
A silicon optical switch newly developed at Sandia National Laboratories is the first to transmit up to 10 gigabits per second of data at temperatures just a few degrees above absolute zero. The dev ... more
TECH SPACE
Next-gen steel under the microscope
Brisbane, Australia (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Next-generation steel and metal alloys are a step closer to reality, thanks to an international research project involving a University of Queensland scientist. The work could overcome the pro ... more
BIO FUEL
NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution
Hampton VA (SPX) Mar 16, 2017
Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70 percent, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth's envir ... more
EARLY EARTH
Copper-bottomed deposits
Geneva, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
The world's most valuable copper deposits, known as porphyry deposits, originate from cooling magma. But how can we predict the size of these deposits? What factors govern the amount of copper prese ... more

Space Media Advertising


CO2 stable for 3rd year despite global growth: IEA
Paris (AFP) March 17, 2017
Global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector held stable for the third straight year in 2016 despite the global economy continuing to expand, the International Energy Agency said Friday. By far the main culprit in global warming, carbon dioxide emissions stood at 32.1 billion tonnes last year, the IEA estimated. This was the same level as the same as the previous two years, des ... more
Wellington, New Zealand (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
New Zealand lauded for renewables, but challenges remain
Strasbourg, France (AFP) Feb 15, 2017
EU parliament backs draft carbon trading reforms
Taipei (AFP) Feb 12, 2017
Taiwan lantern makers go green for festival of lights
Headphone batteries explode on flight to Australia
Sydney (AFP) March 15, 2017
A woman whose headphones caught fire on a plane suffered burns to her face and hands, Australian officials said Wednesday as they warned about the dangers of battery-operated devices in-flight. The passenger was listening to music on her own battery-operated headphones as she dozed about two hours into the trip from Beijing to Melbourne on February 19 when there was a loud explosion. "As ... more
Nuremberg, Germany (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Exhaust fumes as a resource
Sydney (AFP) March 12, 2017
Australia PM, Musk discuss offer to fix power woes
Ames IA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Discovery in new material raises questions about theoretical models of superconductivity
North Carolina ready for offshore wind energy auction
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
More than 100,000 acres off the coast of North Carolina go on the auction block Thursday for potential wind energy development, the U.S. government said. The U.S. Department of Interior pounded the gavel to open the seventh offshore wind auction, putting 122,405 acres off the North Carolina coast on the block for commercial wind energy leasing. In August 2014, the Bureau of Ocean ... more
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Flagship English Channel wind farm nears completion
Paris (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France
Washington DC (UPI) Mar 07, 2017
Wind energy gaining traction, U.S. trade group says
EU close to 2020 renewable energy target
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Members of the European Union are about 3 percentage points away from meeting their 2020 objectives for renewable energy, its statistics office reported. Members of the EU agreed to a benchmark of 20 percent for a share of renewable energy on their grids by 2020. Eurostat, the bloc's record-keeping office, said the share of renewable energy in final consumption in 2015, the last full ye ... more
Barrington RI (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Nuera Solar Announces Partnership with The Solar Village Project
Lappeenranta, Finland (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems
Brussels (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
EU funding renewable energy efforts in Algeria
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Two leading organisations within the UK's nuclear industry, the Energy Industries Council (EIC) and the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to promote global opportunities in the nuclear industry and support UK companies to enter the sector, at a ceremony held at the Nuclear AMRC's Rotherham campus on Tue ... more
Tokyo (AFP) March 15, 2017
Loss-hit Toshiba nosedives on fears about future
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be 'fished out' of nuclear waste
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
German energy company RWE evolving for success
Scientists harness solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce. It's using natural light to generate hydrogen from biomass. One of the challenges facing modern society is what it does with its waste products. As natural resources decline in abundance, using waste for energy is becoming more ... more
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Petrol and jet fuel alternatives are produced by yeast cell factories
University Park PA (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Energy crop production on conservation lands may not boost greenhouse gases
Hampton VA (SPX) Mar 16, 2017
NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution
DSI 4th Space Resiliency Summit November 28-29, 2017 Alexandria, VA
Russia's Lukoil backs OPEC production cut extension
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
It's reasonable to give serious consideration to extending a production agreement led by OPEC, the head of Russian oil company Lukoil said Thursday. Russia is contributing as a non-member state to an effort steered by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries that aims to correct an oversupplied market through managed production declines. Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
Fitch: Azerbaijan's energy company facing mixed pressures
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
DNO turns a profit on Kurdish assets
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
Oil and gas exporter Norway keeps policy rate static
13 killed in Kenya in drought-related violence
Nairobi (AFP) March 15, 2017
Thirteen people, mostly women and children, have been killed in central Kenya this week in a cycle of violence between rival farming tribes hit by drought, police and the Red Cross said. Police spokesman George Kinoti said the violence broke out on Monday when Ilchamus herdsmen, a sub-group of the Tugen people, launched an attack on members of the Pokot tribe seeking to steal their cattle. ... more
Pasadena CA (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Cold climates and ocean carbon sequestration
Potsdam, Germany (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Vicious circle of drought and forest loss in the Amazon
Washington (AFP) March 15, 2017
Pentagon chief says climate change threatens security
World Bank indirectly backs harmful SE Asian projects: report
Washington (AFP) March 17, 2017
World Bank investments in commercial financial institutions is indirectly allowing land-grabs, evictions and pollution in Southeast Asia, a watchdog group charged in a report Friday. By investing in banks and other so-called financial intermediaries, World Bank funds can increase poverty, social strife and promote projects which hasten climate change, according to a report by Inclusive Devel ... more
Beijing (AFP) March 14, 2017
17 killed in China coal mine accident: state media
Washington (AFP) March 17, 2017
World Bank indirectly backs harmful SE Asian projects: report
Beijing (AFP) Feb 28, 2017
China says coal consumption falls for third year
China Develops Spaceship Capable of Moon Landing
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Chinese state media is reporting that the country's space program has developed a craft capable of both landing on the moon and flying in low-Earth orbit. The new spacecraft is claimed to be able to accommodate multiple astronauts, according to spaceship engineer Zhang Bainian, who Science and Technology Daily cited as comparing the forthcoming ship to the Orion craft currently in developm ... more
Wenchang, China (XNA) Mar 13, 2017
Long March-7 Y2 ready for launch of China's first cargo spacecraft
Beijing (Sputnik) Mar 09, 2017
China Seeks Space Rockets Launched from Airplanes
Beijing (XNA) Mar 07, 2017
Riding an asteroid: China's next space goal
International SMR and Advanced Reactor Summit 2018 - March 27-28 - Atlanta USA
Reduce Fuel Burn With a Dose of BLI
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
It sounds like a cause of heart burn. Instead, Boundary Layer Ingestion - or BLI - is a promising idea NASA researchers are studying to reduce fuel burn in jet engines, thus reducing emissions and the cost of operating the aircraft. At its simplest: With BLI, an airplane's engines are located near the rear of the aircraft so that air flowing over the aircraft body becomes part of the mix o ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
MDH debuts multi-mission concept helicopter
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
U.S. Army looks to Air Force for future air defenses
Washington (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Boeing to sustain South Korea's F-15 fleet
German prosecutors search Audi offices over 'dieselgate'
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) March 15, 2017
State prosecutors in southern Germany said Wednesday they had searched offices belonging to carmaker Audi over parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal. Investigators from Bavaria, Baden-Wuerttemberg and Lower Saxony states searched "sites belonging to Audi AG and seven other locations" on suspicion of "fraud and illegal advertising", Munich prosecutors said in a stateme ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) March 17, 2017
Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brains
Paris (AFP) March 15, 2017
Renault chiefs implicated in decades-long emissions fraud: probe
New York (AFP) March 16, 2017
More gas guzzlers due to Trump? Not necessarily
Czech scientists build non-metal magnet out of carbon
Prague (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
Scientists in the Czech Republic created magnetized carbon by treating graphene layers with non-metallic elements. Their invention, detailed in the journal Nature Communications, is the first non-metal magnet to maintain its magnetic properties at room temperature. Researchers say the discovery has a wide array of potential applications in the fields of biomedicine and electronics. ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 07, 2017
Graphene sheets capture cells efficiently
Birmingham UK (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
Iron dissolved by air pollution may increase ocean potential to trap carbon
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 03, 2017
'Super-deep' diamonds may hold new information about Earth's interior
Spin-resolved oscilloscope for charge and spin signals
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation have developed a "spin-resolved oscilloscope." This device is a basic measuring instrument for plasmonics and spintronics, which are key technologies for future electronics applications. The coupling of light and electronic charges in plasmonics will pave the way for ultra-high-speed information ... more
Lawrence KS (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Quantum movement of electrons in atomic layers shows potential of materials for electronics and photonics
Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Ultrashort light pulses for fast 'lightwave' computers
Ithaca NY (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Two radio signals, one chip, open a new world for wireless communication
Daily Newsletters - Space - Military - Environment - Energy
Light rail fails to fix Ethiopia's traffic troubles
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 12, 2017
Electric light railway tracks soar over Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, a rare example of mass transit infrastructure on a continent ruled by ramshackle, diesel-spewing buses. But despite government promises, the roads below are still clogged with traffic 14 months after the light rail system's opening, and for many residents the city's network of overcrowded minibus taxis remain the only op ... more
Singapore (UPI) Jan 25, 2017
Machine-learning to inspire Singapore metro buildout
Budapest (AFP) Jan 19, 2017
Hungary orders fraud probe into Budapest metro project
San Francisco (AFP) Jan 18, 2017
'Hyperloop' rail study for Slovakia-Czech connection
Trump budget 'cripples' environment, science, critics say
Miami (AFP) March 16, 2017
US President Donald Trump's proposed 2018 budget would slash funding for science, health and environmental programs at home and abroad, sparking an outcry Thursday among experts who say the cuts would endanger the planet. The blueprint, which also includes sharp cuts in spending on the arts and foreign aid, has yet to undergo scrutiny in Congress and must be approved by lawmakers before it c ... more
Tuzla, Bosnia And Herzegovina (AFP) March 15, 2017
Polluted air causing early deaths in fossil-fuelled Balkans
Paris (AFP) March 14, 2017
Curbing pollution can prevent 3 mn Chinese deaths a year
Addis Ababa (AFP) March 15, 2017
Ethiopia rubbish dump landslide death toll soars to 113


Subscribe free to our newsletters via your



Buy Advertising Media Advertising Kit Editorial & Other Enquiries Privacy statement
The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2016 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement