Under the deal, BP will take a 50% stake in Equinor’s Beacon windfarm which is in an early stage of development off the Nantucket coast, and in the Empire windfarm off the coast of Long Island which is due to begin generating clean electricity by the mid-2020s. The windfarms are expected to generate enough electricity to power over 2m US homes. … [Read more...] about BP takes $1.1bn stake in offshore wind farms as it agrees Equinor deal
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Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who chairs the House oversight committee, told a panel of expert witnesses during a hearing on the disease: 'This morning we were informed that President Trump and Vice President Pence have called our witnesses to an emergency meeting at the White House. We don't know the details, just that it is extremely urgent.' … [Read more...] about Donald Trump BANS visitors from Europe from entering the US for 30 days starting at midnight on Friday – but excludes the UK and Ireland – in effort to staunch coronavirus pandemic. But how will it slow spread of virus ALREADY inside US?
• In Greek parliamentary elections voters rejected two mainstream parties who had helped negotiate austerity plans meant to pull the country out of its debt crisis in favor of extreme candidates who echoed the popular outcry against austerity. The move cast further doubt on Greece’s long-term ability to stay in the eurozone. … [Read more...] about Europe in turmoil: five years of economic crisis
Calling the situation an “unprecedented humanitarian crisis”, the politician said the coronavirus pandemic had created “exceptionally demanding” circumstances on the island, long at the forefront of refugees fleeing war-stricken homelands for the west. Eyewitnesses reported terrified and traumatised residents fleeing the hilltop facility through thick, acrid smoke laced with the stench of burning plastic. … [Read more...] about Thousands need aid after fire destroys Europe’s largest refugee camp
Prof Luckman is monitoring the crack’s position with the European Union's Sentinel-1 satellites. Their radar sensors report on the developing berg every six days, and can see the ice surface even through cloud and during the long polar winter nights. … [Read more...] about Antarctica’s troublesome ‘hairdryer winds’