Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, began its own shift towards cleaner energy sources around a decade ago by beginning to develop offshore wind projects. It is currently developing the Dogger Bank project off the Yorkshire coast alongside SSE which will be the largest windfarm in the world once it begins generating power in 2023. … [Read more...] about BP takes $1.1bn stake in offshore wind farms as it agrees Equinor deal
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Since Trump’s inauguration on 20 January 2017 to 31 July 2020, over 308,000 workers have been certified for trade adjustment assistance benefits. Trump campaigned on promises to stop offshoring, and workers at companies that have shut down or scaled back operations, including AT&T, Carrier in Indiana, Siemens in Iowa and Nabisco in Illinois, have criticized the lack of support for workers once he took office. … [Read more...] about US corporations continue sending jobs abroad during pandemic
“The myth is that the long-haul truck driver is the cultural evolution of the free-range cowboy from the 19th century,” says Murphy. “In fact, trucking is one of the most regulated industries in the United States. Every move the trucker makes is tracked by a computer. We have logs we need to keep every time we stop, pull over, take a leak. The truck’s speed, braking, acceleration is all recorded. This is not a cowboy on the open range. This is more like 1984 than 1894.” … [Read more...] about End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker?
Equally, there is nothing inevitable about huge job losses in the automotive and aviation industries, or other areas of skilled British manufacturing that have been disproportionately hit by the pandemic. The nascent electric car industry, for example, should be a strategic asset in a future green economy. But about one-third of manufacturers are likely to let employees go at the end of October unless the furlough scheme is extended. The new “red wall” intake of Conservative MPs might have imagined that the concentration of manufacturing in the Midlands and the north would give Mr Sunak pause for thought. Apparently not. … [Read more...] about The Guardian view on ending furlough next month: reckless and cruel
It is expected to bring hurricane conditions by early Tuesday, with the threat of an "extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm surge" - when the ocean rises at the coast over normal tide levels - of up to 11ft (3.35m), and rainfall of up to 12in (30cm). … [Read more...] about Bermuda residents warned to ‘protect life and property’ ahead of arrival of Hurricane Paulette