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The nuclear wheeze goes critical (Left Futures)

The nuclear wheeze goes critical (Left Futures)

Without a word being said, British householders and businesses are about to be forced to pay for a French nuclear loser.   The two German energy companies, RWE and E.ON, announced a month ago that they were withdrawing from building new nuclear power stations at Wylfa in Anglesey and Oldbury in Gloucestershire after the German government opted for early closure of its remaining reactors.   The UK company Centrica, which has an option of 20% in any … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

China hands ‘death sentence’ to 75% of solar cell makers (Nikkei)

China hands ‘death sentence’ to 75% of solar cell makers (Nikkei)

SHANGHAI — The Chinese government is pushing for a drastic shakeout of the country’s overcrowded solar cell industry, supporting only a quarter of players and practically telling the rest to get out of the business. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 7.China & Asia, 9.Energy

Why is the prime minister’s visit to Yasukuni Shrine an issue? (Mainichi)

Why is the prime minister’s visit to Yasukuni Shrine an issue? (Mainichi)

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made headlines with a visit to Yasukuni Shrine on Dec. 26. The Mainichi answers common questions readers may have about the controversy around the shrine. … Read entire article »

Filed under: unclassified

Warsaw Stock Exchange Becomes Latest SSE Partner (Sustainable StockExchanges Initiative)

Warsaw Stock Exchange Becomes Latest SSE Partner (Sustainable StockExchanges Initiative)

On December 17, 2013, the Warsaw Stock Exchange published the new portfolio of the socially responsible company index RESPECT. In the seventh edition of the project, 23 companies listed on the Main Market have been successfully verified for parameters of corporate social responsibility and put in the index portfolio. They include the Warsaw Stock Exchange. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 3. Securities firm, 6CSR

China targets cement, batteries, metals in anti-pollution push (AlertNet)

China targets cement, batteries, metals in anti-pollution push (AlertNet)

BEIJING, Dec 27 (Reuters) – China will raise standards for the production of cement, batteries, leather and heavy metals as part of its efforts to cut air, water and soil pollution, the environment ministry said on Friday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon, 7.China & Asia

TEPCO submits revised turnaround plan to govt (Japan News)

TEPCO submits revised turnaround plan to govt (Japan News)

Tokyo Electric Power Co. submitted a revised turnaround program to the government Friday, aiming to secure profitability by restarting idled nuclear reactors. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident