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Solar energy heats up job market across the globe

Millions of workers stand to benefit from new jobs in the solar industry. But experts still see challenges that could overshadow this golden opportunity.

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18 Sep 2021
In a bid to tackle soaring energy prices, Spain's government is to cut taxes on electricity and claw back billions of euros in what the prime minister has described as "excess profits". The cost to Spanish consumers has risen by 35 percent in the past year, as wholesale price rises have been passed on to households. Also today, we look at the situation of European economies ahead of the State of the Union address by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
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The price of electricity in Spain has skyrocketed in recent months, leaving some consumers with difficult choices to make about their spending. The Spanish government has announced measures including a VAT cut and a windfall tax on energy company profits to try to combat the price increases, which have been triggered by the rising price of gas. Also today, the troubled Chinese property developer Evergrande faces a major debt deadline.
10 Oct 2021
The cost of gas and electricity has soared in countries across Europe, and prices are expected to continue climbing as temperatures fall in the coming months. A limited supply of natural gas and higher demand have pushed up prices for power companies, industry and consumers. James Waddell from research consultancy Energy Aspects tells FRANCE 24 how long the crisis is set to last, and how it might be resolved.
27 Sep 2021
Political and business leaders have committed more than $400 billion to the expansion of renewable and clean energy, the UN announced. They also vowed to dramatically expand access to electricity in developing nations.
5 Oct 2021
It's the UK's worst fuel crisis in decades, with images of motorists forming long lines at fuel stations to secure scarce supplies damaging government credibility.
13 Oct 2021
As climate change contributes to more powerful Pacific storms, a new research center wants to better understand the threats they pose and utilize the energy they generate to help Japan reach zero carbon emissions.
14 Oct 2021
The International Energy Agency has long been accused of undermining climate action. Now, ahead of a global climate summit, it has called on governments to make stronger commitments.
14 Oct 2021
The European Commission is outlining a set of measures that would allow EU member states to keep fuel and electricity prices low.
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19 Oct 2021
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