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In Brooklyn neighbors are building their own Powergrid. They are not only producing their own energy, but they also want to start trading it amongst each other.

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5 Apr 2021
Africa's energy needs are growing. This has led some governments to turn to coal-powered plants. Critics say that's not a smart move in times of climate change and point to the continent's renewable energy resources.
13 Apr 2021
Businesses board up windows and residents remain on alert as Brooklyn Center, Minnesota braces for another night of protests following the police shooting of Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old black man, in a traffic stop on Sunday. "It’s an uneasy, not very pleasant feeling just to know there’s a lot of tension in the air," a part-time resident tells AFPTV. National Guard troops have been deployed and a curfew has been put in place as tensions escalate.
22 Apr 2021
The United States is "falling behind" China in their competition to lead the world in the field of renewable energy, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says during a speech in Annapolis, Maryland.
16 Jun 2021
A mother duck and her eight ducklings caused a bit of a frenzy when they went for a stroll in New York's Brooklyn neighborhood. Multiple people stopped traffic to help them safely cross 5th Ave. The mom and her babies even popped into a bagel shop before making their way up 4th Street to the waters of Prospect Park.
18 Jul 2021
When it comes to gas supplies to the EU, Russia's state-owned corporation steps on the brakes. Is Russia building up political pressure in order to push through the operation of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline?
18 Jul 2021
Millions of workers stand to benefit from new jobs in the solar industry. But experts still see challenges that could overshadow this golden opportunity.
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.
30 Sep 2021
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.