The oil-rich US state of North Dakota is seeing an uptick in drilling due to the energy crisis. Wary of sustainable alternatives, locals hope the crisis will provide a long-term boost to the oil industry and the jobs that depend on it.
Thousands turn out to opposition-organised protests in South Africa to express deepening frustration over the country's power crisis. Also, in a rare trial of a former president, ex-Mauritanian leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appears in court on corruption charges.
Thousands turn out to opposition-organised protests in South Africa to express deepening frustration over the country's power crisis. Also, in a rare trial of a former president, ex-Mauritanian leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appears in court on corruption charges. Finally, faced with about 15,000 tonnes of "e-waste" dumped in landfills every year, Rwanda is focusing more resources on recycling old smartphones.
As the European Union races to diversify its hydrocarbon imports and electrify its economy, what impact will the ongoing energy crisis have on Europe’s climate ambitions and on the bloc's industrial competitiveness? FRANCE 24 Business Editor Kate Moody asks a prestigious panel of guests at Davos, in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.
29 Dec 2022
Germany had been winding down its brown coal production. Then an energy crisis hit. Now thousands of people have promised to resist January plans to demolish a village and dig up the coal beneath it.
22 Nov 2022
France has become the first country to tender out industrial-size floating offshore wind farms. The floating platforms are more promising than existing renewables but still have some hurdles to overcome.
20 Nov 2022
CO2 shortages caused by high energy prices are hitting the food and beverage industry hard. Breweries are taking some of the biggest hits.
15 Nov 2022
Halfway through the COP27 UN climate summit in Egypt, the latest Climate Change Performance Index shows where countries stand in terms of climate protection measures. Right at the top: Denmark, Sweden and Chile.
28 Oct 2022
The International Energy Agency is forecasting a peak for fossil fuel demand, and for global emissions as a result. It could come as early as 2025.
25 Oct 2022
With gas prices on the rise, many middle-class families have a serious problem. They're using gas for heating and cooking, and they don't know how to pay the bills in the coming months.
23 Oct 2022
EU policymakers remain divided over how best to deal with the ongoing energy crisis. High prices are affecting households and businesses across the bloc, including Italy's storied textiles industry, as our correspondents report.
14 Oct 2022
The plan includes a cap on natural gas and electricity prices and will also scrap a proposed gas tax on consumers. Germany is coping with an energy crisis after Russia cut gas supplies to Berlin in response to Western sanctions over the war in Ukraine.