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A British design firm has big plans for its latest project. Out of fashion for 80 years, the airship could be about to rise again

Hybrid colossus takes to the sky

A British design firm has big plans for its latest project. Out of fashion for 80 years, the airship could be about to rise again

Social network participation among Fortune 500 CEOs Positive trends point to a US embrace of solar power

Energy

Business Much of Africa requires a great deal of infrastructural reform should it’s future prosper, says author Tom Burgis

Funding Africa’s future: If they build it will they come?

Much of Africa requires a great deal of infrastructural reform should it’s future prosper, says author Tom Burgis

Energy The price of oil reaches its lowest point since 2009, as investors fear a prolonged market glut

Oil prices hit six-year low

The price of oil reaches its lowest point since 2009, as investors fear a prolonged market glut

Energy This year, Costa Rica became the first country to be powered solely by clean energy for three consecutive months

Costa Rica: the cleanest country around

This year, Costa Rica became the first country to be powered solely by clean energy for three consecutive months

Energy One of the biggest oil producers in the world is set to invest heavily in solar power, marking a turning point for a once troubled industry

Saudi Arabia’s economy heats up thanks to solar energy

One of the biggest oil producers in the world is set to invest heavily in solar power, marking a turning point for a once troubled industry

Energy New technologies allow access to electricity independent of a national grid, raising questions about the future of the nation-state

The politics of electricity independence

New technologies allow access to electricity independent of a national grid, raising questions about the future of the nation-state

Energy China’s breakneck industrialisation has benefited those with a stake in pollution control, yet the country’s clampdown on emissions could extinguish the anti-pollution opportunity

China profits from pollution

China’s breakneck industrialisation has benefited those with a stake in pollution control, yet the country’s clampdown on emissions could extinguish the anti-pollution opportunity

Energy To meet rising energy needs many developing nations are looking to nuclear power. Overshadowed by past nuclear accidents, many are sceptical of this

What’s next for nuclear power in the developing world?

To meet rising energy needs many developing nations are looking to nuclear power. Overshadowed by past nuclear accidents, many are sceptical of this

Energy Billionaire Martin E Franklin expands speciality chemicals arm of investment firm with $2.1bn deal for Alent

Platform billionaire buys chemicals firm Alent

Billionaire Martin E Franklin expands speciality chemicals arm of investment firm with $2.1bn deal for Alent

Energy Low prices may last until 2016 after OPEC maintains high production levels

Oil prices may fall further, says IEA

Low prices may last until 2016 after OPEC maintains high production levels

Energy Kenya has begun building the continent’s largest wind farm, which promises to provide 20 percent of the country’s electricity

Kenya to build Africa’s biggest wind farm

Kenya has begun building the continent’s largest wind farm, which promises to provide 20 percent of the country’s electricity

Energy SoftBank is to take part in a plan to deliver 20GW of solar capacity and set India on its way to becoming a leader in the renewables market

SoftBank invests $20bn in India solar energy

SoftBank is to take part in a plan to deliver 20GW of solar capacity and set India on its way to becoming a leader in the renewables market

Energy Following a deal struck between the two states last year, the bi-directional supply of electricity between Finland to Russia will commence this week

Russia turns to Nordic neighbour for electricity

Following a deal struck between the two states last year, the bi-directional supply of electricity between Finland to Russia will commence this week

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