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Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

What problems does Uber currently face?

Uber has been a major success story, reaching a valuation of $50bn after just five years. But it’s not been a smooth ride and the firm is engaged in regulatory battles around the world

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

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Energy With Germany and Portugal exceeding expectations to run on renewable energy alone for long stretches, Europe can establish itself as a beacon of sustainability for the world

Europe leads the way in renewable energy provision

With Germany and Portugal exceeding expectations to run on renewable energy alone for long stretches, Europe can establish itself as a beacon of sustainability for the world

Energy Coal mining giant Peabody has been forced to apply for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, partly as a result of the firm's ill-fated attempts to expand into Australia

Peabody files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as coal industry continues to suffer

Coal mining giant Peabody has been forced to apply for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US, partly as a result of the firm’s ill-fated attempts to expand into Australia

Energy Despite maintaining near-record production levels, Saudi Arabia has seen its share of the world oil market contract

Saudi Arabia loses oil market share

Despite maintaining near-record production levels, Saudi Arabia has seen its share of the world oil market contract

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Energy China has plans to build nuclear reactors on board ships as part of its ambitious 2030 energy goals

China’s building nuclear reactors that float

China has plans to build nuclear reactors on board ships as part of its ambitious 2030 energy goals

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Energy Thomas Piquemal has stepped down as CFO of EDF over the cost of the planned Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

EDF’s CFO says new nuclear plant could ruin the company

Thomas Piquemal has stepped down as CFO of EDF over the cost of the planned Hinkley Point nuclear power plant

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Energy Ontario is divided over the decision of its provincial government to implement a carbon-pricing scheme

Ontario joins carbon-pricing initiative

Ontario is divided over the decision of its provincial government to implement a carbon-pricing scheme

Energy While plummeting oil prices have been felt around the world, they have brought about a couple of fundamental changes in Saudi Arabia

What low oil prices have taught us about Saudi Arabia

While plummeting oil prices have been felt around the world, they have brought about a couple of fundamental changes in Saudi Arabia

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Energy Following a complaint from the US, the WTO has ruled India’s solar energy mission discriminates against international competitors

The US attacks India’s solar programme

Following a complaint from the US, the WTO has ruled India’s solar energy mission discriminates against international competitors

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Energy Speaking in Texas, the Saudi oil minister said the kingdom will not cut production and high-cost producers should leave the market first

Saudis say they won’t cut oil production

Speaking in Texas, the Saudi oil minister said the kingdom will not cut production and high-cost producers should leave the market first

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Energy After a meeting in Doha, leading OPEC members and Russia agreed to hold oil production at January levels

OPEC and Russia freeze oil production

After a meeting in Doha, leading OPEC members and Russia agreed to hold oil production at January levels

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Energy Carnival Corporation joins the social impact travel market with its new cruise brand Fathom

Travel widely, and ethically, with new Fathom cruises

Carnival Corporation joins the social impact travel market with its new cruise brand Fathom

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Energy Import tariffs on Chinese solar PV hurt the domestic industry more than they help it. For the sake of the EU and the planet, they must end

Why EU tariffs on Chinese solar panels need to end

Import tariffs on Chinese solar PV hurt the domestic industry more than they help it. For the sake of the EU and the planet, they must end

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