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Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

Onkalo aims to solve the 100,000-year problem of nuclear waste storage

Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

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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

Technology Regulation has always struggled to keep pace with technology. Here are five of the biggest clashes between lawmen and innovators

Five times technology clashed with the law

Regulation has always struggled to keep pace with technology. Here are five of the biggest clashes between lawmen and innovators

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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Business South Korea has often followed Japan’s example, but now that could mean letting itself slip into decades of economic stagnation

What Japan can teach South Korea

South Korea has often followed Japan’s example, but now that could mean letting itself slip into decades of economic stagnation

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Business Negotiations are underway to redraft the Safe Harbour agreement, but in the meantime uncertainty remains among tech companies

The end of Safe Harbour means uncertainty for businesses

Negotiations are underway to redraft the Safe Harbour agreement, but in the meantime uncertainty remains among tech companies

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Business The Department of Transportation is looking into the regulatory obstacles for self-driving vehicles, and plans to introduce a uniform set of laws for all 50 states

US unveils $4bn autonomous vehicle initiative

The Department of Transportation is looking into the regulatory obstacles for self-driving vehicles, and plans to introduce a uniform set of laws for all 50 states

Business The lack of a national goods and services tax is stopping India making the most of its continent-size domestic market. The government is keen, but local politics is holding it back

The main roadblock to an Indian common market? Democracy

The lack of a national goods and services tax is stopping India making the most of its continent-size domestic market. The government is keen, but local politics is holding it back

Strategy Access to social benefits is often not based on need or skill, but on employer and contract. These inequalities need to be reduced to improve social welfare and labour mobility

France considers a social welfare club card

Access to social benefits is often not based on need or skill, but on employer and contract. These inequalities need to be reduced to improve social welfare and labour mobility

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Business As the World Economic Forum’s annual summit comes around once again, Elizabeth Matsangou takes a look at the highlights of 2015 and what’s in store for 2016

Davos 2016: Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution

As the World Economic Forum’s annual summit comes around once again, Elizabeth Matsangou takes a look at the highlights of 2015 and what’s in store for 2016

Energy The new CPLC aims to educate support corporate and government parties, should they choose to introduce carbon pricing

COP21, day three: World Bank launches carbon coalition

The new CPLC aims to educate support corporate and government parties, should they choose to introduce carbon pricing

Energy India’s commitment to renewables is at odds with a refusal to subject its targets to external scrutiny

COP21, day two: India’s climate policy under the microscope

India’s commitment to renewables is at odds with a refusal to subject its targets to external scrutiny

Strategy The decision by the ECJ came after Edward Snowden revealed that European consumers’ information held by American tech companies was not safeguarded against surveillance

European Court of Justice rules Safe Harbour agreement invalid

The decision by the ECJ came after Edward Snowden revealed that European consumers’ information held by American tech companies was not safeguarded against surveillance

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