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Total buys controlling stake in natural gas and renewables company Direct Énergie

French oil and gas major Total has strengthened its position in its home market with the purchase of Direct Énergie, further expanding its business downstream

Developing nations lead the charge in tackling solar radiation

Developing nations stand to suffer the most if climate change isn’t dealt with. As such, scientists from these countries are proposing to invest more in solar geoengineering research

Saudi Aramco enters agreement to build mega refinery in India

Saudi Aramco has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals to build a mega refinery in Maharashtra – the latest in a flurry of deals recently signed by the oil giant

Ghana selects thermal power plants to be privatised in sale

The sale of Ghana’s thermal power assets will increase production efficiency and reduce government debt

SoftBank Vision Fund and Saudi Arabia to build biggest solar project in history

The world’s biggest solar plant is a perfect partnership for an ambitious investment fund and a country moving away from fossil fuels

Volkswagen intensifies electric vehicle plans with production drive

Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Müller has pledged to roll out a new electric model “virtually every month” from the start of next year, as the group ramps up its investment in the production of electric vehicles

E.ON and RWE shake up Germany’s energy sector with asset swap agreement

Two of Germany’s biggest utility firms have agreed to swap assets in a deal that would see E.ON focus on energy networks and RWE concentrate on renewables

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Danish energy regulator approves Total’s purchase of Maersk Oil

The sale of Maersk’s oil operations to French energy giant Total has been given the green light by the Danish Energy Agency, paving the way for the $7.45bn deal to close this quarter

Electricity in the air: how ambient energy can ease consumption concerns

There is a wealth of ambient energy being created all around us. Instead of focusing on generating more – or using less – it’s time the world made better use of what’s already present

WTO rules against EU ‘anti-dumping’ duties on Indonesian biofuel

The World Trade Organisation has heeded calls from Jakarta to repeal the EU’s anti-dumping duties on Indonesian biofuel, ruling the EU had miscalculated its standard price for the palm-oil-based product

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China becomes world’s second largest importer of LNG

New data has revealed China dramatically increased its import of liquid natural gas in 2017, while also ramping up the export of gasoline and diesel

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Iceland champions the power of geothermal energy for the environment and businesses

With geothermal energy’s potential still not realised, Iceland leads the way in the development of the renewable source, which offers benefits for the environment and businesses alike