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Google and Microsoft join forces with energy companies to exchange credits for electricity

Google and Microsoft join forces with energy companies to exchange credits for electricity

Google and Microsoft joined forces with energy companies to start exchanging hourly credits for electricity zero carbon emissions next year, a critical step in its quest to eventually feed your data centers without fossil fuels that emit greenhouse gases. The tech giants, along with Constellation Energy Corp. and AES Corp., are helping develop a platform ...

Venezuela authorizes extension of two joint ventures operated by Chevron and PDVSA

Venezuela authorizes extension of two joint ventures operated by Chevron and PDVSA

The National Assembly of Venezuela authorized on Thursday a second 15-year extension of two mixed companies operated by the state-owned PDVSA and the American company Chevron. The extension would be for the exercise of primary hydrocarbon activities in the period 2026-2041according to a report presented on Wednesday by the vice minister of hydrocarbons, Erick Pérez, ...

COP28 culminates in agreement on transition away from fossil fuels

COP28 culminates in agreement on transition away from fossil fuels

COP28 climate talks in Dubai ended with a historic agreement that committed the world to a transition away from all fossil fuels for the first time. The chairman of this year’s UN-sponsored summit, Sultan Al Jaber of the United Arab Emirates, negotiated an agreement that was strong enough for the US and the European Union ...

BlackRock and other investment companies, the next target of internal investigation

BlackRock and other investment companies, the next target of internal investigation

House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan is close to finalizing subpoenas for BlackRock Inc., Glass Lewis, State Street and Institutional Shareholder Services for documents related to the committee’s investigation into whether its efforts to combat climate change violate U.S. antitrust law, according to a person familiar with the matter. The panel is investigating allegations by critics ...

US inflation fell again and reached its lowest level in five months

US inflation fell again and reached its lowest level in five months

The annual inflation rate in the US slowed to 3.1% in November 2023, the lowest reading in five months, from 3.2% in October and in line with market forecasts. However, compared to October, consumer prices rose 0.1%, compared to expectations for a flat reading. Core inflation continued to show some rigidity: the annual base rate ...

Presidents of Venezuela and Guyana will speak about the Essequibo territorial dispute

Presidents of Venezuela and Guyana will speak about the Essequibo territorial dispute

The presidents of Guyana and Venezuela will meet on December 14 in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in a meeting sponsored by Celac and Caricom to try to alleviate bilateral tension. The Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Ralph Gonsalves, who is also president pro tempore of the Community of Latin American and ...

Maduro stokes tension in Guyana and the opposition arrests to stay in control

Maduro stokes tension in Guyana and the opposition arrests to stay in control

Over the course of a decade, the president VenezuelanNicolás Maduro, has remained firmly in power despite mass protests, widespread poverty and despair, harsh US sanctions, and an international attempt to recognize an alternative government. Your survival instincts are kicking in again. The Maduro regime this week ordered the arrest of key advisors of its main ...

Who are Yemen's anti-Western Houthis and why are they attacking Israel?

Who are Yemen’s anti-Western Houthis and why are they attacking Israel?

As the war between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, has attracted more groups hostile to Israel. Cross-border fire has become a daily occurrence between Israel and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah. Yemen’s Houthi rebels have attempted to attack Israel with missiles and drones, and have attacked ships in the Red Sea, seizing an Israeli-owned ...

Disney begins to integrate Hulu into the Disney+ streaming service in the United States

Disney begins to integrate Hulu into the Disney+ streaming service in the United States

Walt Disney on Wednesday began offering Hulu as part of its eponymous streaming service, bolstering Disney+’s family content with more general entertainment content.such as FX’s intense culinary drama “The Bear” and the popular reality show “The Kardashians.” The combined offer, known as “Hulu on Disney+”, will be available in a first “beta” version for national ...