How the Russian war affects the global environmental agenda

The impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on biodiversity and climate was not part of the official agenda at two major United Nations environmental conferences recently, but on the sidelines of both the fallout from the war popped up in large numbers. These discussions showed that far from going beyond the global environmental agenda, the … Read more

Davos 2023: Recession overshadows the opening of the World Economic Forum summit

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – The prospect of an imminent global recession cast a long shadow over Davos on Monday as participants packed into the opening annual meeting of the World Economic Forum about the potential cost to their economies and businesses. Two-thirds of the leading private and public sector economists surveyed by the World Economic … Read more

Biden’s climate agenda has a problem: Not enough workers

Jan 11 (Reuters) – U.S. clean energy companies are offering better wages and benefits, flying in trainers from abroad, and considering ideas such as buying roofers and electrical repair shops to hire only their own workers as the companies try to overcome a labor shortage that threatens to derail it. President Joe Biden’s Climate Change … Read more

Artificial intelligence will be critical to the growth of renewable energy

The digitization of oil and gas has been well documented, with almost all energy companies relying on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other innovative technologies to improve their operations. But what role does artificial intelligence play in renewables? Just like in oil and gas, AI is being adopted for use in wind, solar, and other … Read more

Brazil’s markets have improved despite mounting criticism of Lula’s plans

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian financial markets rose on Wednesday even as criticism grew of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s economic policies, with analysts and a leading newspaper slamming ministers after markets plunged in the leftist’s first two days in office. Brazil’s real currency and stock market rose after Lula’s chief of staff, Rui … Read more

Brazilian markets stumble on Lula’s first full day in office

BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazilian markets delivered a harsh judgment on leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s first full day on Monday after he pledged to prioritize social issues and ordered an extension of a fuel tax exemption over budget breaches. Lula’s decision to extend the fuel tax exemption, which would deprive the treasury of … Read more