News headlines for “Energy Security”

  1. Expensive Energy from Cheap Sources Hampers Brazils Economy

    - Inter Press Service

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 21 (IPS) - Brazil has abundant low-cost energy, but by the time it reaches the consumer it is one of the most expensive in the world. This contradiction hinders the country's human and economic development and the “solutions” found have actually aggravated the problem.

  2. The Weaponization of Energy & Europe's Way Out

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, Jun 14 (IPS) - The fast-changing environment requires Europe’s energy system not only to adapt but to also find the right mechanisms to ensure its unity in the face of turbulent challenges.

  3. SWIFT Dollar Decline

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 14 (IPS) - US-led sanctions are inadvertently undermining the dollar’s post-Second World War dominance. The growing number of countries threatened by US and allied actions is forcing victims and potential targets to respond pro-actively.

  4. Southern Winds in Magallanes Fuel Green Hydrogen in Chile

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, Jun 13 (IPS) - Patagonia’s strong winds are driving projects that will place Magallanes, in the extreme south of Chile, in a privileged position to produce and export green hydrogen and help the country move towards carbon neutrality.

  5. Why Biden Just Declared Heat Pumps and Solar Panels Essential to National Defense

    - Inter Press Service

    Jun 10 (IPS) - Solar panels, heat pumps and hydrogen are all building blocks of a clean energy economy. But are they truly “essential to the national defense”?

  6. At Half-time, the European Green Deal is Still Grounded

    - Inter Press Service

    BRUSSELS, Jun 10 (IPS) - Jagoda Munic is Director, Friends of the Earth EuropeThis month marks the mid-point of the much-heralded European Green Deal. Taking office at the end of 2019, the European Commission went into rhetoric overdrive. This was Europe’s ‘man on the moon’ moment, we were told. The Green Deal would herald an economic paradigm shift, and “reconcile the economy with our planet…to make it work for our people” the new President, Ursula von der Leyen, said.

  7. War & Peace 2.0: Ukraine Showing the World How to Fight Back

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW DELHI, India, Jun 08 (IPS) - It has been over 100 days since Russia first invaded Ukraine on 24 February 2022, turning the country into a slaughterhouse. The United Nations (UN) in this report says that, as of 1 June, 2022, more than 6.9 million refugees have left Ukraine and 2.1 million have returned, while eight million people are displaced inside Ukraine itself. War in Ukraine has caused the fastest growing refugee crisis since World War II.

  8. Developing countries and the Perfect Storm - Part II: What Developing Countries Need to Do

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Jun 03 (IPS) - Developing countries are facing a combination of crises that are unprecedented in recent times. Over the last three years they have had to face the COVID-19 crisis, the food crisis, the energy crisis, the climate change crisis, the debt crisis and, on top of all this, a global recession. The crises have overlapped, and each has added to the problems created by the previous ones.

  9. Developing Countries and the Perfect Storm - Part I: What Should Developed Countries Do?

    - Inter Press Service

    ROME, Jun 01 (IPS) - Developing countries – in Africa, in Asia, in Latin America and in the Middle East - are facing a combination of crises that are unprecedented in recent times. Over the last three years they have had to face the COVID-19 crisis, the food crisis, the energy crisis, the climate change crisis, the debt crisis and, on top of all this, a global recession. The crises have overlapped, and each has added to the problems created by the previous ones.

  10. Sanctions Now Weapons of Mass Starvation

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (IPS) - US and allied economic sanctions against Russia for its illegal invasion of Ukraine have not achieved their declared objectives. Instead, they are worsening economic stagnation and inflation worldwide. Worse, they are exacerbating hunger, especially in Africa.

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