News headlines for “Energy Security”, page 2

  1. Palm Oil for Biodiesel in the Amazon: Sustainable Fuel or Deforestation Risk?

    - Inter Press Service

    MANAUS, Brazil, Apr 04 (IPS) - Oil palm, known as dendezeiro in Brazil, can produce up to ten times more vegetable oil per hectare than other crops, but it is regularly condemned as harmful to the biodiversity of tropical forests in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Now, its cultivation looks set to advance in the Brazilian Amazon.

  2. Turning Agro-industrial Waste into Energy in Argentina

    - Inter Press Service

    ZÁRATE, Argentina, Mar 31 (IPS) - Three giant concrete cylinders with inflated membrane roofs are a strange sight in the industrial park of Zárate, a world of factories 90 kilometers from Buenos Aires that heavy trucks drive in and out of all day long. They are the heart of a plant that is about to start producing energy from agro-industrial waste, for the first time in Argentina.

  3. Desalination Plants, a Solution and an Environmental Challenge for Chile

    - Inter Press Service

    LOS VILOS, Chile, Mar 24 (IPS) - The Pacific Ocean could quench the thirst caused by 10 years of drought in Chile, but the operation of desalination plants of various sizes has a long way to go to become sustainable and to serve society as a whole rather than just corporations.

  4. Stagflation Threat: Be Pragmatic, Not Dogmatic

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Mar 22 (IPS) - “If your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail”. Still haunted by the clever preaching of monetarist guru Milton Friedman’s ghost, all too many monetary authorities address every inflationary threat or sign they see by raising interest rates.

  5. The War in Ukraine and the Spectre of Genocide

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Mar 07 (IPS) - Georg Hegel once stated: ”What experience and history teach is this — that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it.” Nevertheless, self-taught historian Vladimir Putin has learned to interpret history in his own manner. During COVID he went down in Kremlin’s archives and after studying old maps and treaties he wrote a lengthy essay On the Historical Unity of Russians and Ukrainianswhile declaring that ”the formation of an ethnically pure Ukrainian state is an aggression directed against Russia.”

  6. International Women’s Day, 2022 - Women Lighting the Way in Off-Grid Zimbabwe

    - Inter Press Service

    Harare, Zimbabwe, Mar 04 (IPS) - Electricity transmission lines run through Chiedza Murindo’s home in Murombedzi, a small town in Zvimba district in Mashonaland West province, but her house has no electricity. That is the harsh reality for much of Zimbabwe’s rural population, where only 13% of households live without power compared to 83% of urban households.

  7. International Women's Day, 2022 - War, Autocrats and Fossil Fuels – Women on the Front Line

    - Inter Press Service

    TORONTO, Canada, Mar 04 (IPS) - For decades women’s demands for political and economic inclusion have placed them centre-stage in mass struggles against dictatorships across the world. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and its indiscriminate attacks on civilians now put women’s movements firmly on the front line of war, autocrats and fossil fuels.

  8. Sugarcane Gas Opens New Horizons for Energy Agriculture - Video

    - Inter Press Service

    NARANDIBA, Brazil, Feb 23 (IPS) - Nothing is wasted from sugarcane, one can conclude from the biomethane production process at the Cocal plant, a Brazilian company that produces sugar, ethanol, electricity and other by-products from sugarcane agro-industrial waste.

  9. Renewable Energy vs Coal: Where Does India Stand?

    - Inter Press Service

    MUMBAI, India, Feb 18 (IPS) - Coal—considered to be one of the most polluting fossil fuels and, therefore, one of the biggest contributors to climate change—took centre stage at COP 26. A last-minute intervention by India during the negotiations resulted in a crucial amendment to the coal pledge in the Glasgow Climate Pact.

  10. Inflation Paranoia Threatens Recovery

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 01 (IPS) - Inflation hawks are winning the day. The latest ‘beggar thyself’ race to raise interest rates has begun. This ostensibly responds to the spectre of runaway inflation, supposedly retarding economic growth and progress, and thus threatening central bank ‘credibility’.

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