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Technology 10 Mar 2021 | 11:43 AM

Remote Siberian data centre reaps rewards of bitcoin rally

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Four thousand kilometres from Moscow near the shores of the Angara River, a Russian firm operating a vast data centre run on cheap local hydroelectric power is reaping the rewards of bitcoin's surging prices and plans to double its power output this year.

World 19 Feb 2019 | 4:06 PM

Environmentalists seek tougher EU curbs on Balkan coal power plants

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Environmentalists urged EU policy makers on Tuesday to take a tougher stance on air pollution from coal power plants in the Western Balkans, blaming the fumes for 3,900 deaths across Europe each year.

Economy 26 Nov 2018 | 12:00 AM

As oil plunges, the real Opec meeting will be at this week’s G20

LONDON: For the oil market, it looks like the real Opec meeting will come a week ahead of schedule.

Nation 06 Apr 2018 | 12:00 AM

Bakun Dam now in Sarawak hands

BAKUN: The 210m-high Bakun hydroelectric dam is now under the full control of Sarawak, which means the state government will take charge of power generation and supply statewide.

Business 27 Dec 2017 | 12:00 AM

India to leapfrog UK and France in 2018, Britain’s Cebr predicts

LONDON: India looks set to leapfrog Britain and France next year to become the world’s fifth-largest economy in dollar terms, a report showed.

Business 11 Nov 2017 | 12:00 AM

Grim tales of owner-driven companies

THE sprawling but under-worked business empire of Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng is a grim reminder of risks that run heavy with business organisations driven by entrepreneurs.

Environment 07 Mar 2017 | 6:40 AM

The future of nuclear energy

The number of atomic reactors has declined since 2002, but may be set to rise again.

World 05 Dec 2016 | 4:49 PM

Girls turn poo to clean power in Cameroon biogas push

BUEA, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An initiative by youth organisations in Cameroon to turn human waste into biogas is reducing pollution and providing cheap, renewable energy to the growing populations of the university towns of Buea and Bamenda.

Indonesia 13 May 2016 | 3:15 AM

Humble tofu powering Indonesian homes with clean energy

KALISARI, Indonesia: In a dark and steamy room in Indonesia’s tofu heartland three men sweat over bubbling cauldrons, churning creamy beancurd with wooden paddles before draining it by hand and slicing it into silky cubes.