France: Violence flares at yellow vest protest reboot

Demonstrators in Paris fought with police on Saturday, as organizers sought to breathe new life into a movement that has rocked the administration of French President Emmanuel Macron. Protesters thre...

Taiwan's Hung Hua Construction signs MOU with Dutch shipbuilder to expand offshore wind support vessels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese marine construction company Hung Hua Construction (HHC) signed a purchase agreement, followed by another MOU with Dutch shipbuilding company Damen for further joint c...

Most Taiwan people want reduction in fossil fuel power: poll

Despite fears that Taiwan will face power shortages in three years due to the government's energy policy, a survey has found that over half of the people still want it to reduce the output of ther...

Japan's Tepco fights for return to nuclear power after Fukushima

Decades ago, nuclear power was supposed to be the perfect solution for Japan's thirst for energy and for its rural economies. And in the sleepy town of Kashiwazaki, in the prefecture next to Fukus...

Climate protection: Where do the EU's right-wing populists stand?

Right-wing populists are projected to make significant gains in the European Parliament elections in May. That could shape the debate in Brussels not only on migration and border management, but also ...

Could Russia and Belarus trade oil for national sovereignty?

It's Belarusian President Aleksander Lukashenko's third meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in less than two months. And according to Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, thei...

EU members and leaders agree on compromise for Nord Stream 2

The EU parliament and its Council are set to adopt new regulations on gas pipelines connecting the bloc members with non-EU countries, the EU Commission announced early on Wednesday. The upcoming dir...

Key events in the career of US Rep. John Dingell

DETROIT (AP) — Some key dates in the life and career of U.S. Rep. John Dingell, who died Thursday at age 92. The Michigan Democrat was the longest serving member of Congress in U.S. history. ...

Taiwan Power Company rules out use of nuclear power

TAIPEI (CNA) -- State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) ruled out the possibility of activating the No. 4 nuclear plant Friday, dismissing the misconception that doing so would take only three years...

University of Minnesota, Puerto Rico groups explore energy

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is working with partners in Puerto Rico to explore more resilient energy sources after Hurricane Maria left the island without electricity for months in ...

AP Explains: What a Venezuelan oil embargo could mean for US

NEW YORK (AP) — Diplomatic relations between U.S. and Venezuela have hit a new low over President Donald Trump's decision to recognize the leader of the South American country's opposition as its legi...

AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to their views on climate change, Americans are looking at natural disasters and their local weather, according to a new poll. Lately, that means reco...

Taiwan to announce energy policy reform by end of month: minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s Minister of Economic Affaris Shen Jong-chin (沈榮津) said that reforms to the nation’s energy policy will be announced before the end of January, reporte...

Climate change action in China is 'about science and not politics'

What is the leading narrative on China's climate action? The truth is never black or white. You see on the one hand that China is the biggest developer of new energy. On the other hand China is ...

West Virginia's Manchin gains key role on energy panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — West Virginia's Joe Manchin will become the Democrats' top member on the Senate energy committee, giving the coal-state lawmaker a prominent position to shape policy. ...