Rachael Wheatley

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In search of a European Google

California’s Silicon Valley runs the show when it comes to successful tech companies. So why has the old world failed to produce a thriving digital industry to rival the US?<p>David Galbraith, a partner at venture investment firm Anthemis, has a statistic he likes to quote. “The combined value of the …

French Government

Nevada researchers trying to turn roadside weed into biofuel

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Three decades ago, a University of Nevada researcher who obtained one of the first U.S. Energy Department grants to study the …


The one thing that could make or break solar energy

I'm not talking about subsidies, like the US' Business Energy Investment Tax Credit, but rather ways the solar industry gets access to the grid, particularly for very small projects.<p>But as the solar industry grows to become a larger piece of the electric industry, it puts a strain on utilities that …

Solar Power

Student-built solar motorbikes hit the road in Kenya

URUDI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Motorcycle taxi operators waiting for passengers in this village in western Kenya's Kisumu County lounge on their various machines – but Alfred Omondi's plug-in electric scooter stands out from the crowd.<p>Surrounded by motorbikes running on polluting …


Canning byelection poll: renewable energy trumps national security

Voters in the West Australian seat say they would support a 50% renewable energy target, in a poll conducted for conservation groups and Solar Citizens<p>Renewable energy is of greater concern to voters in Canning than national security and two-thirds of voters would support a 50% renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

A Blood Supermoon Rises Around the World: Pictures

United Kingdom

Shell abandons Alaska Arctic drilling

Oil giant’s US president says hugely controversial drilling operations off Alaska will stop for ‘foreseeable future’ as drilling finds little oil and gas<p>Shell has abandoned its controversial drilling operations in the Alaskan Arctic in the face of mounting opposition in what jubilant …

Oil & Gas Industry

All graduates get paid more—but for women, the premium is much higher than for men

For women, a university degree really does pay. It may not be surprising to hear that graduates earn more, on average, than non-graduates. But new research found that the pay premium for female graduates is much bigger than for men.<p>The researchers used government data on tax receipts and student …

College & University