The head of the German Ministry of Economics, Robert Habeck, said that the German government will not extend the life of three nuclear power plants, Reuters writes.
Khabek noted that nuclear power plants are not the safest and cheapest technology. In addition, according to him, such stations help save no more than 2% of gas.
After the Fukushima disaster in 2011, Germany decided to stop using nuclear power. The completion date of the stations was set for the end of 2022. However, the attitude to this issue has changed against the backdrop of the energy crisis after the reduction in Russian gas supplies.
According to the statistical office of Germany, in the first quarter of 2022, nuclear power plants accounted for 6% of all electricity in the country, gas — 13%. Coal remained the most important source of energy, accounting for more than 31%.
Earlier, chancellor Olaf Scholz and Finance Minister Christian Lindner allowed the possibility of extending the operation of nuclear power plants. Most citizens of the country support such a measure.
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According to Refinitiv Eikon, the Turkish refineries of the Tüpraş company and the STAR refinery (owned by SOCAR Turkey, a subsidiary of the state oil company of Azerbaijan) increased purchases of Russian Urals and Siberian Light oil in 2022 to 200,000 barrels. per day compared to last year’s 98 thousand barrels, while reducing purchases of North Sea, Iraqi and West African varieties.
The Meshchansky Court of Moscow delivered a verdict of not guilty against Sergei Yuryev, Vladimir Mnishko and Vadim Yevkin, who were accused of embezzling more than 1 billion rubles in providing legal services to the Federal Air Transport Agency, Interfax was told in court.
The Government of Russia has adopted a resolution that makes it possible for people with a higher medical education to be employed as a paramedic or doctor as part of a linear ambulance team; however, to work as a doctor, short-term additional vocational training will be required.
The corresponding document is published on the official Internet portal of legal information. As noted in the press service of the Ministry of Health of Russia, there was no such opportunity for these categories before.
Uzbek border guards have detained 24 Afghan citizens who violated the state border in order to illegally harvest licorice root on the Uzbek island of Aral Paygambar on the Amu Darya River, the press service of the border troops of the State Security Service of the republic reported on Monday.
The Arbitration Court of the Moscow Region granted the application of Gazprom Neft’s subsidiary to transfer Salym Petroleum Development, a joint venture with Shell, registered in the Netherlands, to Russian jurisdiction, follows from the data in the court file. The text of the court decision has not been published.
On Flag Day of Russia, more than 20 participants in past anti-war actions were detained in the Moscow metro. Most of them were released without protocols, but they issued a warning about the inadmissibility of violating the law.
Before the holidays, the video surveillance system in Moscow and the metro is set up to search for journalists and participants in protest events. Previously, they were detained on Victory Day on May 9 and Russia Day on June 12.
The British economy contracted in 2020, when the pandemic began, by a record 11% since 1709, according to updated statistics.
In the first half of the year, mobile communications and home Internet in Russia rose by an average of 10%, according to TelecomDaily. Operators attribute this to increased costs for the maintenance and development of infrastructure, electricity and contractor services.
A startup from Los Angeles has begun creating small houses from plastic waste. They are cheaply processed, 3D printers are launched and with their help they create residential buildings, the price of which is several times lower than with traditional construction. For example, a small studio can be printed for $25,000.
The Canadian company IMAX, which officially withdrew from the Russian market on June 1, banned Russian cinema chains from using their equipment to show Russian films. According to Aleksey Vasyanin, General Director of the united cinema network Cinema Park and Formula Kino, the equipment installed in Russian cinemas belongs to Russian film distributors, but permission from a Canadian company is required to show films in IMAX format.
Apple plans to start production of iPhone 14 in India as company seeks alternatives to manufacturing in China amid tensions in Sino-US relations — Bloomberg
JetBrains, an IT company that left Russia, sold the Universe business center in St. Petersburg. An area of almost 6400 sq. m with an estimated value of 1 billion rubles was bought by one of the largest operators of warehouse real estate in the region — the Sterkh corporation. Founded by Sergey Dmitriev and Valentin Kipyatkov, JetBrains stopped working on the Russian market
According to the Bank of Russia, as of July 1, the volume of loans granted to legal entities — residents and individual entrepreneurs — reached 38.9 trillion rubles. Overdue debt amounted to 2.9 trillion rubles. This is 7.4% of the loan portfolio.
Iran withdrew some of its key demands in talks to restart the 2015 nuclear deal, an unnamed senior US official told Reuters. In particular, Tehran no longer requires international inspectors to stop some inspections of its nuclear program, the source said.
If the deal is resumed, part of the sanctions will be lifted from Iran. This, in particular, will allow the country to legally trade oil on the world market.
The US and EU authorities continue to search and find the yachts of the sanctioned oligarchs who are hiding on remote islands and hiding in the sea with their transponders turned off. According to Luxurylaunches, on Sunday, FBI agents identified and searched another yacht hidden in Falmouth harbor in the Caribbean. The 82-meter Alfa Nero belongs to the billionaire and former CEO of the Phosagro group, Andrey Guryev.
Since February 2022, Western countries have seized at least 13 superyachts owned by Russian oligarchs. Their total value exceeded $3 billion
Sberbank has decided to withdraw from the Kazakh market and is selling a branch in Kazakhstan to the Baiterek National Management Holding, the bank said.
German energy company Uniper SE will resume operation of the Heyden 4 coal-fired power plant in the city of Petershagen from August 29 to maintain the level of electricity generation
Forces of the Taliban movement (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) attacked units of the anti-Taliban National Resistance Front in Panjshir on Tuesday night, some were killed, local media reported.
Thousands of protests have been going on in Bangladesh for several weeks now due to a 52% increase in gasoline and diesel prices, the sharpest increase since the country gained independence in 1971.
In connection with the energy crisis caused by the shutdown of power plants, the government will reduce the work of schools.
In two regions of the UK, nurses have begun testing thermal smart glasses. They scan the patient, assess the condition of his wounds and make an appointment with the doctor. Video consultations can be sent in real time to a highly specialized specialist. The glasses are able to execute voice commands, lay the best route to the patient’s home and make mailing lists.
A smart gadget should save family doctors time and facilitate the work of nurses — they spend half a day solely on filling out documents and working at a computer
Scotland has launched the country’s largest offshore wind farm. The first of 114 turbines was commissioned on Monday. And the full commissioning of the Seagreen power plant is expected in the first half of 2023, according to energy company TotalEnergies.
The electricity generated will be exported to the grid through a new substation in Teeling village. When all 114 turbines are up and running, they will provide enough energy to power more than 1.6 million homes — two-thirds of the total in Scotland.
The offshore wind farm is located in the North Sea, 27 kilometers off the coast of Angus in Scotland. It is owned by two companies: TotalEnergies has 51% of the project share, and SSE Renewables owns 49%.
Seagreen will be Scotland’s largest and the world’s deepest fixed-foundation offshore wind farm.
Hungarian weather chief fired after erroneous weather forecast
In Italy, the cost of imported products increased by almost a third in 2022. Now Italy produces only 36% of the total amount of wheat it needs, 53% corn, 56% durum wheat for pasta, 73% barley, 51% beef, 63% pork, 84% milk.
The Canadian authorities have included 62 more Russian individuals and one legal entity in the defense sector on the sanctions lists. This is stated on the website of the Canadian government, the document entered into force on August 19.
Saury, which is caught in the Pacific Ocean, has not entered the Russian economic zone, so domestic vessels will not be able to catch it. Chinese, Taiwanese, South Korean and Japanese fishermen are engaged in mining, according to the Telegram channel of the Federal Agency for Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo).
Cubans again received the right to legally buy currency in banks and exchange offices. The sale of currency in the island nation was suspended last June, and 20 days ago, the authorities began to buy currency from the population
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