Climate Hypocrisy Ensures Global Warming — Global Issues

opinion by Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Anis Chowdhury (sydney and kuala lumpur) Tuesday, June 28, 2022 Inter Press Service SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 28 (IPS) – Rich country governments claim the high moral ground on climate action. But many deny their far greater responsibility for both historic and contemporary greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, once acknowledged … Read more

G-7 nations face threat of Russia shutting down more gas

Russian President Vladimir Putin makes a toast as he takes part in the XIV BRICS summit in virtual format via a video call, in Moscow on June 23, 2022. Mikhail Metzel | AFP | Getty Images The Group of 7 nations need to brace for a complete shutdown of Russian gas pipelines in the near … Read more

Sri Lanka under virtual lockdown as fuel restricted for pvt cars | Business and Economy News

Gov’t decided on Monday to limit distribution of fuel to essential services until July 10 and told residents to stay home. by Anusha Ondaatjie and Asantha SirimanneBloomberg Published On 28 Jun 202228 Jun 2022 Sri Lanka abruptly restricted fuel supplies and told residents to stay home, raising the risk of more unrest as the government … Read more

Three Arrows Capital crypto hedge fund defaults on Voyager loan

Bitcoin rallied to a record high of nearly $69,000 at the height of the 2021 crypto frenzy. In 2022, it’s moved in the opposite direction. Nurphoto | Getty Images Prominent crypto hedge fund Three Arrows Capital has defaulted on a loan worth more than $670 million. Digital asset brokerage Voyager Digital issued a notice on … Read more

Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods on energy transition, gas prices

Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods warns that an abrupt transition to renewable energy will cause society to “pay a high price.” The national average price for a gallon of gasoline is currently nearly $5, causing strife for all drivers, according to AAA. In an interview with CNBC’s David Faber, Woods cautioned against a government policy … Read more

G7 leaders discuss price cap on Russian oil over Ukraine invasion | Russia-Ukraine war News

G7 leaders meeting in Germany discuss plans to reduce Russian revenues from oil exports amid a surge in energy prices. Leaders of Group of Seven (G7) nations have discussed plans to cap the price of Russian oil in order to put the squeeze on Moscow, which is benefiting from soaring energy prices, and cut off … Read more

El Salvador bitcoin experiment not saving country’s finances

A bystander uses a Bitcoin ATM in San Salvador, El Salvador, on May 16, 2022. Alex Pena | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images El Salvador bet its economic salvation on bitcoin, but so far the gamble isn’t paying off like President Nayib Bukele hoped it would. The government’s crypto coffers have been cut in half, … Read more

Dan Yergin on oil prices falling despite tight supply, Russia tensions

Energy expert Dan Yergin said there are two reasons why oil prices have dropped in the past month despite a market that is still tight: the Fed and Russia’s war in Ukraine. Oil prices had been increasing since last year, spiking to highs after Russia launched an unprovoked war on Ukraine. But since the end … Read more

Putin squeezes Europe’s gas supplies. Policymakers are getting worried

BRUSSELS — European leaders are increasingly concerned about the possibility of a full shutdown of gas supplies from Russia, with Italy asking for a new meeting to debate the matter. Gazprom, Russia’s state-backed energy supplier, has reduced its gas flows to Europe by about 60% over the past few weeks, prompting Germany, Italy, Austria and … Read more

Toyota issues recall for electric SUV following concerns about wheels

Toyota’s bZ4X electric sport utility vehicle photographed in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on Feb. 24, 2022. The Japanese automotive giant has issued a safety recall related to the bZ4X’s wheels. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images Japanese automotive giant Toyota issued a safety recall for more than 2,000 of its all-electric SUV, the bZ4X. Announced … Read more