Australian watchdog clears Shell’s £47bn bid for BG Group

Royal Dutch Shell has been given the green light by the Australian competition watchdog to takeover BG Group. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commision (ACCC) said it won’t oppose the proposed acquisition worth £47 billion. It follows approvals from Brazil, EU and the US. The oil giant still needs approval from Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board and China’s Ministry […]

US ‘smart’ car uses solar to generate energy

This may look like a machine used in a ‘Transformers’ film – but it’s actually a “smart” car with solar cells on the roof. American firm BASF created the electric vehicle, using its knowledge of chemistry, which generates energy to power the car’s climate control system. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has welcomed the firm’s […]