MEPs call for suspension of commercial launch of nuclear plant in Belarus

They have voiced ‘serious concerns’ over the safety of the Ostrovets nuclear plant, with Parliament criticising the ‘hasty commissioning’ of the facility

Equinor buys 49% stake in Russian oil exploration venture from Rosneft

It has bought the shares in KrasGeoNac (KGN), which holds 12 conventional onshore exploration and production licences in Eastern Siberia

Belarus connects its first nuclear power plant to the grid

Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom, which is developing the project, said the nuclear facility will consist of two reactors, with a total capacity of 2.4GW

Russian mining company reports jet fuel leak in Arctic

The spill follows a leak of 21,000 tonnes of diesel from Nornickel’s power plant near the city of Norilsk in May

Enel Green Power helps Russian windfarm spin into action

The wind farm could generate 320GWh of clean energy annually and offset more than 250,000 tonnes of CO2

Vestas to supply wind turbines for five renewable projects in Russia

The turbine manufacturer has received a 226MW turbine order, under which it will supply, install and commission wind turbines

Russia announces state of emergency after 20,000-tonne oil leak inside Arctic Circle

A diesel power plant owned by a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel collapsed last Friday, leaking the fuel into the Ambarnaya river

‘One in three people globally dissatisfied with environmental efforts’

According to Gallup’s annual Earth Day poll, people’s satisfaction ranges from 10% in Lebanon to 93% in the UAE

IKEA’s owner acquires solar parks in Texas

The Misae solar project in Texas is expected to produce enough electricity to power 50 IKEA Stores

US Senators write to Saudi Arabia to call off ‘oil war’ with Russia

They said Riyadh’s decision to boost oil output has contributed to a disruption in global oil prices on top of already buckling financial markets