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The International Monetary Fund will likely cut its global growth forecast to account for the economic consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, managing director Kristalina Georgieva told CNBC on Thursday. “We think that we would be downgrading our growth projections as a result of the crisis, but we still expect the world to be
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An overhead view of a tidal turbine from Orbital Marine Power on September 6, 2021. William Edwards | AFP | Getty Images European installations of tidal and wave energy capacity jumped in 2021, as the ocean energy sector saw deployments revert to pre-pandemic levels and a substantial increase in investment. In figures released Thursday, Ocean
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A worker cutting steel pipes near a coal-powered power station in Zhangjiakou, China, on November 12, 2021. Greg Baker | AFP | Getty Images Energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose to their highest level in history last year, according to the International Energy Agency, as economies rebounded from the coronavirus pandemic with a heavy reliance on
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While there are alternatives to Russian oil, they would be insufficient or difficult logistically if the U.S. and its allies were to ban Russian energy imports, analysts said Tuesday. “There’s just no way even OPEC+ and even combined Iran and Venezuela could make up for it,” Vandana Hari, founder of energy intelligence firm Vanda Insights,
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