Malaysia will allow national power distributor Tenaga Nasional Bhd. to raise electricity charges for the first time in more than two years, adding to business and living costs as the government cuts state subsidies.
South Korean President Lee Myung Bak said the government will form a “green technology” center to study technology related to energy, information technology, environment, and to share that knowledges with other emerging nations.
In April 2011, before he became Germany’s first state premier from the Greens party, Winfried Kretschmann said he’d like fewer cars on the roads. Two days later, the head of a global automaker came to his office.
Nuclear engineer Jose Reyes jolted awake at 4:45 a.m. on March 11 when his son called to warn him that a massive earthquake had unleashed a tsunami that rocked Japan. Giant waves were heading for the Oregon coast, about an hour from Reyes’s Corvallis office.