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The contract which was reported last week is nothing more than an “agreement to explore”. There are many financial and logistical obstacles to building a natural gas pipeline in Alaska. For years, ExxonMobil was considering the project but backed out in 2016.
The State-run company Hindustan Copper plans on investing $700M to create an underground mine beneath its current open-cast mine. They estimate it will increase the mine’s output by 2 million tonnes annually.
China expects wind power waste to drop to 20-30% and solar power waste to go below 10% by the end of 2017.
The Thailand government is investing 161 billion Baht (or $4.87 USD) to build light rail projects in Phuket, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen and Nakhon.
About half the countries in the world import wheat from Russia.