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Russia’s new nuclear icebreaker sets sail for Arctic at half steam

Russia’s new flagship icebreaker, billed as the world’s largest and most powerful, left St Petersburg’s Baltic Shipyard this week, bound for Murmansk, dogged by lawsuits stemming from its late delivery and sailing on only two of its three propellers. Still, the massive ship represents a milestone in President Vladimir Putin’s ambitions for dominance within the […]

European Union, Gas

As Von der Leyen Boasts Climate Action, EP publishes vote to make gas eligible for funding through Just Transition Fund 

As Von der Leyen took the stage to hold the much anticipated State Of The European Union (SOTEU) address for 2020, the EP made public the results of yesterday’s vote on the Just Transition Fund – and it is far from good news.    The Just Transition Fund (#JTF for those in the know) promised to finance the […]