A nuclear energy venture founded by Bill Gates said Thursday (27 August) it hopes to build small advanced nuclear power stations that can store electricity to supplement grids increasingly supplied by intermittent sources like solar and wind power.
The newly-established €100 million fund will help innovative European companies bring “radically new” clean energy technologies to the market, including the “holy grail” of batteries, the European Commission said.
Bill Gates warned Theresa May that should the Conservatives go ahead and abandon the UK’s overseas aid spending pledge it would reduce the country’s influence in the world and mean more lives lost in Africa.
As delegates arrive for the Oslo emergency summit on Northern Nigeria and the Lake Chad region today (23 February), why should people in the EU care about people who live in such a far-off place, writes Jamie Drummond.
If his name were Bill Gates, he’d be treated differently. But, after decades of serving as a scapegoat for conspiracy theorists, the former György Schwartz, AKA Hungarian-American philanthropist George Soros, must be used to it by now.
Bill Gates, the US businessman turned philanthropist, is in Brussels on Thursday (16 February) to unveil a new report into medical research and development for the developing world that shows the EU has overtaken the UK in terms of funding.
The European Commission is having “very intense discussions” with member states over the individual emissions reduction percentage that they will be assigned to reduce emissions in sectors not covered by the Emissions Trading Scheme, a top EU official told journalists today (31 May).
A lot is happening in the world of natural gas. Just recently, the European Commission published its gas strategy and the United States exported its first Liquefied Natural Gas. It is a clear sign of the role that gas plays and will have to play in Europe’s energy mix, writes François-Régis Mouton.
The Commission’s aims for better regulation of Europe’s economy go hand in hand with an improvement of the overall health of the European workforce, write Claudiu Ciprian T?n?sescu and Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar.
As COP21 opened in Paris today (30 November), Bill Gates announced the “Breakthrough energy coalition” uniting the efforts of two dozens of other billionaire philanthropists such as Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos to sponsor energy that doesn’t produce carbon.
If you haven’t heard about the Global Goals yet, you will soon. Later this month, leaders from around the world will get together at the United Nations in New York to agree on the world’s development agenda for the next 15 years—what they’re calling the Global Goals.
When world leaders meet in September to adopt a set of Sustainable Development Goals, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will make a strong case that health goals should be a top priority, writes Bill Gates.
It took Europe three years to break the deadlock on Genetically Modified Organisms. The European Parliament decided last month to give member states the choice to ban or allow the cultivation of GM crops.
Challenged to comment on Pope Francis' recent comment that Catholics shouldn’t “breed like rabbits”, Melinda Gates told a Brussels audience that women in developing countries should be educated, and use modern methods of contraception in family planning.
More than a thousand global development aid and philantropic organisations around the world launched a campaign today (15 January) named action/2015, which is likely to be one of the largest ever launched.
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