Texas power grid faces summer having changed little from February freeze

June 24 (Reuters) – Texas’s grid operator frightened residents last week when it said it had very little reserves to cover demand spiking as temperatures soared. This summer could produce more scary times. In February, the Texas grid, run by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), nearly collapsed from several days of frigid weather, … Read more

Chinese plane aborts takeoff and catches fire, causing minor injuries during evacuation

Rescue workers are seen at the site where a Tibet Airlines Airbus A319 plane caught fire after an aborted takeoff, at Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, China May 12, 2022. cnsphoto via REUTERS Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING, May 12 (Reuters) – China’s Tibet Airlines said all passengers and … Read more

EXCLUSIVE Tesla halts most production at Shanghai factory, sales plummet in April

Chinese-made Tesla Model 3 vehicles are seen during a delivery event at the carmaker’s factory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Plant will produce less than 200 cars on Tuesday – memo Factory halted work due to supply issues – sources China’s COVID policies … Read more

Apple and others face shipping delays as China’s COVID curbs supplier squeeze

An employee arranges Apple iPhones as a customer shop at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue shortly after new products go on sale in Manhattan, in New York City, New York, U.S., March 18, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI/TAIPEI, April 15 (Reuters) – Shipments of some Apple … Read more

Airbus urges EU leaders to refrain from Russian titanium sanctions

The Airbus logo is pictured at the Airbus premises in Montoir-de-Bretagne near Saint-Nazaire, France, March 4, 2022. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/File Photo Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register April 12 (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) urged Europe on Tuesday not to block titanium imports from Russia, saying sanctions on the strategic metal would hurt aerospace … Read more

Shipbuilding in China for Taiwanese firm likely helps bolster Chinese navy – US think tank

A crane lifts an Evergreen Marine container at the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan August 7, 2017. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) – Contracts between China’s top state-owned shipbuilding company and Taiwan’s top shipping company are likely to cut costs for modernizing China’s navy, raising security … Read more

No shit for you: Manure supplies are running low as fertilizer prices soar

CHICAGO, April 6 (Reuters) – For nearly two decades, Abe Sandquist has used every marketing tool he can think of to sell the back of a cow. Shit, after all, has to go somewhere. The Midwestern entrepreneur has worked hard to attract farmers to its benefits for their crops. Today, faced with a global shortage … Read more