The Libyan government has threatened to bomb a North Korean tanker if it does not leave an oil terminal in Sidra. Libyan rebels have bypassed the government and are allegedly trying to export oil to Pyongyan themselves.
The largest solar thermal power-tower system in the world has opened in the Mojave Desert in California. Owned by NRG Energy, Google, and BrighSource Energy, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is being used to power more than 140,000 Californian homes. The system uses 347,000 computer-controlled mirrors to focus sunlight onto boilers on top of three 459-foot towers, where water is heated to produce steam to power turbines.