Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a global solar alliance of 120 countries at the Paris climate summit in December. He hopes 40 percent of India’s electricity will come from renewable energy by 2030. He even wants to export solar technology.
A group of young independent filmmakers from Jeddah are hoping to inspire others, by bringing their film to the Berlin film festival. Barakah Meets Barakah, a quirky comedy, which debuted at this year's Berlinale, shows the challenges of dating in Saudi, while also imparting some commentary about the limitations of public space in the country.
South Sudan has an abundance of oil but it's actually making a loss from its production. The country has to pay Sudan for exporting the oil through Sudanese territory. Civil war and the drop in global oil prices, is only making the situation worse.
A surge in US oil production in recent years has affected global crude prices and has been accompanied by changes in Washington's energy policy.This has affected its relationship with Middle East oil suppliers, particularly Saudi Arabia.
As oil prices tumble, the industry is warned to reform if it wants to survive. That's according to a new report by DNV GL, which says companies need to cut capital expenditure and staff, while also put pressure on the supply chain.