"We, the people of the world, have got to own this new technology, so that the profits and rewards come broadly to people, rather than go to a few billionaires."
Prof. Richard Freeman, Harvard economics professor
"We, here on the continent, haven’t had a change of heart. Our hearts are still open to you"
European Council President
"There is no alternative for us other than to fight back. This is the biggest challenge for my generation"
Greek university student
""The main thing is we got him back on board, he is safe. But I think it just showed everyone how hard it is to actually see the guy in the water, even on a sunny day, 18 knots and sunshine, you know you wouldn't want to be doing it in 20 knots in the dark. I don't think you would find him you know.""
Skipper, Team Hun Sung Hai/Scallywag
"These are really important social issues that affect all of us all over in our communities. And we can't just leave this up to governments to solve these problems"
"‘Aussie flu’ is actually a bit of a misnomer. It is a strain that we have seen in previous seasons in the UK, in fact we saw it circulating last season. Hospital admissions have increased due to a combination of influenza A and B and no strain is currently dominating."
Professor Paul Cosford
Medical Director, Public Health England
""Oh it's a huge part! It's really exciting singing this and it's super challenging, to act and to sing. So for me it's really special to do it, really.""
"The poles amplify all the phenomena we see everywhere else on the globe"
Around 50 people have been briefly detained in the Armenian capital Yerevan after protesting against a hike in electricity prices. They had been
More than 5000 people took to the streets of the Armenian capital Yerevan on Tuesday morning. Blocked from reaching the presidential palace when they
Protesters in the Johannesburg township of Soweto took to the streets in anger over what they say are unaffordable electricity prices from the
Dutch electronics giant Philips has begun its long-flagged withdrawal from one of its core historic activities, lighting, by selling 80.1% of its
Ukraine’s fuel crisis has deepened after a deal to buy South African coal collapsed. The head of a Ukrainian state energy firm has been arrested on
One of the main drawbacks when using an electric car is the lack of charging points around the city.
But there could be light at the end of the
In this edition of Real Economy we travel across Vienna, Berlin and Paris to discover the economic and energy-related challenges Europe faces
British regulators are set to carry out a full investigation into the UK’s biggest energy suppliers amid public anger over high utility bills.
E.ON, Germany’s largest utility, is to shut a quarter of its power plants and cut costs.
It has also halved the dividend paid to shareholders for
The Hungarian government has announced a third round of price cuts for household energy, just months before elections are due.
Utility prices have
A UK energy firm has been left red-faced after encouraging Twitter users to give their views on gas price increases.
British Gas announced it will
In Bulgaria protesters’ anger is not to be quelled. The government had already resigned but on Wednesday evening demonstrators returned to the
The sacking of Bulgaria’s finance minister Simeon Djankov has done little to quell public anger over the cost of electricity.
Bulgaria’s government on Monday sacked Finance Minister Simeon Djankov, who has kept a tight fiscal policy as the European Union’s poorest
As the Cac40 was reaching its year’s peak on Thursday, GDF Suez spoiled the party in Paris, when it cut its profit outlook for 2013 and 2014.
The profit warning of Germany’s largest utility, E.ON, was harshly sanctioned on Tuesday in Frankfurt.
On stock markets weakened by concerns over
Electricity prices in Belgium should not be raised in the wake of a safety shutdown at a nuclear power station, the country’s Economy Minister Johan
German energy giant E.ON has posted greatly improved results for the first half of 2012 on higher sales, reduced losses from Germany’s phase out of
Energy firm E.ON says its net profit more than tripled in the first half of the year – to 3.13 billion euros.
That was because Germany’s largest
The Tokyo Electric Power Company has reported an annual loss of around 7.6bn euros.
Most of the losses are due to compensation claims for the