24th Mar 2023


Spain and Portugal present proposal on gas cap price

Spain and Portugal presented a proposal to the European Commission setting a maximum of €30-per-megawatt-hour for the price of gas until at least 31 December, El Pais reported on Thursday. The energy deputy director at the commission, Mechthild Wörsdörfer, said any compensation to companies to cover the difference between the market price and the cap should come from national budgets because "the EU is not giving any money to that."

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EU's new critical raw materials act could be a recipe for conflict

Solar panels, wind-turbines, electric vehicle batteries and other green technologies require minerals including aluminium, cobalt and lithium — which are mined in some of the most conflict-riven nations on earth, such as the Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, and Kazakhstan.


Okay, alright, AI might be useful after all

Large Language Models could give the powers trained data-journalists wield, to regular boring journalists like me — who don't know how to use Python. And that makes me tremendously excited, to be honest.

Polish abortion rights activist vows to appeal case

Polish abortion rights activists Justyna Wydrzyńska was last week sentenced for giving abortion pills to a 12-week pregnant woman. She will appeal. But with a court stacked by politically-appointed judges, her chances of overturning it are slim.

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