German auto giants BMW and Daimler team up to develop self-driving technologies

Daimler and the BMW Group are to work together on automated driving technologies. In an announcement on Thursday, the auto giants said their initial focus would be on the development of “next-generation technologies” for automated driving on highways, driver assistance systems and parking features. BMW and Daimler said that their collaboration would focus on Levels 3 and 4 of SAE International’s levels of driving automation. At Level 5, automated driving features can drive a vehicle under all co


Daimler and the BMW Group are to work together on automated driving technologies. In an announcement on Thursday, the auto giants said their initial focus would be on the development of “next-generation technologies” for automated driving on highways, driver assistance systems and parking features. BMW and Daimler said that their collaboration would focus on Levels 3 and 4 of SAE International’s levels of driving automation. At Level 5, automated driving features can drive a vehicle under all co
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German auto giants BMW and Daimler team up to develop self-driving technologies

Daimler and the BMW Group are to work together on automated driving technologies.

In an announcement on Thursday, the auto giants said their initial focus would be on the development of “next-generation technologies” for automated driving on highways, driver assistance systems and parking features.

BMW and Daimler said that their collaboration would focus on Levels 3 and 4 of SAE International’s levels of driving automation. Five “levels” of driving automation have been defined by SAE International, a global association of over 128,000 engineers.

At Level 5, automated driving features can drive a vehicle under all conditions. At Levels 3 and 4, automated driving features allow technology to drive a vehicle under certain, limited conditions.

The two companies said they viewed their partnership as being a “long-term, strategic cooperation”, adding that they were aiming to make “next-level technologies widely available” by the middle of the 2020s.

Thursday’s announcement comes a week after BMW and Daimler announced anew one billion euro mobility partnership.

Earlier this week, the CEO of Arm Holdings told CNBC that it would be “a while” before self-driving cars become mainstream.

“It is a phenomenally hard problem to anticipate what a car could do under absolutely any set of circumstances,” Simon Segars, who was speaking with CNBC’s Karen Tso at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, said earlier this week.

“I think you’re going to start to see early services, in quite a constrained way, quite soon over the next couple of years,” he added, explaining that there was “some way to come” before the technology was “completely mainstream.”

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Brouillette: US won’t give Saudi Arabia key to nuclear weapon building

A representative of the United States government said Saturday that it would not help Saudi Arabia develop nuclear technology without guarantees that it would only be used for civilian purposes. Saudi Arabia has put the U.S. on a shortlist with China, Russia and others to bid for nuclear power projects in the country. Under a “123 measure,” any U.S. nuclear deal with Saudi Arabia would prohibit routes toward the making of nuclear weapons by banning enrichment of uranium or the reprocessing of pl


A representative of the United States government said Saturday that it would not help Saudi Arabia develop nuclear technology without guarantees that it would only be used for civilian purposes. Saudi Arabia has put the U.S. on a shortlist with China, Russia and others to bid for nuclear power projects in the country. Under a “123 measure,” any U.S. nuclear deal with Saudi Arabia would prohibit routes toward the making of nuclear weapons by banning enrichment of uranium or the reprocessing of pl
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Brouillette: US won't give Saudi Arabia key to nuclear weapon building

A representative of the United States government said Saturday that it would not help Saudi Arabia develop nuclear technology without guarantees that it would only be used for civilian purposes.

Saudi Arabia has put the U.S. on a shortlist with China, Russia and others to bid for nuclear power projects in the country. Washington sees Saudi Arabia as a big customer of American nuclear expertise and hardware, but lawmakers from both U.S. political parties are demanding a deal be based on tough controls.

Section 123 of the United States Atomic Energy Act of 1954, titled “Cooperation With Other Nations,” sets an agreement for cooperation as a prerequisite for nuclear deals between the U.S. and any other nation. Under a “123 measure,” any U.S. nuclear deal with Saudi Arabia would prohibit routes toward the making of nuclear weapons by banning enrichment of uranium or the reprocessing of plutonium.

Speaking to CNBC’s Hadley Gamble at the Munich Security Conference on Saturday, the U.S. Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, said such an agreement was imperative to any nuclear deal with Riyadh.

“We won’t allow them to bypass 123 if they want to have civilian nuclear power that includes U.S. nuclear technologies.”

The senior energy official said as countries pursued more environmentally friendly and emissions-free technologies, nuclear had to be a part of the conversation. And while countries should pursue nuclear energy technologies they must do so under a U.S. regime that prevents the proliferation of nuclear weapons.

“As you know this technology has a dual use and in the wrong hands it becomes a dangerous, dangerous world,” said Brouillette.

The Saudis have so far refused to rule out their right to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons, pointing to neighboring Iran’s ability to do so under the 2015 nuclear agreement that world powers struck with Tehran.

In an interview in March on CBS’s “60 Minutes” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the country wasn’t interested in developing weapons but would develop nuclear capability should Iran ever develop a working nuclear bomb.


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Scientists develop flags that can produce energy from the wind and sun

Researchers at the University of Manchester have designed flags that can produce energy via wind and solar power. In a statement Monday, the university said that the flags used “flexible piezoelectric strips and flexible photovoltaic cells.” “The sun does not usually shine during stormy conditions, whereas calm days with little wind are usually associated with shiny sun,” he added, explaining that this made wind and solar “particularly well suited for simultaneous harvesting.” The research was p


Researchers at the University of Manchester have designed flags that can produce energy via wind and solar power. In a statement Monday, the university said that the flags used “flexible piezoelectric strips and flexible photovoltaic cells.” “The sun does not usually shine during stormy conditions, whereas calm days with little wind are usually associated with shiny sun,” he added, explaining that this made wind and solar “particularly well suited for simultaneous harvesting.” The research was p
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Scientists develop flags that can produce energy from the wind and sun

Researchers at the University of Manchester have designed flags that can produce energy via wind and solar power.

In a statement Monday, the university said that the flags used “flexible piezoelectric strips and flexible photovoltaic cells.”

Photovoltaic refers to a way of directly converting light from the sun into electricity, while piezoelectric strips enable the flag to generate power via movement.

The university added that the flags were able to power remote sensors and small-scale portable electronics that can be used for tasks such as pollution, sound and heat monitoring.

“Wind and solar energies typically have intermittencies that tend to compensate each other,” Andrea Cioncolini, a co-author of the study and senior lecturer in thermal hydraulics, said in a statement.

“The sun does not usually shine during stormy conditions, whereas calm days with little wind are usually associated with shiny sun,” he added, explaining that this made wind and solar “particularly well suited for simultaneous harvesting.”

The research was published in the journal Applied Energy, and represents the latest novel and interesting way of producing energy.

In 2014, for example, researchers in Canada designed a headset with a chinstrap manufactured from piezoelectric fiber composites that was able to harvest energy as the jaw moved.

A year later, researchers in the U.K. announced the development of a wearable energy generator powered with urine.

At the time, the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol described how miniaturized microbial fuel cells (MFCs) had been “embedded” into a pair of socks.

When a user walks, their urine is pumped, fueling the fuel cells and powering a wireless transmitter that sends a signal to a PC. The UWE said that MFCs contained bacteria that “generate electricity from waste fluids.”


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Russia says it must develop new nuclear-warhead carrying missiles by 2021

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said his country should develop new ground-based hypersonic and cruise missiles in a direct response to the apparent ending of a nuclear treaty between Washington and Moscow. On Friday, the U.S. confirmed it would suspend its participation in the decades-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty that bans ground-launched medium-range missiles with a range of 310-3,400 miles. “In 2019-2020, we should develop a ground-based version of sea-based Kalib


Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said his country should develop new ground-based hypersonic and cruise missiles in a direct response to the apparent ending of a nuclear treaty between Washington and Moscow. On Friday, the U.S. confirmed it would suspend its participation in the decades-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty that bans ground-launched medium-range missiles with a range of 310-3,400 miles. “In 2019-2020, we should develop a ground-based version of sea-based Kalib
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Russia says it must develop new nuclear-warhead carrying missiles by 2021

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said his country should develop new ground-based hypersonic and cruise missiles in a direct response to the apparent ending of a nuclear treaty between Washington and Moscow.

On Friday, the U.S. confirmed it would suspend its participation in the decades-old Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty that bans ground-launched medium-range missiles with a range of 310-3,400 miles. The U.S. administration said it had taken the measure following Russia’s refusal to accept that its SSC-8 missile directly contravenes the Cold War-era agreement

By Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin reacted by also halting his country’s obligations to the treaty.

Speaking to media, Putin said Russia would provide a “mirror like response” to the U.S. by engaging in fresh research and development for nuclear missile technology but would not “get involved in a costly arms race.”

According to state media outlet RIA, Shoigu said Tuesday that given the treaty was no longer being observed, it was now important to increase Russia’s range of land-based missile systems within the next two years.

“In 2019-2020, we should develop a ground-based version of sea-based Kalibr complexes with a long-range cruise missile, which has proved to be effective in Syria. During the same period, we should create a ground-based missile complex with a long-range hypersonic missile,” Shoigu said.

The Kalibr missile family differs in size, launch platform, range, and speed but can all pack either a conventional warhead or nuclear payload.


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Canada’s Canopy Growth shares jump 11% on deal to develop industrial hemp farms in New York

Canopy Growth has been granted a license by New York State to process and produce hemp with the help of efforts by Governor Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Canopy Growth hopes to establish large-scale production capabilities focused on hemp extraction and product manufacturing within the United States. The company is currently evaluating a number of sites in the Southern Tier of New York, which will become one of its first extraction and processing facilities outside Canada. The move will also bring Canop


Canopy Growth has been granted a license by New York State to process and produce hemp with the help of efforts by Governor Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Canopy Growth hopes to establish large-scale production capabilities focused on hemp extraction and product manufacturing within the United States. The company is currently evaluating a number of sites in the Southern Tier of New York, which will become one of its first extraction and processing facilities outside Canada. The move will also bring Canop
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Canada's Canopy Growth shares jump 11% on deal to develop industrial hemp farms in New York

Canopy Growth has been granted a license by New York State to process and produce hemp with the help of efforts by Governor Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.

Canopy Growth hopes to establish large-scale production capabilities focused on hemp extraction and product manufacturing within the United States. Depending on Board approval of a specific site, Canopy plans to invest between $100 million and $150 million in its New York operations, “capable of producing tons of hemp” on an annual basis.

The company is currently evaluating a number of sites in the Southern Tier of New York, which will become one of its first extraction and processing facilities outside Canada. Management hopes to announce the specific location within 100 days.

Canopy shares jumped 11 percent after the announcement and finished Monday’s session at $42.49.

The company said in a press release that Cuomo’s office helped create the Hemp Research Pilot Program, while Schumer’s was “instrumental” in the passage of the recent U.S. farm bill, that allows growers to produce hemp as an agricultural commodity.

Canopy Growth’s investment in the Southern Tier “is a true win-win for Canopy Growth, who will be positioned at the forefront of Upstate New York’s industrial hemp revolution, and for the Southern Tier’s economy and farmers, which will receive a major shot in the arm in new good-paying jobs,” Senator Schumer said in the release.

The company will source hemp exclusively from American farmers for its American operations once functional. The move will also bring Canopy closer to Constellation Brands, the brewing giant that owns Corona beer and which recently made a $4 billion strategic investment in the cannabis company.

Consumers are increasingly interested in CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp plants thought to help with a range of conditions, such as anxiety, sleep disorders and inflammation.

Recreational use of cannabis in Canada became legal Oct. 17, though each of the country’s 10 provinces will be able to regulate the market within their jurisdiction independent of Ottawa. Marijuana use is still illegal in the United States at the federal level, though many states have passed laws legalizing the use of cannabis for medical or recreational purposes.


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Researchers develop artificial fingerprints, claiming they could hack into a third of smartphones

Artificial fingerprints have been developed by researchers who say they could one day be used to hack into everyday devices. Researchers from New York University and Michigan State University successfully generated what they call “DeepMasterPrints” earlier this year. “There’s not enough space on the device, so they capture a partial fingerprint — which is not as secure as the full image. (People assume) the device stitches images of their fingerprint together, but that’s not really what happens


Artificial fingerprints have been developed by researchers who say they could one day be used to hack into everyday devices. Researchers from New York University and Michigan State University successfully generated what they call “DeepMasterPrints” earlier this year. “There’s not enough space on the device, so they capture a partial fingerprint — which is not as secure as the full image. (People assume) the device stitches images of their fingerprint together, but that’s not really what happens
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Researchers develop artificial fingerprints, claiming they could hack into a third of smartphones

Artificial fingerprints have been developed by researchers who say they could one day be used to hack into everyday devices.

Researchers from New York University and Michigan State University successfully generated what they call “DeepMasterPrints” earlier this year. These are machine-learning methods that act as a kind of “masterkey” which, the researchers claim, have the potential to unlock around one in three fingerprint-protected smartphones.

In the paper released in October, the authors said synthetic fingerprints could be “used by an adversary to launch an attack … that can compromise the security of a fingerprint-based recognition system.”

Philip Bontrager, Aditi Roy, Julian Togelius, Nasir Memon and Arun Ross, the researchers behind the study, said the way fingerprints were recognized on smartphones and other devices was often problematic.

“Phones and many more devices don’t capture your entire fingerprint,” they told CNBC over the phone. “There’s not enough space on the device, so they capture a partial fingerprint — which is not as secure as the full image. (People assume) the device stitches images of their fingerprint together, but that’s not really what happens — it keeps sets of partial fingerprints.”

For each finger stored in place of a password, the device keeps multiple images. If someone then uses their finger to unlock that device, they only need to match one of the partial fingerprint images on its security system.

“If you store images for three of your fingers the device may keep around 30 partial fingerprints,” the researchers said. “With MasterPrints you just have to create a few — five or ten and I’m in business.”

They added that this could unlock a “reasonably large” number of phones — just under a third.

“If every fifth phone works it would be a profitable scam,” they said.


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China’s Cosco and Abu Dhabi Ports develop Khalifa to support Belt and Road initiative

Monday marks the inauguration of a 35-year concession agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports and China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) Shipping Ports. The deal will allow Cosco to operate and develop a new container terminal in Khalifa Port to support trade flows expected from China’s 60-country-wide infrastructure project. The belt and road initiative is a vast project designed to link China with much of Asia, Europe the Middle East and Africa, and to increase Beijing’s political and trade influence


Monday marks the inauguration of a 35-year concession agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports and China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) Shipping Ports. The deal will allow Cosco to operate and develop a new container terminal in Khalifa Port to support trade flows expected from China’s 60-country-wide infrastructure project. The belt and road initiative is a vast project designed to link China with much of Asia, Europe the Middle East and Africa, and to increase Beijing’s political and trade influence
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China's Cosco and Abu Dhabi Ports develop Khalifa to support Belt and Road initiative

Monday marks the inauguration of a 35-year concession agreement between Abu Dhabi Ports and China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco) Shipping Ports. The deal will allow Cosco to operate and develop a new container terminal in Khalifa Port to support trade flows expected from China’s 60-country-wide infrastructure project.

The belt and road initiative is a vast project designed to link China with much of Asia, Europe the Middle East and Africa, and to increase Beijing’s political and trade influence globally.

The port, which is situated halfway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, now serves over 25 shipping lines and has links to 70 international destinations. Al Shamisi said that makes it a “strategic location” for trade, not only within the United Arab Emirates and the Middle East, but the wider ecosystem.

“It’s huge … We are not serving the Middle East per se, but we are serving the North Africa Indian subcontinent and we are transitioning point to all of these destinations,” said Al Shamisi.

“Having such infrastructure where the biggest ships can enter and use Khalifa Port as a hub, it will serve the one belt one road, and it’s actually the heart of the one belt one road,” he added.


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Putin threatens to develop more nukes in response to Trump ultimatum

Russian President Vladimir Putin upped the ante Wednesday by saying he is prepared to develop nuclear-tipped missiles if the U.S. withdraws from a Cold War-era arms agreement. Putin, in televised comments, said Moscow would develop midrange nuclear missiles, a weapon that is currently banned from U.S. and Russian arsenals under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, treaty. The INF treaty, signed in 1987 between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, prohibited the


Russian President Vladimir Putin upped the ante Wednesday by saying he is prepared to develop nuclear-tipped missiles if the U.S. withdraws from a Cold War-era arms agreement. Putin, in televised comments, said Moscow would develop midrange nuclear missiles, a weapon that is currently banned from U.S. and Russian arsenals under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, treaty. The INF treaty, signed in 1987 between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, prohibited the
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Putin threatens to develop more nukes in response to Trump ultimatum

Russian President Vladimir Putin upped the ante Wednesday by saying he is prepared to develop nuclear-tipped missiles if the U.S. withdraws from a Cold War-era arms agreement.

Putin, in televised comments, said Moscow would develop midrange nuclear missiles, a weapon that is currently banned from U.S. and Russian arsenals under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, treaty.

The INF treaty, signed in 1987 between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, prohibited the development and deployment of ground-launched nuclear missiles with ranges of 310 miles to 3,420 miles.

President Donald Trump has promised to withdraw from that treaty, claiming Russia has been cheating. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered an ultimatum to Russia on Tuesday. The Russian leader suggested the U.S. was the one itching to escalate the arms race.

“Now it seems our American partners believe that the situation has changed so much that the United States must also have such a weapon. What’s our response? It’s simple: in that case we will also do this,” Putin said.

U.S. arms experts said the Kremlin needs to take responsibility.

“Russia’s violation is unacceptable and requires a firm U.S. and NATO diplomatic, economic and treaty-compliant military response strategy,” Kingston Reif, director of disarmament research at the Arms Control Association, told CNBC following Putin’s remarks.

“Russia’s had treaty-violating missiles for years, so they’re not fooling anybody by alleging that they’d have to start building treaty-violating missiles. It’s a transparent ploy to put the onus back on the U.S., but it won’t work,” said Thomas Karako, director of the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Putin’s response came a day after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited material evidence that Russia has quietly added nuclear-tipped missiles that are currently banned by the INF treaty to its colossal arsenal.

Russia, Pompeo said, has developed “multiple battalions of the SSC-8 missiles,” a move that falls outside of the Cold War-era arms agreement.


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The world’s 10 best countries for attracting top talent don’t include the US or UK

Whether you want to develop new skills, or fancy surrounding yourself with inspiring colleagues, you should cast your eye to Europe. That’s according to a new report from IMD Business School, which found that European countries do a better job of attracting and developing talented employees than most any other region in the world. The U.S. (12th), Australia (14th) and the U.K. (23rd) all failed to make the top spots in the list, which ranked 63 countries on their ability to develop, attract and


Whether you want to develop new skills, or fancy surrounding yourself with inspiring colleagues, you should cast your eye to Europe. That’s according to a new report from IMD Business School, which found that European countries do a better job of attracting and developing talented employees than most any other region in the world. The U.S. (12th), Australia (14th) and the U.K. (23rd) all failed to make the top spots in the list, which ranked 63 countries on their ability to develop, attract and
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The world's 10 best countries for attracting top talent don't include the US or UK

Whether you want to develop new skills, or fancy surrounding yourself with inspiring colleagues, you should cast your eye to Europe.

That’s according to a new report from IMD Business School, which found that European countries do a better job of attracting and developing talented employees than most any other region in the world.

For the fifth year running, Switzerland secured the top spot in the World Talent Ranking, thanks to its heavy investment in education and training, as well as its appeal among international employees. It was followed in the list by Denmark, Norway, Austria and the Netherlands.

Canada, which ranked in sixth place, was the only non-European nation to make the top 10. It was joined by Finland, Sweden, Luxembourg and Germany.

The U.S. (12th), Australia (14th) and the U.K. (23rd) all failed to make the top spots in the list, which ranked 63 countries on their ability to develop, attract and retain talent.

Singapore (13th) emerged as the best country in Asia for talented employees, ahead of Hong Kong (18th).

China (39th), Indonesia (45th) and India (53rd) were among the other notable Asian countries.


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UK firm to develop 200 megawatts of solar power in southern Spain

The regional government of Andalusia has granted U.K.-firm Solarcentury permission to build four solar parks in the Spanish town of Alcala de Guadaira. In an announcement Tuesday, Solarcentury said that the projects would have an output of around 50 megawatts each and would generate enough electricity to power 105,000 homes. The business has developed and built over 1 gigawatts (GW) of solar to date, with a further 2.4 GW in the pipeline. Solarcentury’s projects represent the latest solar energy


The regional government of Andalusia has granted U.K.-firm Solarcentury permission to build four solar parks in the Spanish town of Alcala de Guadaira. In an announcement Tuesday, Solarcentury said that the projects would have an output of around 50 megawatts each and would generate enough electricity to power 105,000 homes. The business has developed and built over 1 gigawatts (GW) of solar to date, with a further 2.4 GW in the pipeline. Solarcentury’s projects represent the latest solar energy
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UK firm to develop 200 megawatts of solar power in southern Spain

The regional government of Andalusia has granted U.K.-firm Solarcentury permission to build four solar parks in the Spanish town of Alcala de Guadaira.

In an announcement Tuesday, Solarcentury said that the projects would have an output of around 50 megawatts each and would generate enough electricity to power 105,000 homes. Construction is set to begin in April 2019 and is expected to last 12 months.

Founded in 1998, Solarcentury has a presence in Europe, Latin America and Africa. The business has developed and built over 1 gigawatts (GW) of solar to date, with a further 2.4 GW in the pipeline.

“We see these projects as a real win-win for the region,” Jose Miguel Ferrer, Solarcentury’s managing director for Iberia, said in a statement. “Not only generating clean renewable power for thousands of homes, they will have been built with no public subsidies, be a net generator of employment and environmentally friendly,” he added.

Around the world, the size of solar power facilities can range from smaller-sized projects such as Solarcentury’s to vast developments like China’s Tengger Desert Solar Park, which has a capacity of more than 1,500 MW.

Solarcentury’s projects represent the latest solar energy developments in the Spanish solar sector. In September, for instance, Enel Green Power Espana (EGPE) commenced construction of an 84.7-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility in Murcia, Spain. The Totona project will be made up of 248,000 photovoltaic modules and is set to begin operation in the third quarter of 2019, EGPE said.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-11-21  Authors: anmar frangoul, nora carol photography, moment, getty images
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