February 5, 1995
* Michael A. Cornelius has been appointed vice president for law at Western Digital Corp. He succeeds Robert L. Erickson, who has retired after 10 years as chief legal officer. Before joining the Irvine computer products company, Cornelius spent 19 years with Nissan Motor Co. in senior legal and public affairs positions.
October 22, 2007 |
When this quiet city in southern Sweden decided in 1996 to wean itself off fossil fuels, most people doubted the ambitious goal would have any effect beyond the town limits. A few melting glaciers later, Vaxjo is attracting a green pilgrimage of politicians, scientists and business leaders from as far afield as the U.S. and North Korea seeking inspiration from a city program that has enabled it to cut carbon dioxide emissions 30% since 1993.
March 6, 1985 |
Demand for energy rose 4.3% last year in the non-Communist industrialized world, trailing a 4.9% economic expansion, the International Energy Agency reported Tuesday. The agency said preliminary forecasts point to less than 3% growth in energy use in 1985. In previous economic recoveries, the growth in energy use has tended to surpass economic activity, said J. Wallace Hopkins, deputy executive director of the agency.
June 21, 2006
PRESIDENT BUSH'S TRIP TO EUROPE is being welcomed like an infectious disease. Bush was unpopular in Europe from day one of his presidency, but a charm offensive launched last year -- and a more conciliatory approach toward European concerns -- was meant to change that, or at least nudge the approval rating up a notch. Instead, recent polls show he is more unpopular than ever across the Atlantic.
March 15, 2011 |
The political and environmental shockwaves of the Japanese earthquake reached Europe on Monday as Germany and Switzerland moved to curb their nuclear energy programs, at least temporarily. The Swiss government imposed an immediate freeze on plans to build and replace nuclear power plants until inspectors review safety standards in light of developments in Japan, where last Friday's monster earthquake and ensuing tsunami have put nuclear power stations at risk. Switzerland relies on five reactors for 40% of its energy supply.
December 1, 2012 |
Even as the European Union reached out to the East this week, sending its foreign affairs chief touring through Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kazakhstan for a string of meetings marked with smiling photos and words of goodwill, experts say its influence there remains muddled. The EU set forth a strategy for Central Asia five years ago that covers practical matters, such as halting heroin smuggling and finding new, diversified sources of energy for Europe, to more idealistic goals, such as improving human rights and fostering democracy.