Trans Mountain pipeline gets energy regulator support

Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption A sign protesting the Trans Mountain pipeline project is pictured in front of its terminal in British Columbia Canada’s national energy regulator has recommended the Trans Mountain pipeline project receive federal approval. The National Energy Board (NEB) says the project is in the public interest despite posing “significant” harm […]

BMW and Daimler invest €1bn in new car venture

Image copyright Getty Images BMW and Daimler have unveiled a joint venture covering new-generation services such as driverless vehicles, ride-hailing, and pay-per-use cars. Normally fierce rivals, the firms are investing €1bn (£880m) in the project, which will also help drivers find parking and electric charge points. It comes as carmakers face competition from mobility services […]

Venezuela crisis: Maduro closes border with Brazil

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Venezuelan soldiers send people back as they try to cross the border from Brazil Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro has closed the border with Brazil amid a row over humanitarian aid. The embattled leader said he could also shut the key border with Colombia to stop the opposition bringing in relief. […]

World’s biggest bee found alive

Image copyright Clay Bolt Image caption A single female Wallace’s giant bee was found The world’s biggest bee has been re-discovered, after decades thought lost to science. The giant bee – which is as long as an adult’s thumb – was found on a little-explored Indonesian island. After days of searching, wildlife experts found a […]

Energy firm Solarplicity banned from taking on new customers

Image copyright Getty Images Energy supplier Solarplicity has been banned from taking on new customers for three months due to its poor switching process and customer service. Energy regulator Ofgem has also banned the company from increasing vulnerable customers’ direct debits. Ofgem warned that the firm, which has 60,000 customers, could have its licence revoked […]