WASHINGTON: U.S. Democratic lawmakers on Thursday asked the chiefs of four major fossil fuel companies and two lobbying groups to testify next month on whether the industry led an effort to mislead the public and prevent action to fight climate change.
House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney and Ro Khanna, chairman of the Subcommittee on Environment, sent letters to the chief executives of Exxon Mobil Corp, Chevron Corp, BP USA, and Royal Dutch Shell Oil Co, asking them to appear before a hearing on Oct. 28 and provide emails and documents.
They also sent the requests, first reported by the New York Times, to the heads of two lobbying groups: the American Petroleum Institute (APIRead More »
Thursday, 13 April 2017 LONDON: House prices in central London saw their most widespread declines since 2009 as Brexit uncertainties and high transaction costs dented demand for high-end property in the British capital, a survey showed on Thursday. Overall, British house prices grew modestly in March, the Royal Institution of …Read More »
Monday, 27 March 2017 KUALA LUMPUR: Just 35% of millennials (those born between 1981 and 1998) are able to afford to own homes, according to HSBC’s first Beyond the Bricks study. The study, which covered over 9,000 youths from 9 countries, revealed that slow salary growth and rising property prices …Read More »
Monday, 13 February 2017 Beijing: Magnates who scoop up luxury houses worth more than 10 million yuan (RM6.4 million) in Beijing are becoming younger than ever, with many buyers being female. New bourgeoisie born into Internet and finance industries replaced the rich in the energy industry as the main force …Read More »
When facing increasing pressures of housing density, affordability and sustainability, leading architects and designers look to the climate — and working with it. It’s called passive design. In Australia, each of our main climate zones will have a set of climatic characteristics that will determine their own design response. …Read More »
Monday, 12 December 2016 LONDON: Buoyant property sales in England and Wales in November show that the housing market has steadied after Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and asking prices for homes look set to rise by 2% next year. Sales agreed were up by 5.2% last month …Read More »