Britain unveils the world's largest windmill farm. The windmills cost five times more per megawatt generated than a gas-powered plant, but cost virtually nothing to maintain (in contrast to ongoing gas purchases). When will they pay themselves off? Are there less-quantifiable benefits to renewable energy?
The BP oil spill has drawn attention to companies' safety records in the North Sea, where an oil rig explosion killed 167 men three decades ago. A coauthor of a report on that catastrophe says that practices have changed little since then.
A British court ruled that the government destroyed Lotfi Raissi's career by imprisoning him for months on terror charges.