We ask our studio guest Claudia Kemfert, an energy economist from the German Institute for Economic Research.
France's Total had signed up last year to a $4.8 billion Iranian gas field project. However, it was forced to backtrack after the US threatened to impose penalties on any business found still doing business with Iran.
The German chancellor's return to work has come with a number of foreign policy challenges. Migration has dominated her agenda of late, while disagreements over Ukraine and Syria continue to fuel tension with Russia.
Palm oil can be used in everything from cosmetics to fuel, and is cheap and efficient to produce. But this versatile crop has a dark side — its incredible popularity has caused widespread environmental destruction.
On this week's eco@africa, we meet a young Tanzanian innovator working to solve the country's energy problem with windmills, rescue food from the waste bin in Greece and help save the mangroves which save Libreville.
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