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Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Denmark's European Energy Signs Long-term Power Deals with Microsoft

FILE PHOTO: Microsoft signage is seen at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, US, January 18, 2023. REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnight/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Microsoft signage is seen at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, US, January 18, 2023. REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnight/File Photo
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Denmark's European Energy Signs Long-term Power Deals with Microsoft

FILE PHOTO: Microsoft signage is seen at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, US, January 18, 2023. REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnight/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Microsoft signage is seen at the company's headquarters in Redmond, Washington, US, January 18, 2023. REUTERS/Matt Mills McKnight/File Photo

Danish renewables group European Energy has entered into several long-term power purchasing agreements (PPAs) with Microsoft to supply the US tech firm with green electricity, the Copenhagen-based company said on Wednesday.
"The renewable energy will be produced by a portfolio of wind and solar assets in Sweden and Denmark," European Energy said in a statement.
It will under the agreements deliver more than 3.6 terawatt hours (TWh) over the contract period, supporting Microsoft's goal to meet all its energy demand with power from renewable sources by 2025 and be carbon negative by 2030, it said.



Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Spain’s Antitrust Watchdog Opens Investigation into Apple’s App Store 

The Apple iPhone 14 Pro is seen at the Apple Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York City, US, September 16, 2022. (Reuters)
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro is seen at the Apple Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York City, US, September 16, 2022. (Reuters)
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Spain’s Antitrust Watchdog Opens Investigation into Apple’s App Store 

The Apple iPhone 14 Pro is seen at the Apple Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York City, US, September 16, 2022. (Reuters)
The Apple iPhone 14 Pro is seen at the Apple Fifth Avenue store in Manhattan, New York City, US, September 16, 2022. (Reuters)

Spain's antitrust regulator said on Wednesday it had opened an investigation into possible anti-competitive behavior by Apple's app store.

The CNMC, as the regulator is known, said Apple may have incurred in anticompetitive practices when imposing unequal commercial conditions on developers of mobile applications sold at its app store.

The practices could be considered a very serious violation of the competition law and thus could be punished by a fine worth as much as 10% of the company's global revenues, CNMC said in a statement.