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Will Gardiner, the group’s chief financial officer, will take over in January as company focuses on gas, biomass and battery powerThe long-serving chief executive of the UK’s biggest power station is stepping down, as the North Yorkshire-based business continues its pursuit of a future beyond coal
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2017-09-21 09:08:17
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The human-waste bomb recently found clogging up a London sewer has an unlikely admirer – a Scottish renewable energy companyFor a 130-tonne mass of grease, bound as hard as concrete by thousands of tampons, wipes and used tissues, the Whitechapel fatberg is in surprisingly high demand.Last week, the Museum of London announced it wants to display a chunk of the human-waste bomb, recently unearthed in east London, as a way “to raise questions about how we live today”
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2017-09-19 10:31:51
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's bold plan to blend renewable fuels into its gasoline supply within three years will revolutionize its fledging biofuels industry, industry players said, likely spurring billions of dollars in investment in ethanol factories.
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2017-09-13 06:01:07
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China plans to roll out the use of ethanol in gasoline nationally by 2020, state media reported on Wednesday citing a government document, as Beijing intensifies its push to boost industrial demand for corn and clean up choking smog.
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2017-09-12 23:05:11
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investor Carl Icahn never wielded excessive influence on U.S. biofuels policy while acting as President Donald Trump's adviser on regulation, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter to a Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse.
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2017-09-12 15:39:36
Tuesday, August 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency used too strict of a test when it denied Sinclair Oil Corp's request for an exemption from the country's biofuel regulations, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday.
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2017-08-15 16:24:37
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SAO PAULO (Reuters) - An overhaul of Brazil's biofuels policy in coming days, aimed at cutting the country's carbon emissions, should boost demand for cleaner fuels, stabilize the volatile industry and accelerate a recent wave of mergers and acquisitions in the sector.
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2017-08-11 13:59:54
Thursday, July 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Royal Academy of Engineering report backs increased use of biofuels but warns that some have been as polluting as fossil fuelsBiofuel use needs to increase to help fight climate change as liquid fuels will be needed by aircraft and ships for many decades to come, finds a new report requested by the UK government
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2017-07-13 18:01:07
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Wednesday proposed to reduce the volume of biofuel required to be used in gasoline and diesel fuel next year as it signaled the first step toward a potential broader overhaul of its biofuels program.
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2017-07-05 17:44:58
Friday, June 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Biodiesel made from microalgae could power buses and trucks and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 80 percent, Chilean scientists said, possibly curbing pollution in contaminated cities like Santiago.
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2017-06-30 09:34:34
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Monday, June 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's energy regulator, CRE, gave the go-ahead on Monday to an increase in the ethanol content in gasoline for domestic consumption to as much as 10 percent, from 5.8 percent currently, even as environmental groups warned the action would worsen pollution.
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2017-06-26 15:30:29
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ESTORIL, Portugal (Reuters) - Norwegian utility Statkraft has found a way to produce biofuel from wood chippings and other solid organic waste, which it says replicates in minutes a process that made crude oil underground over millions of years.
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2017-06-20 11:24:42
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OSLO (Reuters) - Oslo airport is importing renewable jet fuel made from waste cooking oil in California, stirring criticism that shipping and trucking it more than 16,000 kilometers (10,000 miles) undercuts environmental benefits.
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2017-06-14 09:52:13
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Once considered an eco-warrior’s pipe dream, renewable energy is rapidly gaining ground in the traditional mining state of Western AustraliaAlong the remote southern coastline of Western Australia, the locals have cottoned on to a new, surefire way to keep their beer cold.
The energy grid around Esperance and Ravensthorpe is unreliable at the best of times, but after a bushfire took out the poles and wires around these far-flung outback towns last year, the power company asked residents if they might be interested in trying out a more economically and environmentally sustainable way to keep the lights on and the bar fridge humming
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2017-05-14 18:19:10
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Oilier plants, new processing technologies and multipurpose crops could put the biofuel industry back in the race for greener transport fuels Biofuels have long been touted as a carbon-neutral alternative to fossil fuels, doing for the world’s planes, ships and automobiles what windfarms and solar panels are doing for its electricity grids
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2017-05-09 20:36:28