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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The worsening financial condition of East Coast oil refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions will present a new test for America's controversial biofuels policy, legal experts say, revealing whether the government can collect a massive biofuels-related debt from a company in distress
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2018-01-19 09:00:15
Monday, January 1st, 2018      Leave a Comment
Turning turds into power is not new but most of this energy still goes to waste. A host of innovative projects aim to maximise poo’s full potentialA long winding road climbs into a gathering dusk, coming to an abrupt dead end in front of a house. Here, a solitary flickering flame casts out a warm glow, illuminating the nearby ridge line of the Malvern Hills
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2018-01-01 04:00:07
Wednesday, December 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - Senator John Cornyn, the No. 2 Senate Republican, is trying to win support from the Midwest corn lobby for a broad legislative overhaul of the nation's biofuels policy, according to sources familiar with the matter.
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2017-12-20 15:04:16
Tuesday, December 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
The environmentalist and advisor to Drax power station, Tony Juniper, says the wood used to create energy can be coppice thinnings and waste material Last week, a group of respected scientists wrote to the Guardian to argue that using wood to generate electricity in place of coal is not a solution to climate change
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2017-12-19 06:55:43
Friday, December 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz wants to place a cap of 10 cents each on renewable fuel credits - a fraction of their current value - to help U.S. refiners cope with the nation's biofuels policy, according to a document viewed by Reuters on Thursday.
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2017-12-15 12:27:01
Thursday, December 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is open to reforming the country's biofuels policy if it can be done in a way that protects jobs in both the refining and agriculture industries, senators said on Thursday after a meeting with Trump on the issue.
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2017-12-07 17:08:06
Monday, December 4th, 2017      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - French utility Engie plans to switch all of its gas operations to biogas and renewable hydrogen by 2050, making it 100 percent green, its chief executive said on Monday.
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2017-12-04 10:04:59
Thursday, November 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it will require fuel companies to blend slightly more biofuels into the nation's gasoline and diesel next year, angering oil refiners who view them as a competitive threat.
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2017-11-30 10:58:32
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's lower house of Congress approved on Tuesday a bill to set up a program to boost the use of biofuels, a move that could sharply change the way fuel distributors operate in the country.
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2017-11-28 17:29:38
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Anglo-Dutch giant to spend $2bn on wind power, biofuels and electric cars as it bows to shareholder pressure by setting new company climate change targetShell has doubled its spending on clean power and bowed to shareholder pressure by promising to halve the carbon footprint of the energy it sells by 2050, as the oil giant said it was stepping up its ambitions on green energy
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2017-11-28 05:18:35
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Wednesday, November 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - U.S. renewable fuel mandates are contributing to global warming, boosting carbon emissions as farmers turn carbon-rich areas like wetlands and forests into cropland to grow corn, soy and wheat for biofuels production, a study presented on Wednesday said.
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2017-11-15 15:24:48
Friday, November 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United Nations' aviation agency on Friday recommended scaling back criteria for biofuels used on international flights as part of a compromise with developing countries who felt the rules would be too stringent, two sources familiar with the discussions said.
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2017-11-10 12:19:44
Friday, November 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - With solar panels tacked to their sledges and a biofuel made from wood chips to keep them warm, a British father and son duo will attempt to reach the South Pole relying solely on green energy.
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2017-11-10 10:13:10
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - DuPont Industrial Biosciences, a unit of DowDuPont Inc, on Thursday said it halted operations at a two-year-old ethanol plant and will sell it, dealing another blow to efforts to create biofuels without using food crops.
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2017-11-02 15:57:20
Thursday, November 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group in the U.S. House of Representatives has called on the Environmental Protection Agency to recognize "the significant pitfalls and costs" of renewable fuel standards in its future rulemaking and enact "well-rounded" biofuel policies.
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2017-11-02 09:55:32