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Friday, October 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has backed off a series of proposed changes to the nation's biofuels policy after a massive backlash from corn-state lawmakers worried the moves would undercut ethanol demand, according to a letter from the agency to lawmakers seen by Reuters
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2017-10-20 14:11:22
Friday, October 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore-headquartered solar panel maker REC hopes to be exempt from potential U.S. restrictions on imports following a recent trade finding that said no significant injury to the United States had been caused by makers including those from Australia, Canada and Singapore.
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2017-10-20 11:19:48
Friday, October 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
TANGIER ISLAND, Md (Reuters) - This summer, a delegation of Republican climate activists visited Tangier Island, a speck of grassland in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, to try to convince its 450 residents to take climate change seriously.
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2017-10-20 10:14:03
Thursday, October 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands will miss 2020 targets for renewable energy production and greenhouse gas emissions despite new investments in wind power, according to a government review published on Thursday.
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2017-10-19 11:22:41
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - BP is targeting smaller and wider-ranging investments in renewable energy to avoid large losses in the sector like those it suffered earlier in the decade, Chief Executive Bob Dudley said on Wednesday.
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2017-10-18 09:00:10
Wednesday, October 18th, 2017      Leave a Comment
GAZA (Reuters) - The Gaza Strip will have three new solar energy plants operating by April, the U.S.-based energy firm behind the project said on Tuesday, providing the territory with some relief from daily blackouts but far from meeting its severe power shortages.
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2017-10-18 06:30:37
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Three companies are ultimately owned in the Cayman and British Virgin islands, raising questions about the tax implications of profits generated by solar assetsAdani has spread its use of offshore tax havens to its Australian solar projects, providing another avenue that could allow the wealthy Indian family behind the transnational to legally minimise tax paid on income from local operations
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2017-10-17 20:01:40
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Walsall’s heyday | Wind power | Elon Musk’s Hyperloop | Today programme | Worst deal ever“Walsall was never a pretty town”, according to Roy Boffy (Letters, 16 October); this may be true now but has not always been the case. Its handsome villas and public buildings were remarked on in 1834 by William White in The History, Gazeteer and Directory of Staffordshire and he believed it needed to yield to no other town in Staffordshire in beauty and elegance
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2017-10-17 11:17:28
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Prime minister wins party room backing despite Tony Abbott bid for delay, but policy may be resisted by statesMalcolm Turnbull has secured party room backing to impose new reliability and emissions reduction guarantees on energy retailers and large energy users from 2020.But the emissions reduction trajectory, the most internally sensitive component of the reform, will require new legislation, and the government has been advised to implement the new scheme with the support of state governments passing complementary laws – which could render Turnbull’s reworked proposal dead on arrival
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2017-10-17 01:41:00
Monday, October 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's government on Tuesday rejected calls to set a clean energy target, instead scrapping aid for renewable projects and adopting a fuel-neutral energy policy that it said could keep the country's lights on and cut power prices.
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2017-10-16 22:47:10
Monday, October 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rabobank NA [RABOVR.UL] is launching with the United Nations $1 billion in financing for farmers to transition to more sustainable practices as food companies and consumers are demanding more supply chain transparency.
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2017-10-16 16:22:59
Monday, October 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Guardian Essential poll finds 65% support for doomed target recommended by the chief scientist Alan FinkelThe Turnbull government is poised to unveil a new energy investment framework that will impose obligations on the electricity sector to reduce emissions consistent with the Paris agreement. It will also create new reliability obligations to ensure there’s enough dispatchable power in the system
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2017-10-16 12:00:06
Monday, October 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
The government prepares to release its energy security policy but faces further opposition from Labor and gets more bad news in the polls. Join us as we update you through the day 7.09am BST The parliament is winding down and so am I, so let’s take a quick look at what we learnt, what we have ahead of us, and what we know as we wrap up the day
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2017-10-16 01:11:39
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Sunday, October 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
The government prepares to release its energy security policy but faces further opposition from Labor and gets more bad news in the polls. Join us as we update you through the day 11.16pm BST Julie Bishop is speaking at the Australian Institute of International Affairs National Conference. We only caught the beginning of it, before Sky News diverted to something else, but she opened the speech by saying there was a chance in the foreseeable future that Australia could sit outside the worlds 20 biggest economies
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2017-10-15 17:19:55
Sunday, October 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Wind isn’t just mysterious, destructive and exhilarating – capturing just 2% of it would solve the planet’s energy needs at a stroke. And as the windiest country in Europe, Britain is at the forefront of this green revolution



The wind rips along the Humber estuary in Hull. It’s the kind that presses your coat to your back and pushes you on to your toes
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2017-10-15 08:00:31