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Operator of UK’s largest power station says it plans to convert one of three remaining coal-fired units to gasThe operator of the UK’s largest power station has seen its share price slide after it posted a pre-tax loss of £83m in the first half of the year despite increasing earnings by 73%.Drax Group, which runs a coal and biomass plant in North Yorkshire, boosted its earnings to £121m from £70m last year, due to its acquisition of the business-to-business supplier Opus Energy
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2017-07-19 04:33:16
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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
Wednesday, July 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday was set to propose requiring fuel companies to blend 19.24 billion gallons of renewable fuels in the nation's fuel supply, down slightly from 2017 levels, according to two industry sources.
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2017-07-05 10:58:54
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
Tuesday, June 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. watchdog group filed a lawsuit in a federal court on Tuesday to force the Environmental Protection Agency to release communications with billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who it says tried to influence biofuels policy for personal gain.
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2017-06-27 13:20:50
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
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Sunday, May 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - While crossing a small wooden bridge in northwestern Iowa last Thursday, 20 rail tank cars in a mile-long train transporting ethanol flew off the tracks, sending fireballs into the sky, while thousands of gallons of the biofuel leaked into the creek below.
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2017-03-15 14:16:25
Friday, March 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nordic forestry firms racing to replace paper business lost to the internet are trying to transform their pulp mill by-products into glue, biofuel and carbon fiber for aircraft and wind turbines.
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2017-03-10 11:02:11
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A coalition of trade groups representing oil, biofuels and other interests pressed the U.S. government on Thursday to deny requests to tweak the country's biofuels program, the latest in a series of political maneuvers that have roiled markets.
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2017-03-02 15:15:31
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
The small island’s energy makeover took less than a decade and was spurred on by local commitment, providing a template for how regional Australia could transition to renewablesAnyone doubting the potential of renewable energy need look no further than the Danish island of Samsø. The 4,000-inhabitant island nestled in the Kattegat Sea has been energy-positive for the past decade, producing more energy from wind and biomass than it consumes
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2017-02-23 16:48:17