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Spark Energy, Inc. Announces Management Changes

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HOUSTON, Dec. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Spark Energy, Inc. (“Spark” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SPKE), an independent retail energy services company, today announced the resignation of Gil Melman, Spark’s Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary.  Mr. Melman is resigning to pursue other opportunities, effective December 31, 2018. “It is with mixed feelings that Read More

Exclusive: Chinese battery firm halts purchases of cobalt from Glencore – sources

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LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese battery firm GEM has stopped buying cobalt from Glencore as the price of the battery material crashed below that agreed in a three-year deal between the two companies, sources close to the matter said. FILE PHOTO: The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company’s headquarters in Read More

‘Police shot at us deliberately': Friend of French woman who lost eye in Yellow Vest clashes to RT

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French police put lives at risk during Yellow Vest protests, RT heard. A friend of a woman who lost her eye at a rally says police was targeting bystanders deliberately, while a reporter claims her helmet was confiscated. A 20-year-old student, identified as Fiorina, came to Paris for a “Yellow Vest” rally last weekend, Maxime Read More

Climate talks work on fair way to phase out coal use: Canada

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KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – Governments attending climate talks in Poland are working to ensure economies and jobs are preserved in the shift away from coal-fired power generation, Canada’s environment minister said. FILE PHOTO: Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change in Canada, answers a question during the Concordia Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September Read More

Red gold: Afghanistan’s booming & blooming saffron may become alternative to opium poppy trade

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Afghan authorities want to provide farmers with an alternative means of income, other than growing opium, by turning to the world’s most expensive spice. Saffron production has risen to record levels this year in the country, hitting 13 tons, the Ministry of Agriculture said. Official figures showed that saffron cultivation has increased to 6,200 hectares Read More

Nuclear power becomes critical to Arctic dominance

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Small Modular Reactors could become crucial to power remote outposts and vessels as the Arctic race heats up. For many, the Northeast Passage through the Arctic could one day be a ‘Northern Suez Canal’. While icy waters have frozen such dreams, recent advances in nuclear technology might finally unlock the full economic potential of the Read More

Tecogen Selected for 12 Unit Microgrid Order

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WALTHAM, Mass., Dec. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN), a clean energy company providing ultra-efficient, clean, natural gas powered on-site power, heating and cooling equipment, is pleased to announce that it has secured an order for 12 InVerde e+ units that will be installed in 6 buildings that are part of a Read More

U.S. fund Castlelake to buy planes from AirAsia in $800 million deal: sources

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – U.S. private investment firm Castlelake LP has struck a deal to buy a portfolio of about 30 narrowbody planes from AirAsia Group Bhd (AIRA.KL) for a total price of roughly $800 million, people familiar with the transaction said. FILE PHOTO: An AirAsia Airbus A320-200 plane arrives at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 Read More

EU will soon establish alternative payment channel allowing Iran to bypass US sanctions – Mogherini

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Brussels will create an alternative payment channel to facilitate financial transactions between the European Union and Iran in the near future to bypass US sanctions, the EU’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, has announced. “I will expect this instrument to be established in the coming weeks before the end of the year as a way to Read More

Libya's biggest oil field halts just as OPEC opts to cut output

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By Bruce Stanley, Saleh Sarrar and Hatem Mohareb on 12/10/2018 DUBAI (Bloomberg) — Libya declared a state of force majeure at its largest oil field after an armed group forced a production halt, just days after OPEC exempted the country from global crude output cuts.  The shutdown at the Sharara field will result in a Read More