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Malaysia threatens WTO challenge to EU's move to drop palm biofuel

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Land that has been cleared is pictured at an oil palm plantation in Johor, Malaysia February 26, 2019. REUTERS/Edgar Su KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia on Saturday threatened to bring a World Trade Organization challenge if the European Union goes ahead with recommendations to phase out palm oil from transport fuel used in the bloc. Read More

U.S. farm belt slammed by floods, heavy snow from bomb cyclone

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(Reuters) – A harsh late winter storm broadsided a vast swathe of the U.S. agriculture industry this week as heavy snow closed roads and buried cattle in the Plains while excessive rain flooded Midwest farm fields and swamped grain elevators. FILE PHOTO: A man tries to get the cows to higher ground, Turkey Creek, near Read More

EU singles out palm oil for removal from transport fuel

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in excessive deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out, setting the bloc on a collision course with major palm oil producers Malaysia and Indonesia. FILE PHOTO: A worker inspects oil palm fruits at a palm oil factory in Read More

EU Commission decides palm oil should be phased out in biofuel

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FILE PHOTO: A worker inspects oil palm fruits at a palm oil factory in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur October 1, 2007. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in excessive deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out. The Commission published its criteria for Read More

Trump's EPA unveils plan to pump up ethanol as Big Oil cries foul

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released its proposed rule lifting a summer ban on higher-ethanol blends of gasoline to help farmers, putting the agency on a collision course with Big Oil which has called the move illegal. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks at a media briefing at CERAWeek Read More

EPA unveils plan to allow sales of higher-ethanol gasoline

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released its proposed rule ending the summertime ban of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline, a move requested by President Donald Trump to help corn growers that supply the raw material for the biofuel. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler speaks at a media briefing at CERAWeek Read More

U.S. EPA unveils plan to allow sales of higher-ethanol gasoline

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FILE PHOTO: An empty podium awaits the arrival of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address staff at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released its proposed rule ending the summertime ban of higher-ethanol blends of Read More

Exclusive: U.S. EPA aims to curb biofuel credit speculation by blocking outsiders

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Environmental Protection Agency will attempt to stamp out speculation in the U.S. biofuel credit market by barring trading by non-industry players, publicizing large positions, and improving price transparency, a source familiar with the agency’s proposals told Reuters on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on Read More

Exclusive: EPA aims to curb biofuel credit market speculation via five-pillared draft rule

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FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to curb speculation in the biofuel credit market will include five measures aimed at preventing hoarding of the credits and improving Read More

Exclusive: U.S. EPA aims to curb biofuel credit market speculation via five-pillared draft rule

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FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to curb speculation in the biofuel credit market will include five measures aimed at preventing hoarding of the credits and improving Read More