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Silicon eyed as way to boost electric car battery potential

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(Reuters) – The race to build a better electric car battery is turning to silicon, with several companies working to engineer types of the material that can boost driving range and cut production costs. FILE PHOTO: A BMW Mini electric car is charged at a station downtown Munich March 29, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo About Read More

US Interior moves toward Arctic offshore oil and gas sale in 2019

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Highlights Commercial interest severely limited Trump administration focused on boosting Alaska output Industry focus is on expanding drilling in Gulf of Mexico Washington DC — The US Department of Interior said Thursday it was preparing an environmental impact statement for a 2019 lease sale that would open as much as 65 million acres of federal Read More

U.S. retail sales rebound on autos, building materials

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales rebounded sharply in October as purchases of motor vehicles and building materials surged, likely driven by recovery efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Florence. FILE PHOTO: A woman walks with shopping bags at Bryant Park in New York, U.S. December 2, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton The report on Thursday from Read More

Exclusive: At U.N. climate talks, Trump team plans sideshow on coal

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration plans to set up a side-event promoting fossil fuels at the annual U.N. climate talks next month, repeating a strategy that infuriated global-warming activists during last year’s talks, according to three people with knowledge of the matter. Coal sits in train cars on tracks in Grundy, Virginia, U.S., May Read More

Dollar, yen gain as British Brexit turmoil spooks investors

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LONDON (Reuters) – The dollar jumped and traders bought into the safe-haven yen on Thursday after Britain’s Brexit deal with the European Union was plunged into uncertainty, spooking investors. A two Euro coin is pictured next to an English ten Pound note in an illustration taken March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Phil Noble/Illustration/File Photo The resignation of Read More

Vestas wins largest project in Victoria’s Renewable Energy Auction with the first V150-4.2MW turbines in Australia

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News release from Vestas Asia Pacific Singapore, 14 November 2018  Vestas has received its first Australian order for the largest turbine in its product line, the V150-4.2MW. The turbines, ordered by long-term customer Tilt Renewables for the 336 MW Dundonnell Wind Farm, feature the latest Vestas technology, proven to optimise asset performance and lower the cost of Read More

Oil seeks floor, stocks tumble, sterling braces for wild swings

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MILAN (Reuters) – Oil struggled to find a floor and stocks tumbled on Wednesday as disappointing German GDP figures heightened worries over slowing global growth, while the pound eased off peaks as Prime Minister Theresa May faced the hard task of selling her Brexit deal. The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at Read More

Weaker retail sales loom over China's economy despite some bright spots

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China delivered a mixed economic report card for October on Wednesday as softening retail sales pointed to a consumption slowdown, even as a pick-up in industrial output and investment suggested support measures may be starting to take hold. FILE PHOTO: Employees work at a production line of lithium ion batteries inside a Read More

China industrial output, investment beat forecasts; retail sales miss expectations

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FILE PHOTO: Employees work next to steel wires at a Dongbei Special Steel plant in Dalian, Liaoning province, China November 2, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s industrial output grew 5.9 percent in October from a year earlier and fixed-asset investment rose 5.7 percent in the first 10 months, both above forecasts, but retail sales Read More

Chilean regulators reject Albemarle's plans to boost lithium output

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SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean environmental regulators have rejected plans by Albemarle Corp, the world’s top lithium producer, to expand output from the Salar de Atacama salt flat, according to filings with Chile’s Environmental Assessment Service (SEA). FILE PHOTO: Brine pools from a lithium mine, that belongs U.S.-based Albemarle Corp, is seen on the Atacama salt Read More