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Rotten fish to help power Hurtigruten cruise ships after refit

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OSLO (Reuters) – The Nordic region’s most high-profile cruise fleet operator is refitting its ships to make them less polluting, and plans to use a byproduct of rotten fish to help power their new, leaner engines. Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam poses for a picture in Oslo, Norway November 15, 2018. REUTERS/Ole Peter Skonnord Norway’s Hurtigruten, Read More

Nissan Chemical's nanoActiv EFT increases initial oil and gas production

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11/15/2018 Photo: NissanChemical’s nanoActiv EFT. Pasadena, Texas — Nissan Chemical America Corporation (NCA) introduces enhanced flowback technology (EFT) to complement its existing line of nanoActiv products. nanoActiv EFT is a nanoparticle micellar dispersion, employing a synergistic combination of a soybean extract solvent, a blend of surfactants and, NCA’s proprietary, patent-pending surface-modified silicon dioxide nanoparticles. “One Read More

German court imposes diesel (gasoil) ban on western cities and motorway

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FILE PHOTO: Cars pass a traffic sign, which ban diesel (gasoil) cars at the Max-Brauer Allee in downtown Hamburg, Germany, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo DUESSELDORF (Reuters) – A German administrative court on Thursday ruled that the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia must ban older diesel (gasoil) vehicles from parts of the nation’s industrial Read More

UK signals plan to leave EU emissions trading scheme after Brexit

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is likely to leave the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) after Brexit and set up its own equivalent system, UK government documents published late Wednesday show. FILE PHOTO: An environmental activist pushes a giant ball with the words, “Toxic tonnes” during a protest outside the European Parliament in Brussels February Read More

EU lawmakers back at least 35 percent CO2 cut from trucks by 2030

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STRASBOURG (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers on Wednesday backed a 35-percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from new trucks by 2030 in a push for tougher laws to limit climate change, despite industry concerns. The target passed by 349 votes to 307. The European Parliament also set a 20-percent reduction target by 2025 in the Read More

EU to cut Britain from emissions trading system in no-deal Brexit

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FILE PHOTO: A British and a European flag are pictured ahead of the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain will be excluded from the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) and all other legislation to help limit the impact of climate change, if it leaves Read More

Spain to propose ban on sale of petrol, diesel (gasoil) cars from 2040

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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain plans to propose a ban on sales of petrol, diesel (gasoil) and hybrid cars from 2040, government sources said on Tuesday, joining a string of countries taking aim at polluting vehicles to help cut greenhouse gas emissions. FILE PHOTO: A man fills up his car with diesel (gasoil) at a petrol Read More

German Finance Ministry rejects idea of new CO2 pricing system

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Finance Ministry has rejected Environment Minister Svenja Schulze’s idea for a new pricing system for carbon dioxide emissions to help protect the climate, a Finance Ministry spokesman said on Friday. “The introduction of a new CO2 pricing system is not being considered at all,” a spokesman for the ministry told a Read More

VW plans to sell electric Tesla rival for less than $23,000: source

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) intends to sell electric cars for less than 20,000 euros ($22,836) and protect German jobs by converting three factories to make Tesla (TSLA.O) rivals, a source familiar with the plans said. VW and other carmakers are struggling to adapt quickly enough to stringent rules introduced after the carmaker was found Read More

Volkswagen plans to sell electric Tesla rival for less than $23,000: source

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) intends to sell electric cars for less than 20,000 euros ($22,836) and protect German jobs by converting three factories to make the Tesla (TSLA.O) rival, a source familiar with the plans said. FILE PHOTO: Volkswagen logos are pictured during the media day of the Salao do Automovel International Auto Show Read More