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Canadian Senate committee passes 187 amendments to energy project bill

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CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A Canadian Senate committee has passed 187 amendments to an energy bill proposed by the Liberal government that would change how major projects like oil export pipelines are assessed. FILE PHOTO: Jason Kenney, leader of the United Conservative Party (UCP), meets as Alberta premier-designate with the media in front of the Read More

Trump Interior chief not losing sleep over record CO2 levels

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FILE PHOTO: Former energy lobbyist David Bernhardt arrives to testify before a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on his nomination of to be Interior secretary, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas (Reuters) – U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt told a panel of U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that he Read More

Biden defends record on climate, says plan coming ‘very shortly’

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday defended his environmental record and said he would release the “totality” of his climate change plan “very shortly,” after Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused him of not being aggressive enough on the issue. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden orders Read More

Environmentalists file complaint over Kosovo’s coal project

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PRISTINA (Reuters) – Environmentalist groups on Monday filed a complaint with the European Union’s energy watchdog challenging the legality of a power purchase agreement for a planned $1.3 billion coal-fired power plant in Kosovo. FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from coal-fired power plant in Obilic near Pristina, Kosovo November 1, 2018. Picture taken November 1, 2018. Read More

Presidential hopeful Biden looking for ‘middle ground’ climate policy

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden is crafting a climate change policy he hopes will appeal to both environmentalists and the blue-collar voters who elected Donald Trump, according to two sources, carving out a middle ground approach that will likely face heavy resistance from green activists. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate former Read More

Exclusive: Presidential hopeful Biden looking for ‘middle ground’ climate policy

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden is crafting a climate change policy he hopes will appeal to both environmentalists and the blue-collar voters that elected Donald Trump, according to two sources, carving out a middle ground approach that will likely face heavy resistance from green activists. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Democratic presidential candidate former Read More

New Colorado environmental law stalls oil investment

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(Reuters) – New environmental regulations in Colorado have chilled investment in the state’s oil and gas fields as companies grapple with how local officials will respond to a law giving them more power to restrict energy production. FILE PHOTO: A WPX Energy natural gas drilling rig in Parachute, Colorado, December 10, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart/File Photo Read More

Ex-ministers blast Bolsonaro for dismantling Brazil’s environment protections

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Eight former Brazilian environment ministers blasted new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and his administration in a letter on Wednesday, saying it is dismantling the country’s environmental protections. FILE PHOTO: Brazil’s Environment Minister Ricardo Salles gestures during a meeting with a Senate committee in Brasilia, Brazil March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino The former Read More

Exxon CEO seeking solution to climate change in a lab

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By Kevin Crowley on 5/8/2019 HOUSTON (Bloomberg) — For Darren Woods, Exxon Mobil Corp.’s CEO, the answer to climate change won’t be found in solar panels or high-profile global accords, but rather in a U.S. government laboratory. At a time when environmentalists want Exxon to leave more oil and gas in the ground, Woods is pressing Read More

New Zealand targets agricultural emissions in climate change bill

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand’s government will introduce legislation to tackle climate change on Wednesday which includes a target for cutting methane emissions from livestock by at least 10 percent by 2030. The agriculture sector slammed the bill as a threat to one of the largest contributors to New Zealand’s economy, though environmentalists say it Read More