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Tellurian's Driftwood LNG gets final environmental nod

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FILE PHOTO: The logo of Tellurian Inc is seen in its booth at Gastech, the world’s biggest expo for the gas industry, in Chiba, Japan April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (Reuters) – Tellurian Inc’s proposed Driftwood liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Louisiana took a major step forward on Friday as the U.S. federal energy Read More

Brazil agriculture minister wants to open indigenous land to commercial farming

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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil should open indigenous land to commercial farming, Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Friday, while also seeking to soften many of President Jair Bolsonaro’s controversial stances on native people and the environment. FILE PHOTO: Chief Joao Ponce (C), head of the Uirapuru indigenous community, walks along a corn field near Read More

Drought, animal disease threaten South African farmers

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African grain and red meat farmers are bracing for hard times after dry weather conditions and an outbreak of the highly contagious foot and mouth disease suspended meat exports, officials said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Cattle graze on a barren and parched land at a field in Hoopstad, a maize-producing district Read More

A.J. Gallagher’s 'clean coal' business draws ire of green investors

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BOSTON (Reuters) – Two of America’s best-known green investors are reassessing their stakes in global insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co after a Reuters investigation into the company’s lucrative side-business in “clean coal”. FILE PHOTO: A view of Duke Energyís Marshall Power Plant in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, U.S., November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Keane/File Read More

EIA forecasts renewables will be fastest growing source of electricity generation

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January 18, 2019 Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Short-Term Energy Outlook, January 2019Note: Confidence interval derived from NYMEX options market information. EIA expects non-hydroelectric renewable energy resources such as solar and wind will be the fastest growing source of U.S. electricity generation for at least the next two years. EIA’s January 2019 Short-Term Energy Outlook Read More

A.J. Gallagher's 'clean coal' business draws ire of green investors

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BOSTON (Reuters) – Two of America’s best-known green investors are reassessing their stakes in global insurance broker Arthur J. Gallagher & Co’s after a Reuters investigation into the company’s lucrative side-business in “clean coal”. FILE PHOTO: A view of Duke Energyís Marshall Power Plant in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, U.S., November 29, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Keane/File Read More

Nissan to lay off 700 contract workers in Mississippi

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The Nissan logo is displayed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan Mcdermid (Reuters) – Nissan Motor Co Ltd’s (7201.T) U.S. arm said on Thursday it plans to lay off up to 700 contract workers at its Mississippi assembly plant, citing slowing sales of its vans and Read More

Hitachi debacle strengthens Franco-Chinese hand in UK nuclear

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PARIS (Reuters) – Hitachi’s decision to freeze its $28 billion nuclear power project in Britain strengthens the hand of France’s EDF (EDF.PA) and its Chinese partner in talks with the government on how to finance new reactors. FILE PHOTO: Construction workers are seen beside one of two ‘nuclear islands’ at the Hinkley Point C nuclear Read More

Germany wants to extend CO2-related aid for firms beyond 2020: sources

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FILE PHOTO: Uniper’s Scholven coal power plant is pictured in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, September 28, 2018. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government wants to extend beyond 2020 CO2-related compensation for companies that are heavy energy consumers as Europe’s largest economy shifts towards renewables, several sources close to a government coal commission told Reuters. Companies Read More

Hitachi halts UK nuclear project as energy supply crunch looms

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LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Hitachi Ltd (6501.T) put a $28 billion nuclear power project in Britain on hold on Thursday, dealing a blow to the country’s plans for the replacement of aging plants. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Hitachi Ltd. is pictured at the CEATEC JAPAN 2017 (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) at the Makuhari Read More