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Facebook still auto-generating Islamic State, al-Qaida pages

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Pages from a confidential whistleblower’s report obtained by The Associated Press, along with two printed Facebook pages that were active on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, are photographed in Washington. Facebook likes to say that its automated systems remove the vast majority of prohibited content glorifying the Islamic State group and al-Qaida before it’s reported. But Read More

US EPA chief sees no ethanol demand destruction from small refinery waivers

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Washington — Small refinery waivers to the US biofuel mandate have not hurt ethanol demand, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler told Congress on Thursday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “We’ve seen an uptick in ethanol over the last two years,” Wheeler told the House Committee Read More

Amazon vows to be carbon neutral by 2040, buying 100,000 electric vans

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos on Thursday committed the company to being carbon neutral by 2040 and said part of that pledge is an order for 100,000 electric delivery vans from a start-up the online retailer has invested in. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen at the company Read More

Smart Charge Hawai’i Program to Make EV Charging Stations Available to Residents and Businesses

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The partnership between Enel X, Elemental Excelerator, and Hawaiian Electric Companies aims to showcase EVs’ ability to deliver grid services and integrate renewable energy on Oʻahu, Maui, and Hawai’i Island Through the support of Elemental Excelerator, JuiceBox smart chargers will be offered free for the first 300 EV drivers and 50 businesses to participate in Read More

Confess your climate change sins! NBC’s online booth offers more proof eco-activism is becoming a religion

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Want to save the planet, but can’t overcome your addiction to steak and air travel? NBC has put out a call for “climate confessions,” allowing viewers to unburden themselves of their first-world problems anonymously. Anyone concerned about their failure to “do their part” in “preventing climate change” can confess their sins to NBC in one Read More

California waiver fight may become a top energy issue in election

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Highlights Battle heads to the courts, adding to uncertainty for automakers Trump says rollback helps drivers to replace older cars Policy expected to boost US oil demand by 500,000 b/d Washington — Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is revoking Read More

Trump and California go to war over clean cars

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and the state of California went to war on Wednesday over who should set the standards in the United States for vehicle emissions and electric cars, foreshadowing a legal battle over environmental policy issues that will affect the auto industry and consumers. In a morning flurry of tweets, Read More

Germany gambles on green with carbon cap plan

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BERLIN (Reuters) – The German government is set to present a new climate-change policy on Friday that will likely include a carbon-pricing initiative to cap the use of fossil fuels in Europe’s largest economy, where the Greens party is enjoying a surge in support.   The plan – the world’s largest experiment so far in Read More

Niger’s oil export hopes advance as Benin pipeline works start

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London — Niger’s president this week launched construction work on a new oil pipeline running from the landlocked country into neighboring Benin, which is set to help Niger achieve its ambitions of becoming a crude exporter. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now President Mahamadou Issoufou lay the Read More