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  • WASHINGTON— The Pentagon says it disagrees with Republicans in North Carolina who claim a $400 million clean energy project slated to power data centers for Amazon.com Inc. poses a threat to national security. The Navy told The Associated Press this week it had extensively studied the potential for interference with its Relocatable Over the Horizon Radar,...

  • On the first day of 2017, Beijing suffered its first severe haze disaster of the new year. At the same time, more than 20 Chinese cities declared orange alert of air pollution.

    Two environment groups gave a cautious nod to China's efforts to tackle hazardous air pollution levels, but urged greater national coordination.

  • DENVER— Affordable energy, climate protection and a dose of partisanship dominated the first hearing Thursday of an energy subcommittee that Colorado Republicans created in anticipation of new policies under the incoming Donald Trump administration. Ray Scott of Grand Junction said the Select Committee on Energy and the Environment will deal with facts—...

  • Brown Advisory Funds' Sustainable Growth Fund keeps this in mind. That means the fund has lots of big-name companies that one wouldn't immediately think of as having a green or environmentally friendly focus, such as Amazon.com, UnitedHealth, Facebook and Visa. Karina Funk, co-portfolio manager of the fund, weighs in on how the fund is expanding the definition of...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the U.S. Energy Department, said during a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday that global warming caused by humans is real, but that efforts to combat it should not cost American jobs. The comment marks a shift for the former Texas governor, who had previously called the science behind...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the U.S. Energy Department, said during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday that global warming caused by humans is real, but that efforts to combat it should not cost American jobs. The comment marks a shift for the former Texas governor who had previously called the science...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the U.S. Energy Department, said during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday that global warming caused by humans is real, but that efforts to combat it should not cost American jobs. The comment marks a shift for the former Texas governor who had previously called the science...

  • LONDON, Jan 19- Two groups of Church of England advisers have cautiously endorsed fracking for shale gas in the United Kingdom provided it does not conflict with climate change policy and robust regulations are put in place. "The government's public commitment to reducing the UK's carbon emissions... provides a context which should ensure that shale gas is not...

  • BERLIN, Jan 19- Former Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn refused to tell German lawmakers when he first learned about systematic exhaust emissions cheating but said it was no earlier than VW has officially admitted. VW has said its executive board did not learn of the software violations until late August 2015 and formally reported the cheating...

  • Trump's energy plans

    Kevin Book, ClearView Energy Partners, discusses Donald Trump's energy agenda.

  • BERLIN, Jan 19- Former Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn on Thursday declined to tell German lawmakers when he first learned about systematic exhaust emissions cheating but said it was no earlier than VW has officially admitted. VW has said its executive board did not learn of the violations until late August 2015 and formally reported the...

  • Trump and energy now a jobs vs. environment issue

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis takes a look at the challenges ahead for the president-elect to implement some of his energy plans.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Energy Department, will face questioning by senators on Thursday on creating jobs in the industry and bolstering U.S. energy security- but also about an earlier proposal to abolish the agency. The energy committee senators- many of whom represent fossil fuel-producing states...

  • *Data shows China exceeded targets for reducing 2016 output. BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Jan 19- The new year has ushered in a new round of capacity cuts as China tries to combat excess in its bloated steel and coal sectors, but the moves are a drop in the ocean in the nation's long struggle to make its heavy industry more efficient. For years, Beijing has been seeking to cut the...

  • BERLIN— Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn denied having had early knowledge of the company's cheating on diesel emissions as he testified Thursday to a German parliamentary inquiry, his first major public appearance since he resigned. The 69- year-old stepped down in September 2015, days after news of Volkswagen's use of software to cheat on...

  • BEIJING— Beijing will spend $2.7 billion to fight air pollution in the capital this year, state media reported Thursday. Part of the money will be used to close or upgrade more than 2,000 polluting factories, replace the use of coal with clean energy on the outskirts of the city and phase out 300,000 high-polluting older vehicles, the official Xinhua News Agency...

  • Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, vowed to be an advocate for an agency he once pledged to eliminate and promised to rely on federal scientists, including those who work on climate change. Perry told a Senate committee on Thursday that he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the department and...

  • *These include $47.5 bln civil claim by Brazil prosecutors. SYDNEY/ MELBOURNE, Jan 19- Miner BHP Billiton Ltd, its partner Vale SA and their jointly owned Samarco unit have agreed with Brazilian prosecutors on a June 30 deadline to settle billions of dollars in compensation claims stemming from an iron ore mine disaster in 2015.. The aim is to consolidate and...

  • *These include $47.5 bln civil claim by Brazil prosecutors. SYDNEY/ MELBOURNE, Jan 19- Miner BHP Billiton Ltd, its partner Vale SA and their jointly owned Samarco unit said on Thursday they have set a June 30 deadline to settle billions of dollars in compensation claims stemming from an iron ore mine disaster in Brazil in 2015.. The aim is to consolidate and settle...

  • Jan 19- Wall Street banks once earned huge profits by encouraging bond traders to swing for the fences, but their fourth-quarter results show how dramatically that model has changed. Revenue from the business contributed $11.7 billion to the collective top line of Wall Street's five biggest banks, up 46 percent from the year-ago period. "There has been a rebuff...