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  • *China's aluminium output rising since March. *China aluminium output cuts could move the needle- analyst. LONDON, June 22- Aluminium prices held near six-week lows on Thursday as the market focused on rising supplies and exports from top producer China, lower output costs and higher inventories.

  • President Donald Trump has raised the idea of building a "solar wall" on the border between the U.S. and Mexico.

  • BEIJING, June 22- China must show patience in its "long war" against widespread soil pollution, the environment ministry said this week, with the country facing a clean-up bill that could reach as high as 1 trillion yuan. Speaking at a press briefing on Wednesday, Qiu Qiwen, head of the soil environment department of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, said the...

  • It would give Mississippi Power Co. 45 days from then to settle all rate matters regarding the $7.5 billion plant. Mississippi Power, a unit of Atlanta- based Southern Co., issued a statement saying it would review the order when issued, but declined to answer questions. The outline of the deal sought by the three elected commissioners calls for Mississippi Power...

  • *Norway will cut payments to Brazil if deforestation rises. OSLO, June 21- Norway has warned Brazil that funds to help protect the Amazon rainforest under a billion-dollar programme are in jeopardy because more forests are being destroyed, a Norwegian government letter showed on Wednesday. Brazil's President Michel Temer will meet Norway's Prime Minister...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 21- Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of Americas biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions. That's up from just 5 percent in 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association trade group.

  • LANSING, Mich.— A company hired to analyze the worst-case scenario of an oil pipeline failure in the Straits of Mackinac has been fired because of a conflict of interest with Enbridge Energy, the state of Michigan announced Wednesday. An employee on the project subsequently worked on another project for Enbridge, which owns Line 5 in northern Michigan.

  • The U.K. government has announced funding for two clean energy projects.

  • LOS ANGELES, June 21- Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of Americas biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions. That's up from just 5 percent in 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association trade group.

  • The Mayor of London has announced plans to transform the city's transport system.

  • LONDON, June 21- Energy giants including Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell risk wasting more than a third of their budgets on projects that will not be needed if climate targets are to be met, a thinktank report shows. Shell and France's Total would see up to 40 percent of their budgets misspent. Sweden's largest national pension fund, AP7, one of the authors of the...

  • *Projects include Gulf of Mexico, Argentine shale gas. Instead, chief executive Patrick Pouyanne told Reuters he can find an edge over rivals by going after cheaper reserves elsewhere, including from shale in Argentina and deepwater wells in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as through new gas technology. "Shale oil is too expensive," said Pouyanne, who has clinched...

  • LOS ANGELES, June 21- Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc and General Motors Co have become some of Americas biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions. That's up from just 5 percent in 2013, according to the American Wind Energy Association trade group.

  • LONDON, June 21- Oil giants including Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell risk spending more than a third of their budgets by 2025 on oil and gas projects that will not be feasible if international climate targets are to be met, a thinktank says. Shell and France's Total would see up to 40 percent of their budgets outside the limits. Sweden's largest national pension...

  • AT&T Chief Executive Randall Stephenson, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and CenturyLink Inc CEO Glen Post will be among the executives discussing advanced technologies such as unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, 5 G wireless technologies and universal broadband, officials said. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, Deputy Chief Technology...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration will enforce an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production, even as it seeks to rewrite the rule to be more industry-friendly, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Tuesday. Zinke told the Senate Energy Committee that Interior will enforce those parts of the methane...

  • SYDNEY/ LONDON, June 20- Rio Tinto selected Yancoal on Tuesday to buy its Coal& Allied division in Australia for $2.45 billion, surprising commodities trading giant Glencore, which had put in a higher bid. Glencore offered $2.55 billion cash this month for Rio's coal mines in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, beating a previous offer from Yancoal, which is...

  • SYDNEY/ LONDON, June 20- Rio Tinto selected Yancoal on Tuesday to buy its Coal& Allied division in Australia for $2.45 billion, surprising commodities trading giant Glencore which had put in a higher bid. Earlier this month, Glencore offered $2.55 billion cash for Rio's coal mines in the Hunter Valley region of New South Wales, beating a previous offer from Yancoal,...

  • CALGARY, Alberta/ HOUSTON, June 19- In the boreal forests and on the remote prairies of Alberta, a handful of firms are running pilot projects they hope will end a two-decade drought in innovation and stem the exodus of top global energy firms from Canada's oil sands. Canada's oil sands sector has become one of the biggest victims of the global oil price crash that...

  • The new report, commissioned by the American Wind Energy Association and Advanced Energy Economy, says cheap natural gas is behind most of the decline in the numbers of U.S. coal-fired power plants in recent years, not government subsidies that have bolstered the growth of wind and solar power. The groups commissioned the report shortly after Energy Secretary...