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  • SAO PAULO, April 25- The Brazilian government is evaluating setting biofuel mandates to fuel distributors with the aim of increasing consumption of renewable fuels and cutting carbon emissions, the countrys biofuels director Miguel de Oliveira said on Tuesday. Hydrous ethanol competes with gasoline as the choice of flexible-fuel vehicle owners in Brazil,...

  • *Germany opposing key parts of the reforms- document. FRANKFURT/ BRUSSELS, April 25- Germany is opposing key elements of a European Union proposal to overhaul how car engine emissions are tested for pollution, a document seen by Reuters showed, as Brussels attempts to prevent a repeat of the Volkswagen emissions scandal. Germany is in favour of keeping vehicle...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A 1,050- gallon oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota polluted a tributary of the Little Missouri River but was prevented from flowing into the larger waterway by its fast-moving current, a state Health Department official said Tuesday. Health Department environmental scientist Bill Suess was traveling to the site Tuesday and didn't...

  • LONDON, April 25- China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Tuesday. While China will continue to lead the global market, other countries such as India, which set a record for new wind installations last...

  • OSLO, April 25- Norway's portion of the Barents Sea could contain twice as much undiscovered oil and gas as previously thought when a newly mapped area bordering Russia is included, raising the prospect of drilling in environmentally sensitive ice-covered waters. The Norwegian Barents Sea could hold 2.8 billion standard cubic meters oil equivalent,...

  • Companies including United Technologies Corp., Ingersoll Rand and Staples call the program a model for successful collaboration between the public and private sectors. United Technologies is the parent company of Carrier heating and cooling, Otis elevators and Pratt& Whitney engines, while Ingersoll Rand is the parent of Trane heating and cooling.

  • Sustainable Energy takes a look at natural gas and its increasing importance.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A Seattle- based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Alaska. Westward Seafoods in 2010 signed a consent decree with EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice and paid a...

  • NEW YORK, April 24- Wells Fargo& Co directors could have avoided a shareholder backlash over a sales practices scandal if they had paid more attention to scores of whistleblowers who complained, in vain, for years. Wells Fargo has been engulfed in scandal since September, when it reached a $190 million settlement with regulators over complaints that its retail...

  • WASHINGTON— A federal appeals court has granted a request from the Trump administration to delay a decision on Obama-era rules limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans says it won't consider a lawsuit over the rules for at least 120 days. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt...

  • TEPATEPEC, Mexico— For more than 100 years, most of what gets flushed down Mexico City's toilets has resurfaced two hours to the north in the rivers and reservoirs of the rural Mezquital Valley. It's a standoff that pits public health concerns— not just for valley residents but for the Mexicans elsewhere who eat the crops— against fears that family farms will go...

  • *Greenpeace has taken Norway to court over Arctic drilling. OSLO, April 24- Norway's Statoil on Monday played down concerns that drilling in the Arctic is risky, days before it kickstarts its drilling campaign in the Barents Sea, where the country believes around half of its remaining resources could be located. Greenpeace, which is taking the Norwegian...

  • President Donald Trump

    Trump this week will sign new executive orders before he completes his first 100 days which will make it easier to develop energy on and offshore.

  • The National Grid says it met electricity demand in Britain over a 24 hour period without needing coal.

  • Were going to make it happen this year, he said, according to Drew Greenblatt, the president of Marlin Steel in Baltimore, who was present. Project lists submitted by the North America's Building Trades Unions and by an outside developer who helped with the transition both contain projects that infrastructure builders call shovel ready. After North America's...

  • *Japan concerned over Trump's "protectionism". MANILA/ BEIJING, April 24- Twenty-nine Chinese steel firms have had their licenses revoked as Beijing kept up its campaign to tackle overcapacity in the sector and days after U.S. The official China Daily said Washington's move to investigate steel imports could trigger a trade dispute between the United States...

  • President Donald Trump this week will sign new executive orders before he completes his first 100 days in office, including two on energy and the environment, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said on Sunday. Obama had used the Antiquities Act more than any other president, his White House...

  • LONDON, April 21- Is aluminum the new steel for China's policy-makers? Threats to close capacity in the region around Beijing over the winter heating months had already propelled aluminum prices higher. They have just been given a further boost by news that Beijing has ordered the suspension of new capacity in the northwestern province of Xinjiang.

  • LONDON, April 21- Is aluminium the new steel for China's policy-makers? Threats to close capacity in the region around Beijing over the winter heating months had already propelled aluminium prices higher. They have just been given a further boost by news that Beijing has ordered the suspension of new capacity in the northwestern province of Xinjiang.

  • President Donald Trump will sign several executive orders on energy and the environment this week, which would make it easier for the United States to develop energy on and offshore, a White House official said on Sunday. Obama had used the Antiquities Act more than any other president, his White House said in December, when he designated over 1.6 million acres of...