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  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in November 2015 it suspected some of its vehicles had at least one "defeat device" that improperly bypassed emissions controls, emails disclosed under a public records request on Friday show. The EPA and California Air Resources Board accused Fiat Chrysler in...

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in November 2015 it suspected some of its vehicles had at least one "defeat device" which improperly bypassed emissions controls, emails disclosed under a public records request on Friday show. The EPA and California Air Resources Board accused Fiat Chrysler in...

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency told Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in November 2015 it suspected some vehicles had at least one emissions control that constituted a "defeat device," emails disclosed under a public records request on Friday show. The EPA and California Air Resources Board accused Fiat Chrysler in January of using...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A judge says he's inclined to let a group of individual members of American Indian tribes join a lawsuit over the Dakota Access oil pipeline, but only if they agree to not add President Donald Trump as a defendant. The White House said the administration is confident that federal analysis of the pipeline's environmental impacts "is legally sound."

  • BERLIN/ BRUSSELS, June 16- Germany threatened on Friday to retaliate against the United States if new sanctions on Russia being proposed by the U.S. Senate end up penalising German firms. The Senate bill, approved on Thursday by a margin of 98-2, includes new sanctions against Russia and Iran. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman described the Senate...

  • Why commodities are good

    Mark Lewis, head of European utilities research at Barclays, explains his positive view on this business sector.

  • SEOUL, South Korea— China and South Korea put aside hard feelings over Beijing's objections to a U.S. anti-missile system to join an annual meeting Friday on the South Korean island of Jeju of a China- backed Asian lending bank. South Korea and the U.S. say the system is needed to deter a possible North Korean attack but Beijing sees it as a threat to its own security...

  • SHANGHAI, June 16- China and the Asia Development Bank have launched a green financing platform to support efforts by small- and medium-sized enterprises to cut pollution in the smog-hit Beijing- Tianjin- Hebei region, ADB said on Friday. The financing platform was launched by the ADB and the China National Investment and Guaranty Corporation, the State...

  • WASHINGTON— Newly obtained emails underscore just how closely Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel companies while serving as Oklahoma's state attorney general, a position in which he frequently sued to block federal efforts to curb planet-warming carbon emissions. At the time, Oklahoma was one of more than two...

  • OSLO, June 15- Sweden's largest national pension fund, AP7, has sold its investments in six companies that it says violate the Paris climate agreement, a decision environmentalists believe is the first of its kind. AP7, which provides pensions to 3.5 million Swedes, said on Thursday it had sold out of ExxonMobil, Gazprom, TransCanada Corp, Westar, Entergy and...

  • OSLO, June 15- Sweden's largest national pension fund, AP7, has sold its investments in six companies that it says violate the Paris climate agreement, a decision environmentalists believe is the first of its kind. AP7, which provides pensions to 3.5 million Swedes, said on Thursday it had sold out of ExxonMobil, Gazprom, TransCanada Corp, Westar, Entergy and...

  • The Environmental Protection Agency said it is seeking a two-year delay for oil and gas companies to follow a new rule requiring them to monitor and reduce methane leaks from their facilities. The Obama-era rule, finalized in November, "is expected to have real and harmful impacts on onshore energy development and could impact state and local jobs and revenue,"...

  • NEW DELHI, June 15- BP and Reliance Industries said on Thursday they would invest $6 billion to boost India's gas output from an east coast block and expanded their tie-up to feed the South Asian nation's rising fuel and renewable energy demand. India is replacing China as the driver of fuel demand growth globally. The International Energy Agency expects India...

  • OSLO, June 15- Sweden's largest national pension fund, AP7, has sold its investments in six companies it accuses of breaching the Paris climate agreement, in a decision environmentalists believe is the first of its kind. AP7, which provides pensions to 3.5 million Swedes, said on Thursday it had sold out of ExxonMobil, Gazprom, TransCanada Corp, Westar, Entergy and...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Exxon Mobil has settled a lawsuit over a 2013 pipeline spill that dumped tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into an Arkansas neighborhood. Government attorneys have said the rupture caused more than $57 million in property damage to a subdivision in Mayflower, about 25 miles northwest of Little Rock, and Lake Conway.

  • RICHLAND, Wash.— Future accidental radiation releases at the largest U.S. site of waste from nuclear weapons production are likely following back-to-back emergency evacuations of workers in May and June because aging infrastructure is breaking down, the top Energy Department official at the site told The Associated Press. Adding to the likelihood of more...

  • OSLO, June 15- Oil producer Norway will prohibit the use of oil and paraffin to heat buildings from 2020 as it tries to rein in domestic emissions of greenhouse gases, the government said on Thursday. Under the Paris climate agreement, Norway plans to make sharp cuts in emissions by 2030. Norway's emissions were 3.3 percent above 1990 levels last year, despite past...

  • OSLO, June 15- Oil-producer Norway will prohibit the use of oil and paraffin to heat buildings from 2020 onwards as it tries to rein in domestic greenhouse gas emissions, the government said on Thursday.

  • Heat from sewers in Scotland could warm a city as big as Glasgow for over four months per year, according to new research.

  • In Kenya, solar micro grids are helping to change the way people live and work.