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  • Russia tensions hurting European companies Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 5:07 AM ET

    A group representing Germany's machinery industry cut its output forecast sharply on Thursday, pointing to the uncertainty caused by political tension with Russia over its alleged role in destabilizing Ukraine.

  • Panasonic, Tesla to build big US battery plant Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 4:16 AM ET

    TOKYO— American electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is teaming up with Japanese electronics company Panasonic Corp. to build a battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. expected to create 6,500 jobs. Tesla has said that Nevada, Arizona, Texas, New Mexico and California are in the running.

  • There has been a flurry of meetings between biofuel backers and White House officials in advance of the release of the long-delayed targets for the use of renewable fuels this year, which are expected to reach the Office of Management and Budget for review within weeks.

  • Archer Daniels Midland settles EPA allegations Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:21 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— Federal regulators say Archer Daniels Midland Co. has agreed to settle allegations that it violated Clean Water Act rules at facilities where it stored fuels and oil in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.

  • Winemakers want NY to deny gas storage permits Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Finger Lakes winemakers and other business owners asked Gov. Opponents of Houston- based Crestwood Midstream's project said at a news conference in Albany that it would endanger drinking water, the local economy and the region's wine and tourism industry.

  • Big threat to coastal cities isn't getting fixed Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    A woman walks with her dog by homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy along the beach in the Rockaways on January 15, 2013 in New York City.

    The U.S. lacks a plan to save coastal cities from hurricanes and rising sea levels, and getting there may not be easy.

  • Boston protesters rally against gas pipeline Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    BOSTON— Opponents of expanding a natural gas pipeline through northwestern Massachusetts rallied on Boston Common on Wednesday, asking Gov.

  • *Mozambique bets on India's growing demand for coal. LONDON, July 30- Rio Tinto has agreed to sell coal assets it bought through a $4 billion acquisition of Riversdale in 2011 for just $50 million to an Indian joint venture, ending its ill-fated venture in Mozambique's coal sector.

  • Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:06 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants.

  • What's stopping Asia's push into green cars?     Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 8:35 PM ET

    Alvin Kwock, Head of Emerging Technology Research at JP Morgan, says there is a lack of charging infrastructure for fuel-friendly cars in Asia.

  • TD Ameritrade building earns efficiency award Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:55 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— TD Ameritrade's new headquarters tower in Omaha has been recognized for its efficient design that includes numerous features to conserve energy. TD Ameritrade said Tuesday the U.S. Green Building Council gave the building its highest platinum rating for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

  • Report: More acidic seawater poses risks in Alaska Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.

  • Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 2:15 AM ET

    The agency is holding hearings this week in Atlanta, Denver, Pittsburgh and Washington on President Barack Obama's plan to cut carbon-dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030, with 2005 levels as the starting point. John Kinkaid, a Moffat County, Colorado, commissioner, told the EPA in Denver that the rules would devastate his area, home to a major power plant.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 28- California Governor Jerry Brown and Mexican environmental officials signed a pact on Monday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement that could eventually expand the market for carbon credits.

  • Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    EPA regional administrator Jared Blumenfeld in San Francisco said a final decision didn't come easily and required flexibility. The final rule comes five years after the EPA gave notice that it was considering pollution controls for the plant.

  • Investing in climate change     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    Hardeep Walia, Motif Investing co-founder, says climate change, despite the naysayers, is getting worse. He advises investors on two approaches to profiting from the trend, or shorting the climate change motif.

  • Investing in climate change: A 25-stock index Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 11:42 AM ET
    Hurricane whips palm trees

    Motif Investing has created a 25-stock index to give investors an opportunity to invest in climate change, explains co-founder Hardeep Walia.

  • Britain reopens way for fracking Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:27 AM ET

    LONDON— Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations.

  • Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— NEWPORT NEWS, Va.— Coal from Appalachia rumbles into this port city, 150 railroad cars at a time, bound for the belly of the massive cargo ship Prime Lily. The ship soon sets sail for South America, its 80,000 tons of coal destined for power plants and factories, an export of American energy— and pollution.

  • US exports help Germany increase coal, pollution Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    LUENEN, Germany— One of Germany's newest coal-fired power plants rises here from the banks of a 100- year-old canal that once shipped coal mined from the Ruhr Valley to the world. Coal mining's demise in Germany comes as the country is experiencing a resurgence in coal-fired power, one which the U.S. increasingly has helped supply.