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  • *OECD struggling to find solution before Paris climate talks. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development figures on export credits are central to a debate on targeting funding ahead of U.N. climate talks in Paris at the end of the year. One, dated March 4, when the OECD held closed-door talks on the issue, shows OECD governments provided...

  • LONDON, March 30- The World Bank will hold an auction worth $25 million in June for U.N.-backed carbon credits from projects designed to cut methane emissions, the bank said on Monday. The so-called Pilot Auction Facility will offer tradable put options, giving project owners the right to sell credits to the bank's Methane and Climate Change Fund at a set price,...

  • OSLO/ WASHINGTON, March 29- The United States will submit plans for slowing global warming to the United Nations early this week but most governments will miss an informal March 31 deadline, complicating work on a global climate deal due in December. The U.S. submission, on Monday or Tuesday according to a White House official, adds to national strategies beyond...

  • RALEIGH, N.C.— Duke Energy Corp. CEO Lynn Good saw her pay docked about $600,000 in the aftermath of last year's massive spill of collected coal ash that coated 70 miles of a North Carolina river in sludge containing toxic heavy metals. Directors of the country's largest electric company said the executives were docked because the spill will cost Duke Energy...

  • Exelon Corp., operator of the largest fleet of U.S. nuclear plants, says it could have to close three of them if Illinois rejects the company's pitch to let it recoup more from consumers since the plants do not produce greenhouse gases. Chicago- based Exelon essentially wants to change the rules of the state's power market as the nuclear industry competes with...

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- Mexico on Friday said it will cap its greenhouse gas emissions by 2026, becoming one of the first countries to formally submit its national climate plan to the United Nations ahead of a climate summit in Paris in December. After 2026, Mexico greenhouse gas emissions would become decoupled from economic growth, leading to a 40 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- Mexico on Friday said it will cap its greenhouse gas emissions by 2026, becoming one of the first countries to formally submit its national climate plan the United Nations ahead of a key climate summit in Paris in December. The White House praised Mexico for being the first major emerging economy to submit its national strategy to the...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate approved a long-delayed bill to boost energy efficiency Friday that includes incentives to cut energy use in commercial buildings, manufacturing plants and homes. The widely popular Senate bill was co-sponsored by Sens. Jeanne Shaheen, D- N.H., and Rob Portman, R- Ohio.

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Less than a year after signing legislation with new safeguards in response to a 2014 chemical spill that prompted a tap-water ban for 300,000 people, West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed a bill Friday to trim away some of those protections against leaky aboveground tanks. With the Democrat's approval, about 36,000 tanks won't be subject...

  • Years of tight environmental rules improved California air quality so much that the state has not issued a smog alert in a dozen years. But Karen Magliano, chief of the state's Air Quality Planning and Sciences Division, said it has caused California to miss a key federal deadline for improving the air in the San Joaquin Valley, and could lead the state to tighten...

  • AKRON, Ohio— A federal agency has directed the Texas- based company behind a proposed northeastern Ohio natural gas pipeline to investigate an alternative route that would relocate the $2 billion project to less populated areas. The city of Green has proposed moving about 103 miles of the Nexus pipeline away from southern Summit County and northern Stark...

  • World gears up for Earth Hour this Saturday   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:55 PM ET
    World gears up for Earth Hour this Saturday

    Singapore will not be participating in Earth Hour celebrations this year out of deference for the passing of Lee Kuan Yew, says Sudhanshu Sarronwala, chair of Earth Hour Global.

  • Project sponsor Mines Management Inc. of Spokane, Washington, rejected the group's compensation figure during court-ordered settlement talks on Wednesday. Mines Management chief executive Glenn Dobbs says the agency's announcement marks a major step forward. "It's the culmination of 10 years of very hard work by good people at the U.S. Forest Service and...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday. "To remain globally competitive and to be positioned to provide global leadership and influence in the...

  • Buh-bye, Wall Street! I'm a lot happier now Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 4:22 PM ET
    Man takes off work clothes on beach

    With Ruth Porat leaving Wall Street for Silicon Valley, Turney Duff takes a look at other ex-Wall Street friends and where they are now.

  • March 26- New Jersey lawmakers sent a bill to Governor Chris Christie on Thursday that calls for more money from environmental settlements to fund cleanups. The legislation came after the Christie administration announced a controversial $225 million deal with Exxon Mobil Corp on March 5 over environmental contamination from two of its former New Jersey...

  • Q&A: Leaving Wall St for 'conscious' marketing Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 3:55 PM ET
    Max Kabat.

    Turney Duff checks in with former Wall Street friend Max Katbat, who left his job as a trader for a career in "conscious" marketing.

  • OTTAWA, March 26- Canada's Conservative government has given the energy regulator about a year to deliver up-to-date guidelines for pipeline companies to improve safety and protect the environment. Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford instructed the National Energy Board to study the issue and report its findings with new safety guidelines by next...

  • BOISE, Idaho— Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay $600,000 in fines for not reporting hundreds of uncontrolled releases of toxic chemicals at its eastern Idaho phosphate plant. Monsanto in a statement noted there were no allegations that the releases exceeded state of federal standards, or that they contributed to any known health concerns in the Soda Springs area.

  • RENO, Nev.— An unprecedented attempt to protect sage grouse habitat across parts of more than 900 square miles of privately owned land in Nevada will begin under a deal Thursday involving the federal government, an environmental group and the world's largest gold mining company. The agreement comes as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approaches a fall...