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Shippers shine torch in every corner as pressure to cut CO2 grows


LONDON From higher-quality paint to state-of-the-art propellers: shipping companies are looking in every corner to reduce their carbon footprint as investor and activist pressure increases.

Manure, trash and wastewater: U.S. utilities get dirty in climate fight

PIXLEY, Calif. Joey Airoso has always been proud of his cows, whose milk goes into the butter sold by national dairy company Land O'Lakes. Now he has something new to brag about: the vast amounts of gas produced by his 2,900-head herd is powering truck fleets, homes and factories across the state of California.

Rising seas, stress levels spawn climate anxiety support groups

RUMSON, N.J. On a rainy night in the basement lounge of a church, five people sat in a circle and nibbled on snacks as they talked about their personal struggles.

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Thousands could be affected by PG&E's latest planned power cutoffs

People in more than 180,000 homes and businesses in California could find themselves in the dark as Pacific Gas & Electric again plans to shut off power in parts of 17 counties for up to two days, as a preventive measure against wildfires.

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U.S. EPA chief hints vehicle CO2 limits will tighten

DETROIT The Trump administration’s chief environmental regulator said on Tuesday final U.S. vehicle carbon dioxide standards due out later this year could be more restrictive than current rules enacted by the Obama administration because they will eliminate certain loopholes.

U.S., Oct 22 2019

Sweden could scrap onshore wind subsidy by end-2021: energy minister

STOCKHOLM Sweden aims to scrap subsidies for onshore wind farm projects at around the same time as Norway, which will halt its program at the end of 2021, Swedish Energy Minister Anders Ygeman said on Wednesday.

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Colombia hails 'revolution' as it awards renewables deals worth $2.2 billion

BOGOTA Colombia has awarded contracts for wind and solar projects worth about $2.2 billion, the government said on Tuesday, as part of its efforts to boost renewable energy generation in the Andean country.

Global Energy News Oct 22 2019

Storms batter southern France, flooding some towns

PARIS Storms and heavy rain lashed through southern France on Wednesday, causing flooding in some towns in the region.

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Clean getaway: Meat waste joins biofuels at luxury jet show

LAS VEGAS At the world's biggest industry show in Las Vegas luxury jets are luring buyers with their sleek silhouettes, plush cabins - and increasingly, their use of alternative fuels. | Video

To go big on EVs, Japanese car makers think super-small

TOKYO As global automakers race to put long-range electric vehicles on highways amid stricter emission laws, Japanese rivals are taking a niche approach and steering towards cheaper, pint-sized runabouts to make costly battery technology more accessible. | Video

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