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Exclusive: GE exploring industrial gas engine business sale - sources

General Electric Co is exploring a sale of its industrial gas engine business that could be worth as much as $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

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OECD says energy taxes in developed economies too low to fight climate change

Feb 14 2018

LONDON Energy taxes in major advanced economies are not doing enough to reduce energy use, improve energy efficiency and drive a shift toward low-carbon sources, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday.

Give us the options, energy debate commission tells French government

Feb 13 2018

PARIS The French government should await the findings of a public debate before it drafts how it will meet its goal of reducing the share of nuclear energy in power generation, the commission tasked with organising the forum said on Tuesday.


Trump infrastructure plan would speed up pipelines, cut environmental reviews

Feb 12 2018

WASHINGTON The Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal released on Monday would speed up the permitting of U.S. natural gas pipelines, including by cutting Congress out of the process for allowing them to cross national parks.


Less headwinds for renewables now says Indonesia pioneer

Feb 12 2018

JAKARTA The developer of Indonesia's first commercial-scale wind farm says conditions for renewable energy investors are better now than ever before, but more work is still needed for the country to achieve its wind energy targets.


Major China regions see smog worsen, adding to fears polluters are moving south

Feb 12 2018

SHANGHAI The Yangtze River Delta region near Shanghai saw a key smog measure rise by a fifth in January, making it more polluted than Beijing and raising fears that the pollution crackdown in the north has forced heavy industries to head south.

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