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EPA plans biofuel 'reset' as program misses Congress' targets

NEW YORK The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose new targets for the final three years of the nation's renewable fuel program in January, replacing ambitious decade-old goals set by Congress with volumes closer to the industry's current output, two people familiar with the matter said.

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Exclusive: U.S. shale firms offer $100 million to aid Texas, New Mexico

Nov 19 2018

HOUSTON More than a dozen top U.S. energy companies have pledged $100 million toward easing stresses on health care, education and civic infrastructure from the shale oil and gas boom in West Texas and New Mexico, the group said on Sunday.


Trump says will make acting EPA head Wheeler permanent

Nov 16 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would nominate the acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, to take on the position permanently.


Dutch government appeals order to speed up climate change battle

Nov 16 2018

AMSTERDAM The Dutch government on Friday said it would ask the country's highest court to overturn a ruling ordering it to speed up reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.


Rotten fish to help power Hurtigruten cruise ships after refit

Nov 16 2018

OSLO The Nordic region's most high-profile cruise fleet operator is refitting its ships to make them less polluting, and plans to use a byproduct of rotten fish to help power their new, leaner engines.

Trump's FERC nominee to seek counsel if coal bailout plan returns

Nov 15 2018

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to join a key panel of independent energy regulators, who helped roll out a Department of Energy (DOE) directive to bail out aging coal and nuclear plants, told senators on Thursday he did not know if he would recuse himself if the issue reappears before the commission.

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