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April 18, 2017
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Europe eyeing referendum results from potential energy partner Turkey



Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
European leaders called on authorities in Turkey, a potential energy partner, to seek unity after a weekend referendum consolidated power around the president. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan barely won the plurality in a national referendum he said was a response to an attempted coup last year. "The fact that the outcome of the referendum is 'yes' shows that our people accept the presidential system of government," he said in a statement. "For first time in the history of the republic, ... read more

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Researchers design coatings to prevent pipeline clogging
Boston MA (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
When the Deepwater Horizon oil rig suffered a catastrophic explosion and blowout on April 21, 2010, leading to the worst oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, the well's operators thou ... more
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Russia interested in oil and gas opportunities in Senegal
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
Russia has an opportunity to foster a better trade relationship with Senegal, an emerging West African oil producer, the Russian foreign minister said. ... more
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Crude oil prices flat to start Monday, after rough overnight patch
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
Crude oil prices were pulling close to even in early trading Monday, following weakness overnight sparked by lingering U.S. energy sector gains. ... more
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Army declares loyalty to Maduro as Venezuela braces for giant demo
Caracas (AFP) April 17, 2017
Venezuela's defense minister on Monday declared the army's loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro, who ordered troops into the streets ahead of a major protest by opponents trying to oust him. ... more
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Iran boasts of economic break from oil
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
During the first 11 months of the Iranian calendar year, non-oil exports have grown more than 30 percent, state media reported Monday. ... more
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Chinese economy growing while oil production shrinks
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
While posting better-than-expected growth for the first quarter, the Chinese statistics bureau said Monday that crude oil production was down from last year. ... more
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Shell claims low-carbon edge
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
One of the largest oil companies in the world, Royal Dutch Shell said Wednesday it was focused on a low-carbon strategy that was geared toward long-term growth. ... more
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Russia plans to cut oil output by 300,000 barrels per day
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
According to state media in Russia, the country's oil minister has upped the ante on how much the country will cut out of its production levels through June. ... more
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No end in sight for rally on crude oil prices
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
There was no end to the sustained rally in crude oil prices early Wednesday as OPEC chatter adds to the support emerging from geopolitical tensions. ... more
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Norwegian company Aker BP posts production gains
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Aker BP, a merger of Norwegian energy companies and a national subsidiary of BP, said Wednesday its first quarter production was up nearly 15 percent. ... more


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Florida lawmaker fending off calls for oil and gas drilling
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Amid calls for more oil and gas drilling, a Democratic senator in Florida said he was "beating back" pressure for exploration in the Gulf of Mexico. ... more
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Thanks, but no thanks, BHP Billiton tells hedge fund
Washington (UPI) Apr 12, 2017
Australian energy and mining company BHP Billiton has everything in place to increase shareholder value, it said in response to calls to break up its portfolio. ... more
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Russia stands by OPEC oil production commitments
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Russia will be 100 percent in compliance with the terms of a production deal coordinated by OPEC by the end of the month, Russia's oil minister said. ... more
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Potential grows for reserves offshore Norway
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
The results of an appraisal well in the Edvard Grieg oilfield in Norwegian waters could lead to an increase in the overall reserve estimate, a company said. ... more

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For Palestinian family, an udder-ly unique power source
Dahriya (AFP) April 12, 2017
Power comes in many forms, but Kamal al-Jebrini's family looked to where others may fear to tread for a new source of it: cow dung. The family has begun recycling waste from its cows to produce electricity for one of the largest Palestinian dairy plants and even to provide power to some houses. They discovered the idea during trips abroad and decided cow dung that would otherwise mainly ... more
Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Algal residue - an alternative carbon resource for pharmaceuticals and polyesters
Washington (UPI) Apr 7, 2017
Gripen fighter completes test flights using 100 percent biofuel
Champaign IL (SPX) Apr 06, 2017
Scientists engineer sugarcane to produce biodiesel, more sugar for ethanol
Powerpedia Forms Nonprofit to Provide Free Solar Systems to Orphanages Throughout Baja Mexico and Beyond
San Diego CA (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Powerpedia, a San Diego-based renewable energy consultancy has announced the formation of the nonprofit organization "#GetChargedUp" to facilitate a multi-year commitment of providing free solar systems to orphanages throughout Baja Mexico and beyond, under its flagship program #EmpowerOrphans. "I recently had a chance to spend the day with children and volunteers at the Rancho de Los Nino ... more
Treviso, Italy (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Upsolar Introduces its Floating Solar Technology to Europe
Livermore CA (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Americans use more clean energy in 2016
Nairobi, Kenya (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Record new renewable power capacity added worldwide at lower cost
German power company examining new wind energy options.
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Technology for wind energy could use fixed-wing or sails for power in a way that would make deployment easier for deep waters, a German company said. German energy company E.ON said it made an investment commitment with Ampyx Power to test so-called airborne wind energy technology. "This novel technology has the potential to transform the global offshore wind generation market as ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 6, 2017
Canada sees emerging role for wind energy
Washington (UPI) Apr 4, 2017
U.N. says low-carbon economy not a "pipe dream"
Washington (UPI) Mar 28, 2017
Mega-wind farm offshore Denmark clears hurdle
AREVA NP Signs Contract for Outage Services at Farley Nuclear Generating Station
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
AREVA NP signed a contract with Southern Nuclear to provide outage services at the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear Generating Station* units 1 and 2 between 2017 and 2021. Over the course of six outages, AREVA NP will provide refueling, steam generator and specialty non-destructive examination services, inspection and reactor coolant pump services that support the Farley plant in providing carbon-free ... more
Paris, France (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
AREVA and KAZATOMPROM sign a strategic agreement
Johannesburg (AFP) April 9, 2017
S.Africa to re-think nuclear deal after junk status : ANC
Paris (AFP) April 9, 2017
France enshrines decision to close oldest nuclear plant
Models, observations not so far apart on planet's response to greenhouse gas emissions
Seattle WA (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
How hot our planet will become for a given amount of greenhouse gases is a key number in climate change. As the calculation of how much warming is locked in by a given amount of emissions, it is crucial for global policies to curb global warming. It is also one of the most hotly debated numbers in climate science. Observations in the past decade seem to suggest a value that is lower than p ... more
Beijing, China (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
Performance of the RegCM4 regional climate model over China
Nairobi (AFP) April 11, 2017
Drought, conflict and famine in Africa
Bejing, China (SPX) Apr 10, 2017
How ENSO and Atlantic ADO impact East Asian winter monsoon
GM to ramp up self-driving effort in Silicon Valley
New York (AFP) April 14, 2017
General Motors is boosting its autonomous driving efforts, investing $14 million and adding 1,100 jobs in a new research center in San Francisco. The largest US automaker made the announcement Thursday, amid a race in the industry on autonomous vehicle research. While GM is already testing autonomous vehicles through its Cruise Automation unit in California, Arizona and Michigan, the new ... more
San Francisco (AFP) April 14, 2017
Uber says growth strong as it gives a peek at earnings
Washington (AFP) April 13, 2017
Tesla's Musk announces plans for semi-truck launch
San Francisco (AFP) April 14, 2017
Apple gets permit to test self-driving cars
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Mosul op has displaced nearly half a million: UN
Baghdad (AFP) April 17, 2017
Nearly half a million people have fled their homes since Iraqi forces launched an operation to wrest Mosul back from jihadists exactly six months ago, the United Nations said Monday. Iraqi forces began the country's biggest military operation in years on October 17 last year and recaptured the east side of the city in January. But an assault launched the following month on the part of Mo ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 18, 2017
Canada deploys CH-146 helicopters to Iraq
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
U.S. State Department approves training, support package for Iraq
Qaraqosh, Iraq (AFP) April 16, 2017
Iraqi Christians mark first post-IS Easter in recaptured town
Russia to upgrade Iskander-M missile
Washington (UPI) Apr 11, 2017
Russia's state-owned Rostec corporation announced plans to upgrade the country's Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems on Tuesday. Speaking with the TASS news agency, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov said his company aims to deliver an improved tactical missile to the Kremlin by 2020. "In accordance with the adopted strategy of the cluster Armaments within ten years we are goin ... more
Tehran (AFP) April 14, 2017
Iran's Rouhani registers to run for re-election
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
No easy way for US to back military threats to Pyongyang
London (AFP) April 15, 2017
Britain urges N. Korea to stop nuke drive; As China seeks Russian help
Dutch panda mania as giant bears arrive from China
The Hague (AFP) April 12, 2017
Two giant pandas arrived by plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Wednesday after a marathon 8,000 kilometre journey from China, the first breeding pair on Dutch soil in three decades. Female panda Wu Wen (Beautiful Powerful Cloud) and her male companion Xing Ya (Elegant Star) touched down at Schiphol at around 1730 GMT after leaving Chengdu in central China more than 10 hours earlier. ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 10, 2017
Beijing hutongs: village life in the city
Beijing (AFP) April 11, 2017
Hong Kong's Carrie Lam officially accepts role as chief executive
Hong Kong (AFP) April 12, 2017
Hong Kong lawmaker charged for upending Chinese flag
'A few dozen' US troops deployed to Somalia: Pentagon
Washington (AFP) April 15, 2017
The United States is deploying "a few dozen" troops to Somalia to assist the national army and conduct unspecified security operations, a US military spokeswoman said Saturday. The soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division, a light infantry unit trained for air assaults, will mainly train and equip Somalia's army "to better fight Al-Shabab," an Al-Qaeda linked extremist group, the spokeswoma ... more
Lagos (AFP) April 12, 2017
Four dead in army, police clashes in Nigeria: source
Kinshasa (AFP) April 14, 2017
DR Congo suspends military cooperation with Belgium
Mogadishu (AFP) April 10, 2017
Three killed in Mogadishu army camp attack: military
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Aviation poised for 'third revolution': Airbus boss
Amsterdam (AFP) April 12, 2017
The aerospace industry is on the brink of a "third revolution" and Airbus boss Tom Enders is determined his giant company will play a leading role in its future. "I do genuinely believe that we are at a point where those technological changes and breakthroughs in electric propulsion, autonomous flight, artificial intelligence, machine learning, new materials, all come together, plus the data ... more
Washington (UPI) Apr 17, 2017
Iran shows off homemade stealth fighter jet
Washington (UPI) Apr 10, 2017
U.S. F-35s to make first operational deployment in Europe
Washington (AFP) April 17, 2017
One killed in US military helicopter crash in Maryland
China producer prices jump 7.6% in March: govt
Beijing (AFP) April 12, 2017
Prices for goods at the factory gate in China jumped in March, the government said Wednesday, in a positive sign of strengthening demand for the world's second-largest economy. The producer price index (PPI) rose 7.6 percent year-on-year in March, according to the National Bureau of Statistics, slightly beating economists' expectations of a 7.5 percent increase in a Bloomberg News survey. ... more
Washington (AFP) April 14, 2017
US: China, Germany must do more to cut trade surpluses
Xiongan, China (AFP) April 16, 2017
Tears and cheers greet China's new economic zone
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
Trump says China is not manipulating currency
Property and credit booms stablise China growth
Beijing (AFP) Oct 19, 2016
Chinese growth stabilised in the third quarter, data showed Wednesday, as ample credit and hot property markets propped up the world's second-largest economy. But while the forecast-beating reading was in line with state targets, it came as experts warned that authorities have relied too much on easy credit, which has in turn increased financial risks. The economy grew 6.7 percent in Jul ... more
Philippines, US to hold military drills
Manila (AFP) April 16, 2017
The Philippine military said Sunday it would hold annual exercises with US troops next month, reaffirming its commitment to the alliance despite cooling relations under President Rodrigo Duterte. The 10-day exercises will be the first held under Duterte, who has suggested cancelling the drills and called for the withdrawal of American troops, putting into question Manila's 70-year-old allian ... more
Washington (AFP) April 12, 2017
NATO essential but allies must pay up says Trump; Ryan to visit next week
Warsaw (AFP) April 12, 2017
As NATO moves in troops, reforms hit Poland's military hard
Kathmandu (AFP) April 16, 2017
Nepal, China begin first-ever joint military exercises
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ESA helps faster cleaner shipping
Paris (ESA) Apr 18, 2017
With around 90% of world trade carried by ships, making sure a vessel follows the fastest route has clear economic benefits. By merging measurements from different satellites, ESA is providing key information on ocean currents, which is not only making shipping more efficient but is also helping to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Shipping companies forecast ocean currents down to a depth ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Apr 18, 2017
US streams carry surprisingly extensive mixture of pollutants
London (AFP) April 9, 2017
Polluted London sets its sights on cars
Washington (AFP) April 10, 2017
Road salt runoff threatens US, Canada lakes: study
At least 97 migrants missing as boat sinks off Libya
Tripoli (AFP) April 13, 2017
At least 97 migrants were missing after their boat sank on Thursday off the Libyan coast, a navy spokesman said. Survivors said the missing include 15 women and five children, General Ayoub Qassem told AFP. He said the Libyan coastguard had rescued a further 23 migrants of various African nationalities just under 10 kilometres (6 miles) off the coast of Tripoli. The boat's hull was c ... more
Beijing (AFP) April 14, 2017
Smoking to kill 200 million in China this century: WHO
Heidelberg, Germany (SPX) Apr 13, 2017
Evaluating forecasts of extreme events
Jerusalem (SPX) Apr 12, 2017
Glowing bacteria detect buried landmines


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