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July 17, 2017
Drilling slated for Arctic waters offshore Alaska in December

Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Drilling by Italian energy company Eni is set for the Arctic waters off the coast of Alaska in December, the U.S. Interior Department announced. "After a comprehensive review and consideration of comments received from the public, stakeholders, and Federal and state partner agencies and tribes, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today conditionally approved a Beaufort Sea exploration plan it received from Eni U.S. Operating Co. Inc.," the agency announced. The BOEM is a division of th ... read more

Most oil players losing confidence in the market, IEA says
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Oil market investors are losing confidence over OPEC's effort to offset the glut of supplies, though the impact could be hitting U.S. producers, the IEA said. ... more
Libya gains balance Nigerian oil loss
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Disruption to Nigerian oil exports is offset by production gains from Libya, which is on pace to add another 100,000 barrels per day to the market, a market report found. ... more
First Trump offshore lease sale revised to reflect market conditions
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Under the first offshore lease for the administration, President Trump's office said it was lowering royalty rates to reflect market conditions. ... more
Oil output slow, steady for U.S. in Gulf of Mexico
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
The slow, but steady, gain in oil production expected from the U.S. waters of the Gulf of Mexico shows the region is more stable than shale, a rig analyst said. ... more
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Norway's Statoil moves closer to South American oil prize
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Friday it extended its reach beyond Norway to acquire stakes in what could be one of South America's biggest prizes. ... more
Total petroleum production in Norway higher than last year
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Total petroleum production in Norway so far this is more than 1 percent, or about 9 million barrels, higher than last year, the government said. ... more
Texas oil spill isolated, Magellan said
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
No injuries were reported and the release of oil from a pipeline in Texas was contained in a confined area, Magellan Midstream Partners said. ... more
Oil prices stabilize after supply declined last month
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Oil prices were steady Thursday despite a report that the global supply rose last month by 720,000 barrels a day to 97.46 million a day. ... more
Aker BP, a Norwegian company, expecting higher production
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Aker BP, a merger of Norwegian energy companies and a subsidiary of BP, said Friday it raised its guidance for output but lowered it for production costs. ... more
Soldier killed in attack in Nigeria's oil-rich south
Warri, Nigeria (AFP) July 13, 2017
One soldier was killed and several others injured in an attack on military personnel in Nigeria's oil-rich south, a security source said on Thursday, in the second incident this month in the restive region. ... more

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ADB: Asia-Pacific 'at the heart' of climate risks
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
If left unchecked, climate change could lead to the loss of about $52 billion per year for the economies of the Asia-Pacific, the Asian Development Bank said. ... more
Electric car boom won't spell 'end of oil': IEA chief
Istanbul (AFP) July 11, 2017
The use of electric cars is set to grow in the coming years, but this will not spell the end of demand for oil, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. ... more
Major oil discovery heralded offshore Mexico
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
An energy company working off the eastern coast of Mexico said Wednesday it made a discovery that could hold as much as 2 billion barrels of oil. ... more
Fed report, lower U.S. oil production lift oil prices higher
Washington (UPI) Jul 11, 2017
A good report on U.S. economic potential and forecasts for dwindling production from American shale helped push oil prices higher in early Wednesday trading. ... more

Cutting the cost of ethanol, other biofuels and gasoline
New Brunswick NJ (SPX) Jul 10, 2017
Biofuels like the ethanol in U.S. gasoline could get cheaper thanks to experts at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Michigan State University. They've demonstrated how to design and genetically engineer enzyme surfaces so they bind less to corn stalks and other cellulosic biomass, reducing enzyme costs in biofuels production, according to a study published this month on the cover of the ... more
Tempe AZ (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Solving a sweet problem for renewable biofuels and chemicals
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
A whole-genome sequenced rice mutant resource for the study of biofuel feedstocks
Okanagan, Canada (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
New biofuel technology significantly cuts production time
There Will Always be Sun on this Horizon
New Bedford MA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
A partnership between Beaumont Solar and Horizon Beverage is now powering its operations with clean, renewable solar power. Family-owned Horizon Beverage Company have announced their new 978kW DC solar PV system is in operation at their Norton, MA distribution facility. Horizon Beverage selected Beaumont Solar to fully engineer, design and construct the system. Consisting of 2,990 solar pa ... more
San Francisco, CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
SolarEdge Launching First PV Inverter-Integrated Electric Vehicle Charger
Bristol, UK (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Investors Generate 174,000,000 kWh of Renewable Electricity
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Solar cell design using diverse plant pigments
Algeria seen as African leader for renewable energy
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Algeria is ahead of the curve when it comes to renewable energy potential in Africa and General Electric aims to ride that momentum, a regional manager said. GE sponsored a conference on renewable energy in the African sector, highlighting Algeria's lead in wind and solar power developments. By 2030, the government aims to install about 22,000 megawatts of renewable power, which would b ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Owls' wings could hold the key to beating wind turbine noise
Bristol UK (SPX) Jun 22, 2017
Thrive Renewables delivers mezzanine funded wind farms in Scotland
Beijing, China (SPX) Jun 12, 2017
It's a breeze: How to harness the power of the wind
France could close a third of nuclear reactors: minister
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
France's new environment minister said Monday that nearly a third of the country's nuclear reactors could be shut under plans to scale back the amount of electricity produced from atomic power. In 2015, the previous Socialist-dominated parliament passed a law obliging the government to reduce the proportion of electricity generated from nuclear to 50 percent by 2025 compared with around 75 p ... more
Paris (AFP) July 10, 2017
Mitsubishi, Assystem take stakes in France's nuclear reactors firm
Brussels (AFP) July 12, 2017
Britain must leave EU nuclear body: Verhofstadt
Cherbourg, France (AFP) July 5, 2017
Sixth MOX nuclear shipment leaves France for Japan
Scientists upgrade database tracking global temperatures across millennia
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
A consortium of international scientists led by a climate expert from USC have upgraded an open-source global database tracking the Earth's temperatures since 1 A.D. that further confirms that the Earth is warming at a rate unprecedented in recent geologic history. The database by the PAGES 2k Consortium relies on proxy data such as tree rings, corals, glacier ice, marine sediment and other such ... more
Manila (AFP) July 14, 2017
ADB warns climate change 'disastrous' for Asia
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 07, 2017
Two significant warming intervals in southern China since 1850
New York (AFP) July 12, 2017
Bloomberg outlines plan to quantify US climate efforts
Daimler manipulated emissions in one million cars: report
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 13, 2017
German luxury automaker Daimler manipulated the engines of around one million diesel vehicles to make them appear less polluting, local media reported Thursday, raising echoes of competitor Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' scandal. "The Stuttgart-based firm sold vehicles with higher levels of damaging emissions than allowed for almost a whole decade between 2008 and 2016, in Europe and the United S ... more
Blacksburg VA (SPX) Jul 12, 2017
Forget defrosting your car at a glacial pace
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) July 10, 2017
German 'dieselgate' investigators target Porsche employees
Paris (AFP) July 6, 2017
France 'to end sales of petrol, diesel vehicles by 2040'
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Return to Mosul a distant dream for many displaced
Hasan Sham, Iraq (AFP) July 15, 2017
Yassin Najem knows he has to start again from scratch. His home in Mosul has been bombed, and for him and thousands more displaced Iraqis, returning remains a distant dream. On Monday, the Iraqi authorities announced victory over the jihadists of the Islamic State group. But the unprecedented destruction in the country's second city and the unstable security situation will delay the retu ... more
Washington (AFP) July 11, 2017
US eyes continued presence in Iraq after IS: general
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 11, 2017
Mosul's once-thriving Old City now a grey wasteland
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 14, 2017
Iraq's Mosul residents search for their Old City dead
Macron assures Israel of 'vigilance' on Iran nuclear pact
Paris (AFP) July 16, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday assured visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of his "vigilance" regarding the 2015 nuclear accord reached by Western powers with Iran. Netanyahu "expressed his concerns regarding the Iranian regime," Macron told reporters with Netanyahu at his side. "I assured him of our vigilance, in particular over the strict implementation of the ac ... more
Seoul (AFP) July 15, 2017
N. Korea likely has more plutonium than previously thought: monitor
Washington (AFP) July 14, 2017
Two years on, nuclear deal has fewer friends in US and Iran
Jerusalem (AFP) July 10, 2017
Israeli nuclear whistleblower spared jail over 2013 meeting
Anti-Beijing Hong Kong lawmakers disqualified from parliament
Hong Kong (AFP) July 14, 2017
Activists accused Beijing of crippling Hong Kong's parliament Friday after four pro-democracy lawmakers were disqualified. The High Court judgement is a massive blow for the democracy movement as it means the balance of power in the partially elected legislature swings further to the pro-China camp because opponents do not have enough seats to veto bills. Former Umbrella Movement protest ... more
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China hits back at criticism over Nobel laureate's death
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
China under pressure to free dissident's widow
Beijing (AFP) July 10, 2017
China's ailing Nobel laureate in 'critical condition'
Rwandan forces killing suspects without trial: HRW
Nairobi (AFP) July 13, 2017
The soldiers came at dawn to Fulgence Rukundo's house in a village in western Rwanda, and accused him of stealing a cow. They draped slabs of the dead cow's carcass around his shoulders and positioned the animal's head on his before marching him into a banana plantation and shooting him dead, according to witnesses cited in a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on extrajudicial killings released ... more
Addis Ababa (AFP) July 5, 2017
AU chair questions US stance on African peacekeeping
Bamako (AFP) July 6, 2017
3 killed in north Mali clashes as UN condemns violence
Banjul, Gambia (AFP) July 7, 2017
Gambian army 'hostile elements' working against government
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Sikorsky receives CH-53D contract from Israel for parts, services
Washington (UPI) Jun 20, 2017
Sikorsky has signed an agreement with the Israeli Ministry of Defense to supply spare parts and engineering services for Israel's fleet of Ch-53D helicopters. The program is slated to last 7 years and will procure and deliver obsolete or diminished supply parts. Israel has operated the helicopter since 1969 and is the only remaining D model operator left in the world. Many parts are har ... more
Singapore (SPX) Jul 14, 2017
Singapore developing space-based VHF communications for air traffic management
Washington (UPI) Jul 14, 2017
Boeing receives contract for MH-47G special operations helicopters
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
Leonardo contracted by Britain for Typhoon countermeasures upgrades
Chinese group bids $11.6 bn for warehouse firm GLP
Singapore (AFP) July 14, 2017
A Chinese consortium on Friday offered more than $11 billion for Singapore's Global Logistic Properties Ltd, which provides warehouses for the likes of Amazon China and WalMart, as e-commerce drives demand for logistics space. In filings with the Singapore Exchange, both firms said they were "pleased to announce the proposed acquisition" after GLP selected Nesta Investment Holdings as its pr ... more
Washington (UPI) Jul 13, 2017
China wants free trade deal with Canada
Beijing (AFP) July 14, 2017
Fitch keeps China's 'A+' rating but warns over debt
Berlin (AFP) July 12, 2017
Germany toughens rules on foreign buyouts in strategic sectors
U.S. Navy ships to participate in Black Sea exercises
Washington (UPI) Jul 10, 2017
Two guided-missile ships have arrived at the Ukrainian port city of Odessa July 10 to participate in the Sea Breeze 2017 maritime exercises, the U.S. Navy announced on Monday. The Ticonderoga-class cruiser USS Hue City and the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Carney will play active roles in the exercises, which involve air, naval and land forces from 17 nations. Sea Breeze 2017 ... more
Beijing (AFP) July 12, 2017
China ships troops to its first overseas base in Africa
Shenyang, China (AFP) July 14, 2017
Beijing faces backlash after dissident Liu Xiaobo dies in custody
Brussels (AFP) July 13, 2017
NATO warns Russia to honour war games promises
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200 green activists killed in 2016, record toll: watchdog
Paris (AFP) July 13, 2017
At least 200 environmental campaigners and protectors - 40 percent from indigenous tribes - were murdered around the world in 2016, the deadliest year on record, the watchdog organisation Global Witness said Thursday. The grim tally, double the number slain two years earlier, is the largest since the NGO began tracking such violence in 2002, it reported. The real number is probably hig ... more
Lowell MA (SPX) Jul 13, 2017
Study finds toxic mercury is accumulating in the Arctic tundra
Beijing, China (SPX) Jul 03, 2017
Human activities worsen air quality in Dunhuang, a desert basin in China
Paris (AFP) July 4, 2017
Herbicide boost for tadpoles: study
Civilian deaths soar in Iraq, Syria: monitoring group
Washington (AFP) July 12, 2017
The US-led coalition attacking the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria killed as many as 744 civilians in June, an independent monitor said Wednesday. Airwars - a London-based collective of journalists and researchers that uses social media, eyewitness reports and other sources to compile its data - said the concurrent assaults on Raqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq were often "devastating." ... more
Mosul, Iraq (AFP) July 13, 2017
West Mosul residents start mammoth task of rebuilding
Beirut (AFP) July 8, 2017
In IS-held Raqa, parched civilians risk lives for water
Tallinn (AFP) July 6, 2017
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