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OPEC meeting in Russia amid push to extend cuts 27.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The energy ministers of OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Venezuela plan to meet their Russian counterpart to discuss extending oil-output cuts amid a developing consensus that they should prolong their joint effort to curb supply. Saudi Minister of Energy and Industry Khalid Al-Falih said that he will talk with Russia’s Alexander Novak by phone this week and meet him within the next two weeks. Venezuela’s Oil Minister Nelson Martinez was also planning to visit Moscow after talks in Algeria on Wedne...
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Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on 27.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — An acute shortage of gasoline in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang that has sparked price hikes and hoarding is raising fears of potentially crippling pain at the pumps if things don’t get better soon — and driving rumors that China is to blame. The shortage, which is extremely unusual […]
Australia warns gas companies they risk export restrictions 27.4.2017 AP Business
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister warned energy companies on Thursday that they would be restricted from exporting gas if Australians are not also provided with adequate supplies at internationally competitive prices....
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Australia warns gas companies they risk export restrictions 27.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister warned energy companies on Thursday that they would be restricted from exporting gas if Australians are not also provided with adequate supplies at internationally competitive prices. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said it was unacceptable that Australia was about to overtake Qatar as the world’s biggest exporter of liquid […]
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Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future uncertain 27.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Havana • Refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are nearly impossible to find. But Cuba’s hotels and restaurants are packed, major U.S. airlines are adding flights and government stores are full of frozen American chicken and U.S.-made candy. So far, Cuba is weathering the storm as Venezuela’s economy craters and protesters fill its streets to denounce Cuba’s greatest socialist ally. A much-feared return to Cuba...
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Trump signs order to reconsider national monuments created by Obama, George W. Bush and Clinton 26.4.2017 LA Times: Nation

The fierce debate over public land in the West is expected to intensify following President Trump’s signing of an executive order Wednesday that could lead to the reduction or elimination of some national monuments.

The order, which Trump signed in a ceremony in the office of Interior Secretary...

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Climate Science, Explained in 10 Graphics 26.4.2017 WRI Stories
Climate Science, Explained in 10 GraphicsAdd Comment|PrintThree countries emit more than half of the world's greenhouse gases. Graphic by WRI Thousands of people are expected to attend the People’s Climate Movement march in Washington, D.C. and sister cities around the world this coming weekend. They are marching because actions taken to date by governments and others are not commensurate with the scale of climate impacts – both those already borne and those projected in the years to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
UAE’s first solar-powered gas station opens in Dubai 26.4.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates says it has opened the country’s first solar-powered gas station in Dubai. The Dubai-owned Emirates National Oil Company said on Wednesday the service station on the city’s main Sheikh Zayed Road thoroughfare is covered with solar panels that can generate […]
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Electric car boom so real even oil say it's coming 26.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Electric cars are coming fast — and that’s not just the opinion of carmakers anymore. Total SA, one of the world’s biggest oil producers, is now saying EVs may constitute almost a third of new-car sales by the end of the next decade. The surge in battery powered vehicles will cause demand for oil-based fuels to peak in the 2030s, Total Chief Energy Economist Joel Couse said at Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s conference in New York on Tuesday. Electric vehicles will make up 15 percent to 30 percen...
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Cuba weathers storm in Venezuela but future looks uncertain 26.4.2017 AP Top News
HAVANA (AP) -- Refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are nearly impossible to find....
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Cuba weathers unrest in Venezuela but nervous about future 26.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HAVANA (AP) — So far Cuba is weathering the storm of political unrest rocking Venezuela, which is the island’s greatest ally and source of hundreds of millions of dollars a year in highly subsidized oil. Cuban refineries have gone dark. Gas rations have been slashed for hundreds of thousands of state workers. Construction materials are […]
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Trump to reconsider national monuments created by Obama, Bush and Clinton 26.4.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The fierce debate over public land in the West is expected to intensify following an executive order President Trump plans to sign Wednesday that could lead to the reduction or elimination of some national monuments.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who announced the order Tuesday, said Trump asked...

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry Supports Paris Climate Agreement, But Wants To Tweak It 26.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK ― Energy Secretary Rick Perry supports remaining in the Paris climate agreement, but wants the United States to renegotiate its terms, he said Tuesday. That puts him on one side of a schism forming within President Donald Trump’s  White House over how to handle the historic 195-country deal to slash emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, senior adviser Jared Kushner , support remaining in the agreement; chief strategist Steve Bannon and Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt ― two of the more radical, far-right voices in the White House ― want Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to exit the agreement. Perry, in a Tuesday morning speech at the Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference, tempered his view. He touted decreasing emissions last year in the U.S. and China ― the world’s top polluters ― and criticized European countries, such as Germany, for not doing enough to shrink their own ...
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Arctic Ice Melt Could Cost The World Trillions Of Dollars By 2100 26.4.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON — Climate change , driven by greenhouse gas emissions, is causing the Arctic to warm “faster than any other region on Earth,” according to a new international assessment. The thaw there is expected to have “major consequences for ecosystems and society,” potentially costing tens of trillions of dollars by the end of this century. “The Arctic is showing clear evidence of evolving into a new state before mid-century,” with warmer, wetter and more variable conditions, according to the  report  from the  Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Program . By the late 2030s, the report suggests the Arctic could be completely free of summer sea ice, likely resulting in more extreme weather in southern latitudes. Without immediate action to curb greenhouse gas emissions, the melting of land-based Arctic ice could raise global sea levels an estimated 10 inches by 2100, threatening coastal communities around the globe.  “The changes are cumulative, and so what we do in the next five years is really important to ...
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80% zero carbon energy by 2040 achievable, says oil-backed commission 25.4.2017 TreeHugger
When even big oil sees a path to clean energy dominance, the times are definitely changing.
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4 climate action trends for your business to know now 25.4.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Investors, consumers, employees and markets all demand action on climate change.
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Converting coal would help China’s smog at climate’s expense 25.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BEIJING (AP) — China’s conversion of coal into natural gas could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths each year. But there’s a catch: As the country shifts its use of vast coal reserves to send less smog-inducing chemicals into the air, the move threatens to undermine efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions, researchers […]
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Trump to sign orders on oil drilling, national monuments 25.4.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign executive orders this week aimed at expanding offshore oil drilling and reviewing national monument designations made by his predecessors, continuing the Republican’s assault on Democratic President Barack Obama’s environmental legacy. The orders could expand oil drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans and upend public lands protections […]
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EPA Quietly Asked The Public Which Clean Air Rules To Cut. Industry Answered Loudest. 24.4.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A utility lobbyist called on regulators to do less work monitoring greenhouse gas emissions. An oil and gas lobbyist praised the Trump administration’s retreat from safeguards and urged federal rulemakers to limit regulations on carbon emissions and smog. A lobbyist for wood-product manufacturers complained about the “ever-tightening” public health standards for ozone pollution and asked regulators to change the permitting process. Those were just some of the requests made by industry advocates during a conference call Monday, when the Environmental Protection Agency held the first of several sessions to ask the public which rules should be eliminated under President Donald Trump’s executive order instructing agencies to slash regulations. The three-hour call, held by the Office of Air and Radiation, focused on clean air and ozone pollution rules. In March, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced plans to hold the public hearings, but environmental advocates say the agency scheduled the events with ...
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Saudi Arabia plans a future beyond oil 22.4.2017 Washington Post
Faced with a crash in crude oil prices that began in 2014, the world’s premier petro-state has a vision for economic reinvention that includes selling a chunk of its crown jewel, the state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco.
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