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Less than half of projected U.S. renewable diesel output likely by 2025- study

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Jan 18 (Reuters) – U.S. refiners and biofuel companies are likely to reach less than half the renewable diesel production projected by the U.S. government for 2025 due to policy and feedstock constraints, according to a study released Tuesday from consultancy Cerulogy. Numerous petroleum refiners across North America are planning......

How the White House hopes to save Biden’s Build Back Better bill

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on “how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will rebuild America’s bridges,” in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 14, 2022. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) – The White House......

Autocracies outdo democracies on public trust – survey

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The Chinese flag flutters on Tiananmen Square before the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) in Beijing, China May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 18 (Reuters) – Public trust in governments running the world’s democracies has......

Saudi energy minister: It’s U.S. prerogative to draw on strategic oil reserves

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Saudi Energy Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman al-Saud, speaks during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), in Glasgow, Scotland, Britain, November 10, 2021. REUTERS/Yves Herman/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Jan 17 (Reuters) – Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said on Monday that......

Impact assessment, aid efforts underway as world responds to Tonga tsunami

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New Zealand reconnaissance flight on way to Tonga Red Cross says scale of devastation could be immense UN on standby to offer support Ash clouds from eruption moving towards NZ, Australia WELLINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – Pacific nations and aid agencies began coordinating relief efforts in Tonga on Monday after......

Activists behind Shell climate verdict target 30 multinationals

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KLM, Ahold, ABN Amro among those to get letters Milieudefensie seeks science-aligned net-zero plans Warns court an option if companies slow to move AMSTERDAM/LONDON, Jan 13 (Reuters) – The Dutch wing of environmental group Friends of the Earth, which won a landmark court victory against Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) last......

Investor group warns EU against labelling gas investments as green

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Austria’s largest natural gas import and distribution station is pictured behind a field of rapeseed in Baumgarten May 2, 2014 REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register IIGCC writes open letter to EU policymakers Says strongly opposes move to label gas as sustainable Would ‘seriously compromise’......

‘Furnace’: Argentina roasts in record-setting heat wave

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BUENOS AIRES, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Argentina is facing a historic heat wave with temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F), making the country for a while the hottest place on the planet, straining power grids and forcing residents to seeking sanctuary in the shade. With temperatures up around 45°C......

ADM signs CO2 pipeline deal to capture, store ethanol plant emissions

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The Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) logo is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., May 3, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CHICAGO, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Archer-Daniels-Midland Co (ADM.N) said Tuesday......

CNOOC raises 2022 production target, sees oil peak by 2030

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Logos of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) are displayed at a news conference on the company’s interim results in Hong Kong, China March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Set 2022 output target at 600-610 mln boe Expects domestic oil output to......

Biden calls Colorado’s most destructive wildfire ‘code red’ climate warning

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U.S. President Joe Biden receives an economic briefing in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LOUISVILLE, Colo., Jan 7 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden, visiting the scene of Colorado’s most destructive......

Flooding hits western U.S., winter storm in the east

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WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) – Floods hit parts of the Northwestern United States on Friday after heavy rains, while a winter storm brought more than a half a foot (15 cm) in snow in the eastern parts of the country, closing schools, offices and busy roads. Flood and gale warnings......

U.S. and Japan sound alarm on China, seek new defence collaboration

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TOKYO/WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) – The foreign and defence ministers of the United States and Japan on Friday voiced concerns about what they said was China’s ongoing efforts to undermine rules-based order, as they look to cooperate more on emerging defence threats. The officials from the two allies met virtually......

Manchin’s reluctance puts Democrats’ U.S. voting rights bill at risk

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WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) – U.S. Democrats’ efforts to pass voting rights legislation in Congress appeared in jeopardy on Tuesday, as a centrist Democratic senator said he had little interest in a strategy that would allow the party to bypass Republican opposition. Senator Joe Manchin told reporters that it was......

Jump in deforestation of world’s most biodiverse savanna alarms Brazilian scientists

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SAO PAULO, Jan 3 (Reuters) – Deforestation last year rose to the highest level since 2015 in Brazil’s Cerrado, prompting scientists on Monday to raise alarm over the state of the world’s most species-rich savanna and a major carbon sink that helps to stave off climate change. The Cerrado, one......

Three people missing and feared dead from fierce Colorado wildfire

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DENVER, Jan 1 (Reuters) – Three people are missing and feared dead after a wind-stoked wildfire roared through two towns in Boulder County, Colorado, prompting thousands of evacuations and destroying nearly 1,000 homes, authorities said on Saturday. Officials initially said there were no reports of fatalities or missing residents following......

German finance minister pledges tax relief from 2023 – Bild

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German Finance Minister Christian Lindner speaks during a plenum session of the German lower house of parliament Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, December 16, 2021. REUTERS/Annegret Hilse Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BERLIN, Jan 2 (Reuters) – The new German government will offer tax relief to individuals......

EU drafts plan to label gas and nuclear investments as green

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Steam rises from cooling towers of the Electricite de France (EDF) nuclear power plant in Belleville-sur-Loire, France October 12, 2021. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register European Commission drawing up green investment rules Draft proposal labels nuclear, some gas plants as green Countries disagree on......

Biden, Manchin discussed social spending bill after U.S. senator’s rejection -adviser

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Dec 31 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden and Senator Joe Manchin spoke about the “Build Back Better” bill a day after the conservative Democratic senator publicly rejected the president’s social spending plans, a White House adviser said on Friday. “He (Biden) has some confidence about that (bill), including discussions......

China fires up giant coal power plant in face of calls for cuts

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Zhang Tieliang 76, sifts through dunes of low-grade coal near a coal mine in Ruzhou, Henan province, China November 4, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, Dec 28 (Reuters) – China, under fire for approving new coal power stations as other countries try......

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