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Activists occupy Germany coal mine

Thousands of environmental protesters have blockaded a coal mine in Germany as part of a campaign to end the use of fossil fuels. Vattenfall, the

Thousands of environmental protesters have blockaded a coal mine in Germany as part of a campaign to end the use of fossil fuels. Vattenfall, the

Business

RWE 'to cut 2,500 jobs at its struggling British subsidiary npower'

German utility RWE reportedly plans to cut about 2,500 jobs at its struggling British subsidiary npower amid customer losses, billing issues and tougher competition.

German utility RWE reportedly plans to cut about 2,500 jobs at its struggling British subsidiary npower amid customer losses, billing issues and tougher competition.

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Business Line special oil edition: a brave new world

In the last few weeks oil prices went on a wild rollercoaster ride. Now they seem to have re-taken their shaky path, driven in no small part by the

In the last few weeks oil prices went on a wild rollercoaster ride. Now they seem to have re-taken their shaky path, driven in no small part by the

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EU must act over shock study on diesel fume deaths - campaigners

Europe’s new air pollution targets should be tightened further, campaigners have urged, after a groundbreaking study on the deadly impact of diesel

Europe’s new air pollution targets should be tightened further, campaigners have urged, after a groundbreaking study on the deadly impact of diesel

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G7 fossil-fuel pledge: what's the plan?

The G7 members have agreed to phase out the use of fossil fuels by the year 2100, according to proposals outlined in June 2015. They share this goal

The G7 members have agreed to phase out the use of fossil fuels by the year 2100, according to proposals outlined in June 2015. They share this goal

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Gazprom claims Ukraine could run out of gas in two days

Ukraine could run out of supplies of gas within two days. That’s according to Russia’s Gazprom. The company which supplies gas to Ukraine said in a

Ukraine could run out of supplies of gas within two days. That’s according to Russia’s Gazprom. The company which supplies gas to Ukraine said in a

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Exploring future energy efficiency and supplies

Energy efficiency and security are big issues, along with finding better ways to reduce production of carbon gases, and experts from around the world

Energy efficiency and security are big issues, along with finding better ways to reduce production of carbon gases, and experts from around the world

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'Move faster to save the planet' says UN report on climate change

Governments must act faster to curb climate change and move from fossil fuels towards renewable energy. That is the finding of a report by the

Governments must act faster to curb climate change and move from fossil fuels towards renewable energy. That is the finding of a report by the

Business

KAZENERGY forum explores future for oil and gas

The world’s energy landscape is changing, but what will be next? This was one of the main topics during the KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum, an

The world’s energy landscape is changing, but what will be next? This was one of the main topics during the KAZENERGY Eurasian Forum, an

Science_technology

Biofuel-ling change with tobacco

Scientists are touting tobacco as the risk-free biofuel capable of weaning us off fossil fuels. In a bid to improve fuel production and reduce its

Scientists are touting tobacco as the risk-free biofuel capable of weaning us off fossil fuels. In a bid to improve fuel production and reduce its

Europe

MEPs urge EU nations to boost CO2 trading market

MEPs on Tuesday called on EU member states to stem the collapse of the bloc’s Emissions Trading System. The European Parliament’s environment

MEPs on Tuesday called on EU member states to stem the collapse of the bloc’s Emissions Trading System. The European Parliament’s environment

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BP banned from new contracts in the US

The oil giant BP has been temporarily suspended from new US government contracts because of its responsibility over the Deepwater Horizon spill in

The oil giant BP has been temporarily suspended from new US government contracts because of its responsibility over the Deepwater Horizon spill in

Europe

EU Commission suspends airline carbon emissions law

The EU Commission has frozen their law that airlines flying into and out of Europe must pay for their carbon emissions. The decision to scrap the

The EU Commission has frozen their law that airlines flying into and out of Europe must pay for their carbon emissions. The decision to scrap the

Europe

EU Commission to limit food-based biofuels

In a major policy shift, the European Commission has said it wants to cap food-based biofuels to five percent. The new limit was announced during

In a major policy shift, the European Commission has said it wants to cap food-based biofuels to five percent. The new limit was announced during

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Blaze finally doused at Venezuelan refinery

Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery remains offline after firefighters finally put out a blaze which has raged since Saturday. An investigation has been

Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery remains offline after firefighters finally put out a blaze which has raged since Saturday. An investigation has been

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Venezuela: Chavez visits oil refinery after deadly blast

Several people are said to be still missing after Saturday’s explosion and fire at Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery. With dozens still in hospital

Several people are said to be still missing after Saturday’s explosion and fire at Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery. With dozens still in hospital

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Venezuela: Probe ordered into deadly oil refinery blast

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered an investigation into what caused a huge explosion at the country’s largest oil refinery. At least 39

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered an investigation into what caused a huge explosion at the country’s largest oil refinery. At least 39

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39 dead in Venezuela oil explosion

At least 39 people are now known to have died in a huge explosion at Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery on Saturday. Dozens more were injured in the

At least 39 people are now known to have died in a huge explosion at Venezuela’s biggest oil refinery on Saturday. Dozens more were injured in the

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Venezuela oil refinery blast: 19 dead

An explosion has rocked Venezuela’s largest oil refinery, killing at least 19 people including a child. Dozens more were injured in the blast at

An explosion has rocked Venezuela’s largest oil refinery, killing at least 19 people including a child. Dozens more were injured in the blast at

Business

France moves to alleviate fuel price pain

France’s new president, Francois Hollande, has followed through on an election promise to lower taxes on fuel. The idea is to give hard pressed

France’s new president, Francois Hollande, has followed through on an election promise to lower taxes on fuel. The idea is to give hard pressed

Business

What's the story mining glory?

Is Qatar going to spoil the party two weeks ahead of the proposed merger of the Swiss mining giants Glencore and Xstrata? It wants an improved

Is Qatar going to spoil the party two weeks ahead of the proposed merger of the Swiss mining giants Glencore and Xstrata? It wants an improved

Business

Qatar wants sweetened Glencore-Xstrata deal

Commodities trader Glencore is scrambling to save its twenty one billion euro bid for mining company Xstrata. Xstrata’s second largest shareholder

Commodities trader Glencore is scrambling to save its twenty one billion euro bid for mining company Xstrata. Xstrata’s second largest shareholder

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Oil price slump hits energy-reliant Russia

Despite the woes of the world economy, Russia is strong and stable. That, at least, was the picture painted by President Vladimir Putin in a speech

Despite the woes of the world economy, Russia is strong and stable. That, at least, was the picture painted by President Vladimir Putin in a speech