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Malaysia says EU palm oil curbs lack scientific proof, breach WTO rules

A European Union proposal to limit the use of palm oil lacks comprehensive scientific evidence and breaches global trade rules, Malaysia’s marketing agency for the edible oil said on Friday. Malaysia, …

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SunPower Launches World’s Most Powerful Residential Solar Panels

Silicon Valley-based solar panel manufacturer SunPower announced the launch of its highly-anticipated Next Generation Technology solar panels on Tuesday, which will be the industry’s first-ever 400-plus-watt and the world’s most powerful residential solar panels. 

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An oil leak in the Solomon Islands is threatening the world’s largest raised coral atoll

(CNN) — An environmental crisis is unfolding in the Solomon Islands, where a ship is leaking oil near a UNESCO World Heritage Site and threatens to spill hundreds of metric tons more, authorities say …

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As Extreme Weather Forces Coal to Falter, Where Will Resilience Come From? – Greentech Media News

As Extreme Weather Forces Coal to Falter, Where Will Resilience Come From?  Greentech Media News

Fuel security does not equal grid resilience, the authors argue.

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Tesla Rolls Out V3 Supercharger Capable Of Delivering 1,000 Miles Of Range Per Hour

Tesla rolled out the first of the next-generation V3 Supercharger tonight in Fremont, California, at an exclusive event for an exclusive subset of Model 3 owners in Tesla’s Early Access Program. The new chargers will initially roll out for the Model 3, with the capability being provided for the Model S and X via over-the-air software updates over the course of the next few months

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Is Palm Oil Bad? We Ask The Experts Everything You Want To Know

Palm oil is almost impossible to avoid because it’s an ingredient in so many everyday items – from butter, cereals and ready meals to candles, lipsticks and shampoos. Concerns over palm oil have been …

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DNV GL Sets Out To Tackle Wind Turbine Blade Erosion

DNV GL, the world’s largest independent energy advisory and certification body, announced on Tuesday the launch of a new Joint Industry Project called COBRA intended to analyze damage and erosion caused to wind turbine blades from high-speed impacts of foreign objects such as raindrops. 

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Oil Spill Near Unesco World Heritage Site in South Pacific Is Spreading

The ship is leaking just outside the boundaries of the World Heritage site, called East Rennell. Officials in Australia, which has a close relationship with the Solomon Islands, said this week that oi…

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Florida Senate fracking bill draws criticism

The definition would not prohibit a technique called “matrix acidizing,” which utilizes many of the same chemicals used in the fracking process and dissolves rocks with acid instead of fracturing them …

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