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A supertanker full of crude oil decaying amid Yemen’s civil war could blow up

which could lead to significant leaks even without an explosion. “The hull of the vessel has been deteriorating and one of its pipes has been punctured,” the group’s founder Mohammed al-Hokaimi told …

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Lack of credit is latest blow to the struggling US shale industry

Chesapeake Energy Corp, once the nation’s largest gas supplier, warned earlier this month it may struggle to avoid bankruptcy. While fracking has turbocharged US oil and gas output in recent years, …

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In Blow to Total, France Upholds Law Banning Palm Oil From Biofuel Scheme

PARIS — France’s constitutional court on Friday upheld a law excluding palm oil from the country’s biofuel scheme, rejecting an appeal by energy company Total which says the measure puts at risk its …

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Perspective | A $1 trillion economic blow? The cost of extreme weather in the U.S. is worse than we thought. – Washington Post

Perspective | A $ 1 trillion economic blow? The cost of extreme weather in the U.S. is worse than we thought.  Washington Post

An assessment of the costs of climate change – using basic economic principles – is scary.

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Snowball ‘Tumbleweeds’ Blow Across Antarctica – Live Science


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Snowball 'Tumbleweeds' Blow Across Antarctica
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Tumbleweeds may be iconic symbols of the American West, but regions around the world have their own versions of the wind-blown plants — even Antarctica. Antarctica's "tumbleweeds" look more like snowballs, but like their western namesake, they are …

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Another Big Blow For Big Coal: Solar PPAs Coming To China

China solar market PPA 1

New China solar venture could blow the market wide open with the country’s first ever power purchase agreements, from UGE and Blue Sky Energy Efficiency

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Iowa Eyes Concrete to Blow Past 27% Wind Power Mark

We were just talking about GE’s new taller wind turbine tower, which will hit the market next week at a whopping 139 meters, when along comes the latest American Wind Energy Association wind power report showing that the great state of Iowa now gets about 27 percent of its electricity from wind. With the tallest

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Utilities Dealt Blow on Solar-Power Systems – Wall Street Journal- India


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Utilities Dealt Blow on SolarPower Systems
Wall Street Journal- India
The Idaho Public Utilities Commission last week rejected a proposal to raise monthly fees paid by homeowners and small businesses who install solar panels, denying a petition from Idaho Power Co., which serves Boise and other parts of southern Idaho.
State regulators reject Idaho Power's proposed rate increase for power generatorsKTVB

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Ski Resorts Blow Fake Snow For A ‘Brown’ Winter

Normally at this time of year, about 50 percent of the U.S. is snow-covered.These days, the figure is now more like 20 percent. It’s hurting ski resorts and the local economies that thrive on seasonal winter tourism.

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