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India’s New 227 Gigawatt Renewable Energy Target Is Ambitious, Challenging, But Possible, Says IEEFA

The announcement earlier this month from India’s power and renewable energy minister RK Singh that his country will increase its interim renewable energy target from 175 gigawatts (GW) by 2022 up to 227 GW has been heavily lauded, and though it “does look excessively ambitious,” according to Tim Buckley from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, he nevertheless believes it is possible. 

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Norwegian Electric Car Association Says Charging Speed Matters

Nissan LEAF vs Hyundai IoniqThe Norwegian Electric Car Association took a Nissan LEAF and Hyundai Ioniq Electric on a road trip to see how they performed in warm weather. Previously the group had tested both cars as part of a 7-car cold weather test.

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Indonesia’s explosive IUU policy is working, new report says – SeafoodSource (blog)


SeafoodSource (blog)

Indonesia's explosive IUU policy is working, new report says
SeafoodSource (blog)
Starting in 2014, Indonesia implemented a set of controversial policies aimed at reducing IUU fishing, especially by foreign vessels. As a result, Indonesian fisheries authorities have sunk 318 illegal fishing boats, roughly 300 of which were foreign

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Malaysia state palm oil agency Felda says chairman steps down

KUALA LUMPUR, May 14 (Reuters) – The chairman of Malaysia’s state palm oil plantation agency, the Federal Land Development Authority (Felda), has resigned, an agency spokesman said on Monday, confirming earlier reports. The move follows shock election …

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ONGC says oil leak in Tamil Nadu fixed, PMK seeks closure of wells

An oil leak following burst in an underground pipeline near Kumbakonam was fixed promptly, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation said on Saturday while PMK demanded permanent closure of oil wells to avert deterioration of farm lands. An oil spill which affected …

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Kuwait says overnight fire at onshore oil rig now contained

The Kuwait Oil Co. said early on Monday that a fire broke out while an emergency team responded to what it described as a “minor” leak at the al-Maqwa field. The company said the fire caused no injuries and production continued at the field. It did not …

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Indonesia-Malaysia palm council says UK supermarket misleads consumers

JAKARTA (Reuters) – The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC), a palm oil board led by Indonesia and Malaysia, said British supermarket chain Iceland’s decision to remove palm oil from its own-brand food products misleads consumers. Iceland …

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Irving Oil offer to buy home is too low, says resident near butane leak

The owner of one of the homes closest to the site of a Saint John butane leak says she cannot move her family even as she watches her neighbours make preparations to move theirs. Kelsey Fillmore of 12 River Ave. says Irving Oil has offered $ 110,000 for her …

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Department of Energy report highlights need for coal generation in extreme weather, former regulator says – WIBW News Now


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Department of Energy report highlights need for coal generation in extreme weather, former regulator says
WIBW News Now
A former Missouri utility regulator highlighted the backbone that coal provided during last winter's extreme weather in the eastern part of the country. “The Department of Energy just completed a study of how the grid operated during late December

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Greenpeace says brands refusing to reveal palm oil sources

Greenpeace says household brands including PepsiCo and Johnson & Johnson are refusing to disclose where they get their palm oil from despite vows to stop buying from companies that cut down tropical forests to grow the widely used commodity. The …

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