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Today β€” December 11th 2018Your RSS feeds

IEA chief: Ethanol β€˜very important’ to reduce oil dependence

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

Ethanol will have a very important role in decarbonising the transport sector globally, the executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA) told EURACTIV.com. Another energy expert said electrification will play a major role in transport but is not applicable to all sectors, which is where biofuels come in.

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Skin Deep: Felicity Jones on Becoming Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By BEE SHAPIRO

Find out the actress’s beauty tips, and how she transformed into the Supreme Court justice for “On the Basis of Sex.”

EU’s renewable energy law not meant to support farmers, official admits

By Gerardo Fortuna, Sarantis Michalopoulos

The updated renewable energy directive was not meant to support European farmers, but rather promote green energy in whatever form as long as it complies with sustainability criteria, a European Commission official has said.

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OPEC and Allies, Defying Trump, Agree to Cut Oil Output to Prop Up Prices

By STANLEY REED

The organization and nonmember oil-producing countries, chiefly Russia, reached a deal to reduce worldwide oil production by 1.2 million barrels a day — more than had been expected.

How will oil producing countries meet the challenge of climate change?

By Robin Mills

As the United Nations COP24 gets underway in Poland, leading oil and gas players – countries and companies – are confronted with the challenge of mapping out their share of the new energy economy, writes Robin Mills.

Trump Drilling Plan Threatens 9 Million Acres of Sage Grouse Habitat

By CORAL DAVENPORT

A plan to strip protections for the imperiled bird would open more land to drilling than any other step the administration has taken, experts said.

Trump Plans Major Rollback of Sage Grouse Protections to Spur Oil Exploration

By CORAL DAVENPORT

The proposal would limit the bird’s protected habitat to just 1.8 million acres, essentially opening up nine million acres of land to drilling.

Making electricity rules fit for the integrated energy system of the future

By Hans Korteweg

When adopting new rules for Europe’s electricity market, EU policymakers shouldn’t lose sight of the bigger picture which involves an increasingly integrated energy system with multiple links between electricity, heat and gas, writes Hans Korteweg.

France’s Yellow Vest Protests: The Movement That Has Put Paris on Edge

By ALISSA J. RUBIN

The grass-roots protests present President Emmanuel Macron with a potential political crisis. More mayhem may put his ability to govern into question.

Drilling in the Arctic: Questions for a Polar Bear Expert

By HENRY FOUNTAIN and STEVE EDER

The Trump administration is reversing a longstanding ban on oil exploration on the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. The area is home to about 900 polar bears, which are already struggling because of climate change. Can they withstand another disruption?

The Race for Alaskan Oil: 6 Key Takeaways

By STEVE EDER and HENRY FOUNTAIN

For more than a generation, opposition to drilling has left a 19-million-acre wildlife refuge in Alaska largely unscathed. But the region is on the cusp of major change as Washington speedily rolls back protections.

Qatar Says It Will Leave OPEC and Focus on Natural Gas

By BEN HUBBARD and STANLEY REED

The Persian Gulf state, a modest producer of oil, hinted that it wanted freedom from a cartel dominated by Saudi Arabia, a regional rival.

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