Energy

Commission wants to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030

The European Commission proposed on September 17 to reduce EU greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels as a stepping stone to the 2050 climate neutrality goal. “We are doing everything in our power to keep the promise that we made to Europeans: make Europe the first climate neutral …

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Denmark allows Nord Stream 2 to complete pipeline hit by US sanctions

Danish Energy Agency on July 6 gave Nord Stream 2 permission to use pipelaying vessels with anchors to complete the final stretch of the gas pipeline in Danish waters, allowing the company to restart work on the pipeline from Russia to Germany that was hit by US sanctions. Nord Stream 2 submitted a request for …

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Putin orders state of emergency over massive Siberian diesel leak

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Wednesday a state of emergency, after 20,000 tons of diesel oil leaked into a river within the Arctic Circle. This would mean that extra forces are going to the area to assist with the clean-up operation. The spill happened after a power plant in Norilsk collapsed on May 29 …

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‘They’ve basically all gone away, haven’t they?’: After Buffett’s LNG exit, industry watchers wonder who’s left to invest in Canada

A day after legendary investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway abandoned an investment in GNL Quebec’s $9-billion Energie Saguenay liquefied natural gas project, frustrated investors and analysts are wondering if there’s anyone left to invest in LNG in Canada — or anything else, for that matter. “They’ve basically all gone away, haven’t they?” said Cameron Gingrich, …

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Ukraine to boost renewables, energy efficiency with EU help

Ukraine can focus in developing the country’s renewable energy sector and improve the much-delayed energy efficiency now that the former Soviet republic has concluded the gas transit agreement with Russia, the European Union’s energy chief said on 12 January. “Meeting with Ukraine’s Minister of Energy Oleksiy Orzhel: after the conclusion of the gas transit agreement, …

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B.C.’s Supreme court rules for $6.6-billion Coastal GasLink pipeline, against Indigenous law

CALGARY – The Supreme Court of British Columbia has ruled that Indigenous law is not necessarily Canadian law in a decision that will enable more construction work on the $6.6-billion Coastal GasLink pipeline despite some First Nations opposition. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Marguerite Church ruled Tuesday that Coastal GasLink has suffered irreparable harm after protestors …

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NSW and SA fires live: five million hectares burned in Australia’s bushfires – latest updates | Australia news

Labor welcomes Scott Morrison’s decision to provide additional support for volunteer firefighters on the frontline – something he has repeatedly claimed is unnecessary. It’s good that federal public servants will receive the same conditions currently enjoyed by army reservists, but many volunteer firefighters will not be assisted by this decision. Many private-sector workers, self-employed workers, …

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Enbridge Inc plan to grow in the age of pipeline opposition

CALGARY — At a time when building new pipelines has become increasingly challenging, North America’s largest pipeline company is looking to low-risk, conservative projects for growth. “We’ve adapted to this environment… It’s not just about growth, we’re focused on expansion, extension and optimization of the existing base, which will be very capital efficient,” Enbridge Inc …

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