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UK energy sector unites behind calls to grant ofgem ‘net zero mandate'
China Changes Policy on Foreign Oil Operators
The policy of China on foreign oil and gas operators is about to change. China will allow private and foreign firms to explore its domestic oil and gas resources under an interim trade deal to be signed next week with the United States.
U.S. Department of Energy Annouced Final “Process Rule” in the Consideration of Energy Conservation Standards
On January 16th,the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a final rule updating and streamlining aspects of the Department's current rule making process under the Appliance Standards Program.
Argentine Govt Prepares Bill to Spur Oil and Gas Investment
Argentine President Alberto Fernandez will send a bill to Congress to attract investment for the production of conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, a spokesman for the presidency told Reuters on Thursday.
Uganda Made New Energy Policy to Promote Solar And Geothermal Power
Under a new planned national energy policy, Uganda plans to promote development of solar and geothermal projects while also increasing demand for and better affordability of electricity in the country.
World Bank Coal Case a Testing Ground for Climate Liability
A David-versus-Goliath battle between aggrieved Indian villagers and an arm of the World Bank last year led the nation's highest bench to conclude that international financiers aren't immune to challenges in U.S. courts.
Bill to Rollback Natural Gas Drilling Regulations Clears Pennsylvania House Committee
Despite the looming promise of Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto, a Pennsylvania House panel has advanced a bill loosening regulations for conventional gas drillers.
US City Is Discussing A Ban on All Natural Gas for Residential Heating
The US city of Bellingham in Washington State is discussing a ban on all natural gas for residential heating. The progressive city council is due to debate legislation in the coming weeks and it is unclear if the measures have sufficient support.
Major Cross-Regional Projects Witness China’s High-Quality Development
Over the past year, a group of cross-regional projects has witnessed China’s pursuit of high-quality development through optimizing water resources, boosting sustainable development and improving people’s lives.
Trump Moves to Overhaul the National Environmental Policy Act
The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled significant changes to the nation's landmark environmental law that would make it easier for federal agencies to approve infrastructure projects without considering climate change.
House Plans Oversight Session on Bill Banning Israeli Gas import
The Lower House has decided to hold an oversight session next Sunday to discuss a draft law in the making that bans the import of Israeli gas to the Kingdom.
Tens of Thousands Protest Australian PM's Climate Policies Amid Bushfire Crisis
Thousands of activists marched in several major cities across Australia on Friday, calling on the government to act on the climate crisis and do more to stop the bushfires that continue to ravage large swathes of the country.
Trump Easing Climate Standards may Expand Offshore Drilling
Interstate pipeline and offshore drilling projects are more likely to receive federal approval if President Donald Trump’s changes to longstanding environmental standards go into effect, two administration officials told McClatchy on Thursday.
Coal Stakeholders Urge Lawmakers to Protect Industry
Representatives of the coal industry and the United Mine Workers of America gathered Wednesday afternoon at the state Culture Center on the grounds of the Capitol Complex for the annual West Virginia Coal Forum Legislative Briefing.
Denmark Floats a Possible Model for Climate Policy
The country's new climate law shows that governments don’t have to choose between the environment and the economy.
Brazil Working on Policy to Smooth Impact of Oil Price Spikes -Minister
Brazil’s government is working on a policy to reduce the local impact of spikes in international oil prices, Mines and Energy Minister Bento Albuquerque told reporters on Monday.
Ireland to Ban Sale of Fossil Fuel Cars by 2030 Under Proposed Bill
The Irish government published on Monday a draft bill proposing to ban the sale of fossil fuel cars in the country by 2030.
Somalian parliament approves new petroleum law - minister
The upper house of Somalia’s parliament on Monday approved a new petroleum law, which aims to provide a regulatory framework that will help to attract investment in exploration by major oil companies.
Obrador Administration rolling back energy reform in Mexico
Mexico’s importing of U.S. natural gas is going to grow exponentially as the pipelines from the United States come on line in the near future.
Nigeria Final Passage of PIB Expected By Mid 2020, Says Sylva
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said the review of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) is at an advanced stage, while the full passage of the bill is expected mid 2020.
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EV Policy: Streamlining Charging Process is A Difficult Task for Delhi
According to the government's policy, it will attempt, within a year, to induct 35,000 electric vehicles (2/3/4 wheelers and buses), 1,000 EVs for last mile deliveries and also establish 250 public charging/swapping stations in the city.
Housing Bill Flies in the Face of Environmental Democracy
The declaration by the Dáil in May last year that Ireland is facing a “climate and biodiversity emergency” would suggest that there is Government recognition of the scale and seriousness of the climate crisis.
Dutch Ruling Will Set Precedent for Courts to Review Climate Science
Ordinarily, decisions of the Supreme Court of The Netherlands get little notice in the rest of Europe, let alone the United States. But that court’s Dec. 20, 2019, decision in The State of the Netherlands v. Urgenda Foundation is sure to be touted in the
Legislation Aims At Atmospheric Climate Intervention Research
With scientists and climate experts increasingly sounding the alarm about the catastrophic consequences of ignoring climate change, Congressman Jerry McNerney has introduced new legislation to explore potential combatants against this imminent threat.
Climate Change Action A Leading Issue For NH Voters
At forum, director of the League of Conservation Voters highlights the need for candidates that support environmental legislation in 2020.
Law Enforcement Boosts Renewable Energy Utilization in China
Effective enforcement of China's renewable energy law has boosted renewable energy utilization in the country and facilitated the rapid development of the sector, according to a report.
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