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EU Links Tariff Preferences to Paris Climate Agreement
CAMEROON: the Maroua and Guider Solar Power Plants Tax-Exempt
The future photovoltaic solar power plants in Maroua and Guider will be tax-exempt for 10 years.
Fortum, Statkraft and Vattenfall Revise EU 2030 Climate and Energy Legislation
Fortum, Statkraft and Vattenfall, three of the largest Nordic energy utilities, welcome the EU’s revised 2030 climate target of at least -55% as a crucial step on the path towards 2050 climate neutrality.
Department of Energy Announces New Senior Leaders
Tarak Shah to Serve as Chief of Staff, David G. Huizenga to Serve as Acting Secretary
Biden Administration to Unveil more Climate Policies, Urges China to Toughen Emissions Target
A memo on Thursday showed Biden will unveil a second round of executive orders as soon as Jan. 27
Joe Biden Administration Likely to Strengthen India-US Renewable Alliance
India’s energy ties with the United States have increased multifold in recent years, with imports of crude oil and natural gas gathering momentum under former US President Donald Trump.
Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan Finally Reach Deal On Lucrative Caspian Sea Energy Field
Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan have reached a preliminary agreement on the joint exploration of a once-disputed section of an undersea hydrocarbons field in the Caspian Sea believed to hold lucrative energy reserves.
Paris Climate Agreement
Biden Continues Anti-Oil Promises On Day One
President Joe Biden will issue a “temporary moratorium” on all oil and gas leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, or ANWR area.
Mexican President Endorses Key Biden Policies
Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador supports US president Joe Biden's goals of economic revitalization, immigration policy reform and controlling the Covid-19 pandemic — despite his initial delay in recognizing Biden as winner of the US election
Joe Biden Sworn in As 46th President of the United States
Democrat Joe Biden was on Wednesday sworn in as the 46th President of the United States.
Plug Power Appoints Hoefelmann as General Manager
Following a 30-year tenure with Air Liquide, Ole Hoefelmann has been appointed as General Manager of Plug Power’s Electrolyser Business.
DC Circuit Strikes Down Trump EPA's Power Plant Carbon Emissions Rule
The ruling could give U.S. President-elect Joe Biden more leeway in crafting regulations to control climate-warming greenhouse gases from the power sector, which he wants to decarbonize by 2035.
Biden May Cancel Keystone XL Pipeline Permit As Soon As His First Day in Office -Source
U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is planning to cancel the permit for the $9 billion Keystone XL pipeline project as one of his first acts in office, and perhaps as soon as his first day, according to a source familiar with his thinking.
Energy Storage Project
A Framework for a Comprehensive Energy Storage Policy in India
We are therefore at a crossroads of having to say no to new thermal capacity while at the same time massively ramping up renewable capacity.
Offshore Wind Power
Poland Adopts Offshore Wind Act Paving the Way to Develop Baltic Sea Projects
Paving the way for Poland to develop offshore wind in the Baltic Sea, the country’s Parliament unanimously adopted Poland’s first Offshore Wind Act on January 14. The Act will enter into force on February 1 after it’s been signed by the President of Polan
China’s 14th Five-Year-Plan
Modern geopolitics means that the 14th Five Year Plan and everything surrounding it will be of profound importance to the world leather industry.
Trump Escalates Ban On Holding Chinese Oil Stocks, Delisting May Be Next
The Trump Administration is banning as of November 2021 the holding of shares in any Chinese company defined by the U.S. as having links to the Chinese military, including stock in oil giant China National Offshore Oil Corporation.
DNV GL to Rebrand as DNV
Energy consultant and certification body DNV GL is rebranding as DNV on 1st March in a bid to simplify its name.
Germany: Latest Renewables Law will Hold Back Expansion of Onshore Wind Energy
Renewables were 50.5% of Germany’s net electricity production in 2020.
Energy White Paper
China Issues White Paper on International Development Cooperation
China on Sunday issued a white paper on the country's international development cooperation.
US DoE Publishes its ‘Energy for Space’ Strategy
The US Department of Energy has released its ‘Energy for Space’ strategy.
Energy Efficiency Law Passed in Chile
Chile’s first energy efficiency law targets initially a 10% reduction in energy intensity by 2030 compared to 2019.
The Biden Administration And Energy Part I
When President Biden takes office on January 20, among the many other obstacles, issues and problems that he will need to deal with is an impending polar vortex that meteorologists now predict will descend upon the United States starting in mid-January.
What’s Driving Vietnam’s Renewable Energy Boom?
As elsewhere, Vietnam’s increasing reliance on energy imports has driven its green energy push.
Trump Administration Expected to Grant Biofuel Waivers for Some Oil Refiners
USA-BIOFUELS-Exclusive: Trump administration expected to grant biofuel waivers for some oil refiners - sources
Oil & Gas Trade
Iran: Foreign Oil Firms Must Accept New Terms To Work In Country
Foreign energy firms and contractors have to accept Iran’s new terms and conditions if they return to work in the country, Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Monday.
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