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Mexico's president nods to environment but favors state energy firms

On the campaign trail two years ago, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador pledged to meet Mexico's commitments on combating global warming and discussed moving the oil-producing nation away from fossil fuels with leading environmentalists, like former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
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Portugal selects multi-billion post-coronavirus hydrogen projects - Reuters

Portugal's government has selected more than 30 multi-billion euro hydrogen projects interested in building production units of so-called "green" energy in the country after the coronavirus pandemic.
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Chevron shareholders approve calls for more transparency on climate lobbying

Chevron Corp shareholders on Wednesday voted to approve a proposal demanding that the company issue a report on its climate change related lobbying activities, a major win for activists against big oil.
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US Supreme Court sides with BP unit to curtail Superfund site cleanup lawsuits

The U.S. Supreme Court handed BP Plc unit Atlantic Richfield Co a victory on Monday, making it harder for Montana landowners to seek a more extensive cleanup of a hazardous waste site than the federal government had ordered.
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Crossing state lines? Oil firms flare Texas gas as investors vent on climate

Across the Permian Basin's high desert landscape, natural gas is going up in smoke even as oil majors including Exxon Mobil and BP pledge cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

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Finnair steps up efforts to be carbon neutral by 2045

Finnair said on Thursday it had stepped up its efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 through a range of measures and would begin by halving its net emissions by 2025 from their 2019 level.

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Investors welcome Poland's decision to freeze last coal-fueled plant project

Shares in Polish state-run utilities Energa and Enea gained on Friday after they froze financing of their joint project to build 1 a GW coal-fueled power unit, citing difficulties raising funds due to environmental concerns.

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Norway court to rule in Arctic oil drilling case

An Oslo appeals court will on Thursday rule on a lawsuit that seeks to stop Norway's plans for more oil exploration in the Arctic on the grounds that it violates people's right to a healthy environment.

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Kazakhstan cuts oil exports to China after contamination detected - trade

Kazakhstan reduced oil supplies via the Atasu-Alashankou pipeline to China on Tuesday after tests carried at the end of the last week showed a high content of organic chloride.

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A sea change in fuel prices is imminent

Much of the hand-wringing about cleaner fuel has to do with things we encounter daily - trains, planes and automobiles. But possibly the most significant issue, and certainly the most immediate one, is far out at sea.

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Trump EPA finalizes 2020 biofuel rule, corn lobby objects

The Trump administration finalized U.S. biofuel blending requirements for 2020 on Thursday, leaving a key part of the rule unchanged from an earlier proposal that the corn lobby had criticized as inadequate to help struggling farmers.

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Factbox: IMO 2020 - a major shake-up for oil and shipping

Tougher rules on sulfur emissions from ships will come into effect next year in the biggest shake-up for the oil and shipping industries for decades.

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White House says it is sticking with 2020 biofuel plan, despite farmer objections

The Trump administration plans to stick with its proposed 2020 biofuel blending requirements, the White House said on Wednesday, despite anger among farmers that the plan does too little for corn growers.

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