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17/4/2014
Those wind turbines endlessly turning on the hill near your home tell of a changing world. So do the fields of solar panels sprouting from the deserts of California to the plains of Germany. But the world is not changing fast enough, says the ...   
6/1/2014
Emboldened by the recent boom in U.S. crude production, oil company executives and others closed the year by launching a highly public push for the right to freely export U.S. crude oil. The move is a 180-degree change from 40 years of telling ...   
15/11/2013
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed reducing the amount of ethanol that is required to be mixed with the gasoline supply, the first time it has taken steps to slow down the drive to replace fossil fuels with renewable forms of ...   
12/8/2013
Forget hi-tech stocks or shares in fast-growth pharma. Farming is where the clever money is heading these days. With the world enjoying the longest agricultural commodity boom since the second world war, billions of investment dollars are ...   
6/8/2013
Imagine enough water to fill a couple of Great Lakes, but spread under some of the driest parts of eight Western states. That was the High Plains Aquifer 60 years ago. But now, Nate Pike, whose been riding the dry rolling ranch lands ...   
19/7/2013
A fiery and fatal train derailment earlier this month in Quebec, near the Maine border, highlighted the danger of moving oil by rail, a practice that has grown exponentially as a result of the oil boom and will continue to expand, experts ...   
18/4/2013
Proposed amendments to the EU's biofuels policy could see distinctions made between fuels on the basis of their climate impact. The move was advocated in a European Parliament report into the EU's current proposals to tackle the problem ...   
5/3/2013
I went to a meeting earlier this winter in the Colorado Governor`s Office. I’m not a regular. The Governor, John Hickenlooper, Hick to his friends, had called the meeting with Boulder County Commissioners to discuss the county’s draft ...   
28/1/2013
It sounds a bit like justice served, doesn't it? When Cargill announced the closing of its Plainview, Texas, cattle operation, they cited a record low cattle supply as the result of the region's severe drought. Though scientific models don't yet ...   
7/1/2013
Just five years ago, Brazil's mostly "green" energy landscape was the envy of nations dependent on dirtier sources of power and the pride of a government that believed it was leading the country to economic superpower ...   
16/11/2012
The Environmental Protection Agency declined on Friday to relax its requirement on the use of corn ethanol in gasoline, rejecting a request from several states related to a steep decline in the nation’s corn production.A summer drought ...   
13/10/2012
Andrew Watts, 52, is looking nervously at the darkening sky. We are standing at the edge of a field, where his new red-and-yellow seed drill is sowing wheat at an impressive clip. The vast machine can cover six hectares (15 acres) an hour but it ...   
6/9/2012
Ethanol has been good to Galva, Iowa. This kernel of a community has grown almost 20 percent since the 2000 census, to 434 people-a growth spurt that locals attribute to a new golden age for corn and their very own ethanol plant, which opened in ...   
17/8/2012
Three big intertwined but rival agribusinesses — corn farmers, meat and poultry producers, and biofuel refineries — are in a political fight to protect their interests as a drought ravages corn producers and industrial consumers alike.At ...   
5/7/2012
U.S. ethanol production dropped to itslowest level in 10 months last week as dwindling pre-harvestcorn stocks crushed profit margins, while a deepening drought inthe Midwest threatens to extend the pain into next year. ...   
16/6/2012
A surge in domestic oil and natural gas production and a decline in national political support for grain-fed biofuels threatens to cripple Iowa’s more than $20 billion renewable energy industry just as it has matured into a major force in the ...   
10/2/2012
The United States has long been seen as a nation in its twilight as an oil producer, facing a relentless decline that began when President Richard Nixon was in the White House. He and every president since pledged to halt the U.S. slide into ...   
23/11/2011
Livestock farmers are demanding a change in the nation's ethanol policy, claiming current rules could lead to spikes in meat prices and even shortages at supermarkets if corn growers have a bad year. The amount of corn consumed by the ...   
22/11/2011
A majority of Americans across the political spectrum support policies that reduce carbon emissions, including a revenue-neutral carbon tax, according to a new survey by the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication. In a survey conducted ...   
5/11/2011
The United States is in the early stages of a boom in domestic oil production, sparked by the same innovations in drilling technologies that tapped shale to spur a 20 percent spike in natural gas output. Shale oil production is already ...   
28/8/2011
Five years ago, officials of Getty Petroleum Marketing Inc. enlisted then-Gov. Ed Rendell to help build Pennsylvania's first ethanol plant in this borough of 6,100 people, a badly needed investment in a community battered by coal's long ...   
8/7/2011
Europe's biodiesel industry could be wiped out by EU plans to tackle the unwanted side effects of biofuel production, after studies showed few climate benefits, four papers obtained by Reuters show. Europe's world-leading $13 billion ...   
10/6/2011
Charlie Bragg gazes across his lush fields where fat lambs are grazing, his reservoirs filled with water, and issues a sigh of relief. Things are normal this year and that's a bit unusual of late. His 7,000-acre farm near the Australian ...   
10/6/2011
A shepherd guard dog guards a flock of sheep at the Charlie Bragg farm in Cootamundra, 135 km (84 miles) northwest Canberra March 10, 2011. Charlie Bragg gazes across his lush fields where fat lambs are grazing, his reservoirs filled ...   
1/6/2011
Amyris, perhaps the hottest biofuel company around, seems like the model American startup.Few can match its pedigree. Several years ago, Amyris helped create a landmark achievement in medicine, engineering microbes to produce an expensive ...   

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