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BP appeals to US Supreme Court over Gulf oil payments

BP appeals to US Supreme Court over Gulf oil payments | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
Oil giant BP appeals to the US Supreme Court over a ruling regarding how businesses must be compensated in the wake of the 2010 the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.
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Government to slash subsidies for large scale solar farms

Government to slash subsidies for large scale solar farms | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
The government proposes to limit the subsidies paid to large scale solar farms and boost community schemes from next April.
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Gazprom warns sanctions could hit gas exports to Europe

Gazprom warns sanctions could hit gas exports to Europe | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
Russian natural gas exporter Gazprom has warned further Western sanctions over Ukraine could disrupt gas exports.
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Methane hydrate: dirty fuel or energy saviour?

Methane hydrate: dirty fuel or energy saviour? | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
Methane hydrate is the latest hydrocarbon to excite energy-hungry countries, but what is it and what could it do to the environment?
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US urges countries to help Ukraine's economic rescue

US urges countries to help Ukraine's economic rescue | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
The US urges other nations to contribute more to the economic rescue of Ukraine, as Russian President Vladimir Putin moves to assure the EU it will not cut gas supplies.
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Can US gas exports change the global market?

Can US gas exports change the global market? | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
The pressure is growing on the US to boost its natural gas exports, but can its shipments change the global market?
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Gazprom hikes Ukraine gas price by a third

Gazprom hikes Ukraine gas price by a third | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
Gazprom raises energy prices for Ukraine citing the country's $1.7bn debt to the firm
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Scientists track Fukushima plume

Scientists track Fukushima plume | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
The likely scale of the radioactive plume of water from Fukushima due to hit the west coast of North America should be known in the next couple of months.
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Fukushima leaks radioactive water

Fukushima leaks radioactive water | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant leaked around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water from a storage tank on Wednesday, plant operator Tepco says.
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'Burnt out' EU to curb climate goals

'Burnt out' EU to curb climate goals | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
Binding national targets on renewable energy are expected to be dropped from new EU proposals due to be unveiled on Wednesday.
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BP loses bid over Gulf oil payouts

BP loses bid over Gulf oil payouts | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
BP loses an appeal to cancel the terms of its multi-billion-dollar settlement with businesses over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.
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France struggles to break nuclear habit

France struggles to break nuclear habit | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
France has long been a world leader in nuclear energy, but President Francois Hollande wants to cut output by a third in 20 years. It will be hard.
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China's tech hope to fix smog crisis

China's tech hope to fix smog crisis | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
Officials in China say they are confident green technology will help overcome the country's notoriously polluted air.
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UK's oil, coal and gas 'gone in five years'

UK's oil, coal and gas 'gone in five years' | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
The UK's proven reserves of oil, coal and gas will run out in little more than five years, a report looking at energy resources warns.
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How does Europe wean itself off Russian gas?

How does Europe wean itself off Russian gas? | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
The crisis in Ukraine is focusing European minds on how to end dependence on Russian gas supplies.
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EU green light for UK carbon capture and storage project

EU green light for UK carbon capture and storage project | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
A British project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.
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Germany's green dreams meet harsh reality

Germany's green dreams meet harsh reality | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
As the UN's climate panel meets in Berlin, Germany's fossil fuel industry is as busy as ever, reports David Shukman.
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Putin warns Europe of gas shortages over Ukraine debts

Putin warns Europe of gas shortages over Ukraine debts | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
Russia warns European leaders that a gas dispute with Ukraine is now "critical", as pro-Russian activists defy Ukrainian forces.
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Lincolnshire solar energy farm will be 'UK's largest'

Lincolnshire solar energy farm will be 'UK's largest' | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
A solar energy farm the size of 210 football pitches is given the go-ahead in Lincolnshire.
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Businesses debate future of Arctic at summit in London

Businesses debate future of Arctic at summit in London | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
Oil, mining and shipping companies are debating the Arctic's business and geopolitical future at a two-day summit in London.
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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, March 5, 2014 7:47 AM

The Arctic represents the final frontier in the global search for new natural resources, or sea routes - but the very idea of exploiting it horrifies environmentalists.

  
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Fukushima leaks radioactive water

Fukushima leaks radioactive water | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant leaked around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water from a storage tank on Wednesday, plant operator Tepco says.
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Tuna hearts 'affected by oil spill'

Tuna hearts 'affected by oil spill' | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
Scientists say that tuna swimming in the Gulf of Mexico during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill may have experienced heart damage.
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Cameron urges support for fracking

Cameron urges support for fracking | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
Councils that back fracking will get to keep more money in tax revenue, PM David Cameron says, urging opponents to "get on board".
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Cameron urges support for fracking

Cameron urges support for fracking | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
Councils that back fracking will get to keep more money in tax revenue, PM David Cameron says, urging opponents to "get on board".
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China on world's 'biggest push' for wind power

China on world's 'biggest push' for wind power | Geog 1: Energy Issues | Scoop.it
China has embarked on the greatest push for renewable energy the world has ever seen.
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