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EU plans carbon credits, not quotas to promote EVs

EU plans carbon credits, not quotas to promote EVs

Automakers call for conditional compliance based on consumers’ demand for EVs According to a Reuters report, a proposal by the European Union to increase the use of electric vehicles will focus on carbon credits that automakers can use to offset emissions targets, rather than quotas. The proposal is expected to be released on Nov. 8, […]

By October 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Succeeding in Age of Trump requires Canada to adjust trade, economic priorities

Succeeding in Age of Trump requires Canada to adjust trade, economic priorities

Trade development could be enhanced with countries where bilateral free trade deals are in place, led by South Korea The election of Donald Trump has changed the international policy environment, posing a challenge for Canadian policy-makers and business leaders, according to Canada Chamber of Commerce. Canada needs to refocus its international trade and economic priorities […]

EU gets wake-up call as Gazprom eyes rival TAP pipeline

EU gets wake-up call as Gazprom eyes rival TAP pipeline

TAP pipeline aims to reduce EU dependence on Russian gas By Alissa de Carbonnel and Oleg Vukmanovic BRUSSELS/MILAN, Feb 14 (Reuters) – Gazprom’s bid to tap into a pipeline meant to wean Europe off Russian gas threatens to undermine a pillar of European energy policy and slow plans to develop rival deposits in the east […]

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EU’s anti-monopoly case against Russia’s Gazprom nears settlement

EU’s anti-monopoly case against Russia’s Gazprom nears settlement

Gazprom accused of blocking rivals, overcharging customers Oct 25 (Reuters) – Russia’s Gazprom and the European Commission are nearing a settlement deal relating to a five-year-old antitrust case against the gas producer. The Russian state-controlled company is accused of overcharging customers and blocking rivals in eastern Europe, practices which the Commission says breach the bloc’s […]

By October 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
UN airline emissions pact gets cold welcome from EU lawmakers

UN airline emissions pact gets cold welcome from EU lawmakers

EU has own airline emissions scheme for internal flights  By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS, Oct 7 (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers decided to keep the bloc’s own airline emissions trading scheme for intra-European flights after the United Nations agreed a deal to curb aviation pollution but left open a decision on eventually including international flights. EU lawmakers say […]

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US LNG heralds lower Russian gas prices, coal switching in Europe: BP

US LNG heralds lower Russian gas prices, coal switching in Europe: BP

US LNG, cheap Russian gas may encourage switch away from coal   By Alissa de Carbonnel BRUSSELS, June 22 (Reuters) – A glut of US LNG exports to Europe will push Russian pipeline exporter Gazprom to slash prices and could spur a switch away from coal-fired plants, BP’s chief economist said on Wednesday. Russian gas […]

Brexit could set back UK energy investment

Brexit could set back UK energy investment

Brexit referendum on June 23 By Nina Chestney LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – A British vote to leave the European Union next week would make UK energy infrastructure investment costlier and delay new projects at a time when the country needs to plug a looming electricity supply gap. Energy has been far from central to […]

EU regulators set to warn Halliburton on Baker Hughes deal – sources

EU regulators set to warn Halliburton on Baker Hughes deal – sources

Regulators say Halliburton deal will hurt competition By Foo Yun Chee BRUSSELS, April 20 – European Union antitrust regulators are set to warn U.S. oil industry services group Halliburton Co that its plan to buy Baker Hughes will hurt competition, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The move will add to the […]

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