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China's Independent Oil Refiners Gear Up For Ethanol Push In Cars
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 China's top independent oil refiner is buying ethanol and two others are seeking government approval to blend the biofuel into their gasoline ahead of the country's 2020 deadline, sources say.

Perdue: US Biofuel Reform Possible Without Cap On RIN Prices
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 US Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue hopes the Trump administration can make the nation's biofuel laws more affordable for oil refiners.

Sources: Trump Administration Preparing List Of Possible Biofuels Tweaks
Monday, March 19, 2018 The heads of the US Environmental Protection Agency and Agriculture Department are scheduled to meet on Tuesday.

Oil and Gas Industry Addresses Climate Change via Innovation
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 In Colorado alone, emissions from oil and gas development were poised to fall by one-third for 2017.

Desert Sun to Power Upper Egypt With $2.8 Billion Solar Park
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Egypt has inaugurated the first solar power plant at a remote desert complex where the government plans to generate as much as 1.8 gigawatts from the sun, cutting the most populous Arab nation's reliance on dirty and expensive fossil fuels.

India's Solar Financing May Have Peaked For Now at $10B in 2017
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 India's solar industry more than doubled its fund raising to $10 billion in 2017.

US Refinery Workers Head To Washington To Urge Biofuels Reform
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 A delegation of workers from US oil refining companies that oppose the nation's biofuels policy converged on Washington.

CEO: Shell's Gas Production Could Be Triple Oil By 2050
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 Shell could boost its share of natural gas production to triple that of oil in order to meet self-imposed goals to halve carbon emissions by 2050.

Third Time's Not a Charm as Trump Tries to Craft a Biofuel Fix
Friday, March 02, 2018 President Trump finds out how difficult it is to bridge the competing interests of ethanol producers and oil refiners.

Chevron Says Climate Change Fallout No Quick Threat to Oil
Friday, March 02, 2018 Climate change is critical to future energy markets but its effect on Chevron's oil and gas business will be minimal for decades to come, says company.

EU Clears Italian Support Scheme For Advanced Biomethane And Biofuels
Thursday, March 01, 2018 The European Commission clears a $5.73 billion support scheme in Italy for advanced biomethane and biofuels.

Trump Wades Deeper Into Biofuel Debate With Second Meeting
Thursday, March 01, 2018 President Trump gathers rivals from the oil and corn industries for a second time this week.

Big Corn Says 'No Deal' After White House Biofuels Meeting
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 A meeting between President Donald Trump and senators representing both the oil and corn industries failed to yield an agreement.

Trump Calls Meeting On Biofuels Policy Blamed By Bankrupt Refiner
Friday, February 23, 2018 President Trump has called a meeting early next week with key senators and Cabinet officials to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy.

Indonesia To Challenge Latest US Biodiesel Duty Ruling At WTO
Friday, February 23, 2018 Indonesia plans to challenge the latest ruling by the United States on anti-dumping and countervailing duties on Indonesian biodiesel at the WTO.

Cruz Urges Biofuels Policy Revamp At Rally For Bankrupt US Refinery
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Republican Senator urges Trump's administration to push for an overhaul of the nation's biofuels policy to save refinery jobs.

BP Sees Electric Future With Oil Demand Peaking in 2030s
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 The future is electric for BP, though it's not giving up on oil just yet.

Refiner Goes Belly-Up After Big Payouts To Carlyle Group
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Although little oil flowed, plenty of money did.

Oil Output Cuts And Electric Car Influx Could Hit Russian Economy
Friday, February 16, 2018 Russia's oil-dependent economy could be hit in 2018 by cuts.

America Wants to Make Its Own Massive Offshore Wind Turbines
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 With state officials eyeing $56B of wind farm projects off the American coastline, developers are worried the turbines will need to be stamped with a big 'Made in the USA.'

Shell's Pivot to Renewables Sharpens With California Deal
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Shell, the world's second-biggest oil company, is expanding its bet on renewable energy.

A Powerful Mix of Solar and Batteries Is Beating Natural Gas
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Natural gas is getting edged out of power markets across the US.

Fight Over Ethanol Escalates as Bankruptcy Refuels Debate
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 The battle between US farm interests and oil-refining advocates such as Carl Icahn is heating up again.

Brazil's Petrobras Enters New Phase Of Bsbios Sale
Monday, February 05, 2018 Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA begins a new non-binding phase in the sale process of its entire 50% stake in biodiesel producer BSBios.

Wingas: German Renewable Power Expansion Will Need Gas As Back-Up
Monday, February 05, 2018 Germany's new target of nearly doubling renewable power's share of its electricity mix by 2030 needs to be backed up by more gas-fired capacity.

EPA Chief: Philadelphia Refinery Bankruptcy Shows Need For Biofuel Reform
Thursday, February 01, 2018 The head of EPA says nation's biofuel policy needs an overhaul.

Thai Bangchak Plans $3.5B Investment By 2022 For Expansion
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Bangchak Petroleum plans to spin off its biofuels unit later this year.

BP Invests $5MM In Freewire In Electric Vehicle Move
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 BP invests $5 million in US mobile electric vehicle charging company FreeWire.

Shell Buying Spree Cranks Up Race For Clean Energy
Friday, January 26, 2018 Royal Dutch Shell has spent over $400 million on a range of acquisitions in recent weeks, from solar power to electric car charging points.

Scottish Government Launches Low Carbon Innovation Fund
Monday, January 22, 2018 The Scottish government is launching an $83 million fund to 'keep Scotland at the forefront of low carbon innovation'.

BP Is Said to Weigh Bid for $1.8B Italian Solar Company
Monday, January 22, 2018 BP is considering a bid for one of Italy's largest collection of solar assets, according to people familiar with the matter.

Shell Ventures Back Into Solar
Monday, January 15, 2018 Shell agrees to acquire a stake in a US solar company, 12 years after exiting the sector.

Oil, Gas Majors to Boost Renewable Spend
Friday, January 12, 2018 Oil and gas majors will continue to strengthen investment into renewable energy and low carbon technology through 2018.

Shell Braces for Change by Expanding Its Foothold in Electricity
Friday, January 12, 2018 Shell is taking small steps toward a future dominated by electric cars, renewable energy and carbon constraints.

Shell to Build Solar Power Plant at Moerdijk
Thursday, January 11, 2018 Shell's chemical plant in Moerdijk, the Netherlands.

A New Era of Batteries Spells Trouble for Gas in America
Thursday, January 11, 2018 California's recent move spells trouble for power plants all across the US that run on natural gas.

Exxon, BP Targeted in NYC Suit That Relies on 'Nuisance' Theory
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 New York City sues BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell claiming they're the world's largest industrial contributors to climate change.

Eni to Collect Used Vegetable Oil from Employees for Biofuel
Friday, December 22, 2017 Eni signs an agreement with Utilitalia and CONOE to boost the collection of used vegetable oil produced in the homes of its employees.

BP Returns To Solar With Investment In Lightsource
Friday, December 15, 2017 BP is getting back into solar power six years after its first foray with a $200 million investment in solar generator Lightsource

GE's 12,000 Job Cuts Highlight Uneasy Shift to Renewable Energy
Friday, December 08, 2017 GE points to the growth of renewables as a factor in its decision to cut jobs.

White House Pressures Big Corn To Meet On US Biofuels Policy
Friday, December 08, 2017 President Trump's administration called lawmakers from the US corn belt to convince them to join talks about potential changes to biofuels policy.

Trump Open Biofuel Policy Reform, Senators Say After Meeting
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Trump is open to reforming the country's biofuels policy if it can be done in a way that protects jobs in both the refining and agriculture industries, senators say.

Engie Plans To Go Green Via Biogas And Renewable Hydrogen
Monday, December 04, 2017 Engie plans to switch all of its gas operations to biogas and renewable hydrogen by 2050, making it 100% green, its chief executive says.

A $12B Clean-Energy Tool That US Tax Reform Could Kill
Friday, December 01, 2017 The tax-reform proposal moving through the US Senate would hobble - and potentially cripple - the supply of tax-equity investment.

Refining Group Chief: 'King Corn' Wins with Latest RFS Volumes
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Renewable fuels, oil refining interests find flaws.

Q&A: Big Data Could Bring Upside to Renewables Investors
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Technology and big data will change how electric grids are organized and water is transported, says Lara Banks.

Shell, Bio-Bean Power London Buses with Coffee Ground Biofuel
Monday, November 20, 2017 Royal Dutch Shell plc and Bio-Bean team up to help power London buses with a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds.

Biofuels Fight Is Brewing Between US and Brazil Over Ethanol
Friday, November 10, 2017 The US biofuels industry, fresh off a win against Big Oil, is lining up for a fight with Brazil.

What You Need to Know About Converting Plastic Bags into Sustainable Fuel
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Processing used plastic has dual benefits - by reducing waste in landfills and providing alternative sources of fuel.

US Subpoenas Icahn Over Biofuel Policy While Trump Adviser
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Federal investigators have issued subpoenas for information on Carl Icahn's efforts to change biofuel policy.

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