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July 21, 2014 Combat global warming by taxing carbon: Guest opinion

Source: Oregon Live

This month, energy experts from the United States, China, and 13 other nations released a report to the United Nations called "Pathways to Deep Decarbonization" offering practical paths for transitioning their countries away from...

July 17, 2014 Ban on Oil Exports Won’t Be Lifted This Year, Upton Says

Source: Bloomberg

A four-decade-old ban on crude exports from the U.S. will survive another year, the chairman of the U.S. House’s Energy and Commerce Committee said. Policy makers need time to decide whether to lift the 1975 prohibition on...

July 17, 2014 Hungry U.S. Power Plant Turns to Russia for Coal Shipment

Source: Bloomberg

When New Hampshire’s largest utility needed to rebuild coal supplies after the past frigid winter, it turned to Russia rather than Appalachia in the U.S. Northeast or Wyoming’s Powder River Basin

July 17, 2014 Russian Markets Hit By Fresh U.S. Sanctions -- Update

Inside Fidelity - European shares fell, with the îStoxxî Europe 600 index 0.4% lower midmorning. Elsewhere, troubled Portuguese lender Banco Espirito Santo (BKESF) was under renewed pressure following a downgrade to...

July 17, 2014 State-Owned Companies at Center of US, Chinese WTO Steel Case

Metal Miner - The îWorld Trade Organizationî has struck a blow to US efforts to challenge the role in global commerce of state-owned companies in emerging economies after ruling against Washington in a dispute over...

July 16, 2014 China growth picks up as stimulus kicks in, more support may be needed

Source: Reuters

China's economic growth picked up slightly in the second quarter as a burst of government stimulus paid dividends, but analysts said Beijing will likely need to offer more support to meet its annual growth target as the property...

July 15, 2014 WTO: US solar duties broke trade rules

PV Tech - The îWorld Trade Organizationî (WTO) has ruled that US import duties applied to Chinese solar products in 2012 broke global trade rules. A WTO panel yesterday upheld a complaint from China that the US had...

July 9, 2014 Trade talks begin on $1 trillion green goods

Associated Press - GENEVA (AP) â Diplomats from the United States, China and the European Union began negotiations Tuesday with 11 other members of the îWorld Trade Organizationî toward a new deal that would cut...

July 1, 2014 Will global automakers drop Chinese partners'

Automotive News Europe - China, already a îWorld Trade Organizationî member, is negotiating a series of free-trade pacts. Trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement -- under negotiation with the...

June 24, 2014 U.S. Export-Import Bank officials investigated over gifts -report

Source: Reuters

The U.S. Export-Import Bank has suspended or removed four officials as investigators look into allegations of improper gifts and kickbacks as well as efforts to direct contracts to favored businesses, the Wall Street Journal...

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