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July 23, 2015 House panel approves energy reform billSource: The Hill
The bill is the first step in the House’s efforts to pass a broad, bipartisan energy reform package, and lawmakers were hopeful that they could have controversial policy debates as part of consideration of the bill.
July 23, 2015 Tsipras secures backing of Greek MPs for crucial reformsSource: FT.com
The Greek parliament backed a second round of reforms demanded by creditors early on Thursday but the vote revealed a deepening rift in the radical leftwing Syriza party of Alexis Tsipras, the prime minister.
July 23, 2015 House passes bill to fight coal ash ruleSource: The Hill
The House voted Wednesday to roll back certain parts of the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations on the disposal of coal ash waste.
July 23, 2015 Iran eyes $185 billion oil, gas projects after sanctions
Sify - "We are no longer interested in a unidirectional importation of goods and machinery from Europe," he said. The îUnited Nationsî Security Council on Monday endorsed a deal to end years of economic sanctions on...
Food Safety News - China, Costa Rica, and the European Union earlier this month put new food safety-related issues on the agenda at the îWorld Trade Organizationîâs Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS)...
SALT LAKE CITY — There is wasted energy under the streets of Salt Lake City. Lots of it. And for decades, it's been deliberately dissipated. But now, city planners are taking steps to harness the energy and put it to good use.
China saw levels of two common air pollutants improve modestly in the first half of 2015, environmental group Greenpeace East Asia said on Wednesday.
Source: The Guardian
The government has unveiled sweeping plans to cut subsidies to the renewable energy sector, saying costs are out of control and the consumer must be protected from soaring bills.
July 22, 2015 With Baker, candy-soda tax proponents face higher hurdle
WWLP 22News - Greg Costa, director of government affairs for the îGrocery Manufacturers Associationî, said his members oppose the âselective taxation of food products,â arguing that a tax on candy and...
July 21, 2015 Arctic Nations Pledge to Prevent Unregulated FishingSource: ENS NewsWire
OSLO, Norway – The five states that surround the central Arctic Ocean on Thursday signed a declaration to prevent unregulated commercial fishing on the high seas of the 1.1 million-square-mile so-called “donut hole” in that icy...
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