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World Bank pledges $200bn in climate funding

World Bank pledges $200bn in climate funding

The World Bank has pledged $200 billion in investments for low carbon projects, despite the fact that its largest shareholder, USA, is refusing to re-join the Paris agreement and is set to host a pro-fossil fuel side event at the United Nation’s climate talks. The funds will come from a […]

The US plans fossil fuel side event at UN climate talks

The US plans fossil fuel side event at UN climate talks

The Trump administration has announced plans to hold a side event at next month’s UN climate talks to promote the use of fossil fuels, according to sources. During last year’s discussions in Bonn, Germany, the US administration a held similar event used to highlight the benefit of technologies that allow […]

US judge halts pipeline construction

US judge halts pipeline construction

A US judge has blocked the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to the US, stating the Trump administration has “discarded” facts when it approved the project in 2017. US President Donald Trump, who described the decision as a disgrace, and his administration will be able to appeal […]

US concerned Iran will bypass sanctions by going through Russia

US concerned Iran will bypass sanctions by going through Russia

The US has been said to be concerned that Russia could help Iran avoid US sanctions on its oil by buying it from Tehran and selling it on as a Russian commodity. America is set to introduce stringent sanctions on Iran early next month that are aimed at bringing Iranian […]

Trump administration considers military bases for energy dominance

Trump administration considers military bases for energy dominance

The Trump administration is assessing the potential to use military bases and other federal properties as transit points for exporting coal and natural gas to Asia, in a bid to support the countries booming domestic energy industry, according to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The plans would aid the Trump administration’s […]

Stopping Iranian oil exports is a “political bluff”

Stopping Iranian oil exports is a “political bluff”

The head of state-owned National Iranian Oil Company, Ali Kardor, has been quoted by the Tasnim news agency as saying America’s call to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero is a “political bluff”. Officials from the US have said the country aims to cut Iranian oil exports to zero, in […]

US: global capacity can make up for Iranian cuts

US: global capacity can make up for Iranian cuts

The US wants to cut Iran’s oil revenues to zero in an attempt to enforce the sanctions it is to place on the Middle Eastern nation and has stated that global oil capacity is high enough to cover the reduced supply from Tehran. Brian Hook, the State Department’s director of […]

Perry says coal is needed to “to keep America free”

Perry says coal is needed to “to keep America free”

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry has said that supporting the US coal industry is as important to national security as the military and therefore the finances of doing so should not be an issue. When asked about the cost of supporting the industry, Perry said: “You cannot put a dollar […]