Archive for September, 2010

Jamaica storm death toll rises

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

The death toll from Tropical Storm Nicole in Jamaica has risen to five following flash floods and mudslides triggered by the storm, officials say.

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Analysis: Soaring Chinese economy at odds with climate goals

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

LONDON/BEIJING (Reuters) – Just last year experts at the International Energy Agency proposed a target for China’s carbon emissions to peak in 2020 before declining if the world were to be saved from devastating climate change. Too late now.

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Higher U.S. ethanol blends may face road blocks

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. biofuel makers and corn growers are hoping the government will soon approve a higher level of ethanol in gasoline but a number of obstacles, including slow adoption at the pump, could hamper demand for the new fuel blend.

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Tesla supplies Toyota on electric Rav4

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Electric carmaker Tesla Motors will serve as a key supplier to Toyota Motor Corp under its agreement with the Japanese automaker to build an electric Rav4 SUV, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Thursday.

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South Korea firms jump onto solar bandwagon

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

SEOUL/HONG KONG (Reuters) – South Korea’s technology giants are behind the pace in getting on the $35 billion global solar energy bandwagon, but are now making up for lost time, snapping up assets overseas.

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Jefferies bullish on solar demand, average price

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

(Reuters) – Jefferies & Co said the global solar sector offers stronger-than-expected growth for investors, as module demand and average selling prices (ASPs) are likely to be significantly better than current market expectations.

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Analysis: Big losses at Asia green funds spark move to safety

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

TOKYO (Reuters) – Big losses at so-called ‘green’ equities funds this year are halting the proliferation of the once hot investment products in Asia and triggering a shift by investors in some centers such as Japan into safer bond options.

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Smart meter company Elster rises in NYSE debut

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Shares of German smart meter maker Elster Group SE rose in their stock market debut on Thursday.

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EU carbon futures dip, European energy flat

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

LONDON (Reuters) – European carbon emissions futures edged down 0.5 percent early on Thursday, reflecting flat European power and gas and U.S. crude.

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SeaEnergy sees SERL unit sale by year end

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s SeaEnergy said the sale of part of its wind farm development division was taking longer than expected but should be completed by the end of the year, describing the next few months as “critical.”

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