Chess British PM fears BP’s "destruction"

TORONTO/MIAMI (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron were expected to discuss London-based BP Plc and the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Saturday as stormy weather raised fears that clean-up operations could be disrupted. So


Chess Syncrude guilty in 1,600 duck deaths in toxic pond

ST. ALBERT, Alberta (Reuters) - A judge found Syncrude Canada Ltd, Canada's largest oil sands producer, guilty on Friday in the deaths of 1,600 ducks that landed on a toxic Northern Alberta tailings pond in 2008, ruling the company should have had deterrents in pla


Chess Arise Technologies forms JV with Sky Solar unit

(Reuters) - Canada's Arise Technologies Corp said it set up a joint venture with Sky Solar (Canada) Ltd to provide engineering, procurement and contracting services for projects under the Ontario FIT program. Source


Chess U.S. coal consumption up 5 pct for week: Genscape

HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. coal use rose 5 percent last week from the week before and was 18 percent greater than the same week last year, Genscape said Friday. Source


Chess Canada to phase out older coal-fired power plants

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada will phase out older coal-fired power plants to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions, Environment Minister Jim Prentice said on Wednesday, as it moves to make natural-gas fired plants the new clean-power standard. So


Chess GE withdraws aggressive cleantech sales goal

BOSTON (Reuters) - General Electric Co abandoned its $25 billion sales target for its energy-saving products, but said it would double its investment in cleantech research and development. Source


Chess Europe moves closer to electric car infrastructure

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Europe's carmakers moved a step closer creating an infrastructure for electric cars after agreeing on plug and socket standards for slow or overnight charging of the battery-driven vehicles due to hit roads from next year. Source


Chess Sunways CEO says 2010 sales may grow by 17 pct

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German solar cell and module maker Sunways could see its sales grow by up to 17 percent this year as a strong German market boosts demand for solar products, its chief executive told Reuters on Thursday. Source


Chess Oil exploration stokes fears for endangered whale

AGADIR, Morocco (Reuters) - A whale population once thought extinct faces a fresh challenge to its survival as oil companies step up exploration efforts in its main feeding ground off Siberia, delegates to the world's top whaling body said. Source


Chess Green economy lags, G20 can be new spur: UNEP

ATHENS (Reuters) - World investments in a greener economy are lagging despite some success even in poor nations and the G20 summit this weekend is a chance to catch up, the head of the U.N. Environment Program (UNEP) said. Source


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