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Oklahoma is latest state to prevent local fracking bans
calendar 01/06/2015 · 0 Comments

Oklahoma cities and counties would no longer be able to ban hydraulic fracturing - a process commonly called fracking - or other oil and gas operations within their boundaries under a bill signed into law on Friday by Gov. Mary Fallin. Pushed hard by the oil and gas industry, but fiercely opposed by municipalities and environmental groups, the bill specifically prohibits cities or towns from ...

China’s investment in renewables soars
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China invested more than US$89 billion in renewable energy projects in the country in 2014 – a growth of 31% on the previous year, according to a detailed report on the country’s energy sector. The soaring increase is revealed in a report by the US government’s Energy Information Administration (EIA). But it adds that fossil fuels − particularly coal − still look ...

Bureau Veritas and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) Sign Global Agreement for LEED Certification
calendar 29/05/2015 · 0 Comments

In a recent signing ceremony, Bureau Veritas and Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), the certification body for the U.S. Green Building Council´s LEED green building program, finalized the terms of their exclusive global agreement to facilitate LEED certification internationally.LEED is the world´s foremost program for the certification of design, construction, maintenance and ...

EPA Proposes Increases in Renewable Fuel Levels
calendar 30/05/2015 · 0 Comments

Today the EPA announced proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and also proposed volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2017. The proposal would boost renewable fuel production and provide for ambitious yet responsible growth over multiple years, supporting future expansion of the biofuels industry. “This ...

EPA issues final rules protecting drinking water, streams
calendar 28/05/2015 · 0 Comments

Drinking water for 117 million Americans will be protected under new rules shielding small streams, tributaries and wetlands from pollution and development, the Obama administration said Wednesday. The White House said the rules would provide much-needed clarity for landowners, but some Republicans and farm groups said they go much too far. House Speaker John Boehner declared they would send ...

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