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Major mining companies pay dividends instead of funding new projects that would speed up the green transition.

Environment put aside: Poland allowed the use of coal for heating homes

Poland decided to suspend a ban on the usage of coal for heating homes. The ban is suspended until April next year. The officials hope this step will ease the supply crisis already affecting the country. Poland is European Union’s biggest coal producer and lignite, the more polluting coal, is used for electricity production. It …

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Nord Stream infrastructure

Coincidence or sabotage: Mystery gas leakages from Nord Streams

European countries suspect sabotage as mystery gas leakages struck Russian pipelines of Nord Streams. This ‘unprecedented’ damage to the gas pipelines, as the operator said, happens while Europe is in the midst of a struggle to find alternative supplies to Russian gas. Thus officials, like Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, say – this is sabotage. …

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U.N.: Australia’s climate inaction violated human rights

A United Nations committee made a decision this week that Australia had violated the human rights of Torres Strait Islanders. Torres Strait Islanders are a group of people who live on the Australian north coast. The Committee finds that Australia failed to adequately protect Torres Strait Islanders from the impacts of climate change. The committee’s …

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Air companies agree that SAF is crucial for decarbonizing the aviation sector

U.S. drafts strategy to promote sustainable plane fuel

The U.S. Energy Department issued a plan to implement the government strategy for boosting the production and use of green airplane fuel, or SAF (sustainable aviation fuel). Exactly twelve months ago, the administration of U.S. president Joseph Biden announced that the government intends to provide a minimum of 3 billion gallons of SAF annually by …

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U.S. Capitol building in Washington

Amendment to a global treaty to cut greenhouse gas passed U.S. Senate

Two-thirds of the U.S. Senate voted to approve the so-called Kigali Amendment to cut HFCs gases. It will improve the global environmental treaty known as Montreal Protocol. The envoys recommended ratification of the Kigali Amendment that would gradually limit the emissions of critical greenhouse gasses, such as HFCs gases, that contribute to climate change. The …

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EU flags fly in a row in front of the European Commission

Greenpeace: EU’s ‘green’ label for gas and nuclear is not green

Greenpeace and other environmental activists have started a legal campaign against the European Commission (EC). EC decided natural gas and nuclear energy to include in the EU’s list of “green” investments. Activists claim the European Union (EU) violated its own climate laws by declaring gas and nuclear energy green. Campaigners point at the data about …

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Nigerian pipelines are subject to theft and vandalism

Portugal could face an LNG shortage if gas theft in Nigeria continues

Portugal could face LNG supply problems this winter. This is due to the possibility Nigeria to not deliver the liquefied natural gas (LNG) as agreed. European Union countries are looking for alternatives to the previous supplies of Russian gas, now under EU sanctions because of the invasion of Ukraine. This European Union country has stocked …

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Oil refineries in Africa produce emissions causing climate change

Africa must develop by controlling emissions: Not repeat the mistakes done

Investing in long-term gas projects in Africa might help the African economy, but controlling emissions should be in the first place. Taping recently discovered oil and gas reservoirs in some African regions should be cautious. The countries on the continent should continue to develop and promote clean energy usage. This was the message of the …

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