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19 Sep 2012

U.S. “green buildings” and tax incentives

By Jessica Bolf | 18 September 2012 In today’s media-savvy society, it is difficult to read a news article or watch a home improvement television program without hearing the phrase […]

19 Sep 2012

Japan gets cold feet on total nuclear phase-out

Nuclear energy made up about a third of the country’s electricity before the March 11, 2011, tsunami caused reactor meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant, and Japan had planned to increase that to 50 percent.

18 Sep 2012

Insurance coverage and policy discounts for green building

By Katie M. Scholz | 17 September 2012 (Thomson Reuters) While the overall housing market recovers sluggishly, green building projects increase in popularity due to their lower utility usage and […]

18 Sep 2012

Staying FTC compliant while advertising sustainable products and services

By Sarah E. White | 17 September 2012 (Thomson Reuters) Companies realize that there is a great demand for sustainable products and services.  A recent survey including 60 U.S. senior executives […]

18 Sep 2012

EU politicians vote for tough oil, gas anti-corruption law

Pressure has mounted on the EU to take a tough line after the U.S. regulator in August set demanding rules for U.S.-listed firms.

18 Sep 2012

Russell E. Train, conservationist who helped create the E.P.A., dies at 92

Mr. Train was widely considered the father of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the cornerstone of all modern federal environmental legislation.

17 Sep 2012

Environment minister eyes overhaul of legislation for species at risk

After 10 years of ups and downs, the legislation that protects precarious wildlife is ready for an overhaul that will kick into high gear this fall, Environment Minister Peter Kent says.

17 Sep 2012

Conviction of Utah Environmental Activist Upheld

DeChristopher had claimed he didn’t initially intend to bid on the parcels when he ended up winning 14 drilling sites for nearly $1.8 million.

14 Sep 2012

Spain cabinet to study latest energy reform on Friday

By Tracy Rucinski; Editing by Fiona Ortiz | 14 September 2012 (Reuters) – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s cabinet will study revamped proposals to reform its energy sector on Friday, […]

14 Sep 2012

East African energy boom at risk

The speed with which East African countries adapt could determine whether their region lives up to its reputation as the latest great oil and gas frontier, with big implications for global energy flows as well as regional economies.

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