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Dec 7, 2010

China buoys climate talks with “binding” target

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) – China on Monday offered for the first time to submit its voluntary carbon emissions target to a binding U.N. resolution, buoying climate talks where Bolivia accused rich world policies of causing “genocide.”

China’s target would still be voluntary, stressed China’s chief negotiator Xie Zhenhua, a distinction from developed nation targets under Kyoto: “Developing countries can … make their own voluntary emissions commitments and these should be under the Convention.”

Nov 2, 2010

USDA issues draft plan allowing GM sugar beets

WASHINGTON, Nov 2 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of
Agriculture issued a draft proposal on Tuesday to again allow
farmers to grow Monsanto Co’s (MON.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) genetically modified
sugar beets, which are fiercely opposed by environmentalists.

A U.S. district court in California has ruled that the
sugar beets cannot be produced until the USDA issues a full
environmental impact study, which the department does not
expect to complete until May 2012.

Oct 13, 2010

U.S. clean energy sector buffeted by U.S. election winds

WASHINGTON/ATLANTIC CITY (Reuters) – In a large Atlantic City conference hall bustling with entrepreneurs in the renewable energy sector, Parker Hadlock offered a blunt assessment of the industry.

“I am scared to death that I’ve spent a couple years of my life dedicating a lot of time to this business and it really isn’t going to come together in my lifetime,” said Hadlock, a general manager at Cianbro Corp. and an advocate of wind energy.

Sep 24, 2010

U.S. on track to finish test on higher ethanol blend

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu said on Thursday his department was on schedule to deliver testing data on a higher blend of ethanol for motor vehicle gasoline.

“We’re going to have all the information ready for the EPA by the end of the month,” Chu told reporters at a conference.

Sep 23, 2010

US DOE on track for data on higher ethanol blends

WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – U.S. Energy Secretary
Steven Chu said on Thursday his department is on schedule to
deliver testing data on a higher blend of ethanol for motor
vehicle gasoline.

“We’re going to have all the information ready for the EPA
by the end of the month,” Chu told reporters at a conference.

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      "I'm the Editor in Charge of Commodities and Energy in Washington, which involves breaking news and producing insightful stories while covering government agencies, the White House and Congress. Previously I was the Commodities Editor for Asia, based in Singapore, where I lead a continent-wide team reporting on the rise of China and other emerging markets. Before that,I was Bureau Chief of Canada in Toronto, overseeing seven bureaus. Also with Reuters, I have worked as a political correspondent in Ottawa and a technology reporter in San Francisco."
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