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