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Energy 31-01-2020

Investors warned against sudden ‘handbrake’ on high-polluting oil projects

A sudden break on oil drilling caused by last-minute climate action from regulators could halve the value of new projects being developed today, according to fresh analysis published on Friday (31 January).
Energy 10-10-2013

Europe must avoid tarring and feathering itself

Europe's international standing on climate issues will be tarnished if it gives into pressure from the tar sands lobby to allow unregulated imports of tar sands, argues Nuša Urban?i?.

EU tar sands law would cost oil firms ‘less than a euro cent a litre’

EXCLUSIVE / A stalled internal EU report has found that draft proposals to apply a high-polluting tag to unconventional fuels such as tar sands would have an effect on oil prices too minimal to be felt at filling stations.
Climate change 25-01-2013

Canada’s tar sands charm offensive hits the rocks

EXCLUSIVE / A Canadian bid to persuade EU policymakers to soften proposed fuel quality laws has come unstuck, with one Canadian minister publicly disputing her government’s admission that tar sands are damaging Ottawa’s image abroad, and MEP's complaining about "undiplomatic power plays".
Energy 29-11-2011

UK secretly helping Canada push its oil sands project

The UK government has been giving secret support at the very highest levels to Canada's campaign against European penalties on its highly polluting tar sands fuel, the Guardian newspaper reports.
Brexit 11-02-2011

Canadian CCS supremo: We need to build global CCS industry with Europe

The EU and Canada should work together to bring controversial carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology onto the global marketplace more quickly, according to the director of Canada's flagship CAN$2 billion CCS programme.
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