Rhein on Energy and Climate

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During the weekend of June 5-7th, STATOIL-Hydro, the Norwegian oil and gas company, has inaugurated the first floating wind turbine off the Norwegian coast. The new device might give a tremendous boost to wind energy in general and off-shore wind energy in particular. It allows installing wind turbines in water depths up to 700 meter,… » read more

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Spurred by the ruling of the Environmental Protection Agency declaring C02 emissions a risk for human health and welfare, the House Energy and Commerce Committee has begun work on what might become one of the most ambitious pieces of legislation passed by Congress. Its basic contours would resemble EU legislation, in particular a cap and… » read more

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The global economic crisis is taking its toll on what has been one of the leading industries of the 20th centuries: automobiles. For the first time since World War II it been gripped by a dramatic fall of production and profits, and the imminent prospect of insolvency of GM, the symbol of the global automobile… » read more

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