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Obama to announce $14 billion in U.S. corporate investments in Africa

Jeff Mason & Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will announce on Tuesday that U.S. businesses have committed to investing $14 billion in construction, clean energy, banking, and information technology projects across Africa, a White House official said. The announcement will occur at the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, part of a three-day Africa summit in Washington meant to showcase ...

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Demand grows for natural gas stations

By Cornelius Frolik | The Dayton Daily News, Ohio The region’s first retail natural gas station only opened in mid-April, but already a second station is planned for downtown Dayton. Businesses and government agencies statewide are scrambling to switch over to natural gas from diesel, citing cost savings and cleaner emissions. The pain at the pump has caused demand for ...

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Natural gas to power vehicles home

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By Zach Koppang | Shale Plays Media On Tuesday, April 29, The North Dakota Clean Cities Coalition, in partnership with the American Lung Association, offered a free workshop highlighting the benefits and feasibility of using compressed and liquid natural gas as a fuel source and a cleaner burning alternative to petroleum. Robert Moffitt, Communications Director for the North Dakota Clean ...

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Move to ban coal shares in Norway’s $815 bln fund gains support

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By Gwladys Fouche OSLO, Jan 27 (Reuters) – An opposition proposal to prohibit Norway’s $815 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, from investing in coal companies has won the support of two minority parties whose backing the government needs. The fund, commonly known as the oil fund, is the sixth-largest investor in BHP Billiton and the ninth-largest in Anglo American, among other companies that produce ...

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Financial benefits of wind energy

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January 14, 2014 Amy Francetic, CEO, Clean Energy Trust Amidst all the bluster in the Tribune’s Jan. 5 editorial on wind energy, the editorial board missed several key facts (“Let the wind subsidy blow away”). The editorial’s assertions about the cost and reliability of wind power and the usefulness of policies that support renewable energy are off base and out of ...

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