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NORNICKEL: Norilsk Nickel board backs creating sustainable development role after spill

  • Date: 16-06-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Leader Post

MOSCOW — The board of Norilsk Nickel has recommended creating a position of senior vice-president for sustainable development, the Russian mining company said on Monday, following a fuel spill in the Arctic city where it is based.

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NORNICKEL: Russia opens criminal case against Nornickel staff over 2017-2019 pollution

  • Date: 16-06-20
  • Category: NORNICKEL
  • Source: Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Investigative Committee on Tuesday opened a criminal case against employees of Norilsk Nickel over the discharge of waste water into a river and soil between 2017 and 2019.

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OIL: BP Writes Off Billions as Covid Redraws Rules of Oil Demand

  • Date: 15-06-20
  • Category: OIL
  • Source: Bloomberg

BP Plc will make the biggest writedown in a decade on the value of its business, as the British oil major predicts the coronavirus pandemic will hurt long-term demand and accelerate the shift to cleaner energy.

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AUTO SALES: Toyota Sees Retail Market Bouncing Back Fast – But Warns There Could Be “Lumps” Ahead

  • Date: 15-06-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: The Detroit Bureau

The U.S. automotive market has bounced back significantly stronger than expected – but could run into a “lumpy” couple months, cautioned a senior Toyota official Monday.

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AUTO SALES: French incentives favor smaller, cleaner cars

  • Date: 15-06-20
  • Category: AUTO SALES
  • Source: Auto News

Government-backed trade-in bonuses in France will favor smaller cars, with emissions limits for internal combustion vehicles set at 137 grams per kilometer of carbon dioxide on the Worldwide harmonized Light vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) scale.

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HYDROGEN: Germany plans to promote ‘green’ hydrogen with €7 billion

  • Date: 15-06-20
  • Category: HYDROGEN
  • Source: Euractiv

The German government adopted its national hydrogen strategy yesterday (10 June), with plans to ramp up production capacity to 5 GW by 2030 and 10 GW by 2040. To achieve this, €7 billion will be invested in new businesses and research. EURACTIV Germany reports.

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ESKOM: Govt consults with industry on nuclear power plans

  • Date: 15-06-20
  • Category: ESKOM
  • Source: Eye Witness News

Government wants to supplement its power capacity because of problems at state-owned power utility Eskom’s fleet of coal-fired power plants, some of which will be decommissioned over the next two decades.

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Charging points surge ahead of electric car boom

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The number of publicly accessible charging points for electric vehicles (EV) jumped 60% in 2019, the biggest increase in three years and outpacing sales of battery-powered cars, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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