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New report reveals ‘Dirty Business’ practices of TransCanada pipelines(FOE)

A new report, Dirty Business: How TransCanada Pipelines bullies farmers, manipulates oil markets, threatens fresh water and skimps on safety in the United States, examines the tactics and motivations of TransCanada Pipelines, one of the continent’s largest pipeline companies, as it pushes for approval of its proposed mega-project, the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline. … Read entire article »

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LATEST UPDATE ON THE EQUATOR PRINCIPLES ASSOCIATION STRATEGIC REVIEW PROCESS(Equator Principles)

27 April 2011 – The Equator Principles (EP) Strategic Review consultants have delivered their report of findings and recommendations and the EP Association is currently evaluating it and discussing the appropriate response. A public summary and EP response will be released by the end of May and will include information on the next steps. … Read entire article »

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German Nuclear Exit May Boost Power Prices 30%, BDI Group Says(Bloomberg)

Germany’s plan to accelerate its exit from nuclear power generation may raise electricity prices by as much as 30 percent, the BDI German industry lobby said. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Big tank may be put under nuclear plant to store tainted water(Japan Today)

TOKYO —Prime Minister Naoto Kan is considering setting up a big underground tank in the compound of the radiation-spewing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to prevent contaminated water from spilling into the sea, a fishery official said Wednesday. … Read entire article »

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Bulgaria to cooperate with Areva on green and nuclear energy (Bloomberg)

26. April 2011. | 15:56: Source: Pioneer-Investors.com: The Bulgarian Energy Holding has signed a memo of cooperation with the French company Areva, which is also related to the nuclear power plant project of Belene and the upgrade of the existing Kozloduy NPP, Minister of Economy Traicho Traikov has announced. … Read entire article »

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Reconstruction Must Look To Future: Tokyo Univ Prof (Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–The economic toll of the Great East Japan Earthquake has been huge and immediate, but the rebuilding efforts must be done in a manner that takes into account the country’s future needs, says Hiroshi Yoshikawa, a professor of economics at the University of Tokyo. … Read entire article »

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