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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waits for the start of a meeting on Iran's nuclear program with officials from Britain, France, Germany, China, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Tuesday, March 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

Kerry says energy industry will decide climate battle

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Energy and related companies can create jobs, wealth and improved health and security for people by meeting their environmental responsibilities, Kerry said in a video message for executives at a climate and business conference in Paris.
The Syncrude oil sands site, outside of on April 28th, 2015 in Fort McMurray, Canada. Fort McMurray is currently coping with an economic downturn as a result of low oil prices and most of the layoffs have been impacting the transient workforce. Canada's oil and gas industry is expected to lose 37% of its revenues in 2015. (Photo by Ian Willms/Getty Images)

Canada to regulate oil and gas emissions to meet new 30 percent target

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Under the 2009 Copenhagen Accord, Canada pledged to cut its emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, or reaching 611 megatons, but is on pace to fall well short of its goal.
With the Olympic Mountains in the background, the Polar Pioneer drilling rig arrives in Port Angeles, Wash., aboard a heavy-lift transport ship in April. Shell Oil Co. hopes to use the rig for exploratory drilling during the summer open-water season in the Chukchi Sea off Alaska's northwest coast, if it can get the permits. (Daniella Beccaria/seattlepi.com via AP, File)

Obama administration gives thumbs up to Shell’s Arctic drilling plans

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Shell moved one step closer to resuming its $6 billion quest for crude in the Arctic on Monday, with the Obama administration’s approval of its broad plan for exploratory oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea north of Alaska.
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CERAWeek: World leaders at Paris climate talks won’t make same mistakes as 2009, experts say

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“There was a perception of failure” in Copenhagen, Todd Stern told IHS Energy CERAWeek. “People don’t want to go back there again.
(Diego Giudice/Bloomberg News)

Methane leaks from city pipes have dropped sharply, study finds

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The research suggests that advancements in equipment and better maintenance are helping drive down emissions of the potent heat-trapping gas.
a worker sprays water in the switchyard area of the under- construction coal-fired power plant, partially financed by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, in Kudgi, India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Japan uses climate cash for coal plants in India, Bangladesh

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Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh.
(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Obama orders 40 percent cut in government’s greenhouse gases

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Obama’s executive order also directs the government to ramp up use of renewable energy sources to 30 percent of the federal government’s consumption.
(Lucas Schifres/Bloomberg)

Report: Oil and gas on public lands a ‘blind spot’ in climate fight

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The report pinpoints rising methane emissions from oil and gas wells on public lands and waters as a significant share of the heat-trapping gases tied to all energy development nationwide.
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

From Canadian to Californian crude, big carbon differences found

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The new oil-climate index delves into the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the wide spectrum of oil produced today — from light, gassy condensate to thick, sludgy bitumen.
U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Robert Papp  speaks during a news conference Wednesday Aug. 8, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska.  (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

U.S. must invest in Arctic, Senate panel told

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As the United States prepares to take over the chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the country needs to invest more heavily in icebreakers, navigational aids and other resources for the region.