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Shale Drives Uncertain New Geoeconomics of Oil

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

WASHINGTON, Oct 07 (IPS) - The emergence of fracking has modified the global market for fossil fuels. But the plunge in oil prices has diluted the effect, in a struggle that experts in the United States believe conventional producers could win in the next decade.

Brazil’s Expanded Climate Targets Frustrate Environmentalists

Friday, October 02, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 02 (IPS) - Brazil's greenhouse gas emissions reduction programme, hailed as bold, has nevertheless left environmentalists frustrated at its lack of ambition in key aspects.

Honduran Fishing Village Says Adios to Candles and Dirty Energy

Thursday, October 01, 2015

PLAN GRANDE, Honduras, Oct 01 (IPS) - A small fishing village on the Caribbean coast of Honduras has become an example to be followed in renewable energies, after replacing candles and dirty costly energy based on fossil fuels with hydropower from a mini-dam, while reforesting the river basin.

Mexican Government Depends More and More on Private Business Partners

Monday, September 28, 2015

MEXICO CITY, Sep 28 (IPS) - The Mexican government has increasingly turned to public–private partnerships (PPPs) to build infrastructure in the energy industry and other areas. But critics say this system operates under a cloak of opacity and is plagued by the discretional use of funds.

The Rubicons that have been crossed

Friday, September 18, 2015

OXFORD, Sep 18 (IPS) - In their attempts to sabotage Iran's nuclear program, the United States and Israel have resorted over time to a number of unorthodox, illegal and in some cases criminal methods to achieve their aims. They have included the following:

Activists Say Fracking Fails to 'Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful'

Thursday, September 17, 2015

MONTROSE, Pennsylvania, USA, Sep 17 (IPS) - U.S. activist Vera Scroggins has been sued five times by the oil industry, and since October 2013 she has faced a restraining order banning her from any properties owned or leased by one of the biggest players in Pennsylvania's natural gas rush, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation.

OPINION: UN Committee adopts principles for sovereign debt restructuring

Thursday, September 17, 2015

GENEVA, Sep 17 (IPS) - As a growing number of countries face the possibility of debt crises, the United Nations General Assembly has approved a set of nine basic principles for sovereign debt restructuring processes in an effort to provide for debt restructuring that is fair and economically sustainable.

Opinion: Another U.N. General Assembly Talk Fest Begins

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA, Sep 15 (IPS) - UNGA 70 formally commenced on Sep. 15. In accordance with custom, it elected a new President, Denmark's Mogens Lykketoft, who has picked as the theme for his tenure as the President, "The UN at 70 - A New Commitment to Action".

The Recent Stages of Iran’s Nuclear Programme

Saturday, September 12, 2015

OXFORD, Sep 12 (IPS) - When negotiations between Iran and the European "Troika" broke down, the reformist government of Mohammad Khatami was discredited in the eyes of the Iranian electorate which had seen the futility of negotiating with the West.

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