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Iran refutes US accusations over Saudi oil attacks

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iran on Sunday dismissed US accusations it was behind drone attacks on Saudi oil installations, suggesting the United States was seeking a pretext to retaliate against the Islamic republic. “Such fruitless and blind accusations and remarks are incomprehensible and meaningless,” foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi …

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Fossil fuels? Plastic? Trump says more is better

Monaca, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump has seen the future and it is oil. And plastic. Where most environmental scientists and most US allies fear that overuse of fossil fuels is driving the planet into crisis, the US president spies only opportunity. In a speech on Tuesday to …

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Renewable energy alternatives can tame deforestation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Ugandan farmers are demanding that the government addresses deforestation through a deliberate investment in alternative sources of energy.    They say that the approach should be integrated with the operationalization of the tree fund stipulated under the Environment and the National Tree Planting Act and implemented …

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COMMENT: Closing Africa’s energy gap

Developing economies across Africa are in a unique position to invest in cleaner sources of power at a lower cost COMMENT | BHAVTIK VALLABHJEE | Africa is a continent blessed with an abundance of natural resources – water, wind, thermal coal, natural gas, and of course plenty of sunshine – …

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World’s worst power cuts since 2000

Paris, France | AFP | Massive electricity blackouts, like the one which ground much of Venezuela to a halt on Friday, have struck several times around the world since the beginning of the 21st century. – Latin America – Venezuela previously experienced a power outage on September 3, 2013, which …

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