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Biden hits US oil drillers with first royalty increase in a century

Move comes as White House tries to mobilise progressive voters ahead of November election


12 April 2024 0

New Holcim boss faces long road to decarbonisation

More than two decades ago, Miljan Gutovic, pursuing an engineering PhD at Sydney’s University of Technology, set out to explore how waste clay materials could be used to lessen cement’s climate impact. The challenge that the Sarajevo-born Australian will face from May as the chief executive of Swiss cement giant Holcim will be much the…
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2 February 2024 0

German liberals pull plug on EU law to prevent supply chain abuses

Stay informed with free updates Simply sign up to the Eurozone economy myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox. The future of sweeping EU legislation to punish companies for environmental and human rights abuses in their supply chains has been cast into doubt after German government ministers pledged to oppose it. Germany’s Free Democrats…
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1 February 2024 0

Chevron loses shine with investors after bumpy year

A year ago Chevron was flying high.  Chief executive Mike Wirth lauded “an outstanding year” as the second most valuable US oil company reported its best-ever annual profit haul of $36bn, allowing it to shower enormous returns on shareholders.  But 12 months on, there are growing signs that Chevron — which reports its 2023 full-year…
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1 February 2024 0

A new frontier in offshore wind energy | FT Climate Capital

You can enable subtitles (captions) in the video player Taiwan wants to be a frontrunner in offshore wind power, making the most of its high wind speeds. Clean energy is vital to the country’s world-leading semiconductor industry, but developing new energy from scratch isn’t easy. And in Taiwan geopolitical risks also loom. Taiwan Strait has…
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1 February 2024 0

Biden appoints John Podesta as US’s top climate diplomat

Stay informed with free updates Simply sign up to the Climate change myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox. Joe Biden has appointed his clean energy adviser John Podesta as the US’s top climate diplomat, moving swiftly to fill the vacancy despite a looming presidential election. The appointment comes at a critical time for…
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31 January 2024 0

Join FT journalists at the Climate Capital summit

Stay informed with free updates Simply sign up to the Climate change myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox. The Financial Times’ Climate Capital Live conference in London provides an annual forum for climate leaders, politicians, chief executives and financiers to share insights on how organisations can move from commitments to implementation. Two days…
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31 January 2024 0

BP’s activist challenge raises some awkward questions

This article is an on-site version of our Moral Money newsletter. Sign up here to get the newsletter sent straight to your inbox. Visit our Moral Money hub for all the latest ESG news, opinion and analysis from around the FT Welcome back. Yesterday Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil company, announced it was scrapping…
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31 January 2024 0

EU shifts spending focus from climate to defence

The EU is shifting its spending priorities from greening the economy to investing in defence, as the bloc faces backlash over climate regulation and grapples with Russia’s war in Ukraine. Faced with tightening national budgets, member states have reduced a common fund designed to spur innovation in the bloc from €10bn to €1.5bn — and…
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31 January 2024 0

Is this nuclear power’s moment?

The nuclear power industry is receiving a lot of attention recently thanks in part to new technological advancements. That’s excited venture capital groups and private investors, such as Bill Gates and OpenAI’s Sam Altman. But the industry is also known for its boom-and-bust cycles. The FT’s US energy editor Jamie Smyth explains there are many…
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31 January 2024 0