Monday, March 12, 2012

TOP NEWS PICK : MARCH 12, 2012

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Delay EU carbon levy, says air industry 
Seven of Europe’s leading aviation companies have joined forces to warn the European Union’s plans to charge for carbon pollution are jeopardising 2,000 jobs and billions of dollars of orders from China | Financial Times

Ghana Navy arrests vessel carrying stolen oil from Nigeria 
11 March 2012, Sweetcrude, ACCRA -The Ghanaian Navy says it has arrested a vesel laden with stolen oil from Nigeria | Sweetcrude

A year after tsunami, a cloud of distrust hangs over Japan 
The Fukushima nuclear disaster has left residents doubting their government, their source of energy, even the food they eat | LATimes

UK wants 2030 renewable energy target scrapped 
Fledgling green industries could be hit as document reveals move to rebrand nuclear power as a renewable form of energy | The Guardian

Unity Through Gas Pipelines 
Eni Chief Executive Thinks European Nations Should Link Transmission Systems to Secure Supply | WallStreetJournal

Fukushima triggers ‘nuclear safety renaissance’ 
The nuclear energy world had become “a bit complacent” before the devastating accident at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan exactly one year ago, the head of the agency that promotes the safe use of atomic power has admitted | Financial Times

Ocean surge endangers 21 oil Itsekiri communities 
10 March 2012, Sweetcrude, WARRI -OVER 21 Itsekiri oil-producing communities in Warri North and Warri South-West Local Government Areas of Delta State have been submerged or are currently facing the threat of being wiped away due to sea encroachment, presumably caused by oil exploration and exploitation activities in the past few decades | Sweetcrude

Cyprus gas reserves lower than expected 
On 8 March, Houston-based Noble Energy said that an independent estimate, published earlier last week, of the natural gas resources within its Block 12 concession were consistent with its own assessments, Cyprus Mail reported | NewEurope

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