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Poland looks to link with UK to protect shale gas market

BusinessGreen: Poland is seeking to ally with the UK to defend its right to explore shale gas against any possible EU sanctions, as the two countries attempt to ease fears around water contamination caused by fracking. The country’s new environment minister, Maciej Grabowski, told the newspaper Dziennik Gazeta Prawna yesterday that his first priority would be to accelerate the extraction of shale gas, by passing a new bill to help potential investors jump environmental hurdles. He replaces Marcin Korolec… Continue reading

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Canada warns EU on oil sands ranking plan

Reuters: Canada warned on Sunday it will “defend its interests” if the European Union (EU) goes through with a proposal to rank Canadian oil sands as a highly polluting fuel. In a letter to EU Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver also said the European Commission’s Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) potentially violates the EU’s international trade obligations Continue reading

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