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Chinese, Canadian firms sign nuclear deals


  • Toronto Star, The

Two separate nuclear cooperation agreements were signed by Canada's SNC-Lavalin with China National Nuclear. The deals include the construction of reactors, power generation and mining in China and ot… Read More

ACC: Merkley should focus on CSIA instead of PBT bill


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A new bill from Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., would require the EPA to more quickly phase out a class of chemicals called PBTs, which include lead, mercury and brominated flame retardants. The American C… Read More

Germany is named most energy-efficient country


  • FastCoExist

Germany is the world's most energy-efficient country, according to a study from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The U.S. ranked 13th among the 16 developed economies studied, tra… Read More