Energy stocks jump after G-20 pledge to aid economies

Monday, 09 November 2009
imagee/stockUO.jpg Stocks jumped to new highs for the year Monday as the dollar extended its slide, boosting prices for commodities including gold and oil. Energy and materials stocks led the market higher, says Forbes.com. 
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Royal Dutch Shell reports a breakdown at Europe's biggest oil refinery

Saturday, 07 November 2009
imagee/shell.jpg Royal Dutch Shell Plc reported a breakdown at its Dutch Pernis oil refinery, the biggest in Europe, says Bloomberg.com. 
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Large Hadron Collider stopped by errant chunk of baguette

Friday, 06 November 2009
imagee/collaid.jpg The rehabilitation of the beleaguered Large Hadron Collider was on hold tonight after the failure of one of its powerful cooling units caused by an errant chunk of baguette, says Timesonline.co.uk. 
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Portugal to concentrate on clean power resources and electric vehicles

Thursday, 05 November 2009
imagee/elecar.jpg The newly re-elected Portuguese government issued its priorities, which include doubling domestic electricity generation to limit imports. New targets have been set for renewable energy generation.
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EU Banks to Invest £300 Million in Offshore Wind

Tuesday, 03 November 2009
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The EIB and Ofgem E-Serve have today announced that the EIB is considering provision of over £300 million of funding to investors in high voltage transmission links to offshore windfarms in Great Britain. The funding will be available for six projects, which together will connect approximately 1.6 gigawatts of offshore generation. 

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