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Cairn, ConocoPhillips confirm oil find offshore Senegal

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It is the third well in Cairn’s North West Africa program and first in Senegal. There are no plans for immediate well testing. Brief

US, China, and G-20 agree to work to global phase down of HFCs

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This was agreed by: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey,the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union, as well as Ethiopia, Spain, Senegal, Brunei, Kazakhstan, and Singapore. Brief

IISD Releases Five-Part Series of Reports on Removing Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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It focuses in particular on France, Ghana and Senegal, as well as drawing from case studies of other countries and previous work that examines the reform of energy subsidies and price subsidies. GSI estimates subsidies to fossil fuels account for roughly US$500 billion per year, of which about US$100 billion is provided to producers.

Will EU demand for biofuel mean starvation for world’s poorest?

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In Senegal, a country affected by food riots a year ago, up to 200,000 hectares (10 per cent of the country’s arable land) might be set aside for jatropha crops for biofuels. . European agriculture could potentially account for half of the required 10 per cent, but the rest will have to be imported from outside the EU.”. What do you think?