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European leaders set ambitious climate, energy targets for 2030

7:18 AM MDT | October 24, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the European Union. The European Commission had proposed 2030 targets for EU...


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UK's CBI: 'Competitiveness must be at heart of EU climate discussions'

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Lehigh Technologies closes $8-million funding round

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Stora Enso acquires North American biotechnology company

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