CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sky-high crude oil prices are both a
blessing and a curse for U.S. farmers, who have seen a sharp
jump in their energy-based input costs but also higher revenues
from crops used for renewable fuel production.
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's hopes of supplying cleaner
electricity to offshore oil and gas platforms to help fight
global warming suffered a setback on Friday when an official
report projected higher-than-expected costs.
LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission is debating
whether to push for a carbon tariff on imports from countries
that do not tackle their greenhouse gas emissions, as part of
climate change proposals due out this month.
OXFORD (Reuters) - Rising production of biofuels has
distorted government budgets, helped to drive up food prices
and led to deforestation in south-east Asia, the chief
scientist of Britain's farm ministry said on Friday.
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