NEW DELHI (AP) — A crude bomb exploded near a nuclear plant in southern India, demolishing two houses and killing six people, police said Wednesday. One of three people seriously injured was identified by police as an anti-nuclear activist and a suspect in the case.
Following the deal between Iran and global powers to suspend its nuclear program, India may boost imports of Iranian crude oil and could start transferring payments due for oil shipments, Reuters reports.
China and India's last-minute moves to weaken an agreement to reduce fossil fuel emissions at the United Nations climate talks in Warsaw have put the two at odds with smaller developing nations seeking stronger action, Bloomberg reports.
The United Nations climate talks in Warsaw will close today, and observers expect that envoys will make some progress on laying a path to develop new global cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, Bloomberg reports.
The executive committee of the International Civil Aviation Organization backed a draft measure to set a timeframe for the development of a international market for aviation emissions, setting the stage for the next stage of approval, Bloomberg reports.
The U.S. Export-Import Bank officially took on a new set of guidelines to limit financing for coal-fired power plants in foreign nations, with exceptions for plants with carbon-capture systems and those built in poor countries without alternatives, National Journal reports.
The Nuclear Energy Institute criticized the exclusion of nuclear energy from President Obama's recent executive action ordering the federal government to purchase more power from low-carbon sources, saying the move represents a "missed leadership opportunity," Platts reports.
A national poll conducted by Bloomberg reported 56 percent of respondents view the Keystone XL pipeline as positive for U.S. energy security compared with 35 percent who view it as a source of potential environmental damage.
A poll conducted for the American Petroleum Institute reports that 80 percent of respondents support the expansion of new energy infrastructure, and 70 percent support construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, FuelFix reports.
Speaking at a summit on energy and infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan said his department is at the forefront of the administration's climate action plan, developing plans for disaster recovery and climate-resilient infrastructure, National Journal reports.
Pakistan's Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbas said Iran has withdrawn its $500 million financing offer for a Iran-Pakistan natural gas pipeline project, but Iran is prepared to supply the line once it's completed, Platts reports.