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Siemens Gamesa merger has incited major internal unrest

The large-scale merger of Spain's Gamesa and Danish-German Siemens Wind Power has become a thorn in the side of many employees at the new wind turbine major. Internal power struggles and large cultural clashes mean that employees are looking to leave the company after what they call a chaotic marriage between the two firms.

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EU renews call on IMO to ban heavy fuel in the Arctic

The EU Parliament repeats its call to the IMO to forbid ships from sailing on heavy fuel oil in the Arctic. The reiteration is a message meant to say that the EU will take action if the IMO does not deliver, NGO tells ShippingWatch.

EU Parliament increases green targets for Europe

The stage is set for a showdown with the member nations, particularly when it comes to the renewable energy directive, after the EU Parliament has today voted for a 35 percent target in 2030 and an equivalent target for energy efficiency.

Norway awards 75 new oil licenses

The Norwegian Shelf will be a busy workplace over coming years if the oil companies seize the opportunity and utilize the many licenses they have just been awarded. Statoil and Aker BP were the big winners.

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New buildings directive: "We have broken through a barrier"

In December, Danish MEP Bendt Bendtsen helped settle the EU's new buildings directive, and while the directive was not as tightly regulated as the EU Parliament would have wished, he is satisfied with the result. The process of making European buildings more energy efficient is now being launched and this will create a natural snowball effect, says Bendtsen.

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