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Saudi Arabia completes largest solar power plant

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Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia has completed a 3.5-megawatt plant in Riyadh – its biggest ground-mounted photovoltaic plant as the world’s largest crude oil exporter seeks to generate a third of its electricity with energy from the sun by 2032. (Bloomberg)

UK: Former US Vice President Al Gore says he is concerned the UK’s political leaders have lost their will to address climate change. (RTCC)

USA: Republican members of an influential committee in Congress have indicated they will increase pressure on President Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline. (RTCC)

Shell: The oil company’s fourth quarter 2012 earnings were $7.3 billion compared with $6.5 billion in the same quarter a year ago. Full year 2012 CCS (current cost of supplies) earnings were $27.0 billion compared with $28.6 billion in 2011. (Shell)

Philippines: The government in Manila is making addressing climate change a priority, in the face of increasing extreme weather it’s having to contend with. (Sustainable Business)

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