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US lawmakers call for addressing Green Card backlog and resolving H-1B issues at immigration summit

At an immigration summit in the US Capitol, lawmakers from both parties called for addressing the Green Card backlog, which is disproportionately affecting Indian professionals and H-1B visa issues. They urged the removal of the seven percent country quota to expedite the process and prevent waiting periods of more than 20 years.   Eminent lawmakers […]

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EU countries split over support for nuclear energy

Ahead of a meeting of EU countries’ energy ministers on Monday, two rival factions of ministers met to strategize how to support their preferred energy technology.   BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union member states showed their divisions on nuclear energy policy on Monday, with one camp led by France promoting the technology and another, led […]

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Australia sets up $1.3 bn fund to grow trade with ASEAN

“The government I lead has made it clear. More than any other region, Southeast Asia is where Australia’s future lies,” Albanese told a business forum on the summit’s sidelines.   Australia unveiled plans to ramp up investment in Southeast Asia on Tuesday, setting aside US$1.3 billion to bolster trade in a region of rising economic […]

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Zero-emission ship nears finish of round-the-world voyage

The 100-foot catamaran, dubbed the Energy Observer, has logged 63,040 nautical miles without using fossil fuels since it first started sailing in 2017. This particular trip around the world started in 2020.   FORT LAUDERDALE, United States – A ship powered by renewable energy, including hydrogen produced on board, is docked in the south-eastern US […]

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Airlines’ chief pleads for more green fuel to save Air travel

The head of global airlines’ biggest trade group implored oil producers to make more low-emissions aviation fuel, warning the future of commercial air travel depends on the industry’s successful decarbonization. Sustainable aviation fuel is the best available tool for cutting emissions, International Air Transport Association Director General Willie Walsh said at an aviation summit in […]

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Europe wary of clean-tech protectionism on green-transition cost.

The European Union is shying away from further measures to protect its embattled clean-tech industry from cheap Chinese imports over concerns it could make it harder to source key components and raise the cost of the green transition. Negotiators are set to conclude talks Tuesday on the Net Zero Industry Act — the EU’s answer to the US’s Inflation Reduction Act — that […]

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