December 2, 2021
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Company going ahead with battery plant and adjoining EV production facility, but CEO says ‘all subsidies should be eliminated’ and criticizes long delays caused by state bureaucracy

Tesla said on Friday it has withdrawn its application for state aid for its planned battery factory near Berlin as CEO Elon Musk declared the electric vehicle maker opposed all subsidies.

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In this issue of Amplify, Globe content editor Sierra Bein shares why mastering this new skill is important to her, even if others think she’s ‘crazy’

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In this issue of Amplify, guest editor Ariel Burkett talks about developing the confidence to ask for a second shot at a career move

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In this issue of Amplify, former Globe editor Amberly McAteer talks about a decision she never saw coming
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In this issue of Amplify, Globe columnist Elizabeth Renzetti talks about publishing her first book at the age of 47, and the inspiration she draws from artists of all ages
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In this issue of Amplify, Globe editor Lara Pingue grapples with fear, risk and the dreaded parental judgment

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From the Energy

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The United States has repeatedly pushed OPEC+ to accelerate output hikes as U.S. gasoline prices soared and President Joe Biden’s approval ratings slid

OPEC and its allies agreed on Thursday to stick to their existing policy of monthly oil output increases despite fears that a U.S. release from crude reserves and the new Omicron coronavirus variant would lead to a fresh oil price rout.

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PrairieSky Royalty announced a $728-million acquisition of royalty assets in Western Canada
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Enbridge says it will reach out to companies that use Mainline – and non-shippers – for input on alternatives for the pipeline’s commercial framework

Enbridge Inc. will consider several options for its Mainline crude pipeline system, including a modified version of its previous toll agreement, after Canada’s energy regulator denied the company’s bid to convert the system to long-term contracts.

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Enbridge’s proposal would have seen oil companies enter into long-term agreements for 90 per cent of Mainline’s capacity, leaving 10 per cent available for spot capacity

Canada’s energy regulator has denied Enbridge Inc.’s bid to convert its Mainline crude pipeline system to long-term contracts, the final chapter in a two-year battle that saw energy titans go head to head over the plan.

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The Institutional Shareholder Service said in a note that Shell has ‘provided compelling rationale which explains the benefits of the simplification of its share structure’

Proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Service (ISS) recommended shareholders support Royal Dutch Shell’s plan to move its head office from the Netherlands to Britain, according to a document seen by Reuters.

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Different test cases for QA (authors, palceline, etc)

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The lacklustre demand is further evidence that Canadian cannabis companies are entering a new era – one in which investors are demanding profits over expansion potential
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Government rules state the retail locations must be located at least 150 metres away from schools. However, the rules were silent on how far stores needed to be from child-care centres
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Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C.’s infection and hospitalization rates have kept surging higher, leading hospitals to cancel ‘elective’ procedures – but many patients say there’s nothing optional about the treatments they’re waiting for
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The impact of this month’s floods in B.C. may have been different had climate adaptation action been taken earlier
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