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Carbon equation

It’s probably not what climate change activists had in mind. Saying the company was focused on making “low-carbon investments,” Houston-based Occidental Petroleum proudly announced in October that it had opened its first solar farm. Energy collected at the 120-acre solar farm near Odessa, Texas, will power the company’s high-carbon investments like oil and gas drilling operations in West Texas. The company also said it plans on purchasing solar power to energize other drilling efforts in the Permian Basin.


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