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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A top European Union official scoffed at Britain's environment minister, the Brexit campaigner Michael Gove, for suggesting leaving the EU will make it easier for London to pass green legislation like banning plastic drinking straws.
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2018-02-23 10:47:31
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has called a meeting early next week with key senators and Cabinet officials to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation for its bankruptcy, according to four sources familiar with the matter
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2018-02-23 10:16:35
OSLO (Reuters) - Coral reefs could start to dissolve before 2100 as man-made climate change drives acidification of the oceans, scientists said on Thursday.
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2018-02-22 13:03:16
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Potential for floating windfarms is huge, as many countries have windy sites close to shoreFloating windfarms are likely to be the next large-scale development in renewable energy. The first Hywind Scotland, developed by the Norwegian state oil giant, Statoil, has proved a greater success than its designers hoped
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2018-02-21 15:30:17
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - African nations need to diversify energy supply, particularly countries reliant on hydropower, industry experts said at an energy conference in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
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2018-02-21 08:58:54
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers on Wednesday backed attaching emissions limits to subsidies paid to utilities for backup power capacity to avert blackouts.
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2018-02-21 07:59:50
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union should raise taxes on fossil fuels to help meet goals on climate change and plug a budget gap after Britain leaves the bloc, former senior EU officials said in a letter to EU leaders.
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2018-02-21 06:47:30
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KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's environment ministry said on Tuesday it had reinstated thousands of square kilometers of logging concessions in its equatorial forests, a move environmentalists fear could cause huge volumes of greenhouse gases to be released.
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2018-02-20 14:12:42
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‘Big six’ companies left behind as Octopus Energy, Bulb and Utility Warehouse take first three places Two small energy suppliers have left the “big six” trailing when it comes to customer satisfaction, according to the biggest survey of its kind.The success of Octopus Energy and Bulb sends a message to larger, more established players such as British Gas and Npower that customers will look elsewhere if they do not feel they are being treated properly, said the price comparison and switching service uSwitch
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2018-02-19 00:30:05
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HOUSTON (Reuters) - A little-noticed addition to the U.S. budget deal approved last week will help Occidental Petroleum Corp and other oil producers by more than tripling a tax credit for injecting carbon dioxide back into the earth to increase crude output.
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2018-02-16 11:11:21
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Paul Brannen says Britain needs more trees not least because wood is a raw material that can be used by the emerging bioeconomy; while Peter Price defends Sheffield city council’s tree-planting policyJohn Vidal is absolutely correct in identifying the multiple benefits of agro-forestry (A eureka moment – we’re finally planting trees again, 13 February) but these benefits need to also be unleashed in the developed world, not only in Africa, Asia and South America
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2018-02-16 10:25:03
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Friday said it had approved a Belgian scheme of certificates for renewable energy and high-efficiency cogeneration plant as in line with the bloc's climate goals.
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2018-02-16 04:58:43
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Labor’s energy spend may be the most popular thing an unpopular government has done
During last week’s campaigning for the South Australian election, Labor promised to install free solar panels and Tesla batteries in 50,000 homes, earmarked $8.7m in funding for pumped-hydro storage and announced a new solar farm and another big battery
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2018-02-14 11:00:52
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LONDON (Reuters) - Energy taxes in major advanced economies are not doing enough to reduce energy use, improve energy efficiency and drive a shift toward low-carbon sources, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday.
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2018-02-14 04:18:06
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Shutdown of BiFab operations in two locations would mean loss of hundreds of jobsHundreds of workers at the BiFab marine engineering yards are to be made redundant, union leaders have said.
Management at the yards told trade unions on Monday they will be issuing redundancy notices to the core workforce on Tuesday, giving 45 days’ notice of the closure of the yards
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2018-02-12 17:50:28