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Dramatic cuts to Department of Energy and Climate Change budget could damage economic growth and undermine switch to clean energyThe UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) faces cuts of 90% to its staff budgets within three years, threatening the government’s ability to tackle climate change and move the energy supply to cleaner sources, according to an expert analysis
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2015-07-03 00:01:04
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's major power firms are seeking to cut greenhouse gas emissions by more than a third by 2030 compared with 2013 levels by relying on nuclear power, the Nikkei business daily reported.









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2015-07-02 21:41:54
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BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Twenty local governments, representing areas producing 5 percent of global climate-changing emissions, have committed to targets to cut those emissions, with the majority also setting goals for renewable energy, a platform uniting them said on Thursday.
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2015-07-02 13:00:55
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Polar bears will be wiped out if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, according to a blunt report by the US goverment.









UKThe Independent via The Independent
2015-07-02 17:51:01
Victorian windfarm has secured 20-year feed-in tariff from ACT as part of goal to produce 90% of its electricity from clean sources by 2020Work has begun on a new $50m windfarm in Victoria that will edge the Australian Capital Territory closer to its clean energy supply target, as the renewables sector begins to emerge from a political impasse that threatened to cripple it
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2015-07-03 00:03:57
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Anna Watson, winner of the Green Briton of the Year award sponsored by Ecotricity, on her ‘Run on Sun’ campaign to get solar panels into schoolsAnna Watson’s Run on Sun campaign lets schools across the UK harness the clean, renewable energy beaming down on their roofs. “Every school should be able to go solar if they want to,” she says
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2015-07-02 16:00:04
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New high for clean energy generation beckons as heatwave continuesSunny weather and a recent surge in solar panel installations means that solar power could provide a record 15% of the UK’s electricity on Friday afternoon.Torrid heat tends to slightly reduce solar panels’ generating capacities, and with fresher conditions forecast across much of the UK, the amount of solar in the electricity mix could reach a new peak at 2pm tomorrow
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2015-07-02 10:51:21
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NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's $100 billion push into solar energy over the next decade will be driven by foreign players as uncompetitive local manufacturers fall by the wayside, no longer protected by government restrictions on the sector.







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2015-07-02 09:29:38
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LONDON (Reuters) - The Norwegian government has selected a total of five projects in Brazil and South Africa under its second tender to purchase carbon credits to meet its emission targets, helping prop up ailing demand for carbon-cutting projects.







UKReuters via Reuters
2015-07-02 08:21:58
Levy on most polluting power stations is scrapped, but largest brown coal-fired plants will be shuttered as Germany moves to cut emissions 40% by 2020Germany agreed on Thursday to mothball about five of the country’s largest brown coal power plants to meet its climate goals by 2020, after months of wrangling between the parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition
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2015-07-02 03:00:42
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens will on Thursday start an energy project to convert wind power into hydrogen for re-use as a general fuel or in natural gas pipelines.









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2015-07-01 12:04:07
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OSLO (Reuters) - The heritage committee of the UNESCO cultural agency said on Wednesday that the outlook for Australia's Great Barrier Reef was poor due to threats including pollution and climate change but stopped short of listing it as "in danger".
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2015-07-01 07:33:49
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GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations warned on Wednesday of the dangers posed by hot weather, especially to children and the elderly, as much of Europe sweltered in a heatwave whose intensity it blamed on climate change.
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2015-07-01 06:51:38
BEIJING (Reuters) - Regulatory uncertainty and a lack of transparency have left trade on China's seven pilot carbon exchanges in the doldrums, which could undermine efforts to cut the nation's greenhouse gas emissions.









UKReuters via Reuters
2015-07-01 05:31:47
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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's top three automakers said on Wednesday they will spend up to 6 billion yen ($48.92 million) combined to subsidize the cost of operating hydrogen fuelling stations as the country aims to lead the world in developing cars that use the fuel.
UKReuters via Reuters
2015-07-01 03:14:17