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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday unveiled much-anticipated targets for the blending of renewable fuels into motor fuel for the three years to 2016, proposing some 17.4 billion gallons of renewable fuels must be used in gasoline or diesel next year.




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2015-05-29 09:28:57
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A historic 52 million people are fleeing conflict worldwide, a trend that will intensify over the next two decades because of climate change, International Rescue Committee chief David Miliband said on Friday.







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2015-05-29 13:56:29
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Colorado-based startup Cool Planet says it has created a fuel that mixes seamlessly with gasoline and actually removes carbon from the atmosphereThe entrepreneurs and innovators at Colorado-based Cool Planet are betting that a word you’ve probably never heard is about to change the world. “Pyrolysis” refers to a process that involves heating materials to high temperatures in the absence of oxygen
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2015-05-29 09:43:15
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Whether solar power is ultimately ‘the winner’ is a conclusion that remains premature. But of course solar has a future, as our analysis demonstratedA new world of distributed electricity generation is emerging that will profoundly challenge the business models of generators, grid operators and retailers
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2015-05-29 01:03:43
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to inject $100 million in funding to get more ethanol at the gas pump, according to two industry sources, the latest push to get beyond a "blend wall" that has capped demand for the biofuel.
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2015-05-28 18:05:50
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Financial markets have yet to grasp the urgency of investing in measures to protect businesses and people from the worsening impacts of climate change, depriving those efforts of much-needed funds, climate finance experts said.



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2015-05-28 12:36:35
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Transition away from fossil fuels is underway, but without assessing demands on land and water resources we put the future health of our planet at riskAs the world moves towards renewable sources of energy, it faces an accompanying challenge: water scarcity. The intensive water use in the coal, oil, gas and nuclear industries is well-documented, but if we want to encourage a faster transition to renewables we must also contemplate the water use of the alternatives
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2015-05-28 06:07:57
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(Reuters) - Top U.S. solar installer SolarCity Corp on Thursday said it has partnered with Bank of America on a $200 million fund that will enable smaller investors such as regional banks to finance the company's residential solar systems.
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2015-05-28 06:02:56
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BARCELONA (Reuters) - The World Bank will on July 15 hold a first of its kind auction worth $25 million for U.N.-backed carbon credits from projects designed to cut methane emissions, the bank said on Thursday.







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2015-05-28 05:42:19
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Shareholders of the top two U.S. oil companies on Wednesday rejected proposals to add directors with climate change expertise to their boards, but a measure passed at one, Chevron Corp, could give new power to minority investors with environmental concerns.

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2015-05-27 16:09:48
BERLIN (Reuters) - German emissions of sulfur hexafluoride, the most potent of all greenhouse gases, rose 13 percent last year compared with 2013 levels, according to data from the federal statistics office published on Wednesday.
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2015-05-27 03:15:59
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VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria will take legal action to block any subsidized nuclear power plants in an effort to discourage use of the technology in Europe and scare off investors, the country's environment minister, Andrae Rupprechter, said in a newspaper interview.



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2015-05-27 02:14:47
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India’s leaders are determined to restore economic growth and lift the country’s 1.3 billion citizens out of poverty. But rapid development will require India to double or triple its production of coal – and make it the world’s second largest carbon emitter. Is there any alternative?Beneath a sky made opaque by billowing dust, a mechanised shovel driver steered his vehicle toward the vast wall of an open coal mine
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2015-05-27 00:00:29
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Over 20 hydroelectric projects proposed for the main trunk of the River Maranon would have devastating impactsWho said large-scale hydropower was out? As an article published by Climate Central recently noted, it has now been omitted from the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) annual reports on renewable energy for eight years running, and “may be seen as a risky bet” for investors
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2015-05-26 11:45:22
OSLO (Reuters) - Some of the world's biggest investment funds urged the Group of Seven industrialized nations on Tuesday to commit to a long-term goal to cut world greenhouse gas emissions as part of a U.N. climate deal due to be agreed in December.







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2015-05-26 06:40:56