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OSLO (Reuters) - The Earth is likely to get relief in 2017 from record scorching temperatures that bolstered governments' resolve last year in reaching a deal to combat climate change, scientists said on Wednesday.
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2016-08-17 09:13:23
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UK government’s own projections expect onshore wind power and large-scale solar to cost less per megawatt hour than new nuclear by 2025 The government expects solar and wind power to be cheaper than new nuclear power by the time Hinkley Point C is completed, its own projections show.
Theresa May’s government last month made a surprise decision to delay a deal on Hinkley, prompting a renewed look at what alternatives could power Britain if ministers this autumn fail to back new reactors in Somerset
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2016-08-11 05:31:31
Friday, August 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - A global agreement on climate change looks likely to enter into force this year, a study showed on Friday, making it harder for Republican Donald Trump to pull out if he wins the U.S. presidency.
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2016-08-05 07:18:13
Thursday, August 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - U.S. ethanol plants and traders are rushing to sell biofuel to Brazil as tightening supplies and logistics in the South American market give the world's top producer a rare opportunity to ship south during the peak sugar cane harvest, sources said. U.S. ethanol plants are pumping out a record 1 million barrels per day taking advantage of cheap and plentiful corn feedstock, pushing domestic prices to three-month lows
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2016-08-04 10:54:20
Thursday, August 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of cities reporting on their efforts to tackle global warming has risen 70 percent to 533 around the world since the adoption of the Paris climate change agreement in 2015, the group collecting the data said.
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2016-08-04 00:08:41
Friday, July 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Energy conservation and renewables are the only possible solution to the world’s energy problems and the need to move as fast as possible to a low-carbon economy (Hinkley Point deal delayed by minsters, 29 July). Sadly, the UK has been rowing in the opposite direction by rigging the market in favour of shale gas
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2016-07-29 12:49:45
Sunday, July 24th, 2016      Leave a Comment
VIENNA (Reuters) - A global agreement on cutting the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) - potent greenhouse gases used in aerosols, refrigerants and air conditioning - seems within grasp, delegates said on Sunday after ten days of talks on climate change in Vienna.
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2016-07-24 09:27:57
Friday, July 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged U.N. nations on Friday to reach a deal to cut the use of a family of powerful greenhouse gases and take a big step toward keeping global warming in check.
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2016-07-22 11:27:13
Tuesday, July 19th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Diplomats meeting in Vienna this week hope to take a major step toward a deal under the Montreal Protocol to decrease the use of a potent greenhouse gas, in what could be the most significant measure to combat global warming since last year's Paris climate agreement.
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2016-07-19 18:07:55
Monday, July 11th, 2016      Leave a Comment
EU proposal on a free trade deal with the US could curb energy saving measures and a planned switch to clean energy, say MEPsThe latest draft version of the TTIP agreement could sabotage European efforts to save energy and switch to clean power, according to MEPs.A 14th round of the troubled negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade deal between the EU and US is due to begin on Monday in Brussels
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2016-07-11 02:00:09
Sunday, July 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Market Forces finds only two financing deals closed in first half of 2016 despite banks’ purported support for sectorAustralia’s big four banks’ lending for Australian renewable energy projects has tumbled in the first half of 2016, despite all of them spruiking their continuing support for the sector
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2016-07-03 20:54:50
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Last year's international deal on limiting climate change must involve more use of forests as natural stores of carbon, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Norway's government said in a joint statement on Wednesday.
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2016-06-15 13:38:08
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bioenergy produced from crops does not threaten food supplies, researchers funded by the U.S. government, World Bank and others said in a report on Tuesday, dealing a potential blow to critics of the country's biofuels program.
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2016-06-14 16:15:50
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Friday, June 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
DUBLIN/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Airlines want one global deal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from air travel despite higher costs, in order to avoid a patchwork of regulation that would be harder to manage, an executive of the International Air Transport Association trade group said on Friday.
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2016-06-03 10:31:44
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Pact addresses concerns that burgeoning output from renewables is putting strain on electricity grid and pushing up pricesThe German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has hammered out a deal with state premiers on the latest reform to Germany’s renewable energy law aimed at curbing the costs and controlling the speed of the roll-out of green power sources
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2016-05-31 21:57:46