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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday praised U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to tackle greenhouse gases from coal-fired power plants, saying such "visionary leadership" is needed ahead of negotiations on a global climate change deal.
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2015-08-03 12:13:50
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thirteen big name American companies on Monday were to announce $140 billion in low-carbon investments to lend support to a global climate change deal in Paris in December, the White House said.









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2015-07-26 21:01:51
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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ministers working towards a new U.N. deal to tackle climate change, due in December, need a negotiating text that is shorter and more manageable than the current draft, the Marshall Islands' foreign minister said after informal talks in Paris.
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2015-07-22 09:39:51
Friday, July 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's provinces reached a long-sought deal on Friday over an energy plan for the country, agreeing broadly to curb greenhouse gas emissions while also promoting the use of pipelines.









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2015-07-17 15:02:55
Friday, July 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new global climate change deal, due to be agreed in Paris in December, must give clear guidance that moving away from fossil fuels is inevitable and wise, economists said on Friday.
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2015-07-10 14:00:16
Wednesday, July 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Dealing with climate change and its risks will require not only technical responses like drought-resilient crops and higher sea walls but also reshaping economic and political incentives that are driving global warming, scientists said on Wednesday.









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2015-06-30 14:00:21
Thursday, June 25th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Consortium including GE and Downer EDI agrees to finance and build the 75-turbine Victorian windfarm, which will be Australia’s third-largest A deal has been struck to build a $450m windfarm in Victoria, days after the renewable energy target finally passed parliament.A consortium of five companies, including America’s GE and the Australian contractor Downer EDI, has agreed to finance and build the 75-turbine Ararat windfarm in south-west Victoria
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2015-06-25 18:20:27
Thursday, June 25th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union ministers are seeking an ambitious, durable and legally binding deal to curb global warming, enforced through five-yearly reviews, a draft of their position statement for U.N. climate talks shows.







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2015-06-25 14:25:05
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Chamber of commerce says deal surmounts ‘major hurdle’ as Greens and environmentalists attack Coalition pledge to create a windfarm commissionerLegislation to reduce the renewable energy target from 41,000 gigawatt hours to 33,000gWh has passed both houses of parliament. The Senate sat late on Tuesday to pass the bill
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2015-06-23 19:03:13
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Exclusive: draft letter from Greg Hunt to crossbench senators details promises made to win their support for renewable energy legislationThe Abbott government will appoint a “windfarm commissioner” to handle complaints about turbine noise and a new scientific committee to investigate, again, their alleged impacts on human health, in a late-night deal with anti-wind senators over amendments to renewable energy legislation
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2015-06-17 23:24:30
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Prime minister meets David Leyonhjelm, one of the crossbench senators trying to leverage concessions to constrain the growth of the wind industry The Abbott government has agreed to consider new noise restrictions and monitoring of windfarms to win crucial crossbench votes for the inclusion of wood waste in the renewable energy deal now before parliament
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2015-06-17 04:11:23
Thursday, June 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Several nations expressed growing unease on Thursday that time is running short to resolve disputes about global warming after U.N. talks ended with little progress toward an international deal to combat climate change meant to be agreed in December.
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2015-06-11 11:13:07
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Wednesday, June 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Bill Shorten accuses PM of hurting investment in renewables as Abbott says his government is working to reduce the number of ‘visually awful’ turbines Tony Abbott finds windfarms visually awful and agrees they may have “potential health impacts”, and says the deal on the renewable energy target was designed to reduce their numbers as much as the current Senate would allow
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2015-06-10 17:47:35
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BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 80 percent of people worldwide are perturbed about global warming and most want tough action to fix the problem, according to a new study that the United Nations touted as a spur to an international climate deal later this year.
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2015-06-10 13:28:42