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PARIS (Reuters) - China formally committed to halting the rise in its greenhouse gas emissions within the next 15 years on Tuesday, in a much anticipated strategy to help build a U.N. climate deal in 2015.









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2015-06-30 14:00:21
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's poorest countries plan to push hard for a new global climate change deal, due in December, to address the losses and damage already being caused by worsening extreme weather and rising seas, which are hitting their people hard.
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2015-06-10 12:37:30
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Bob Dudley says UN global warming summit needs deals to encourage energy efficiency and renewable power BP has threatened to widen a rift between European and US oil companies over how to respond to global warming by urging political leaders to deliver a “substantial” deal at international climate change talks later this year
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2015-06-10 12:27:58
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KRUEN, Germany (Reuters) - Leaders of the world's major industrial democracies resolved on Monday to wean their energy-hungry economies off carbon fuels, marking a major step in the battle against global warming that raises the chances of a U.N. climate deal later this year.

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2015-06-08 16:02:09
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BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A "People's Pilgrimage" to highlight the effects of climate change and an upcoming papal encyclical on the environment aim this month to invigorate political will for an ambitious new deal to curb global warming.
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2015-06-08 04:15:52
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The architect of the Government’s much-criticised household energy efficiency scheme has blamed the Big Six electricity providers for its failure.







UKThe Independent via The Independent
2015-06-06 16:38:46
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Spending on energy efficiency and the clean-up of Britain’s old nuclear reactors is set be significantly reduced as part of the Government’s austerity drive.







UKThe Independent via The Independent
2015-06-06 16:38:41