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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
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
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
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
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel hammered out the framework for a deal with state premiers on Wednesday on reforms to Germany's renewable energy law aimed at curbing the costs and controlling the speed of the future roll-out of green power sources.
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2016-05-31 20:32:29
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
COLOGNE (Reuters) - Donald Trump would be "highly unlikely" to be able to renegotiate the global accord on climate change if elected U.S. president, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Wednesday, as doing so would require the agreement of 195 countries.
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2016-05-25 07:23:24
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's vow to renegotiate the global accord on climate change if elected U.S. president caused dismay abroad on Wednesday, with supporters of the deal saying it was in his interests to embrace a plan that seeks to end dependence on fossil fuels.
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2016-05-18 15:36:11
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican presidential contender Donald Trump said on Tuesday he would renegotiate America’s role in the U.N. global climate accord, spelling potential doom for an agreement many view as a last chance to turn the tide on global warming.
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2016-05-17 19:15:27
Monday, May 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Governments began work on Monday on a rule book to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming, with the United Nations urging stronger action after a string of record-smashing monthly temperatures.
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2016-05-16 09:05:16
Monday, April 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's government will ask legislators this week to ratify the Paris climate agreement, the environment minister said late on Sunday, even as President Dilma Rousseff faces possible impeachment and lacks majority support in Congress.
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2016-04-25 17:07:31