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Thursday, April 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell 3.1 percent to a three-year low in the fiscal year ended March 2015, due to reduced power demand and growing use of renewables, revised government figures showed on Friday.
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2016-04-14 19:33:57
Thursday, April 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Cambridge, MASS (Reuters) - A new study points to the risk that China and India will be facing severe water shortages due to a perfect storm of economic growth, climate change, and demands of fast growing populations by mid century.
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2016-04-14 10:30:15
Tuesday, March 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Amid the pressing demands of immediate political crises it is easy to forget the long-term changes in the climate. But no country, least of all the UK, can afford to“Normally I don’t comment on individual months,” tweeted Gavin Schmidt of Nasa on Sunday. “Too much weather, not enough climate
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2016-03-15 14:03:18
Wednesday, March 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Australian researchers say a global tracker monitoring energy use per person points to 2C warming by 2030The world is on track to reach dangerous levels of global warming much sooner than expected, according to new Australian research that highlights the alarming implications of rising energy demand
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2016-03-09 14:20:24
Sunday, March 6th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Role in supporting UK renewable sector must be cemented by legislation, says environment committee chair Mary CreaghThe head of a parliamentary committee is to demand ministers introduce tougher safeguards to ensure the Green Investment Bank continues with its low-carbon mandate following a controversial privatisation
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2016-03-06 18:01:48
Thursday, March 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Coal-reliant country may be trying to slow the rise of renewable energy with a clampdown on turbine construction and maintenance, say analystsA draft Polish law that would impose a raft of exacting demands on windfarm developers is nothing less than a bid to sabotage the country’s renewable energy prospects, according to Europe’s wind industry
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2016-03-03 11:02:19
Tuesday, January 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Phasing-out of coal and nuclear reactors without alternatives will combine to create a supply crunch in a decade’s time, report predictsThe UK is facing an unprecedented “energy gap” in a decade’s time, according to engineers, with demand for electricity likely to outstrip supply by more than 40%, which could lead to black outs
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2016-01-26 00:01:00
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - SMA Solar, Germany's largest solar company, continues to see strong demand for its inverters in the United States, its chief executive said, banking on an extension of local tax benefits for renewable energy.

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2015-12-22 06:53:30
Friday, December 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday said that the international agreement on climate change reached in Paris has set in place a demand for clean energy that will not be dependent on U.S. congressional action.
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2015-12-18 14:08:54
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - Surging demand for trucks and SUVs fueled by cheap gasoline is holding back improvements in U.S. fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions, a government report due out on Wednesday is expected to show.

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2015-12-16 00:04:18
Monday, December 14th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The agreement reached at the COP21 Paris climate change talks is certainly a great improvement on anything that has gone before (One paragraph at a time: how the deal was done to save the planet, 14 December). Whether it is enough to save the planet (to be more precise, save the human race from catastrophe; the planet will look after itself) is questionable
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2015-12-14 13:32:35