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Wednesday, August 26th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's E.ON plans to expand its solar and wind business in the United States, an executive said, as the utility strives to bolster its renewable energy operations ahead of a planned spin-off of its ailing fossil-fuel power plants.

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2015-08-26 05:47:34
Thursday, August 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Germany and Brazil committed themselves on Thursday to a joint stance on climate change, putting the largest economies in Europe and Latin America on the same page ahead of global climate talks in Paris in December.

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2015-08-20 21:09:45
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and Germany will line up on opposite sides of a European Union green energy debate starting next month on how to meet agreed renewable energy targets for the next decade.

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2015-08-19 11:16:20
Thursday, July 30th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Germany drives bumper year for European offshore wind in 2015, installing three times more capacity than current leader, the UKEurope’s offshore wind power industry has set a record for its biggest ever year just six months into 2015. The biggest factor was a huge jump in turbines in German waters connecting to the grid, with Germany installing three times more electricity-generating capacity than the continent’s current leader, the UK
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2015-07-30 04:10:19
Friday, July 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Unusually high winds allowed Denmark to meet all of its electricity needs – with plenty to spare for Germany, Norway and Sweden tooSo much power was produced by Denmark’s windfarms on Thursday that the country was able to meet its domestic electricity demand and export power to Norway, Germany and Sweden
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2015-07-10 07:19:19
Tuesday, July 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Even as Europe’s biggest economy aspires to be a renewable energy leader, it is exploiting its vast reserves of dirty brown coal, reports Yale Environment 360 The hole in the landscape that opens up in front of the group of visitors is so vast and deep that some of them simply stare, mouths agape. “This mine will be active until 2026 or 2027,” says Barbara Wittig, a guide with a local operator of excursions into one of Germany’s largest open-pit lignite mines
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2015-07-07 08:59:07
Friday, July 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Germany and Spain sweated and London sweltered through its hottest July day on record this week, scientists said it is "virtually certain" that climate change is increasing the likelihood of such heat waves in Europe.

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2015-07-03 10:14:55
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Levy on most polluting power stations is scrapped, but largest brown coal-fired plants will be shuttered as Germany moves to cut emissions 40% by 2020Germany agreed on Thursday to mothball about five of the country’s largest brown coal power plants to meet its climate goals by 2020, after months of wrangling between the parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition
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2015-07-02 03:00:42
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is weighing up two alternative proposals on how to cut CO2 emissions from the energy sector and plans to make a decision on July 1, Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday.
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2015-06-24 05:40:53
Thursday, June 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Pope Francis is likely to have a major impact in spurring U.N. negotiations on global warming with an encyclical on the environment next week, the U.N.'s climate chief said on Thursday.
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2015-06-11 11:36:42
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
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
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
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
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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Monday, June 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
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
Sunday, June 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
KRUEN, Germany (Reuters) - Japan said on Sunday it would favor the Group of Seven major industrial democracies setting their own target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions in a boost for efforts to combat global warming.
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2015-06-07 13:58:59