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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany plans to force coal-fired power plant operators to reduce their CO2 emissions by 2020 by less than previously planned, according to an economy ministry document seen by Reuters on Monday, bowing to opposition from within the industry.
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2015-05-18 06:51:31
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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's new government will next week outline implementing its pledge to reduce onshore wind farm subsidies, the new energy minister has said, which will likely scupper plans for new wind turbines.







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2015-05-18 06:09:33
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Rare joint statement by world’s first and third biggest carbon emitters calls on developed countries to honour pledge of $100bn annual climate aid by 2020China and India, the world’s first and third biggest greenhouse gas emitters, projected a united front on climate change on Friday with a rare joint statement that asked rich countries to step up efforts to reduce global carbon emissions
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2015-05-15 03:13:23
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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - China and India, the world's No. 1 and No. 3 greenhouse gas emitters, projected a united front on climate change on Friday with a rare joint statement that asked rich countries to step up efforts to reduce global carbon emissions.






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2015-05-15 02:58:06
Thursday, May 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is optimistic about hitting its 2015 energy-saving and environment goals, after data from the country's top economic planner showed it reduced energy consumption in the first quarter, the state-backed China Daily newspaper said on Friday.



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2015-05-07 20:51:39
Tuesday, May 5th, 2015      Leave a Comment
MwangaBora solar lamps, created by Evans Wadongo, provide low-cost lighting for villagers, saving their health and money, and helping reduce global emissions from kerosine useIn Kenya, where less than a quarter of the 45-million population has access to electricity, a solar lamp project is helping rural communities save money on expensive and harmful fuel while reducing carbon emissions
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2015-05-05 01:30:07
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Jerry Brown pushes beyond state’s previous target, as well as Obama’s national plan, to get carbon dioxide output 40% lower than 1990 levels in next 15 yearsCalifornia would aggressively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 under a plan announced on Wednesday that steps up the state’s previously established target, which has cut emissions partly by forcing companies to pay for their carbon pollution
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2015-04-29 13:55:50
Monday, April 20th, 2015      Leave a Comment
WWF/ANU report says all Australia’s energy needs could come from renewables by 2050, without massive costs or depressing economic growth Australia is well placed to reduce emissions at low cost because the costs of carbon-free technologies such as wind and solar have fallen significantly in recent years
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2015-04-20 09:49:54
Friday, April 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Billionaire activist Tom Steyer's climate change advocacy group offered unexpected praise on Friday to Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush for saying the United States should work with the world to reduce carbon emissions.






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2015-04-17 16:38:53
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QUEBEC CITY (Reuters) - The leaders of nine Canadian provinces and territories on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take stronger measures to reduce the country's greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
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2015-04-14 19:53:01
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Last year, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced more than $8 million for microgrid projects across the United States. With goals of reducing emissions by more than 20% and improving system energy efficiencies by more than 20% by 2020, microgrids will be part of the solution as they help increase the amount of renewable energy that can be integrated into the grid
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2015-04-14 14:28:34
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April 14, 2015 Energy Department Announces New Projects to Help Protect Wildlife at Wind Energy Plants The Energy Department today announced more than $1.75 million for five projects that will develop and demonstrate technologies to reduce the potential impacts of wind farms on sensitive bat species
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2015-04-14 12:45:08
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Landmark case brought by 886 Dutch citizens aims for more robust policy to cut emissions within targets set by IPCC to help avoid critical 2C rise in global temperatures
The first public hearings will take place in the Hague on Tuesday in the first case in the world to use existing human rights and tort law to hold a government responsible for failing to reduce carbon emissions fast enough
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2015-04-14 01:00:17
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Ontario will join a cap-and-trade market set up by Quebec and California to reduce carbon emissions and slow the pace of climate change, provincial Premier Kathleen Wynne said on Monday.






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2015-04-13 13:00:28
Saturday, April 11th, 2015      Leave a Comment
If you’ve been reading my blog, LowCarbonGirl, over the past couple years or have just been trying to reduce your carbon footprint, you know how hard it is to make meaningful lifestyle changes and still be part of modern society.
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2015-04-11 17:15:38