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Monday, June 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BOLOGNA, Italy (Reuters) - French environment and energy minister Nicolas Hulot said on Monday that the government plans to close some nuclear reactors of state-controlled utility EDF to reduce nuclear's share of the country's power mix.
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2017-06-12 11:48:28
Thursday, June 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Report by the chief scientist, Alan Finkel, models a clean energy target that would reduce electricity emissions by 28% on 2005 levels Australia’s chief scientist says a new clean energy target will deliver lower power prices to consumers than the status quo, but his report also models a scheme with a low target for emissions reduction from the electricity sector
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2017-06-08 23:09:17
Friday, June 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will continue its efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions despite President Donald Trump's decision to leave the Paris climate accord, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday.
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2017-06-02 10:46:37
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European and Chinese leaders will on Friday voice strong support for the Paris climate accord and present a series of joint plans to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, according to a document seen by Reuters.
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2017-05-31 14:10:39
Friday, May 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Energy regulators say energy sector needs policy certainty before investment can grow, parliamentary committee toldThe uncertainty of Australia’s carbon policy is causing reduced investment, including in renewable energy, regulators have told a parliamentary committee.Officials from the Australian Energy Market Commission told the standing committee on the environment and energy on Friday that an emissions intensity scheme was the best solution to end uncertainty because it was technology neutral and could respond to variables such as high gas prices
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2017-05-26 01:47:27
Sunday, May 14th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Furniture giant commits to reducing use of virgin raw materials but experts raise concerns about supply chain dominationAre companies ready to rethink the way they do business? – open thread
Ikea has bought forest in Romania and the Baltics, wind farms in Poland and now it is investing in a plastic recycling plant in the Netherlands
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2017-05-14 23:00:35
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Onshore wind has higher public approval than nuclear and fracking, so why are Tories expanding unpopular industries with higher carbon footprints? Renewable power expanded exponentially under the Tory-Lib Dem coalition elected in 2010 and by 2015 the renewable industries had a turnover of £14.9bn and had reduced wholesale electricity prices
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2017-05-10 00:30:11
Monday, May 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many nations urged U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday to remain in the global agreement to combat climate change, even if he reduces the ambition of U.S. pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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2017-05-08 14:29:57
Thursday, April 27th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of nine Republican lawmakers urged President Donald Trump to keep the United States in the 2015 Paris climate agreement but to reduce its pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions, as Trump advisors were set on Thursday to discuss whether to leave the pact.
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2017-04-27 11:36:44
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a dozen state prosecutors urged President Donald Trump in a letter on Tuesday not to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which commits the United States, along with 200 other countries, to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to slow global warming
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2017-04-25 15:50:23
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Tuesday, April 25th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Oslo, London and Amsterdam are leading a shift by major cities to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from transport, helped by new technologies that will help to curb climate change and reduce air pollution, a study showed on Tuesday.
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2017-04-25 03:10:58
Wednesday, April 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will reconsider a rule on greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas operations and delay its compliance date, the agency said on Wednesday in the Trump administration's latest move to reduce regulations.
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2017-04-19 13:42:22
Thursday, April 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - A state appeals court on Thursday ruled California's high profile market system for reducing greenhouse gas emissions does not amount to an illegal tax, a decision that could lift a pall over the so-called cap-and-trade program's marketplace for buying and selling pollution allowances
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2017-04-06 17:49:12
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Monday, April 3rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
European Environment Agency report solar and and wind is reducing fossil fuel dependency but clean energy capacity still not growing fast enoughA surge in the use of wind and solar energy helped Europe to cut its fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by about 10% in 2015, an authoritative new report has found
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2017-04-03 09:05:39
Monday, March 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria is creating a nationwide network of charging stations for electric cars, making it easier for drivers to charge up as part of the country's efforts to promote the vehicles to reduce CO2 emissions.
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2017-03-20 09:56:12