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LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell plans to link part of its executive bonuses to greenhouse gas emissions and conduct more active screening of future investments to further efforts to reduce the energy group's carbon footprint, its CEO told Reuters.
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2016-12-01 08:03:23
Many state schools struggling to help disadvantaged pupils (Report, 22 November) are facing a further demand on their shrinking budgets. Prudent schools that have invested in solar panels to reduce their electricity bills now face a retrospective six- to eight-fold hike in their tax rates, if the government gets its way
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2016-11-29 13:47:55
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TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada will require reduced carbon footprints for all fuels so that the country can achieve a 30-megatonne cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, the country's environment department said on Friday.
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2016-11-25 15:30:26
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission is considering halving the maximum amount of crop-based biofuels used in transport after 2020 over concerns they increase rather than reduce carbon emissions, according to a draft seen by Reuters.
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2016-11-22 07:13:26
Friday, November 11th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Government divisions over approach to climate change plan are bridged, but targets will be reviewed in 2018 to consider their impact on industryGermany’s coalition government has reached an agreement on a climate change action plan which involves reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 to 95% by 2050, a spokesperson said on Friday
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2016-11-11 10:42:20
Thursday, November 10th, 2016      Leave a Comment
That the government is now at last being forced to do more to reduce the dangerous levels of nitrogen dioxide air pollution is welcome news (Court defeat for government on air pollution, 3 November). More than a year on from the “dieselgate” revelations, ministers should have been in no doubt about the dishonest and illegal methods used by some manufacturers to cheat emissions tests
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2016-11-10 13:08:07
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Government should restore subsidies for onshore wind power as a cost-effective way of reducing the country’s emissions, says head of ScottishPowerThe UK’s climate targets are at risk if the government does not reverse its decision to end support for windfarms, the head of one of the Big Six energy companies has warned
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2016-11-03 08:12:42
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
A look back over last eight years shows that a president really does matterMy how far we’ve come in less than eight years. We have seen happen what those of us in the climate and energy fields knew could happen. The US has become a world leader on climate change, dramatically increased our production of clean and renewable fuels, reduced our emissions of greenhouse gases, signed major international agreements to continue progress into the future, and have done so without cost increases or power disruptions that the denial community proclaimed would occur
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2016-11-02 05:00:16
Sunday, October 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. chemical companies including Honeywell and Chemours Co are ramping up efforts to produce alternative coolants used in air-conditioners and refrigerators, following a global pact to reduce planet-warming greenhouse house gas emissions.
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2016-10-16 20:58:48
Friday, October 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
KIGALI (Reuters) - Nations working to reduce greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners may agree to set different deadlines, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday, raising hopes for a breakthrough against climate change.
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2016-10-14 14:46:23
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Monday, September 19th, 2016      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - California on Monday moved to restrict air pollutants from sources as diverse as diesel trucks and cow flatulence, the latest of several efforts in the most populous U.S. state to reduce emissions leading to climate change.
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2016-09-19 14:04:44
Wednesday, August 31st, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - The British government should take a tougher stance against Volkswagen after its emissions fraud, as well as increase the use of electric cars and reduce air pollution from transport, a parliamentary environment committee said on Thursday.
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2016-08-31 18:47:55
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Yale Environment 360: By linking together networks of energy-efficient buildings, solar installations, and batteries, a growing number of companies in the US and Europe are helping utilities reduce energy demand at peak hours and supply targeted areas with renewably generated electricity
The tens of thousands of tons of natural gas that surged into the Southern California sky late last year were supposed to have fueled the region’s power plants and heated its homes
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2016-08-02 09:11:27
Saturday, July 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
About 275,000 people across the country will have their solar energy payments reduced by up to 80% over the next six monthsJonathan Shaw got solar panels installed on the roof of his home in Sydney in 2011 and ever since has been riding something of a gravy train.He has been getting 60c for every kWh he sells back to the grid
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2016-07-30 23:10:53
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The delay to the construction of the controversial Hinkley point plant raises a question: what else can provide baseload power without polluting?Britain faces a problem in coping with its complex energy demands. It needs to provide extra energy to meet rising demands for power in coming decades but at a reasonable cost – while also reducing carbon emissions by considerable levels in order to meet its climate change commitments
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2016-07-30 13:47:40