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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
LONDON (Reuters) - Global energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions could be reduced by 70 percent by 2050 and completely phased out by 2060, research by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) showed on Monday.
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2017-03-20 03:04:10
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is preparing to release a wide-ranging executive order to reduce the role that climate change plays in policy decisions, according to a Trump administration official who reviewed a draft of the order.
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2017-03-14 17:29:38
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(Reuters) - President Donald Trump is set to sign an order to greatly reduce the role climate change plays in decision making across the U.S. government, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the administration's plan.
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2017-03-14 15:06:34
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Market regulator urgently requested aluminium smelter reduce electricity use as demand surged alongside temperaturesGas-fired power plants failed during this month’s New South Wales heatwave, forcing authorities to urgently cut demand from the Tomago aluminium smelter to prevent outages.The record-breaking heat put enormous strain on NSW’s electricity supply on Friday, 10 February, when demand peaked at 4
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2017-02-22 18:33:12
Monday, January 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Too few businesses are working with their suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to study that praised 29 companies including General Motors, Sky and Sony Corp for taking the lead.
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2017-01-23 23:05:29
Thursday, January 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
When Malcolm Turnbull deposed Tony Abbott as prime minister, serious action on global warming was hoped for – but almost nothing has changedAustralia’s January news has been full of official reports of record-breaking extreme weather devastating our ecosystems on land and in the sea and government ministers suggesting we build new coal-fired power stations, provide billion-dollar subsidised loans to rail lines for new coal mega-mines, increase coal exports to reduce temperature rises and reduce our ambitions for renewable power
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2017-01-19 23:09:03
Thursday, January 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Building large-scale solar farms in northern Victoria part of plan to reduce state’s net carbon emissions to zero by 2050Melbourne’s tram network will become entirely solar-powered under a proposal by the Andrews government to build large-scale solar farms in northern Victoria.The proposal, announced on Thursday, is part of a plan to reduce Victoria’s net carbon emissions to zero by 2050
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2017-01-19 00:47:40
Monday, January 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Economists and energy analysts question environmental and economic case for Matt Canavan’s coal push Research touted by the resources minister that reportedly suggests Australia can rely on coal to meet emissions reduction has been attacked by experts and appears to have been misreported.The Australian reported on Tuesday that research conducted by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science – and commissioned by Matt Canavan, the federal minister for resources – showed Australia could cut its emissions by 27% if it replaced its existing coal power stations with the more efficient “ultra-supercritical” technology
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2017-01-16 22:07:46
Wednesday, January 11th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rising global populism and pressure to reduce U.S. environmental regulation are among the issues to watch in 2017 as efforts to address climate change push ahead, a sustainability expert said Wednesday.
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2017-01-11 17:49:54
Friday, January 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Residents of the new eco hamlet in Pembrokeshire can expect greatly reduced fuel bills and shared use of an electric carMost of the houses in the Welsh village of Glanrhyd are of traditional construction – walls made out of hefty local stone, roofs of grey slate. They can get chilly when the winter winds whistle through the gaps
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2017-01-06 01:00:12
Thursday, December 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The emerging biofuel industry is casting the net wide to find solutions to two environmental problems: reducing waste and increasing fuel production In a world of dwindling resources, waste is one thing in no danger of running out. Each Australian generates more than 2,000kg of waste per year, and around half of that ends up in landfill
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2016-12-15 16:26:14
Monday, December 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Emissions intensity scheme is the least costly way of reducing greenhouse gases, Energy Networks Australia and Csiro say Australia’s electricity and gas transmission industry is calling on the Turnbull government to implement a form of carbon trading in the national electricity market by 2022 and review the scope for economy-wide carbon pricing by 2027
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2016-12-05 13:00:31
Monday, December 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BUEA, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An initiative by youth organizations in Cameroon to turn human waste into biogas is reducing pollution and providing cheap, renewable energy to the growing populations of the university towns of Buea and Bamenda.
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2016-12-05 01:21:11
Sunday, December 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Climate policy review will look at possible changes to safeguard mechanism, which could convert to baseline and credit scheme The Turnbull government has left open the option of reinstating a form of carbon trading in the electricity sector, allowing its looming review of the Direct Action climate policy to consider policy mechanisms to reduce emissions on a “sector-by-sector basis”
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2016-12-04 11:30:00