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(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
Saturday, July 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
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
Thursday, July 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
This project will suck up billions that ought to be invested in reducing demand and developing renewablesThe French energy giant EDF today finally decided to go ahead with Hinkley C . It may be a disaster for the largely state-owned company. If the British government now gives the nod to the first round of subsidies, it will surely be a disaster for British energy policy
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2016-07-28 13:54:40
Monday, July 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Switching from diesel to solar power has reduced power costs and given two remote Northern Territory communities a new lease on lifeDeep in the outback, about a 90-minute drive from Tennant Creek, two tiny Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory are coming back to life. Since May, the Kunapa communities of Ngurrara and Kurnturlpara have been returning to the Barkly tableland, moving into the houses that had been abandoned years ago, setting up a School of the Air for their 15 children, and re-establishing their Indigenous culture
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2016-07-25 18:39:49
Thursday, July 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Aberdeen Bay windfarm near Donald Trump golf course will be key testing ground for reducing cost of offshore turbinesThe Swedish energy company Vattenfall is pushing ahead with a £300m windfarm off the coast of Aberdeen despite last month’s EU referendum vote.The offshore windfarm has been dogged by years of legal battles between Donald Trump and the Scottish government over its impact on his golf course, which the tycoon ultimately lost in the courts last year
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2016-07-21 06:38:01
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
(Reuters) - The popular U.S. grocery chain Trader Joe's Co agreed to spend $2 million to reduce refrigerator coolant leaks at 453 stores, to settle federal claims it failed to promptly repair leaks that deplete the ozone layer and contribute to global warming.
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2016-06-21 13:37:05
Monday, June 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bayer AG's crop science division apologized on Monday for a tweet that suggested reduced meat demand could benefit the environment, in a bid to appease outraged farmers who buy the company's seeds and chemicals.
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2016-06-20 13:06:13
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Friday, June 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
DUBLIN/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Airlines want one global deal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from air travel despite higher costs, in order to avoid a patchwork of regulation that would be harder to manage, an executive of the International Air Transport Association trade group said on Friday.
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2016-06-03 10:31:44
Wednesday, May 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The Church of England’s Shrinking the Footprint campaign is encouraging dioceses, cathedrals and parishes to reduce energy bills and lower carbon emissions through practical steps, from installing energy-efficient lightbulbs to switching to renewable energy (Blessed be the solar roof installers, Letters, 17 May)
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2016-05-18 12:54:58
Thursday, May 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday published the first U.S. regulations to reduce methane emissions from new or modified oil and gas facilities, one of the key remaining pieces of the Obama administration's climate change strategy.
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2016-05-12 11:55:00
Friday, April 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
The Paris agreement was a breakthrough, but it is up to all of us to act as guardians of these new standards – and of our futureLast December, world leaders convened in Paris in an extraordinary effort to find a global solution for reducing destructive carbon emissions – the indisputable driver of climate change – and to prevent our planet from a destructive 2C increase in global temperatures
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2016-04-22 01:00:20
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - There are concerns at the United Nations about apparent attempts inside the United States to "sabotage" President Barack Obama's commitments to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the head of the U.N. General Assembly said on Wednesday.
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2016-04-20 19:46:32