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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU environment ministers are bracing for a tough debate on Tuesday to find a compromise on reforms to the carbon market, EU sources said, with nations split over how to balance climate ambitions with protection for energy-intensive industry.
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2017-02-24 09:12:22
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Opposition leader to dig in behind ETS and goal of sourcing 50% of electricity from renewables by 2030The Labor leader, Bill Shorten, will dig in behind his party’s goal of sourcing 50% of Australia’s electricity from renewables by 2030 and the party’s proposed emissions trading scheme, arguing they are vehicles to drive new investment in clean energy
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2017-02-22 13:11:09
Wednesday, February 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Wind energy overtakes coal as the EU’s second largest form of power capacity but concerns remain over politicians’ enthusiasm for renewablesRenewable energy sources made up nearly nine-tenths of new power added to Europe’s electricity grids last year, in a sign of the continent’s rapid shift away from fossil fuels
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2017-02-08 23:00:13
Wednesday, February 1st, 2017      Leave a Comment
South Australia’s energy minister, Tom Koutsantonis, responds to the federal government’s push for clean coal generation as an energy source for Australia’s future. He says ‘clean coal is a fairytale, clean coal doesn’t exist’, following calls by the prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull and his deputy, Barnaby Joyce Continue reading
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2017-02-01 21:22:15
Thursday, January 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A majority of EU countries on Thursday opposed a European Commission proposal to extend anti-dumping duties on Chinese solar panels for two years, according to EU diplomats.
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2017-01-26 10:27:54
Tuesday, January 24th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website, two agency employees told Reuters, the latest move by the newly minted leadership to erase ex-President Barack Obama's climate change initiatives
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2017-01-24 20:23:48
Thursday, January 19th, 2017      Leave a Comment
QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - Shepherds herd blackened flocks through the Iraqi desert. Locals cough and wheeze under vast clouds of smoke, and NASA images show oil threatening to encroach on the Tigris River, a major water source.
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2017-01-19 06:55:09
Monday, January 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
ETI says technology is 10 times dearer than other low carbon power sources and UK should prioritise tidal streamAn embryonic industry trying to harness the UK’s waves to generate clean electricity has been dealt a significant blow by a warning that the technology is too costly.Wave power devices being tested in Cornwall and at Orkney are 10 times more expensive than other sources of low carbon power and need a radical rethink, the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) said
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2017-01-16 06:23:16
Monday, January 9th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Will the legacy of biofuel’s failure in Kenya prevent croton oil from transforming the industry? Tall, spindly and grey, croton trees grow everywhere in Kenya. Although they tend to be used for little more than firewood or shade, their nuts turn out to be an excellent source of biofuel. This overlooked plant could be the answer to Africa’s growing demand for cheap, low-carbon energy
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2017-01-09 23:00:24
Thursday, December 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Green energy such as wind power made up 40% of electricity generated in Britain, compared with 25% on 25 December 2015Christmas Day was the greenest on record for energy generation, according to the power group Drax.The company said more than 40% of the electricity generated on the day came from renewable sources, the highest ever
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2016-12-29 11:49:46
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
New wind and solar farms, alongside wood burning and nuclear reactors, helped to push low carbon power to a new high in the third quarter of 2016Half of the UK’s electricity came from wind turbines, solar panels, wood burning and nuclear reactors between July and September, in a milestone first.Official figures published on Thursday show low carbon power, which has been supported by the government to meet climate change targets, accounted for 50% of electricity generation in the UK in the third quarter, up from 45
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2016-12-22 09:06:26
Thursday, December 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Expansion of solar and wind power will help exceed Paris targets by almost half and negate need for new coal-fired power stationsThe Indian government has forecast that it will exceed the renewable energy targets set in Paris last year by nearly half and three years ahead of schedule.A draft 10-year energy blueprint published this week predicts that 57% of India’s total electricity capacity will come from non-fossil fuel sources by 2027
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2016-12-22 01:01:55
Wednesday, December 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Google, Microsoft, Dow Chemical and other big companies are buying five times more wind than solar electricity in the race to hit ambitious emissions targets Businesses are buying more wind and solar electricity than ever before to help lower their carbon footprint in offices, stores and factories. But the two sources of renewable energy are far from getting equal love from corporate America
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2016-12-21 11:12:02
Monday, December 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Edinburgh University researchers say windfarm energy prevented 36m tonnes of harmful coal and gas emissions in six yearsWind power plays a key role in curbing greenhouse emissions from other energy sources such as coal and gas, a new study has shown.
Energy from windfarms in the UK prevented almost 36m tonnes of harmful carbon emissions in six years, equivalent to taking 2
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2016-12-12 04:35:31
Sunday, December 11th, 2016      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - Global methane emissions from agriculture and other sources have surged in recent years, threatening efforts to slow climate change, an international study has found.
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2016-12-11 18:25:37