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BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators plan to attach emissions limits to subsidies paid to utilities that set aside capacity to avert blackouts, an EU source told Reuters.
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2016-11-28 07:16:33
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - Next year's international conference on climate change will likely be held in Germany with the small island nation of Fiji as the official host, a delegation source told Reuters on Wednesday.
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2016-11-16 10:15:52
Saturday, November 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON/MARRAKESH, Morocco (Reuters) - Donald Trump is seeking quick ways of withdrawing from a global agreement to limit climate change, a source on his transition team said, defying widening international backing for the plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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2016-11-12 14:12:26
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Top oil companies including Saudi Aramco and Shell are joining forces to create an investment fund to develop technologies to promote renewable energy, as they seek an active role in the fight against global warming, sources said.
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2016-11-02 06:25:05
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Top oil companies including Saudi Aramco and Shell are joining forces to create an investment fund to develop technologies to promote renewable energy, as they seek an active role in the fight against global warming, sources said.
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2016-11-02 05:23:50
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Industry concern after confidential impact assessment models scenarios for paring back the ‘priority dispatch’ system for clean energy
Windfarms and solar power could soon lose the privilege of getting priority over other energy sources on European electricity grids, leaked documents show.Paring back the “priority dispatch” system could increase carbon emissions by up to 10%, according to a confidential EU impact assessment seen by the Guardian
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2016-11-01 07:10:44
Friday, October 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Solar expected to almost triple in less than three years by 2017 as coal continues to fall, solidifying gas as country’s chief electricity source, reports Climate CentralSolar power capacity in the US will have nearly tripled in size in less than three years by 2017 amid an energy shakeup that has seen natural gas solidify its position as the country’s chief source of electricity and coal power continue to fade, according to monthly data published by the US Department of Energy
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2016-10-21 06:15:01
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016      Leave a Comment
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A surcharge levied on German consumers to support renewable power will most likely rise by around 8 percent next year, despite government efforts to scale back support for green power, sources in the power transmission sector said on Tuesday.
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2016-10-11 04:12:57
Saturday, October 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
A prototype system of dams and turbines in Swansea Bay could provide Britain with a major zero-carbon source of powerBackers of an ambitious proposal to transform the UK’s power supply will learn in the next few weeks if they are to be given the go-ahead to build tidal lagoons to generate electricity
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2016-10-08 13:28:34
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Mining in Chile, which consumes over 30 percent of the nation's power, much of it via dirty sources like coal, could become a lot greener as the industry turns to wind and solar energy to cut costs, the local chief of Mainstream Renewable Power told Reuters.
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2016-10-05 12:58:16
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Sunday, October 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Two large-scale hydrogen facilities in the ACT could mark a turning point in the use of clean tech for transport and heatingThe hydrogen economy has been a long time coming. The use of hydrogen as a replacement energy source for oil and gas has been talked about since the early 1970s when the term was first coined by an engineer at General Motors in the US
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2016-10-02 14:40:58
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
Thursday, September 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Urgent action is needed if UK is to meet its targets, particularly for heating and transportThe UK will fail to meet its targets on renewable energy generation, with take-up of clean fuels for heating and transport falling badly behind aims, MPs have warned.The findings of the influential energy and climate change committee (ECC) show that ministers have little clear plan for meeting the 2020 target to meet 15% of energy needs from renewable sources
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2016-09-08 23:01:52
Thursday, August 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - U.S. ethanol plants and traders are rushing to sell biofuel to Brazil as tightening supplies and logistics in the South American market give the world's top producer a rare opportunity to ship south during the peak sugar cane harvest, sources said. U.S. ethanol plants are pumping out a record 1 million barrels per day taking advantage of cheap and plentiful corn feedstock, pushing domestic prices to three-month lows
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2016-08-04 10:54:20
Thursday, August 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Henrik Poulsen of Dong says UK investment in turbines and offshore farms can power country without new nuclear stationThe biggest offshore windfarm developer in Britain has said the country can meet its future energy commitments without the £18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear project.Henrik Poulsen, chief executive of Dong Energy, said wind turbines could be built on time and on budget, giving the UK a reliable source of power if combined with output from new biomass or gas-fired plants
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2016-08-04 10:33:23