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PARIS (Reuters) - Almost all governments have outlined plans for fighting global warming beyond 2020 in a positive sign for resolving a string of obstacles at a U.N. climate summit starting on Monday, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Saturday.
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2015-11-28 12:22:01
NEW YORK/PARIS (Reuters) - Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will launch a multi-billion-dollar clean energy research and development initiative with heads of state on Monday, the opening day of the U.N. climate change summit in Paris, the French government said Friday.

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2015-11-27 11:22:47
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's cuts to renewable energy subsidies and abandonment of its carbon capture and storage scheme are likely to diminish the country's influence at the global climate talks starting in Paris this weekend, investors and green groups said.

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2015-11-27 09:51:22
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Federal environment minister Greg Hunt approves $380m Mount Emerald windfarm, which can provide power for up to 75,000 homesAfter four years of delays owing to red tape, construction on Queensland’s largest windfarm could start within a year.The federal environment minister, Greg Hunt, approved the $380m Mount Emerald farm, in the Atherton Tablelands, on Thursday
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2015-11-27 01:10:39
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It is hard for France’s capital to look beyond the terror attack, but the decisions taken at the UN climate change conference may in the end matter moreWhile Europe is on high alert against another murderous terrorist attack, it will be hard for Paris to look beyond the next 24 hours. But soon delegates start arriving in the French capital for preliminary meetings ahead of COP21, the United Nations climate change summit which will be launched on 30 November with all the grandeur attendant on a gathering of global leaders
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2015-11-18 13:38:15
Saturday, November 14th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Subsidies will be slashed by 89% in January, just as solar was winning wider plauditsIt was right of the government to offer generous subsidies to the first households installing roof-top solar electricity panels. Yes, the beneficiaries were wealthier households with up to £20,000 to spare. But it kick-started explosive growth in the industry which helped to push down the cost of later installations, now on around 655,000 roofs across the UK
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2015-11-14 01:00:11
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico will start soliciting bids later this month in its first auction of renewable energy certificates, part of an electricity sector overhaul that ends the state-owned power company's monopoly, government officials said on Wednesday.
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2015-11-11 12:12:13
Thursday, November 5th, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A multi-billion dollar fund set up by the United Nations to help poor countries tackle climate change on Friday approved its first eight projects, which will receive $168 million, a key step before a global climate summit starts on Nov. 30.
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2015-11-05 23:24:46
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The Hyundai ix35 is the Korean company’s first attempt to bring hydrogen-fuelled cars to the mass market, promising zero-emissions and more convenience at the pump. But with electric vehicles being backed by most of the big car-makers now, is hydrogen off to a late start in the race for green driving? Adam Vaughan takes it for a spin to find out more
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2015-11-04 07:00:13
Monday, November 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - The shipping industry expects to be stung by a carbon levy as momentum building from climate talks in Paris starting this month makes a cut to its greenhouse gas emissions likely.

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2015-11-02 08:07:30
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BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Prospects for a U.N. deal in Paris in December meant to mark a "turning point" in slowing climate change have brightened after an acrimonious start to the final preparatory talks in Germany, France said on Tuesday.

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2015-10-20 12:04:07
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Eight oil and gas majors will meet in Paris to flesh out proposals for a move towards cleaner energy. Carbon pricing is a start but a firm list of more ambitious commitments could be transformational From Brent Spar to the Arctic 30 protesters, oil and gas companies have traditionally been regarded as the environment movement’s most implacable foes
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2015-10-16 00:30:04
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RABAT (Reuters) - National pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions, even if fully implemented, would cap global warming at 3 degrees Celsius rather than the 2 degrees targeted to avoid dangerous consequences, the European Commission said on Monday.
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2015-10-12 13:30:04
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From solar powered irrigation to handheld crop sensors, climate-smart villages are springing up across Gujarat, Haryana, Punjab and other statesCamels pulling wooden carts loaded with coconuts plod down the main road amid speeding motorcycles, buses, rickshaws and cars. Farmers sit atop slow-moving oxcarts loaded with grasses and other cattle feed
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2015-10-12 05:19:31
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The world’s richest countries mobilized $61.8 billion in public and private funds in 2014 to help poor countries combat and adapt to climate change, almost two-thirds of a goal to raise $100 billion a year starting in 2020, according to a report released on Wednesday.
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2015-10-07 16:36:49