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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Brazil pledged on Tuesday to increase their share of renewable energy in electricity generation from sources other than hydro-power to 20 percent by 2030 in an effort to show commitment to fighting climate change.

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2015-06-30 11:47:41
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Taking the government’s own low-carbon lender out of the state sector is only likely to make it more risk-averse and less effectiveDavid Cameron likes to boast that his coalition government was the first in the world to create a green investment bank to accelerate investment in new energy infrastructure
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2015-06-24 18:05:01
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some U.S. scientists are expressing hope that Pope Francis' encyclical on global warming embracing the view that it is mostly caused by human activities will change public opinion in the United States, where the issue is highly politicized.
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2015-06-17 06:17:50
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Federal prosecutors say Norte Energia, the consortium building the $11bn dam, has violated agreed-to items that are endangering locals’ means of survivalConstruction of a massive hydroelectric dam is endangering the livelihoods of at least 2,000 families in Brazil’s Amazon jungle state of Para, according to federal prosecutors who recommend that efforts to move the residents be suspended
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2015-06-16 17:59:39
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is collectively on track to achieve its goal of sourcing a fifth of its energy from renewables by 2020, although Britain, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are lagging behind other states, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

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2015-06-16 10:20:54
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BONN, Germany (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world's poorest countries plan to push hard for a new global climate change deal, due in December, to address the losses and damage already being caused by worsening extreme weather and rising seas, which are hitting their people hard.
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2015-06-10 12:37:30
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Even coal states that are suing the Environment Protection Agency are looking at how they can meet carbon reduction targets, reports Inside Climate NewsThe US Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to finalise the rules on carbon emissions from power plants are still several months away. But most states, even those challenging the agency in court, are already investigating ways to comply
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2015-06-03 12:27:35
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An international commitment to provide $100 billion a year by 2020 to help vulnerable countries tackle climate change is unlikely to be met if only government funding from rich nations is counted towards it, researchers said.

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2015-06-03 02:39:09
Monday, June 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Scientists and economists have joined forces to launch a global research initiative to make green energy cheaper than coal within 10 years, a target they believe is critical to avoid dangerous climate change. They have compared the goal to the Apollo programme of the 1960s when the United States stated that it would put a man on the Moon by the end of the decade
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2015-06-01 18:00:00
Monday, May 25th, 2015      Leave a Comment
OTTAWA (Reuters) - North American energy ministers said on Monday they had set up a working group on climate change and energy, a partnership designed to help Canada, the United States and Mexico harmonize policies.
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2015-05-25 16:48:08
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015      Leave a Comment
SAN FRANCISCO/OTTAWA (Reuters) - California and leaders of 11 states and provinces signed an agreement on Tuesday to limit their output of heat-trapping greenhouse gases 80 to 95 percent by 2050, a goal they hope will help prevent runaway climate change.
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2015-05-19 17:15:35
Monday, May 18th, 2015      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Americans are likely to have six times more days above 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) by 2100, partly because of climate change, scientists said on Monday, with heat already linked to hundreds of deaths a year in the United States.
UKReuters via Reuters
2015-05-18 11:58:25
Friday, May 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Publicly-run clean energy programmes are flourishing across the US, as states from California to Massachusetts and Ohio embrace the switch from fossil-fuel based powerSewage and solar power may be odd bedfellows in the race to save the climate. But in Sonoma County, one hour north of San Francisco, an experiment is underway to install the nation’s largest floating solar array on a series of wastewater treatment ponds
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2015-05-08 07:30:02
Thursday, May 7th, 2015      Leave a Comment
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China is optimistic about hitting its 2015 energy-saving and environment goals, after data from the country's top economic planner showed it reduced energy consumption in the first quarter, the state-backed China Daily newspaper said on Friday.

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2015-05-07 20:51:39
Monday, May 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States must redirect spending from wasteful solar power tax credits and prepare the electricity grid for large-scale solar energy use if the industry is to play a significant role in lowering carbon emissions, a report led by MIT researchers said on Tuesday.
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2015-05-04 23:03:15