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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's proposed plan to tax greenhouse gas emissions would probably hit oil refiners hard, ramping up costs in an industry that has been central to the city-state's rapid development over the last half-century.
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2017-02-21 04:21:40
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The most oil-rich and fracking-friendly of states has found itself with the improbable status of being a national leader in a wind energy boomLiving in New York and Washington, Greg Wortham heard all the grand talk about green energy from liberal politicians. Then he returned to the place where he grew up, a small town that embraced wind power so warmly that within a couple of years of the first turbine turning, it had some of the biggest farms on the planet
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2017-02-20 02:01:32
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Labor has denied it wanted a preference deal with One Nation after Pauline Hanson tells parliament the Queensland state Labor secretary approached the party. Follow it live...
6.55am GMT Thanks to the brains trust including Gareth Hutchens, Katharine Murphy, Paul Karp and Mike Bowers. Tomorrow is another day so join us for #politicslive for all the news from the party rooms
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2017-02-13 01:04:51
Monday, February 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
We must shift away from a culture of politically motivated climate change denialism to an acceptance of the truly existential threat now facing humanityIt’s been a bad couple of weeks for the world’s climate and environment. The inauguration of billionaire property developer and reality TV star Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States has presaged a new Dark Age of climate politics
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2017-02-06 17:15:44
Sunday, February 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
It seems Turnbull is basing his core political agenda for 2017 on a rare weather event. It’s a textbook definition of being buffeted by events rather than shaping themImagine a severe thunderstorm had not hit South Australia last September and caused a state-wide blackout. What on earth would the Turnbull government have to talk about? The day after the South Australian storm, the energy minister, Josh Frydenberg, nominated “energy security” as the government’s number one priority
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2017-02-05 19:30:00
Monday, January 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
TOKYO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd and General Motors Co (GM) will jointly produce pollution-free hydrogen fuel cell power systems in the United States from around 2020, the companies said Monday, despite President Donald Trump's promises to dismantle U.S. environmental regulations intended to spur green car demand
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2017-01-30 12:18:14
Monday, January 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will switch course on climate change and pull out of a global pact to cut emissions, said Myron Ebell, who headed U.S. President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team until his inauguration.
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2017-01-30 11:56:35
Sunday, January 22nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Deputy prime minister criticises ‘romantic’ targets set by states as some Coalition MPs call to ditch RET if US pulls out of Paris climate dealBarnaby Joyce has refused to commit the government to maintain the Renewable Energy Target, after a report that conservative Coalition MPs want to ditch it if the United States pulls out of the Paris climate agreement
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2017-01-22 15:54:28
Friday, January 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California released new measures to fight climate change within minutes of Donald Trump being sworn in as U.S. president on Friday, signaling the state's commitment to be the nation's environmental steward under an administration that has questioned the reality of global warming
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2017-01-20 20:06:00
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
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Tuesday, January 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have asked an unnamed Chinese province to turn off its early warning alert system for smog to avoid mismatches between environment and meteorological authority forecasts, state media reported late on Tuesday.
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2017-01-17 22:25:05
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has made a $500 million grant to the Green Climate Fund, meant to help developing nations combat climate change, the State Department said on Tuesday.
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2017-01-17 13:34:32
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
TOKYO (Reuters) - The Pacific island state of Micronesia hopes U.S. President-elect Donald Trump changes his view on climate change, its foreign minister said on Tuesday, adding that global warming poses the biggest threat to low-lying island countries.
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2017-01-17 05:01:23
Sunday, January 15th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Creating a sustainable community is about more than solar energy and recycled water, says the Green Building CouncilWith murder rates double, and robbery rates three times, the state average, the Sydney suburb of Blacktown is not an obvious choice as a world leader of sustainable living. But, in 2016, a new master-planned estate in the suburb became the first residential community in New South Wales to be awarded a top, six-star Green Star community rating by the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)
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2017-01-15 20:35:57
Friday, January 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rex Tillerson, the former oil executive under consideration for U.S. secretary of state, is trying to avoid giving testimony in a federal lawsuit over climate change, according to a lawyer for a group of teenagers who filed the suit.
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2017-01-13 18:42:59