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(Reuters) - California's air pollution regulator is due to hold a vote on Thursday on methane emission regulations that it says would be the strictest in the United States in controlling the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.
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2017-03-23 05:07:31
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers for a group of teenagers suing the U.S. government in a climate change case have asked the government and the oil industry's leading trade group to turn over emails sent and received by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson using an alias address while he was running Exxon Mobil
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2017-03-20 13:18:49
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Local entrepreneurs want to replace disappearing coal jobs with employment in solar – but that’s a tough move in a state that lacks the solar-friendly regulations of places like CaliforniaIf solar energy were Dan Conant’s only passion, the West Virginia native could have stayed in Vermont, working for a fast-growing startup in a state friendly to renewables
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2017-03-19 09:00:09
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BADEN-BADEN, Germany (Reuters) - Opposition from the United States, Saudi Arabia and others has forced Germany to drop a reference to financing programs to combat climate change from the draft communique at a G20 finance and central bankers meeting.
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2017-03-17 09:50:50
The state lacks the rainfall, rivers and mountains to run a conventional hydro system, but the ocean could step inThe federal government has announced a $2 billion plan to expand the iconic Snowy Hydro scheme. It will carry out a feasibility study into the idea of adding “pumped hydro” storage capacity, which it says could power up to 500,000 homes
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2017-03-16 22:48:01
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Seventeen congressional Republicans signed a resolution on Wednesday vowing to seek "economically viable" ways to stave off global warming, challenging the stated views of President Donald Trump, who has called climate change a hoax.
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2017-03-15 11:29:41
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp , used an alias email address while at the oil company to send and receive information related to climate change and other matters, according to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman
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2017-03-14 04:17:11
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Premier Jay Weatherill announces drastic measures for the state to take control of its energy sources, saying Australia’s energy market is ‘failing the nation’
South Australia’s energy plan – live reaction The South Australian government has announced it will intervene in the national energy market in a $550m plan that seeks to tame the state’s turbulent power supply and prices
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2017-03-13 19:56:07
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Tesla boss says he is ‘impressed’ after speaking to South Australian premier Jay Weatherill about planLabor says there is still a way to go before Tesla boss Elon Musk’s “exciting” proposal to fix South Australia’s energy crisis can become reality.The entrepreneur has pledged to install the batteries needed to prevent ongoing blackouts in the state and have the situation fixed within 100 days or “it is free”
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2017-03-11 19:35:20
Monday, March 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Tax hike on solar-installed properties to affect 821 state schools in England and Wales, research suggests New research suggests schools in England and Wales which have solar panels installed will be landed with a £1.8m bill because of business rate changes that have been branded ludicrous and nonsensical
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2017-03-06 06:17:16
Monday, March 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
There’s broad support for climate policies in every state and county, but Americans view global warming as a distant problem
The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication published the findings of its 2016 survey on American public opinion about climate change. The results are interesting – in some ways confusing – and yet they reveal surprisingly broad support for action to address climate change
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2017-03-06 05:00:11
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017      Leave a Comment
With solar energy becoming cheaper – and federal and state authorities offering tax credits and other incentives – now is a good time to switchClimate change in the US: the dangers and the solutions – about this seriesInstalling solar panels on the roof of your home is a big project – but it can pay dividends in more ways than one
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2017-03-01 04:00:05
Tuesday, February 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Monday, February 20th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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
Monday, February 13th, 2017      Leave a Comment
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