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Coag meeting will agree on a significant suite of reforms, federal energy and environment minister says • If energy ministers bow to gas industry they’ll be deciding in the darkA meeting of state and territory energy ministers will tackle secret long-term gas contracts in an effort to make the sector more competitive, the federal environment and energy minister has said
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2016-08-18 19:25:05
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A ReachTEL poll commissioned by Friends of the Earth shows 68% of the state, including a majority of Liberal voters, want to see an end to reliance on coal The vast majority of people in Victoria – and even a majority of Liberal voters – support the state moving towards 100% renewable energy “as a matter of urgency,” a new poll has found
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2016-08-17 15:00:12
Thursday, August 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California voters could decide whether to extend the state's pioneering climate change program beyond 2020 when they go to the polls in two years, an official within Governor Jerry Brown's administration said on Thursday.
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2016-08-04 21:24:25
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
HOUSTON (Reuters) - A pact that 15 U.S. states signed to jointly investigate Exxon Mobil Corp for allegedly misleading the public about climate change sought to keep prosecutors' deliberations confidential and was broadly written so they could probe other fossil fuel companies.
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2016-08-03 23:04:59
Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign has solicited advice from California regulators on how to revamp a federal regulation requiring biofuels like corn-based ethanol be blended into the nation's gasoline supply, according to campaign and state officials
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2016-08-03 15:22:33
Thursday, July 28th, 2016      Leave a Comment
This project will suck up billions that ought to be invested in reducing demand and developing renewablesThe French energy giant EDF today finally decided to go ahead with Hinkley C . It may be a disaster for the largely state-owned company. If the British government now gives the nod to the first round of subsidies, it will surely be a disaster for British energy policy
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2016-07-28 13:54:40
Tuesday, July 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's second-largest energy retailer AGL Energy Ltd said on Wednesday it had set up the nation's largest renewable energy fund, worth A$2-3 billion, with Australia's sovereign wealth fund and a Queensland government-owned fund.
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2016-07-26 20:01:15
Friday, July 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency will as soon as Monday finalize a scientific finding that greenhouse gases from aviation endanger human health, obligating the United States to regulate emissions from commercial aircraft, sources told Reuters.
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2016-07-22 15:37:30
Friday, July 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged U.N. nations on Friday to reach a deal to cut the use of a family of powerful greenhouse gases and take a big step toward keeping global warming in check.
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2016-07-22 11:27:13
Friday, July 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China installed 20 gigawatts (GW) of solar power capacity in the first half of 2016, three times as much as during the same period a year ago, state news agency Xinhua reported late on Thursday citing the country's largest solar industry lobby.
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2016-07-22 02:49:21
Wednesday, July 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The high prices in South Australia should serve as a warning to all. This is what happens when climate change policy is not aligned with energy sector policy
Recent news reports highlighting that the price of generating electricity in South Australia has increased three to four times its historic levels have left politicians, commentators and renewables advocates in an agitated state
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2016-07-20 20:43:18
Monday, July 18th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The $650m, 96-turnbine Dundonnell project is expected to save 700,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a yearVictoria has approved a $650m, 96-turbine windfarm that will be the largest in the state as it bids to become the nation’s renewable energy leader.The approval of the Dundonnell project means 300 direct and indirect jobs will be created during construction and the turbines will generate 1000 gigawatt hours of clean energy each year
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2016-07-18 23:30:44
Thursday, July 14th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission will propose limits on CO2 emissions from trucks, following in the footsteps of the United States and Japan, and new fuel efficiency standards for cars and vans after 2020, according to a draft document seen by Reuters.
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2016-07-14 14:34:04
Friday, July 8th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will send inspection teams to eight more provinces and regions to see how well they are complying with state environment rules and fighting the country's war on pollution, the environment ministry said.
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2016-07-08 02:13:03
Tuesday, July 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Wind and solar energy projects are set to be the big winners of the state’s ambitious renewable energy targetsTwo years ago Rob Stokes, the then environment minister for New South Wales, promised that his state could become Australia’s answer to California in the clean energy industry. “We are making NSW No 1 in energy and environmental policy,” Stokes, a Liberal, told the Clean Energy Week gathering in Sydney in July 2014
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2016-07-05 19:16:00