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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Controversial Trade in Services Agreement (Tisa) could make it harder for governments to favour clean energy over fossil fuels as part of efforts to keep temperature rises to 1.5CA far-reaching global trade deal being negotiated in secret could threaten the goals of the Paris climate deal by making it harder for governments to favour clean energy over fossil fuels, a leak of the latest negotiating text shows
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2016-09-20 03:00:55
Tuesday, August 16th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Simon Jenkins writes that “To question China’s good intentions in financing the power station [at Hinkley Point] is silly. It is a French-built plant, and the idea that Beijing might contrive to embed and then activate some doomsday bug is absurd” (Trade with China is a good thing. But Hinkley Point is a dud, 11 August)
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2016-08-16 12:45:20
Thursday, August 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An oil refining group on Thursday asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to change the way it enforces the country's biofuel mandate, stepping up pressure on the agency to alter the program.
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2016-08-04 16:39:39
Wednesday, July 27th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BusinessGreen: Record six-month period sees UK secure €10.4bn (£8.7bn) of investment in offshore wind projects, but installation rate slowsThe European offshore wind industry has enjoyed a record six months of investment, according to new figures released today by trade body WindEurope.In the first six months of this year Europe’s offshore wind projects attracted €14bn of investment, split across seven projects and financing a total of 3
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2016-07-27 08:27:37
Monday, July 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
UK loses third of solar posts as survey reveals almost four in 10 companies are considering leaving market entirely More than 12,000 solar power jobs have been lost in the past year because of government subsidy cuts, according to the industry.
A third of solar jobs have been lost in the UK, found the report by PwC for the Solar Trade Association (STA), based on a survey of 238 companies, around 10% of the industry
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2016-07-25 04:46:39
Monday, July 11th, 2016      Leave a Comment
EU proposal on a free trade deal with the US could curb energy saving measures and a planned switch to clean energy, say MEPsThe latest draft version of the TTIP agreement could sabotage European efforts to save energy and switch to clean power, according to MEPs.A 14th round of the troubled negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade deal between the EU and US is due to begin on Monday in Brussels
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2016-07-11 02:00:09
Wednesday, June 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Virgin Islands' attorney general on Wednesday agreed to withdraw a sweeping subpoena issued against Exxon Mobil Corp as part of a push by a coalition of state prosecutors to try to investigate whether the world's largest publicly traded oil company misled the public about climate change risks
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2016-06-29 19:07:48
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016      Leave a Comment
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's greenhouse gas reduction program is in a battle for its life, and uncertainty about its future has spooked buyers of its carbon permits
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2016-06-15 07:09:43
Friday, June 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
DUBLIN/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Airlines want one global deal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from air travel despite higher costs, in order to avoid a patchwork of regulation that would be harder to manage, an executive of the International Air Transport Association trade group said on Friday.
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2016-06-03 10:31:44
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016      Leave a Comment
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe is seeking support from its neighbors to be allowed to engage in international trade in ivory and will not burn its 70 tonnes of ivory stocks as Kenya did last month, the environment minister said on Wednesday.
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2016-06-01 10:57:12
Wednesday, June 1st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Steep rise between 2010 and 2014 shows link between EU’s renewable energy mandate and deforestation in south-east Asia, say campainersLeaked trade industry figures show a five-fold increase in the use of palm oil for biodiesel in Europe between 2010 and 2014, providing new evidence of links between deforestation in southeast Asia and the EU’s renewable energy mandate
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2016-06-01 04:14:12