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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of more than 100 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House urged President Donald Trump on Friday to reconsider the omission of climate change from his administration's national security strategy, saying it is a step backward on science.
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2018-01-12 12:40:02
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WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will comply with an EU court order to stop cutting trees in Bialowieza forest, except where public safety has to be ensured, its new environment minister said on Friday - words certain to disappoint campaigners who want logging to end there.
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2018-01-12 05:00:16
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OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming is on track to breach the toughest limit set in the Paris climate agreement by the middle of this century unless governments make unprecedented economic shifts from fossil fuels, a draft U.N. report said.
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2018-01-11 14:41:04
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Fresh offer of ‘substantial investment’ from Welsh first minister raises hope for clean energy plan getting a green light from WestminsterPlans for a £1.3bn tidal power lagoon in Swansea could still be backed by ministers despite government indecision on whether to support it, according to the author of an independent review on the project
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2018-01-11 11:19:15
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The idea that this pro-fracking, badger-culling government is committed to the environment looks as empty as one of Michael Gove’s reusable coffee cup

• Sue Hayman is the shadow environment secretaryThe 25-year plan for the environment announced by the government today looks fairly weak on paper, and we’re not holding our breath when it comes to implementation
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2018-01-11 10:24:26
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Following the success of Elon Musk’s 100-megawatt battery in South Australia, another battery and renewable power plant are in the worksAustralia’s renewable energy sector responds to the success of South Australia’s Tesla lithium ion battery. South Australia will build the world’s largest solar thermal plant, and a Queensland wind farm may be the site of a new record-breaking battery
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2018-01-11 00:20:09
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will replace Obama-era carbon and clean water regulations and open up a national debate on climate change in 2018, part of a list of priorities for the year that also includes fighting lead contamination in public drinking water.
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2018-01-10 05:42:52
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IEEFA report says China will dominate international investment in renewable technology over the next several decadesChina is moving towards becoming a global leader in renewable technology as the US pulls away, a new report has said.China is the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases and still invests in coal but in recent years it has become the largest investor in domestic renewable energy
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2018-01-09 21:08:49
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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia had its third-hottest year on record in 2017, the country's weather bureau said on Wednesday, as global warming changed the continent's climate and farmers warned unpredictable seasons are hurting the $47 billion agricultural sector.
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2018-01-09 20:12:52
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The UK now has more offshore wind power capacity than any other country – but we need a plan B for ultra-cold winters with soaring energy demandsLast year was one of the greenest for power in the UK. Nearly one-third of all electricity came from renewable sources, and wind and solar provided more power than coal on 315 days of the year
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2018-01-09 15:30:30
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's environment ministry said on Tuesday it had fined two local truck makers a total of at least 38 million yuan ($5.84 million) for manufacturing vehicles that do not meet pollution standards and for engaging in emissions fraud.
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2018-01-09 01:58:45
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Panels which lie under transparent concrete are dug up in what is believed to be a case of technology theftThieves in China have vandalised a newly opened solar highway, less than a week after the road was christened with much fanfare.
The one-kilometre stretch of road in the eastern city of Jinan consists of solar panels under a layer of transparent concrete, allowing cars to drive over the photovoltaic cells
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2018-01-08 22:21:17
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Despite costing up to $4.5bn, the feasibility study for ‘Australia’s biggest battery’ finds it would still be economically viable
Australians would pay more for electricity and have more volatile supply if the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydropower project is not built, Josh Frydenberg has said.The energy and environment minister has strongly argued for the necessity of the scheme in an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review, despite the feasibility study revealing that its estimated cost had blown out by more than $2bn to between $3
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2018-01-08 20:25:59
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. power grid regulator on Monday rejected a directive by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to prop up aging coal and nuclear power plants, in a setback for the Trump administration that disappointed coal miners but pleased drillers, environmentalists and renewable energy advocates
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2018-01-08 17:21:16
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BERLIN (Reuters) - The parties that are in talks on forming a new German coalition government have given up on the country's previous target of achieving a 40 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions by the year 2020, two sources told Reuters.
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2018-01-08 07:21:06