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Fossil fuel divestment campaigners still have work to do, meeting held by Sainsbury Family Charitable Trusts is told. Climate News Network reportsThere’s sobering news for campaigners trying to persuade investors to withdraw their funds from the fossil fuel industry: UK experts say their efforts are unlikely to achieve enough quickly enough
UKGuardian Unlimited via Guardian Unlimited
2015-07-29 09:30:10
PARIS (Reuters) - The French government is considering a reform of the tax levied on power bills to fund renewable energy that would see it extended to natural gas and road fuels, a source close to the matter said on Sunday.
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2015-07-26 09:41:38
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The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has unveiled his new plans to make London the ultra-low emission vehicle capital of Europe, which include lowering the congestion charge further for low-emission vehicles and giving grants to taxi drivers to encourage them to switch to electric cars.
UKThe Independent via The Independent
2015-07-22 14:10:59
Thursday, July 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Powered by the sun, this low cost three-bedroom house is the first in the country to produce and sell more energy than it uses Britain’s first low cost ‘energy positive’ house, which can generate more electricity than its occupants will use, opens on Thursday despite George Osborne axing plans to make housebuilders meet tough low carbon housing targets from next year
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2015-07-16 00:00:01
Thursday, July 9th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Students and staff at the University of Warwick (UoW) have been celebrating the success of a two-year long campaign which called for the institution to stop investing in coal, oil and gas.

UKThe Independent via The Independent
2015-07-09 08:12:13
Monday, July 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Country takes row over subsidies to European court of justice amid concerns UK project could distort energy marketAustria has filed a legal challenge at the European court of justice against EU-granted state subsidies for a new nuclear power plant in Britain, government officials have said.“Subsidies are there to support modern technologies that lie in the general interest of all EU member states
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2015-07-06 08:56:59
Thursday, July 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Twenty local governments, representing areas producing 5 percent of global climate-changing emissions, have committed to targets to cut those emissions, with the majority also setting goals for renewable energy, a platform uniting them said on Thursday.
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2015-07-02 13:00:55
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Taking the government’s own low-carbon lender out of the state sector is only likely to make it more risk-averse and less effectiveDavid Cameron likes to boast that his coalition government was the first in the world to create a green investment bank to accelerate investment in new energy infrastructure
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2015-06-24 18:05:01
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is collectively on track to achieve its goal of sourcing a fifth of its energy from renewables by 2020, although Britain, the Netherlands and Luxembourg are lagging behind other states, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

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2015-06-16 10:20:54
Wednesday, June 10th, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Renewable power was the fastest growing form of energy last year, with a record 6 percent of global power generation, in a year when energy consumption slowed sharply worldwide, BP said in an authoritative review.

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2015-06-10 09:18:38
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Saturday, June 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The architect of the Government’s much-criticised household energy efficiency scheme has blamed the Big Six electricity providers for its failure.

UKThe Independent via The Independent
2015-06-06 16:38:46
Saturday, June 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Spending on energy efficiency and the clean-up of Britain’s old nuclear reactors is set be significantly reduced as part of the Government’s austerity drive.

UKThe Independent via The Independent
2015-06-06 16:38:41
Saturday, June 6th, 2015      Leave a Comment
The high seas should be given a seat at the United Nations to help to deal with issues such as piracy, overfishing and oil exploration outside national waters, according to a former Commander-in-Chief Fleet of the Royal Navy.

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2015-06-06 15:35:59
Thursday, June 4th, 2015      Leave a Comment
LISBON (Reuters) - Global sustainable fishery policies could raise profits in the sector by $51 billion a year, boost the numbers of fish in the oceans and provide more food for the world's people, research showed on Thursday.

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2015-06-04 08:57:13
Friday, May 29th, 2015      Leave a Comment
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Friday unveiled much-anticipated targets for the blending of renewable fuels into motor fuel for the three years to 2016, proposing some 17.4 billion gallons of renewable fuels must be used in gasoline or diesel next year.

UKReuters via Reuters
2015-05-29 09:28:57