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Flush with cash, Democrats back midterms ‘inflation act’ ad blitz

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on food supply and prices, and his Administration’s efforts to support farmers and food processors, Kankakee, Illinois, U.S., May 11, 2022. REUTERS/Tom Brenner Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters)......

Biden signs inflation act, hands pen to Manchin

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WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Tuesday signed into law a $430 billion bill that is seen as the biggest climate package in U.S. history, designed to cut domestic greenhouse gas emissions as well as lower prescription drug prices and high inflation. At a White House event,......

South Africa’s ‘silent revolution’ as those with cash go solar

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Power crisis drives South Africans to solar PV Cost barrier deepens divide between rich and poor Failure to sell back to grid a missed opportunity JOHANNESBURG, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Thanks to his rooftop solar panels, Pierre Moureau only notices the blackouts that regularly plunge South Africans into darkness when......

Malaysia’s bourse to launch voluntary carbon market by year-end

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A general view of a business district in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia September 15, 2020. REUTERS/Lim Huey Teng Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s stock exchange on Monday said it will launch a voluntary carbon market (VCM) by the year’s end,......

Analysis: U.S. Senate Democrats’ bill will make mark on climate, healthcare costs

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WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – The $430 billion climate change, healthcare and tax bill the U.S. Senate began debating on Saturday night could deliver a major win for Democrats and could help reduce the carbon emissions that drive climate change while also cutting costs for the elderly. Democrats hope the......

U.S. Senate Democrats push ahead on $430 billion drug, energy bill

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WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democrats on Saturday embark on one of their most critical missions of Joe Biden’s presidency: tackling climate change, lowering the costs of energy and senior citizens’ medicine and forcing the wealthy to pay more taxes. They hope that passing the $430 billion bill......

U.S. Senate climate, drug bill estimated to cut 10-year deficit by $101.5 bln

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A general view of the sky above the United States Capitol dome in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2022. REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) – A $430 billion drug pricing, energy and tax bill that Democrats hope to fast-track through......

Europe seeks compromise deal on gas use as Russia cuts supply

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Model of natural gas pipeline, EU and Russia flags, July 18, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register EU ministers to agree emergency gas use cuts Voluntary cuts would become binding in supply emergency Revised proposal exempts numerous countries, industries EU racing to save gas......

EU countries rewrite plan to cut gas demand, seek carve-outs

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BRUSSELS, July 25 (Reuters) – European Union countries are seeking to soften the bloc’s plan to require them to use less gas as Europe prepares for a winter of uncertain supplies from its main gas supplier Russia. The European Commission proposed last week that the 27 EU member states each......

EU asks countries to cut gas demand by 15% until spring

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EU proposes voluntary goal for countries to cut gas use 15% gas cut target could become binding in emergency Needs approval from EU countries, some sceptical Officials see full Russian gas cut-off as likely BRUSSELS, July 20 (Reuters) – The European Union set out emergency plans on Wednesday for countries......

Biden set to announce executive measures on climate -sources

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WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden plans to announce new federal measures aimed at the climate crisis on Wednesday during a trip to Massachusetts, but will stop short of declaring a climate emergency, people familiar with his plans told Reuters. Democratic lawmakers and environmental groups have been......

Australian animals at dire risk as environment deteriorates

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A mother koala named Kali and her joey are seen in their natural habitat in an area affected by bushfires, in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, near Jenolan, Australia, September 14, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MELBOURNE, July 19 (Reuters)......

EU to buy forest firefighting planes as climate crises intensify

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EU Commissioner for Crisis Management Janez Lenarcic speaks during an interview with Reuters in Brussels, Belgium, June 18, 2022. REUTERS/Johanna Geron Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, July 18 (Reuters) – The European Union is in talks with manufacturers to buy firefighting planes to battle the......

EU parliament backs labelling gas and nuclear investments as green

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Lawmakers back ‘green’ EU investment label for the fuels Likely to become law unless super-majority of states veto Gas, nuclear rules have split EU countries and lawmakers Luxembourg, Austria to challenge law in court BRUSSELS, July 6 (Reuters) – The European Parliament on Wednesday backed EU rules labelling investments in......

Supreme Court ruling casts cloud over U.S. leadership in global climate fight

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UNITED NATIONS, June 30 (Reuters) – A Supreme Court ruling on Thursday limiting Washington’s authority to reduce carbon output from power plants will hurt global efforts to fight climate change by slowing America’s emissions cuts and undermining U.S. leadership efforts on the international stage, according to diplomats. The conservative court’s......

EU ministers seek deals on climate laws as economy woes test green pledges

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Ministers meet to seek deals on package of climate laws Moves to weaken some measures as energy shock bites Ministers discuss plans to reduce gas demand EU contingency planning for further Russian gas cuts BRUSSELS, June 27 (Reuters) – Ministers from European Union countries will meet this week to attempt......

Commonwealth ends summit with call for action on climate change, trade

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KIGALI, June 25 (Reuters) – The newly-expanded Commonwealth made broad commitments on Saturday to address climate change and boost trade, concluding a summit aimed at shoring up the relevance of a group that evolved from the British empire. The club, whose 56 members range from India to the tiny Pacific......

Texas repeatedly raises pollution limits for Cheniere LNG plant

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PORTLAND, Texas, June 24 (Reuters) – Cheniere, the largest U.S. exporter of liquefied natural gas, boasts that it’s helping to “improve local air quality in communities globally” because the cleaner burning fuel it ships displaces coal in power plants. But in the Corpus Christi, Texas region, where the fuel is......

Biden administration leans on Tesla for guidance in renewable fuel policy reform

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June 23 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden rarely mentions electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) in public. But privately his administration has leaned on the company to help craft a new policy to allow electric vehicles (EVs) to benefit from the nation’s lucrative renewable fuel subsidies, according to emails......

Youths sue European governments over fossil fuel energy pact

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A Stop sign stands in front of the Neurath lignite power plant of German utility RWE, west of Cologne, Germany, January 16, 2020. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 21 (Reuters) – Five young people will on Tuesday file a lawsuit against 12......

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