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Swiss Re, UBS among founding buyers in carbon removal scheme

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LONDON, May 23 (Reuters) – Insurance firm Swiss Re (SRENH.S) and banking giant UBS (UBSG.S) are among five founding buyers of credits from a scheme set up by a Swiss company to drive down the cost of taking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Even with pledges of huge reductions......

In blow to Biden climate goals, Entergy shuts nuclear power plant

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U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on infrastructure investments at the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 324 training facility in Howell, Michigan, U.S. October 5, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 20 (Reuters) – Entergy Corp (ETR.N) said on Friday it has......

This start-up makes vodka out of CO2 emissions, and it’s backed by Toyota and JetBlue

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here At Bathtub Gin, a reinvented speakeasy in lower Manhattan, patrons may be pining for the past but they are drinking a vodka specifically invented for a cleaner future. Air Vodka is made in part from greenhouse gas emissions – specifically,......

U.S. to kick off latest offshore wind auction for Carolina coast

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A surfer navigates the wave in Surfside Beach, South Carolina, October 2, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 11 (Reuters) – Bidding for federal wind energy leases for two areas off the coast of North Carolina and South Carolina kicked off on Wednesday,......

New Mexico ‘megafire’ could more than double in size -official

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TAOS, N.M., April 30 (Reuters) – A drought-driven wildfire in northern New Mexico exploded into a “megafire” of 100,000 acres, or 157 square miles, on Saturday and could still more than double in size, a fire official said. Fueled by ferocious spring winds in parched mountain forests, the Calf Canyon......

Satellites detect California cow burps, a major methane source, from space

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WASHINGTON, April 29 (Reuters) – Satellites have detected methane emissions from belching cows at a California feedlot, marking the first time emissions from livestock – a major component of agricultural methane – could be measured from space. Environmental data firm GHGSat this month analyzed data from its satellites and pinpointed......

Largest U.S. wildfire rages out of control in New Mexico

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The Calf Canyon fire burns in mountains south of Mora, New Mexico, U.S. April 25, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Hay Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MORA, N.M., April 29 (Reuters) – Firefighters in New Mexico failed on Friday to pin back the flames of the United States’ largest......

German-funded consortium to develop ‘battery passport’ for Europe

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BERLIN, April 25 (Reuters) – A German-funded consortium of carmakers and battery producers, including BMW (BMWG.DE), Umicore (UMI.BR) and BASF (BASFn.DE), is to develop a “battery passport” that traces the content and carbon footprint of batteries in Europe, Germany’s economy ministry said on Monday. The consortium of 11 partners has......

Britain moves ahead with mandatory climate plans for companies

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Activists from the Extinction Rebellion drape a banner across Marble Arch as part of a protest in central London, Britain, April 16, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) – Britain unveiled a new taskforce on Monday to write rules......

On Earth Day, climate activists call for ban on buying Russian oil

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Campaigners demand EU sanctions on Russian oil and gas Some European states oppose ban for fear of economic hit Protests in Berlin, Warsaw, Brussels, Lviv, New York BRUSSELS, April 22 (Reuters) – Climate change campaigners held a wave of protests for Earth Day on Friday, pushing demands such as an......

Sunseap signs MOU to develop large-scale solar plants in Indonesia’s Riau Islands

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State Electricity Company officials stands between solar cell panels at the largest solar power plant in Indonesia, at Oelpuah village in Kupang, July 20, 2017. Antara Foto/Widodo S Jusuf via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SINGAPORE, April 19 (Reuters) – Singapore’s Sunseap Group said......

Lawmaker Raskin sees hope for U.S. climate legislation this year

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WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) – U.S. Democrats in Congress squabbling over how best to invest in the fight against climate change will forge a compromise in coming months that could be signed into law by President Joe Biden, Democratic Representative Jamie Raskin predicts. Significantly, Raskin signaled that he and other......

Climate change protesters block central Paris square to protest election choices

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PARIS, April 16 (Reuters) – Climate change activists forced the closure of a main square in central Paris on Saturday to protest against the environmental programmes put forward by France’s remaining presidential candidates. The Extinction Rebellion (XR) had said on its website that it planned to block a major Parisian......

EU could revisit renewable targets in push to quit Russian energy, climate policy chief says

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Vice President of the European Commission, Frans Timmermans, gestures during the Meeting of College of Commissioners at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 18 January 2022. Julien Warnand/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register CAIRO, April 10 (Reuters) – The European Union may set......

Britain plans nuclear and offshore turbines to boost energy independence

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LONDON, April 7 (Reuters) – Britain set out plans to expand nuclear and offshore wind power on Thursday to bolster its energy independence, but a failure to target improved energy efficiency even as heating costs surge was attacked for lacking ambition. With energy prices hitting record highs this year, driven......

‘Now or never’: Only severe emissions cuts will avoid climate extremes -U.N. report

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April 4 (Reuters) – Drastic cuts to fossil fuel use. Growing forests and eating less meat. These are just some of the actions needed in this decade to contain global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial temperatures, a major report by the U.N. climate science agency said Monday. Despite......

Cities driving climate change, but part of the solution -UN report

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April 4 (Reuters) – Cities are driving the human-caused climate change that threatens the global environment, but also offer hope. That is the overriding message of a chapter devoted to cities in a major U.N. report on climate change released on Monday, providing city planners around the world guideposts aimed......

U.S. boosts fuel efficiency rules as Biden reverses Trump rollback

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Traffic moves along a freeway as vehicles travel towards Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 22, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Blake Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday sharply boosted fuel economy standards for vehicles, reversing former President Donald Trump’s......

Canadian oil industry at odds with Trudeau over new 2030 climate plans

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CALGARY, Alberta, March 31 (Reuters) – Canada’s first emissions reduction roadmap relies heavily on the oil and gas sector to help Ottawa reach its 2030 climate goal, but there is a still a big gap between what industry and government say are achievable cuts. Oil and gas is Canada’s highest-polluting......

Major automakers back tough U.S. vehicle emissions rules in court battle

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WASHINGTON, March 30 (Reuters) – Major U.S. and foreign automakers on Wednesday backed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new tougher vehicle emissions regulations in a court challenge brought by some states and ethanol groups. Texas and 15 other states have challenged the EPA’s vehicle emissions rules that reverse a rollback......

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