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Big nations must stretch further to limit climate change – U.S. envoy Kerry

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MILAN, Oct 2 (Reuters) – The world’s major economies must “stretch to do more” at next month’s U.N. climate talks to show they are serious about wanting to tackle global warming, U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry said on Saturday. The COP26 conference in Glasgow aims to secure more ambitious climate......

EXCLUSIVE White House, top Democrats agree to boost carbon capture credit in budget bill -sources

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The White House and top Democratic lawmakers have agreed to boost a tax credit for industrial carbon capture projects in a deal that could help solidify support for the budget reconciliation bill at the heart of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, two sources with knowledge......

Microsoft climate head says planting trees won’t be enough to remove CO2 from the air

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Charred trunks are seen on a tract of Amazon jungle, that was recently burned by loggers and farmers, in Porto Velho, Brazil August 23, 2019. Ueslei Marcelino | Reuters The current race to address carbon emissions is driving companies to......

China power crunch slams factories as coal lobby warns woes could stay until winter

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SHENYANG, China, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Small firms caught in China’s prolonged energy crunch are turning to diesel generators, or simply shutting shop, as coal industry officials voiced fears about stockpiles ahead of winter and manufacturing shrank in the world’s no. 2 economy. Beijing is scrambling to deliver more coal......

Some Apple, Tesla suppliers suspend production in China amid power pinch

Reuters
Sept 27 (Reuters) – Several Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) suppliers have suspended production at some Chinese factories for a number of days to comply with tighter energy consumption policies, putting supply chains at risk in the peak season for electronics goods. Two major Taiwanese chipmakers, however, said......

Malaysia pledges spending, green goals in 5-year economic plan

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PM Ismail Sabri tables 12th Malaysia Plan Expects 4.5%-5.5% average annual GDP until 2025 Govt to spend over $95 bln on developments in 2021-2025 Carbon tax, no more coal power to reach 2050 carbon neutral goal KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Malaysia’s Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob on Monday......

Germans vote in close election to decide Merkel successor

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Chancellor Angela Merkel is not seeking a fifth term Final opinion polls gave Social Democrats a narrow lead Conservatives reduced gap in final stages of campaign BERLIN, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Germans vote in a national election on Sunday that looks too close to call, with the centre-left Social Democrats......

Zimbabwe bolsters emissions targets ahead of climate summit

Reuters
A cow stands on caked mud before a small patch of water at a dam as the region deals with a prolonged drought near Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo Sept 25 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe has adopted a more ambitious target for emissions reduction ahead of a United Nations climate conference in......

Canada fossil fuel workers want victorious Trudeau to keep retraining pledge

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Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi announce the beginning of construction on the Green Line at the Calgary Transit Oliver Bowen Maintenance Facility, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada July 7, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Sturk/File Photo CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s narrow election victory......

New WHO air-quality guidelines aim to cut deaths linked to fossil fuels

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WHO issues first air quality guidelines since 2005 Slashes recommended limits for emissions linked to fossil fuels Says air pollution threat to health alongside climate change Blames exposure to air pollution for 7 million deaths a year GENEVA, Sept 22 (Reuters) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) tightened its air......

Britain tells its food industry to prepare for CO2 price shock

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CO2 prices will rise sharply, minister says UK pays fertiliser maker CF to reopen plants Poultry plants would have closed, Britain says Iceland says 3-week deal will not save Christmas Poultry industry says turkey production will still fall LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Britain warned its food producers on Wednesday......

UK strikes deal for CO2 producer CF to restart operations

Reuters
A general view of the CF industries plant in Billingham, Britain September 20, 2021. REUTERS/Lee Smith LONDON, Sept 21 (Reuters) – Britain has struck a deal with CF Industries for the American company to restart the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) after soaring gas prices forced it to halt operations,......

Shell exits Permian with $9.5 bln Texas shale sale to ConocoPhillips

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Sept 20 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) said on Monday it would sell its Permian Basin assets to ConocoPhillips (COP.N) for $9.5 billion in cash, an exit from the largest U.S. oilfield for the energy major shifting its focus to the clean energy transition. For ConocoPhillips, it is the......

Australia steps up hydrogen funding ahead of climate talks

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A worker stands atop a wind turbine during a routine inspection at the Infigen Energy wind farm located on the hills surrounding Lake George, 50 km north of the Australian capital city of Canberra May 13, 2013. REUTERS/David Gray MELBOURNE, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Australia said on Monday it would......

British food industry demands government action over CO2 shortage

Reuters
LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Britain’s food industry called on the government to subsidise carbon dioxide (CO2) production during a spike in gas prices or risk the collapse of the country’s meat industries. A surge in gas prices has forced two British fertiliser plants to shut, stripping food producers of......

Biden asks world leaders to cut methane in climate fight

Reuters
U.S. and EU plan pledge to cut methane Biden asks other world leaders to join Britain says it will sign up to the pledge WASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden urged world leaders on Friday to join the United States and European Union in a pledge to......

Four former VW employees go on trial in Dieselgate lawsuit

Reuters
BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Four former employees of carmaker Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) went on trial on Thursday over the Dieselgate scandal in which illegal software was used to cheat emission tests. The trial, being held in the city of Braunschweig, close to Volkswagen’s headquarters in Wolfsburg, started without former......

Italy working on measures to curb power prices – minister

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Electricity masts are seen at the sunset in Milan’s neighborhood, Italy, February 21, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini/File Photo MILAN, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Italy will introduce short-term measures to offset the expected rise in retail power prices and is working on a longer-term reform of power bills, the energy transition minister......

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