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China urges U.S. to fulfill climate duties after Supreme Court ruling

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BEIJING, July 1 (Reuters) – The United States must meet its international obligations on climate change and do more than “shout slogans”, China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Friday following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting Washington’s ability to cut power sector emissions. The Supreme Court voted to......

China to cut industrial energy intensity by 13.5% from 2021-2025

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People walk past a China Energy coal-fired power plant in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China September 29, 2021. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, June 29 (Reuters) – China will reduce its industrial energy consumption per unit of output by 13.5% over the 2021-2025 period......

Analysis: Asian demand, rising costs squeeze Europe’s LNG import plan

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Model of LNG tanker is seen in front of the EU flag in this illustration taken May 19, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Freeport outage adds to LNG market tightness Asian demand rebound means Europe will compete for LNG LNG imports seen lower......

EU must stick with Ukraine despite economic pain -European Commission

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A model of the natural gas pipeline is seen in front of displayed word EU and Russia flag colours in this illustration taken March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, June 22 (Reuters) – Europe must keep up its support for Ukraine......

Power consumption at records in China as Premier issues warning

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Electricity pylon and powers lines are seen in Nanyang, Henan province, China October 13, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, June 22 (Reuters) – The consumption of electricity in the Chinese provinces of Shandong and Henan reached records this week, primarily driven by......

Column: China’s lockdowns and heavy rains ease coal shortage: Kemp

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A resident and a child look out through gaps in the barriers at a closed residential area during lockdown, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China, May 10, 2022. REUTERS/Aly Song Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) – China’s electricity generation......

Germany risks recession as Russian gas crisis deepens

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Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register More Europeans activate first stage of gas crisis plans Surging gas price adds to policymakers’ inflation headache Slowing......

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......

Europe may shift back to coal as Russia turns down gas flows

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Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Germany may take ‘painful’ move to fire up coal power Italy, Austria also looking at burning more coal......

Ukraine president expects Russia attacks to intensify with EU summit this week

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EU to decide on Ukraine membership bid Zelenskiy says Battle for Donbas to intensify City of Sievierodonetsk focus of Russian attacks NATO’s Stoltenberg says war could last for years KYIV, June 20 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy predicted Russia will escalate its attacks this week as European Union leaders......

Germany announces fresh measures to cut gas consumption

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Gas flames of a cooker are pictured in a private home in Bad Honnef near Bonn, Germany, March 30, 2022. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register FRANKFURT, June 19 (Reuters) – Germany on Sunday announced further steps to shore up gas storage levels, as......

Australian power crunch eases as coal-fired plants crank up

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The Liddell coal-fired power station is pictured in the Hunter Valley, north of Sydney, Australia, April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register MELBOURNE, June 17 (Reuters) – Australian coal-fired generators have brought 1,900 megawatts (MW) of capacity back on line since Wednesday,......

Sydney residents told to cut power use to help avoid blackouts

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Power spot market remains suspended AGL, EnergyAustralia coal units restart Power capacity reserves improving, operator says MELBOURNE, June 16 (Reuters) – Sydney residents were urged on Thursday to conserve power in the evening as much as possible to avert blackouts, one day after Australia suspended its spot electricity market due......

Europe imports more South African coal as Russian ban looms

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JOHANNESBURG, June 15 (Reuters) – European countries, scrambling to secure alternatives to Russian coal, imported 40% more coal from South Africa’s main export hub in the first five months of this year than over the whole of 2021, figures obtained by Reuters showed on Wednesday. South Africa’s Richards Bay Coal......

Australia’s $3.6 bln Snowy hydro project faces delay to 2028 -report

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MELBOURNE, June 10 (Reuters) – Australia’s A$5 billion ($3.6 billion) expansion of the country’s biggest hydro scheme faces a delay of up to 19 months, pushing start-up of the massive energy storage project out to 2028, the Australian Financial Review reported on Friday. The delay was due to a string......

How a battery shortage is hampering the U.S. switch to wind, solar power

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June 9 (Reuters) – U.S. renewable energy developers have delayed or scrapped several big battery projects meant to store electrical power on the grid in recent months, scuttling plans to replace fossil fuels with wind and solar energy. At least a dozen storage projects meant to support growing renewable energy......

Americans split on nuclear energy as safety worries linger – Reuters/Ipsos poll

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WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) – Just under half of Americans support nuclear power to generate electricity, a waning industry the Biden administration has been trying to revitalize with billions of dollars in public spending as part of a plan to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll showed.......

China vows new financial tools to support drive to carbon neutrality

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A woman walks across a bridge in front of a chimney billowing smoke from a coal-burning power station in central Beijing February 25, 2011. REUTERS/David Gray Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI, May 31 (Reuters) – China’s government said it will expand its range of financial......

Australia’s AGL Energy scraps demerger plan, CEO and chairman to step down

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The logo of AGL Energy Ltd, Australia’s no.2 power retailer, adorns the building of their head office in Sydney, Australia, February 8, 2017. Picture taken February 8, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ‘Wow. A huge day for Australia” – Cannon-Brookes tweets AGL......

EXCLUSIVE How a Russian billionaire shielded assets from European sanctions

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Melnichenko ceded ownership of coal, fertilizer firms to wife Cession occurred the day before EU imposed sanctions on him Transfers of assets fuel doubts over sanctions’ effectiveness ISTANBUL/BRUSSELS, May 27 (Reuters) – Russian businessman Andrey Melnichenko ceded ownership of two of the world’s largest coal and fertilizers companies to his......

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