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‘Let’s make it count’: World leaders, royalty and environmentalists gear up for major climate summit COP26

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Six years ago, after days of painstaking negotiations, world leaders managed to thrash out a deal on climate change. The result was the Paris Agreement, decided at the COP21 summit in Paris. Described by the United Nations as a legally-binding......

China’s capital envisages 10,000 fuel cell vehicles by 2025

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FILE PHOTO: Visitors look at a display of Toyota’s Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle during the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai, China November 6, 2019. Picture taken November 6, 2019. REUTERS/Yilei Sun/File Photo SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The city of Beijing aims to have over 10,000 fuel cell vehicles......

Exclusive: World Bank, IMF eye ways to link debt relief to climate change spending

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund are planning to launch a platform to advise poor countries on funding climate and conservation activities, amid a broader push that could link such spending to debt relief, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. FILE PHOTO: International......

Analysis: High stakes at sea in global rush for wind power

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By Susanna Twidale, Nora Buli LONDON(Reuters) – Global competition for offshore wind power is so hot that licence auctions now resemble the oil and gas competitions of just a few years ago, and some of the names are familiar too as global oil majors move aggressively into renewable energy. FILE......

China generated over half world’s coal-fired power in 2020: study

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China generated 53% of the world’s total coal-fired power in 2020, nine percentage points more that five years earlier, despite climate pledges and the building of hundreds of renewable energy plants, a global data study showed on Monday. Although China added a record 71.7 gigawatts (GW) of......

U.S. pledges to slash solar energy costs by 60% in a decade

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FILE PHOTO: President Joe Biden walks past solar panels while campaigning in the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative in Plymouth, New Hampshire, U.S., June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (Reuters) – The Biden administration on Thursday set a goal to cut the cost of solar energy by 60% over the next......

Cannabis, clean energy and commodities: ETF themes to watch as 2021’s first quarter comes to a close

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here With U.S. exchange-traded funds approaching $6 trillion in assets under management, several key areas are worth watching, says Old Mission’s Harry Whitton. Source – Click here for more To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...

Spain’s Opdenergy to kick off renewable IPO rush in April: sources

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By Abhinav Ramnarayan, Isla Binnie LONDON/MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Opdenergy is preparing to launch an initial public offering (IPO) as soon as April, three sources told Reuters, potentially paving the way for several other energy firms to raise funds to build solar parks and wind farms in the country. FILE......

Apple Inc spending from ‘green bonds’ hits $2.8 billion

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FILE PHOTO: The Apple logo is seen at an Apple Store in Brooklyn, New York, U.S. October 23, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo (Reuters) – Apple Inc said on Wednesday it allotted $2.8 billion raised from “green bonds” that last year funded 17 projects that will generate 1.2 gigawatts of renewable......

Germany, Canada agree to explore green hydrogen development

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany and Canada agreed on Tuesday to explore the joint development of green hydrogen from Canadian hydroelectric power for export to Germany. FILE PHOTO: German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier reacts during a news conference to present the German government’s hydrogen strategy, in Berlin, Germany June 10, 2020.......

How wind power is leading America’s energy transition

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Wind is now America’s top renewable source of electricity generation. 2020 in particular was a banner year for wind power in the U.S., with more capacity installed in the final quarter of 2020 alone than in all of 2019. Now,......

China should speed nuclear development to meet carbon goals: industry legislators

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FILE PHOTO: People wearing face masks following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak walk at a hutong alley with Chinese national flags hung aside ahead of the Chinese National Day on October 1, in Beijing, China September 29, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China should accelerate development of nuclear power......

Biden climate envoy John Kerry talking to banks, asset managers about mobilizing capital for clean energy

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. climate envoy John Kerry speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, January 27, 2021. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters John Kerry, the U.S. special envoy for climate, is holding discussions with leaders in the financial sector......

India’s Kerala turns homes into ‘mini-solar power stations’

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KERALA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Before Govindan Satheeshan installed solar panels on the roof of his home in southern India’s Kerala state under a government scheme two years ago, the 70-year-old retiree was unsure. Would the panels produce enough electricity? Would they be too expensive? Would the system suffer......

Airline CEOs urge White House support for greener aviation fuel

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By David Shepardson, Tracy Rucinski FILE PHOTO: Delta Air Lines passenger planes are seen parked at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S. March 25, 2020. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The CEOs of American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Air Lines and other airline officials met virtually with White......

Petchem giant Dow braces for ‘high impact’ from climate change: executive

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By Florence Tan, Gavin Maguire SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Dow Inc is adjusting its carbon footprint and product slate to adapt to climate change and tap evolving consumption trends tied to the global energy transition, a senior executive said this week. FILE PHOTO: The Dow logo is seen on a building......

Letters to the Editor — Feb. 25, 2021

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Post readers The Issue: A winter storm in Texas that knocked out state residents’ power for over a week. The premise of Kevin D. Williamson’s article rests on a flawed observation that the energy woes of Texas were a result of underperforming renewables. The author failed to note that of......

Ford invests $1 billion in German plant, targets move to ‘all-electric’ passenger vehicles in Europe by 2030

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here GEORGES GOBET | AFP | Getty Images Ford is investing $1 billion in an electric vehicle production facility in Cologne, Germany, with the European arm of the automotive giant committing to go “all-in” on electric vehicles in the years ahead.......

EV charging to solar panels: How connected tech is changing the homes we live in

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Driven by advances in tech and the advent of high-speed internet connections, many of us now have easy access to a raft of information about the buildings we live in. Thanks to the proliferation of hardware and software within the home, this trend shows no sign of letting up and......

EUROPE POWER-Weather, strike prospects boost week-ahead, curve rallies

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FRANKFURT, Feb 5 (Reuters) – European wholesale market power prices gained strongly on Friday as the prospect of colder weather and French strike action boosted next week delivery, while futures rallied along with related carbon and oil markets. * German baseload power for the week ahead was up 9.7% to......

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