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Apr 15, 2014

UK well placed to deal with potential Russian gas export cut

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) – Britain is well placed to deal
with the possibility of a Russian cutoff of gas to Europe during
the Ukraine crisis, because it receives most of its imports from
Norway and has significant domestic reserves.

As relations worsen between Kiev and Moscow, European gas
customers fear that Russia could cut off exports to Ukraine,
which is an important transit route for natural gas to the
European Union.

Apr 15, 2014

Africa, Brazil ahead of Arctic in oil exploration -DNV

LONDON, April 15 (Reuters) – Africa and Brazil are more
attractive areas for oil and gas exploration than the Arctic,
where firms will need 15 to 20 years to tap reserves due to the
harsh climate, the chief executive of Norway’s DNV GL said.

DNV GL is one of the world’s largest certification,
inspection, testing and advisory companies for the maritime, oil
and gas and renewable power industries.

Apr 4, 2014

European energy prices face weak spring

LONDON/FRANKFURT, April 4 (Reuters) – European benchmark
power, natural gas and coal prices have dropped to multi-year
lows and gas prices in particular could drop further in coming
months given oversupply and weak demand.

European energy prices have fallen steadily this year as a
result of a mild winter and a supply glut. A warmer-than-average
outlook for the start of spring has put further pressure on
prices this week.

Apr 4, 2014

Whisky gets greener as Scottish distillers burn waste byproducts

SPEYSIDE (Reuters) – Scotch whisky distillers are burning their unwanted grain byproducts, wood chips and other types of biomass for a source of energy in remote areas of the Highlands, where gas links are scarce and fuel oil is pricey.

The production of Scotch whisky has evolved over more than 500 years and is steeped in tradition. It is also a big business, generating 4 billion pounds ($6 billion) a year in exports – a quarter of all Britain’s food and drink sales abroad.

Apr 2, 2014

UK could produce shale gas in 4 years in emergency -Cuadrilla

LONDON, April 2 (Reuters) – Shale gas production in Britain
could begin within four years if the current crisis in Ukraine
escalates to such an extent that a national state of emergency
is declared, the chief executive of Cuadrilla Resources said.

Britain is in the early stages of exploring for shale gas to
counter its growing dependence on imports, and geologists have
estimated it could have shale resources equivalent to several
hundred years of demand.

Mar 13, 2014

EU reaches deal on mackerel with Norway, Faroe Islands

LONDON, March 13 (Reuters) – The European Union has reached
a deal on mackerel fishing rights in the northeast Atlantic with
the Faroe Islands and Norway, ending a dispute that led the EU
to ban imports from the Faroe Islands last year, the EU
Commission said.

The agreement was brokered in London and will run until
2018. It established a commitment on sustainable fisheries and a
commitment to launch a new long-term management plan for
mackerel fishing this year.

Mar 12, 2014

Britain faces 12 GW of power plant closures by end-2023 -data

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) – Britain could face at least 12
gigawatts (GW) of power plant capacity going off line by the end
of 2023 due to tighter European Union pollution regulation,
Reuters calculations based on government data showed on
Wednesday.

Britain is at risk of a severe power capacity crunch in the
2020s as ageing nuclear power stations come to the end of their
life and coal and gas plants shut down because they cannot
afford to add costly technology to reduce greenhouse gas
emissions to comply with EU law.

Mar 6, 2014

UK needs 100 bln pounds more to meet 2020 carbon targets

LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) – Britain’s investment in
low-carbon energy is running at less than half of the 200
billion pounds ($334.6 billion) needed over the next decade to
meet emissions reduction targets, British lawmakers said in a
report on Thursday.

The European Union as a whole has to cut emissions by 20
percent from 1990 levels by 2020 under the Kyoto Protocol
international climate pact.

Mar 6, 2014

UK needs 100 bln pounds more to meet 2020 carbon targets-report

LONDON, March 6 (Reuters) – Britain’s low-carbon energy
investment is currently running at less than half of the 200
billion pounds needed over the next decade to meet national and
international emissions reduction targets, British lawmakers
said in a report on Thursday.

The European Union as a whole has to cut emissions by 20
percent from 1990 levels by 2020, under the only legally binding
global climate pact the Kyoto Protocol.

Mar 5, 2014

U.N. says China, US climate cooperation raises hopes for global deal

LONDON/OSLO (Reuters) – Closer cooperation between China and the United States, the top two greenhouse gas emitters, on combating global warming is boosting prospects for a U.N. deal meant to be agreed next year, the U.N.’s climate chief said on Wednesday.

Christiana Figueres also said a “global transformation” of the economy was needed to fight climate change and that time was short if nations were serious about the end-2015 deadline. Little progress has been made so far in negotiations since 2012.

    • About Nina

      "Based in London, Nina helps coordinate Reuters' coverage of European power, gas, coal and renewables markets with a focus on policies, investment and trading. She also covers environment, climate change and new clean energy technologies. Nina has twelve years of journalistic experience. Previously at Reuters Nina covered carbon markets in London and EU energy policy and competition in Brussels. Before joining Reuters, Nina worked as a journalist in the European pulp and paper sector in Brussels and for Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri Shimbun, covering everything from UK politics and the Iraq War to sport and entertainment. Nina holds a first class ..."
      Hometown:
      Manchester
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      2007
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      Russian, Italian, French, basic Japanese, some Turkish
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