LIMONE SUL GARDA, Italy, Nov 6 (Reuters) – The breathtaking
beauty and sheer size of Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy,
makes it a popular holiday destination for Italians and
Picturesque towns line the lake’s shores, making a tour of
the entire 145-km (90-mile) shoreline a delight. But Limone sul
Garda, on the narrower, more mountainous stretch of the lake to
the north, is one of the most captivating.
LONDON (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas emissions in 2030 could still be up to 12 billion tonnes more than the level needed to keep global warming within 2 degrees Celsius this century, a United Nations report estimated on Friday.
The sixth annual U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) report analyzed the impact of countries’ climate policies and emissions pledges ahead of a global climate deal to be signed in Paris next month and whether they are enough to limit global temperature increases to within 2 degrees C this century.
LONDON, Nov 6 (Reuters) – Greenhouse gas emissions in 2030
could still be up to 12 billion tonnes more than the level
needed to keep global warming within 2 degrees Celsius this
century, a United Nations report estimated on Friday.
The sixth annual U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP) report
analysed the impact of countries’ climate policies and emissions
pledges ahead of a global climate deal to be signed in Paris
next month and whether they are enough to limit global
temperature increases to within 2 degrees C this century.
LONDON, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Renewable energy supply in eight
major economies will collectively more than double by 2030 due
to new national climate and energy plans, according to a study
by the think tank World Resources Institute (WRI).
Total clean energy supply from eight of the world’s 10
largest greenhouse gas emitters – Brazil, China, the European
Union, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico and the United States
-will jump to 20,000 terawatt hours (TWh) from around 9,000 TWh
LONDON (Reuters) – British wave energy developer Aquamarine Power has called in administrators to manage the business and seek a sale or investment due to a lack of private sector finance, it said on Wednesday.
Two partners from the accountancy firm BDO LLP have appointed joint administrators and will now take over the running of the Edinburgh-based firm, with a view to selling the company as a going concern.
LONDON/OSLO (Reuters) – European Union energy trade regulation to crack down from next week on suspected abuse in power and gas markets could be undermined by a lack of clear guidance and the sheer volume of data which could swamp the regulator.
The EU’s Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) entered into force in 2011 and is aimed at identifying market abuse in European wholesale energy markets.
LONDON (Reuters) – Global nuclear power generation capacity could increase by more than 45 percent in the next 20 years but the pace of growth will still fall short of what is needed to curb climate change, an industry organization report showed on Thursday.
The World Nuclear Association Nuclear Fuel report forecasts global nuclear capacity will grow to 552 gigawatts equivalent (GWe) by 2035 from 379 GWe currently, as many countries build new plants as a lower-carbon option and for energy security.
LONDON, Aug 27 (Reuters) – The British government on
Thursday proposed ending feed-in tariffs for new small-scale
renewables installations next year, or cutting the remaining
budget available, if a support scheme is found to be
unaffordable following a consultation.
Britain’s Conservative government has been reining in
spending on renewable power subsidies since it took power in
BRUSSELS/LONDON, Aug 13 (Reuters) – European environment law
provides more financial incentives to fell a tree than to plant
one, campaigners say.
They warn that EU claims it leads the fight against climate
change are based on false data and the United States must not
LONDON, Aug 13 (Reuters) – The British government will give
its communities minister the power to directly approve shale gas
permits, removing decision-making from local politicians who
have in the past months blocked the progress of Britain’s first
In late June, local government officials in northwest
England rejected two applications to carry out hydraulic
fracturing, known as fracking, saying the projects would be too
noisy and blight the landscape.