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Jul 3, 2015

Decision on coal subsidy phase-out not imminent: OECD chief

LONDON (Reuters) – A decision on phasing out a form of coal subsidy is unlikely to come soon but discussions among members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) continue ahead of U.N. climate talks, the OECD’s secretary-general said on Friday.

The OECD has been trying for a year to get an agreement from its 34 member nations on ending export credits for technology used to produce coal, the most polluting of the fossil fuels.

Jul 2, 2015

EU carbon system needs more protection from market abuse – auditor

LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) – The European Union’s carbon
market is still failing to be managed properly and more
improvements are needed to protect it from abuse, the EU’s
auditor said on Thursday.

The EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) is central to the
28-member bloc’s efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions but has
endured a series of damaging scandals over its 10-year
existence, including value-added tax fraud, the resale of used
credits, phishing scams and cybertheft.

Jun 29, 2015

Britain needs to extend policies to reduce emissions -adviser

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – The British government needs to
extend policies and funding to reduce carbon emissions into the
next decade to avoid increasing the cost and impact of global
warming, Britain’s climate change adviser said on Tuesday.

The government has a legally binding target to reduce its
greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80 percent from 1990 levels
by 2050 to limit the effects of climate change and the
committee’s role is to advise it on the best way of doing so.

Jun 25, 2015

Britain to privatise Green Investment Bank

June 25 (Reuters) – Britain is to begin selling stakes in
its Green Investment Bank (GIB) to bring it into private
ownership and to help it to grow, the government said on
Thursday.

Since the bank was created as a commercial venture at the
end of 2012 to back green energy projects and to spur private
sector investment it says it has invested 2 billion pounds ($3
billion) in 50 projects worth over 8 billion pounds including
waste management plants and offshore wind farms.

Jun 24, 2015

UK offshore wind can be cost-competitive in a decade – Dong

LONDON (Reuters) – The cost of offshore wind energy in Britain can become competitive with more established forms of energy in the next decade through better technology and bigger turbines, a Dong Energy executive told Reuters on Wednesday.

Offshore wind is one of the most expensive renewable energy technologies in Britain, because manufacturing and maintaining turbines strong enough to withstand marine environments is costly. The sector still relies heavily on government subsidies.

Jun 18, 2015

Emissions trading can undermine climate efforts – Pope

LONDON, June 18 (Reuters) – Emissions trading is a quick-fix
solution which could cause speculation and undermine global
efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Pope Francis said in
his encyclical on the environment on Thursday.

The pope made an urgent call for action to fight climate
change in the document, which he wants to be part of the debate
at a major U.N. summit on climate change in December in Paris.

Jun 15, 2015

Weak climate plans set to overshoot world temperature goal: IEA

LONDON (Reuters) – Countries’ current pledges for greenhouse gas cuts will fail to achieve a peak in energy-related emissions by 2030 and likely result in a temperature rise of 2.6 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, the International Energy Agency said on Monday.

An international deal to combat climate change is meant to be agreed in December but a meeting in Bonn, Germany, last week ended with little progress toward an agreement to keep average temperature rises within 2C.

Jun 14, 2015

Weak climate plans mean world set to overshoot temperature goal – IEA

LONDON (Reuters) – Countries’ current pledges for greenhouse gas cuts will fail to achieve a peak in energy-related emissions by 2030 and likely result in a temperature rise of 2.6 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, the International Energy Agency said on Monday.

An international deal to combat climate change is meant to be agreed in December but a meeting in Bonn, Germany, last week ended with little progress toward an agreement to keep average temperature rises within 2C.

Jun 12, 2015

Trip Tips – Valencia, the food and wine lover’s paradise

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) – There’s something for everyone in the Spanish city of Valencia. Situated on the Mediterranean coast, there are several beaches, while the city itself is brimming with culture and beautiful architecture and not completely swamped by tourists.

It is also a food and wine lover’s paradise: restaurants and bars fill the city’s streets and the markets are a destination in themselves.

Jun 12, 2015

Valencia, the food and wine lover’s paradise

VALENCIA, Spain, June 12 (Reuters) – There’s something for
everyone in the Spanish city of Valencia. Situated on the
Mediterranean coast, there are several beaches, while the city
itself is brimming with culture and beautiful architecture and
not completely swamped by tourists.

It is also a food and wine lover’s paradise: restaurants and
bars fill the city’s streets and the markets are a destination
in themselves.

    • About Nina

      "Based in London, Nina leads and coordinates Reuters' coverage of power, gas, coal and carbon markets across Europe, Middle East and Africa. She also covers renewable energy, environment, climate change and new clean energy technologies. Nina has thirteen years of journalistic experience. Previously at Reuters, Nina has covered energy and carbon markets and environment 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. ..."
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
      Languages:
      Russian, Italian, French, basic Japanese, some Turkish
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