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Nov 6, 2015

Limone sul Garda: Where to find the secret to a long life?

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
foreigners alike.

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.

Nov 6, 2015

Global emissions gap could still be 12 billion tonnes in 2030: U.N.

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.

Nov 6, 2015

Global emissions gap could still be 12 bln tonnes in 2030 – UN

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.

Nov 5, 2015

Renewable energy supply to double in major economies by 2030

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
in 2009.

Oct 28, 2015

UK wave energy company Aquamarine Power calls in administrators

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.

Oct 2, 2015

Volume of EU energy trade data may swamp regulator

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.

Sep 10, 2015

World nuclear capacity set to grow by 45 percent by 2035

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.

Aug 27, 2015

UK proposes end to small-scale renewable support next year

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
May.

Aug 13, 2015

Tree loophole casts shadow over EU carbon action

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
follow suit.

Aug 13, 2015

Britain changes rules to fast-track shale gas permits

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
such wells.

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.

    • 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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