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Mar 25, 2015

Britain needs new regulator for shale gas industry to take off: task force

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain needs a new regulator for onshore underground energy and shale gas companies must engage with local communities more effectively before a UK shale gas industry can be developed, a task force examining the sector said on Wednesday.

Several companies plan to explore for shale gas in Britain using hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, which injects water, sand and chemicals into rocks to release hydrocarbons.

Mar 23, 2015

Companies to issue record $30 billion in green bonds this year – S&P

LONDON (Reuters) – Companies could issue a record $30 billion in so-called “green bonds” this year, but further growth in the market will depend on developments in China and common standards, Standard & Poor’s Rating Services said on Monday.

Proceeds from green bonds are typically used on projects to cut greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to climate change, increase energy efficiency or expand the use of renewable energy.

Mar 12, 2015

UK MPs criticise costly efforts to keep lights on

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government’s last-minute efforts to keep the lights on this winter after several power stations closed were costly and relied too heavily on fossil fuel power generation, a committee of MPs said on Thursday.

In a report, the House of Lords’ Science and Technology Select Committee examined the resilience of Britain’s electricity system after the capacity margin – the surplus of electricity generating capacity over demand – was reduced in the winter of 2014/15, prompting fears of blackouts.

Mar 12, 2015

UK lawmakers criticize costly efforts to keep lights on

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government’s last-minute efforts to keep the lights on this winter after several power stations closed were costly and relied too heavily on fossil fuel power generation, a committee of lawmakers said on Thursday.

In a report, the House of Lords’ Science and Technology Select Committee examined the resilience of Britain’s electricity system after the capacity margin – the surplus of electricity generating capacity over demand – was reduced in the winter of 2014/15, prompting fears of blackouts.

Mar 11, 2015

Cost of cleaning up UK Sellafield nuclear site still uncertain

LONDON, March 11 (Reuters) – The escalating final cost of
cleaning up hazardous waste at Britain’s nuclear site at
Sellafield is still uncertain, as government officials and the
site’s owners and managers cannot not guarantee when costs would
plateau.

Last year, Britain’s Committee of Public Accounts criticised
the management of Sellafield in northern England for huge cost
overuns, delays on projects and expensive staff.

Mar 9, 2015

European energy firms seek to escape tougher regulation

FRANKFURT/LONDON, March 9 (Reuters) – European power and gas
traders fear that a raft of new regulations thought up after the
credit crisis and gradually applying to their sector could raise
compliance costs and hamper liquidity by putting off new
entrants into the market.

Their concerns focus on the future definition of forward
contracts and of traders’ hedging activities, as well as risk
and equity capital requirements under the Markets in Financial
Instruments Directive (MiFID) and other incoming regulation.

Mar 1, 2015

UK government rejects calls for higher diesel tax to cut pollution

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government rejected calls on Sunday to raise taxes on diesel vehicles to reduce air pollution but said it will consider a national network of low-emission zones.

Britain has consistently failed to meet European Union limits on nitrogen dioxide, which is produced by diesel engines and is harmful to respiratory systems, as well as another pollutant, known as diesel particular matter.

Feb 17, 2015

Global CO2 emissions to grow at slightly slower rate to 2035: BP

LONDON (Reuters) – Global carbon emissions from energy use will grow at 25 percent between 2013 and 2035, a slightly slower rate than previously estimated, BP said on Tuesday, but still above the rate scientists say would avoid the worst effects of climate change.

Emissions are expected to increase at an average rate of 1 percent per year from 2013 to 2035, but that remains well above the path recommended by scientists, BP said in its annual report Energy Outlook 2035.

Feb 11, 2015

EEX sees growth in Italian gas and power trading

ESSEN, Germany, Feb 11 (Reuters) – The European Energy
Exchange (EEX) expects Italy’s energy trading market to flourish
and plans to launch gas contracts there as more companies shift
from bi-lateral supply deals to market alternatives, its chief
executive said on Wednesday.

EEX, continental Europe’s biggest energy bourse, launched
Italian electricity contracts last April to compete with those
offered by Borsa Italiana.

Feb 4, 2015

Europe’s green transport set for protection from oil price fall

BRUSSELS/LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) – Europe’s green transport
sector, still in its fledgling stages, is set to receive more
regulatory support as the slump in oil prices tempts drivers
back to gas guzzlers.

Renewable power, such as wind and solar, is an increasingly
established technology, competitive with conventional fuel and
no longer affected by movements in the oil market, analysts say.

    • 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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