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Oct 7, 2013

MPs urge Britain to abandon 2014 review of carbon budget

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain should abandon plans to review its fourth carbon emissions budget next year, or at least promise not to weaken it, MPs said in a report on Tuesday.

Britain has set legally binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions over four five-year periods to 2027, known as carbon budgets, which aim to put it on track towards cutting emissions by 80 percent by the middle of the century.

Sep 26, 2013

Business looks to UN report for clarity on climate risks

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Companies increasingly factor
extreme weather into their strategic planning and a report from
the United Nations due on Friday is expected to underscore the
heightened risks they face.

Extreme temperatures, droughts, and sea level rises will all
get worse unless governments make sharp cuts to greenhouse gas
emissions, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
summary report is expected to conclude.

Sep 19, 2013

Analysis – Tech firms, medical research, get helium reprieve in U.S.

LONDON (Reuters) – Producers of high-tech products from MRI scanners to semiconductors are breathing a sigh of relief after U.S. lawmakers acted on Thursday to prevent the shutdown of a 90-year-old helium reservoir in Texas.

The U.S. Senate vote was hardly a squeaker, at 97-2, to keep the Federal Helium Program running past its scheduled closure on October 7.

Sep 19, 2013

Tech firms, medical research, get helium reprieve in U.S.

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Producers of high-tech products
from MRI scanners to semiconductors are breathing a sign of
relief after U.S. lawmakers acted on Thursday to prevent the
shutdown of a 90-year-old helium reservoir in Texas.

The U.S. Senate vote was hardly a squeaker, at 97-2, to keep
the Federal Helium Program running past its scheduled closure on
Oct. 7.

Sep 19, 2013

Analysis: Tech firms, medical research threatened by helium shortage

LONDON (Reuters) – A 90-year-old helium reservoir in Texas could shut down next month causing disruptions and raising costs for makers of high-tech products from MRI scanners to semiconductors and threaten medical treatments and research.

More than 100 organisations, universities and companies, including Siemens, Philips, Samsung, and General Electric, wrote to the U.S. Congress last week urging it to keep the reservoir open or risk a disruption to the U.S. economy, putting millions of jobs at risk.

Sep 19, 2013

Tech firms, medical research threatened by helium shortage

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – A 90-year-old helium reservoir
in Texas could shut down next month causing disruptions and
raising costs for makers of high-tech products from MRI scanners
to semiconductors and threaten medical treatments and research.

More than 100 organisations, universities and companies,
including Siemens, Philips, Samsung
, and General Electric, wrote to the U.S.
Congress last week urging it to keep the reservoir open or risk
a disruption to the U.S. economy, putting millions of jobs at
risk.

Sep 9, 2013

UK seeks to reassure public on shale gas after protests

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s energy secretary tried on Monday to reassure the public about shale gas fracking, downplaying any risk of groundwater contamination from the exploration technique but calling it no silver bullet to solve the UK’s energy problems.

Edward Davey was speaking just weeks after protests erupted at a southern English exploration site owned by shale gas firm Cuadrilla Resources that led to the arrest of dozens of protesters including a senior politician.

Sep 6, 2013

Economic woes may mute impact of U.N. report saying warming manmade

OSLO/LONDON (Reuters) – The strongest scientific warning to date that global warming is man-made may have a muted impact when it is released later this month with many governments more focused on nursing weak economies than on fixing the planet.

Many are also still smarting from a failure to agree a global pact to fight climate change at a summit in Copenhagen in 2009 and wary of making bold promises under a new timetable meant to agree a global U.N. deal in 2015.

Sep 3, 2013

Sharp says Wales solar plant nears capacity amid industry slump

LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Sharp Energy Solutions Europe
said its solar photovoltaic (PV) factory in Wales had reached
almost full capacity at a time that many solar companies are
shutting or cutting back their European operations.

The plant in Wrexham, with a production capacity of PV
modules totalling 400 megawatts, appears to have survived a
severe cost-cutting programme by its parent company, even while
the European solar industry has suffered from overcapacity,
falling prices and a trade dispute.

Aug 9, 2013

New permit proposals could slow UK shale drilling

LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) – Britain’s Environment Agency (EA)
proposed new guidance on Friday that could further delay the
already lengthy application process for launching shale and
other unconventional oil and gas exploration.

Beset by protests that have made the question of whether to
allow shale drilling a national issue, shale firms complain that
the UK’s complex application process takes months longer than in
the United States, discouraging investment.

    • 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 ..."
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      2007
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