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Apr 17, 2013

Clean energy progress too slow to limit global warming: report

LONDON (Reuters) – The development of low-carbon energy is progressing too slowly to limit global warming, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday.

With power generation still dominated by coal and governments failing to increase investment in clean energy, top climate scientists have said that the target of keeping the global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius this century is slipping out of reach.

Apr 16, 2013

EU parliament poised for crunch carbon market vote

BRUSSELS/LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) – EU politicians on
Tuesday hold a decisive vote on a plan to reduce a glut of
allowances that has devastated the EU Emissions Trading Scheme
(ETS), the world’s biggest carbon market.

Following months of bitter debate, the vote in a plenary
session of the European Parliament at around midday (1000 GMT)
is expected to be extremely close.

Apr 10, 2013

Europe’s toxic air: clearer but not clean

LONDON/BRUSSELS, April 10 (Reuters) – Europeans no longer
see the kind of pollution that within living memory killed
thousands of Londoners in the Great Smog of 1952, but the air
they breathe still bears invisible threats scarcely less deadly,
and little more controlled.

While attention is given to curbing the carbon dioxide (CO2)
emissions blamed for global warming, substances more directly
harmful to human health, notably nitrogen oxides, are pumped out
of diesel engines and from European power stations burning coal
that is getting cheaper as Americans exploit new gas reserves.

Apr 9, 2013

Crunch vote nears that could kill EU carbon fix

BRUSSELS/LONDON, April 9 (Reuters) – Months of bitter
argument culminate next Tuesday in a make-or-break vote on an
attempt to prop up the European Union carbon prices, which
plunged to record lows earlier this year.

A proposal put forward by the European Commission last year
to remove temporarily some of the glut of carbon allowances that
has depressed the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) was meant to be
a quick and easy fix.

Apr 8, 2013

Global seaborne trade seen doubling by 2030-report

LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – Global seaborne trade will more
than double by 2030 as China’s rapidly growing economy fuels
demand for commodities, a report by ship classifier Lloyd’s
Register, defence technology firm Qinetiq and the University of
Strathclyde showed on Monday.

World seaborne trade will reach between 19 and 24 billion
tonnes a year by 2030 compared to the current 9 billion tonnes
now, the report entitled “Global Marine Trends 2030″ showed.

Apr 8, 2013

Air travel to get bumpier as CO2 emissions rise, scientists say

LONDON, April 8 (Reuters) – Turbulence on transatlantic
flights will become more frequent and severe by 2050 as carbon
dioxide emissions rise, leading to longer journey times and
increased fuel consumption, British scientists said in a study
on Monday.

Any air traveller has probably experienced turbulence. It
can happen without warning and is caused by climate conditions
such as atmospheric pressure, jet streams, cold and warm fronts
or thunderstorms.

Mar 21, 2013

China needs $243 bln a year low-carbon investment by 2020-report

LONDON, March 21 (Reuters) – China will have to raise up to
$243 billion a year by 2020 to finance clean energy development,
said a report commissioned by Beijing which will be presented to
the government this month.

Premier Li Keqiang this month pledged more action in
tackling China’s heavy pollution which sparked public anger this
winter.

Mar 20, 2013

Britain selects two carbon projects for funding consideration

LONDON (Reuters) – The government has reduced to two from four the number of proposed carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects it will consider for 1 billion pound in funding, Chancellor George Osborne said in his budget statement on Wednesday.

The two preferred bids are Shell and SSE’s 1,180-MW combined cycle gas plant in Peterhead, Scotland, and Drax’s 304-MW coal plant in North Yorkshire.

Mar 20, 2013

Carbon project shortlist down to two

LONDON (Reuters) – The British government has reduced to two from four the number of proposed carbon capture and storage CCS.L projects it will consider for 1 billion pound in funding, Finance Minister George Osborne said in his budget statement on Wednesday.

The two preferred bids are Shell (RDSa.L: Quote, Profile, Research) and SSE’s (SSE.L: Quote, Profile, Research) 1,180-MW combined cycle gas plant in Peterhead, Scotland, and Drax’s (DRX.L: Quote, Profile, Research) 304-MW coal plant in North Yorkshire.

Mar 12, 2013

UK should rely less on ethanol for transport bio fuels – report

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain should reduce its reliance on corn ethanol for renewable fuels and encourage the use of cheaper and more sustainable bio fuels such as used cooking oil, a report by a UK think tank said on Tuesday.

It said the government should consider modifying its Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), which currently requires that 5 percent of Britain’s fuel supply by volume is made up of renewable fuels by 2013-14.

    • 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 ..."
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
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      Russian, Italian, French, basic Japanese, some Turkish
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