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Sep 11, 2012

UN climate talks should stick with 2 degree goal: EU negotiator

LONDON (Reuters) – United Nations’ climate talks should continue pushing for more ambitious action to ensure global warming is kept under 2 degrees, an EU climate negotiator said on Tuesday, a month after the United States was accused of backtracking on the goal.

Almost 200 nations agreed in 2010 to limit rising temperatures to below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) above pre-industrial times to avoid dangerous impacts from climate change like floods, droughts and rising sea levels.

Aug 2, 2012

First U.N. climate fund board meeting set for August 23

LONDON (Reuters) – The first board meeting of the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund will be held on August 23 to 25, an official at the fund’s interim secretariat confirmed on Thursday, five months later than it was originally planned.

The fund is designed to help channel up to $100 billion a year in climate finance by 2020 to help developing countries adapt to climate change.

Jul 27, 2012

UK sea energy cost could halve by 2025-Carbon Trust

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – The cost of wave and tidal
energy in Britain could fall by over half to current offshore
wind levels by 2020-2025 and by 80 percent by 2050 if much more
research and development is done, a marine energy expert at the
Carbon Trust said on Friday.

The cost of developing wave and tidal energy is much higher
than other renewables at the moment because it is a nascent
industry with a wide range of technologies and commercial
viability has not yet been proven at large-scale.

Jul 22, 2012

Bacteria outbreak in Northern Europe due to ocean warming, study says

LONDON (Reuters) – Manmade climate change is the main driver behind the unexpected emergence of a group of bacteria in northern Europe which can cause gastroenteritis, new research by a group of international experts shows.

The paper, published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Sunday, provided some of the first firm evidence that the warming patterns of the Baltic Sea have coincided with the emergence of Vibrio infections in northern Europe.

Jul 22, 2012

Bacteria outbreak in N. Europe due to ocean warming, study says

LONDON, July 22 (Reuters) – Manmade climate change is the
main driver behind the unexpected emergence of a group of
bacteria in northern Europe which can cause gastroenteritis, new
research by a group of international experts shows.

The paper, published in the journal Nature Climate Change on
Sunday, provided some of the first firm evidence that the
warming patterns of the Baltic Sea have coincided with the
emergence of Vibrio infections in northern Europe.

Jul 19, 2012

UN sees future for carbon scheme despite price drop

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) – The United Nations’ carbon
offset market has a long future in helping the world curb
man-made greenhouse gas emissions, even with carbon prices at
record lows, the executive chairman of the U.N. Clean
Development Mechanism (CDM) said on Thursday.

U.N-backed carbon credits, called certified emissions
reductions (CERs), have plunged around 70 percent over the past
12 months as a massive supply of credits has built up because of
a drop in demand due to a slowing economy. The benchmark CER
contract hit record lows below 3 euros this week.

Jul 18, 2012

EU rescue plan setback drives down carbon prices

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) – Low European Union carbon prices
dived further on Wednesday after sources said the European
Commission was likely to set back until September details on a
plan to remove emissions permits from the market to fix a huge
supply glut.

Three separate EU sources said on Tuesday detail would now
not come until after the recess, sending EU carbon prices down
more than six percent.

Jul 17, 2012

Pace of widespread Arctic drilling still uncertain

LONDON, July 17 (Reuters) – The extent of interest in
widespread drilling in the Arctic for natural resources such as
oil and gas is still uncertain as the commercial viability of
exploration in such a remote environment is unknown and huge
risks remain, a panel of experts said.

High commodity prices and concerns about future energy
security are driving several oil and gas majors to seek new
sources of hydrocarbons.

Jul 12, 2012

EU shale gas depends on better fracking process-BG

OXFORD, July 12 (Reuters) – Success for shale gas extraction
in Europe will hinge on developing more efficient techniques and
a more targeted approach to fracking, Andrew Gould, chairman of
UK gas producer BG Group PLC, said on Thursday.

Until recently, shale gas extracting firms have used a
“blitzing technique” whereby they frack as much as they can in
the hope of opening gas to the well, Gould told delegates at a
resource scarcity conference in Oxford.

Jul 10, 2012

England flood risk to rise fourfold by 2035: report

LONDON (Reuters) – The risk of flooding for many English homes and businesses could increase fourfold by 2035 if more action to deal with the impact of climate change is not taken, government advisers said on Wednesday.

As severe floods continue to batter parts of Britain after the wettest June since records began, the climate advisers said more investment and better planning for new housing in flood plains was needed.

    • 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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