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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.

Mar 10, 2013

Evidence grows of rainforest resilience to global warming

LONDON, March 10 (Reuters) – The world’s tropical forests
are less likely to lose biomass, or plant material, this century
due to the effects of global warming than previously thought,
scientists said in a paper published in the journal Nature
Geoscience on Sunday.

This adds to growing evidence that rainforests might be more
resilient to the effects of climate change than feared.

Mar 7, 2013

UK deer numbers spiralling out of control, scientists say

LONDON (Reuters) – Current efforts to control Britain’s increasing deer numbers are not enough to stop populations spreading out of control, research by the University of East Anglia showed on Thursday.

There are now more deer in Britain than at any time since the Ice Age, the scientists said.

Mar 4, 2013

Beta Renewables sees 2015 as boom year for cellulosic biofuels

LONDON, March 4 (Reuters) – Biofuels made from wood waste
and sugarcane have languished well below expectations for years
but new production coming on line promises explosive growth by
2015, the chief executive of producer Beta Renewables said on
Monday.

The United States produced just 20,000 gallons of so-called
cellulosic biofuel last year, according to the U.S. Energy
Information Administration. That was a mere 0.04 percent of a
500-million-gallon target the U.S. government set in 2007.

Feb 28, 2013

Public concern about environment overshadowed by crisis

LONDON (Reuters) – Public concern about environmental issues hit a 20-year low last year, a poll showed, as worries about the aftermath of the global financial crisis overshadowed growing evidence of man-made climate change.

Canada-based research group GlobeScan surveyed 22,812 people from 22 countries, asking them to rate the seriousness of six issues – air pollution, water pollution, species loss, automobile emissions, fresh water shortages and climate change.

Feb 27, 2013

Britain’s marine energy ambition faces head winds

LONDON, Feb 27 (Reuters) – Britain’s big first step in
developing wave and tide power will be harder to follow through
with full-scale commercialisation, speakers at a marine energy
conference said on Wednesday.

A harsh economic climate and overseas competition,
particularly from Asia, will make progress tougher.

Feb 19, 2013

EU parliament hesitates in drafting law for CO2 fix

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – European politicians backed an emergency plan to rescue the world’s biggest carbon market from collapse on Tuesday but hesitated to kick off the drafting of legislation, sending prices down by as much as 20 percent.

The carbon market, meant to be a pillar of the European Union’s climate policy, has fallen to a series of record low prices because of a huge surplus of allowances, mostly generated by recession in the euro zone.

    • 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
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      Russian, Italian, French, basic Japanese, some Turkish
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