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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.