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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.

Jul 10, 2012

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.

Jul 10, 2012

Britain plans more competition in water industry

LONDON, July 10 (Reuters) – Britain’s government set out
plans to reform the water industry, which it said could save the
UK economy 2 billion pounds ($3.10 billion) over the next 30
years.

The government said on Tuesday it wants to make it easier
for companies in England and Wales to merge, for new players to
enter the market and for businesses to switch their water
suppliers.

Jul 9, 2012

UK’s Green Food Project too vague, says WWF

LONDON (Reuters) – A UK government project to overhaul the UK’s food system to meet rising global demand without harming the environment, yet keeping prices affordable, drew criticism for its lack of clear time lines and targets.

The Green Food Project, a partnership between government, farming and food industries and environmental and consumer organizations, outlined how food production and consumption could change across various sectors and geographical areas.

Jul 7, 2012

Maldives eyes $100 million tourist tax for CO2 plan

LONDON (Reuters) – A voluntary tax on tourists who visit the luxury resorts and white sands of the Maldives could raise up to $100 million a year towards the country’s aim to become carbon neutral by 2020, President Mohamed Waheed said.

The Maldives is made up of 1,192 low-lying islands in the Indian Ocean. With average ground level of 1.5 meters above sea level, it is also the world’s lowest country and one of the most vulnerable as climate change raises sea levels.

Jul 1, 2012

Rise in sea level can’t be stopped: scientists

LONDON (Reuters) – Rising sea levels cannot be stopped over the next several hundred years, even if deep emissions cuts lower global average temperatures, but they can be slowed down, climate scientists said in a study on Sunday.

A lot of climate research shows that rising greenhouse gas emissions are responsible for increasing global average surface temperatures by about 0.17 degrees Celsius a decade from 1980-2010 and for a sea level rise of about 2.3mm a year from 2005-2010 as ice caps and glaciers melt.

Jun 28, 2012

Europe’s cities plan to combat mounting climate risk

LONDON (Reuters) – European cities are planning to adapt to climate change as the risks become more severe, a report by UK-based emissions measurement organization the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) and consultancy Accenture showed on Thursday.

Cities increasingly have to plan flood defenses, ways to manage water in times of drought, ensure new buildings provide natural cooling to occupants and adapt old buildings and infrastructure to become more energy efficient.

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