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Oct 29, 2014

Iran gas exports to Europe would take at least 5 years – experts

LONDON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – Iran would take at least five
years to start exporting natural gas to the European Union if
sanctions were removed, industry experts said on Wednesday.

Last month, Reuters reported that the EU was increasing the
urgency of a plan to import natural gas from Iran, as relations
with Tehran thaw while those with top gas supplier Russia grow
chillier due to the Ukraine crisis.

Oct 28, 2014

Britain faces tight power supply this winter-National Grid

LONDON, Oct 28 (Reuters) – Britain has measures in place to
keep the lights on this winter despite the closure of several
power stations likely leading to a narrower surplus of
electricity supply over demand, network operator National Grid
Plc said on Tuesday.

Power prices jumped on the report, with wholesale power
prices for day-ahead delivery soaring by 22 percent to 52 pounds
per megawatt hour.

Oct 23, 2014

Naftogaz CEO says $3.1 bln set aside for Russian gas bill

LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Ukraine’s Naftogaz has set aside
$3.1 billion in a special escrow account to pay Russian natural
gas supplier Gazprom, the chief executive of Ukraine’s
national oil and gas company told Reuters on Thursday.

Russia cut off gas flows to Ukraine in mid-June citing
unpaid bills, adding to tensions sparked by Russia’s annexation
of Ukraine’s Crimea region.

Oct 20, 2014

Fire closes UK power generation unit, squeezing electricity supply

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) – A fire at a British power station
close to London has closed a power generation unit, which could
exacerbate Britain’s already constrained electricity supply as
winter approaches and demand rises.

While the fire that started on Sunday at Didcot B gas-fired
power plant around 70 miles (113 km) west of London has been
brought under control, one of two power generation units has
been taken offline, operator RWE npower said.

Oct 17, 2014

Pollution and scarce resources key green issues for firms

LONDON (Reuters) – Scarce resources and pollution control measures are the two environmental issues which have the most impact on the net earnings of businesses today, a private equity fund manager said on Thursday.

London-based Ambienta says it is the largest European private equity fund specializing in the environmental sector, with more than 450 million euros of assets under management.

Oct 17, 2014

Trip Tips: Ancient Side beckons on Turkey’s Mediterranean

SIDE, Turkey, Oct 17 (Reuters) – After thousands of years of
settlement by newcomers ranging from the ancient Greeks, Romans
and Persians to pirates, Arabs and Jews, the town of Side on the
Turkish Mediterranean coast is used to visitors.

Side (pronounced “see day”) is on Turkey’s southeast coast,
around 70 km (40 miles) from the city of Antalya, a popular,
developed tourist resort.

Oct 16, 2014

Pollution and scarce resources key green issues for firms: fund

LONDON (Reuters) – Scarce resources and pollution control measures are the two environmental issues which have the most impact on the net earnings of businesses today, a private equity fund manager said on Thursday.

London-based Ambienta says it is the largest European private equity fund specializing in the environmental sector, with more than 450 million euros of assets under management.

Oct 15, 2014

Diageo sees water as biggest climate issue

LONDON (Reuters) – The management of water resources is the biggest climate-related issue facing makers of alcoholic drinks, a senior executive at Diageo told the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit.

“For us, water is key in terms of what can affect us from a climate change perspective,” David Cutter, Diageo’s president of global supply and procurement said at the summit on Wednesday, held at the Reuters office in London.

Oct 14, 2014

Competition drives climate action, not science: PwC

LONDON (Reuters) – Competition and regulation push companies to take action to protect themselves from the effects of climate change, not climate science, Jon Williams, partner at global consultancy firm PwC told the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit.

Williams, who leads the finance sector team at PwC’s sustainability and climate change practice, advises clients such as banks, insurance companies, asset managers, corporates and governments on climate risks.

Oct 13, 2014

Companies woefully unprepared for climate events-S&P

LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Many companies are “woefully
unprepared” for extreme weather which causes hundreds of
billions of dollars of losses a year, Standard & Poor’s Ratings
Services told the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit.

A U.N. panel of scientists has said it is at least 95 pct
probable that manmade emissions are the main cause of rising
temperatures since 1950 and predicts that the frequency of
extreme heat waves, floods, storms and downpours will rise.

    • 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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