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Jun 14, 2015

Weak climate plans mean world set to overshoot temperature goal – IEA

LONDON (Reuters) – Countries’ current pledges for greenhouse gas cuts will fail to achieve a peak in energy-related emissions by 2030 and likely result in a temperature rise of 2.6 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, the International Energy Agency said on Monday.

An international deal to combat climate change is meant to be agreed in December but a meeting in Bonn, Germany, last week ended with little progress toward an agreement to keep average temperature rises within 2C.

Jun 12, 2015

Trip Tips – Valencia, the food and wine lover’s paradise

VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) – There’s something for everyone in the Spanish city of Valencia. Situated on the Mediterranean coast, there are several beaches, while the city itself is brimming with culture and beautiful architecture and not completely swamped by tourists.

It is also a food and wine lover’s paradise: restaurants and bars fill the city’s streets and the markets are a destination in themselves.

Jun 12, 2015

Valencia, the food and wine lover’s paradise

VALENCIA, Spain, June 12 (Reuters) – There’s something for
everyone in the Spanish city of Valencia. Situated on the
Mediterranean coast, there are several beaches, while the city
itself is brimming with culture and beautiful architecture and
not completely swamped by tourists.

It is also a food and wine lover’s paradise: restaurants and
bars fill the city’s streets and the markets are a destination
in themselves.

Jun 9, 2015

British companies call for government action on climate change

LONDON (Reuters) – Eighty British businesses urged the government on Wednesday to take decisive action to fight climate change and build a low-carbon economy in a letter to Prime Minster David Cameron.

The companies called for a global climate deal this year which limits the world temperature rise to below 2 degrees Celsius. On a domestic level, they urged the government to set an ambitious fifth carbon budget from 2028-2032 – to set targets for CO2 emissions cuts – and to bring in clearer long-term policies that encourage investment in low-carbon energy. They did not specify what policies they wanted to be introduced.

Jun 4, 2015

Exclusive: EU set to offer polluters 10 years of free carbon credits – document

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union may have to offer its heaviest polluting industries another ten years of free carbon credits to prevent them from leaving the region to do business elsewhere, EU regulators have suggested in a report seen by Reuters.

Ten years ago the EU launched a plan to tackle climate change by asking heavy industry and utilities to pay for every ton of carbon dioxide they produced. After fierce lobbying, it conceded that the heaviest polluters could have free permits.

Jun 4, 2015

EU set to offer polluters another 10 years of free carbon credits – document

BRUSSELS/LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) – The European Union may
have to offer its heaviest polluting industries another ten
years of free carbon credits to prevent them from leaving the
region to do business elsewhere, EU regulators have suggested in
a report seen by Reuters.

Ten years ago the EU launched a plan to tackle climate
change by asking heavy industry and utilities to pay for every
tonne of carbon dioxide they produced. After fierce lobbying, it
conceded that the heaviest polluters could have free permits.

Jun 4, 2015

Exclusive: EU regulators find some industries may need another 10 years of free carbon credits

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – Some of Europe’s most heavily polluting industries could need to retain access to free carbon allowances covering all their emissions for the decade to 2030 if the EU is to avoid pricing companies out of the bloc, a regulators’ assessment has found.

The EU wants to tighten up the issuance of free permits to industry to emit carbon dioxide as part of efforts to curb the release of the gas blamed for climate change. But the assessment seen by Reuters says some companies may still need to be allowed free credits covering all their emissions.

Jun 4, 2015

EU regulators find some industries may need another 10 years of free carbon credits

BRUSSELS/LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) – Some of Europe’s most
heavily polluting industries could need to retain access to free
carbon allowances covering all their emissions for the decade to
2030 if the EU is to avoid pricing companies out of the bloc, a
regulators’ assessment has found.

The EU wants to tighten up the issuance of free permits to
industry to emit carbon dioxide as part of efforts to curb the
release of the gas blamed for climate change. But the assessment
seen by Reuters says some companies may still need to be allowed
free credits covering all their emissions.

Jun 3, 2015

IEA sees slower rise in global gas demand as Asian markets weaken

LONDON, June 4 (Reuters) – Growth in natural gas demand will
slow to an average 2 percent a year globally over the next five
years, largely due to weaker than expected Asian markets, the
International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.

Gas demand growth will decelerate from the average 2.3
percent recorded over the past 10 years, to reach 3,926 billion
cubic metres by 2020, the agency said in its annual medium-term
gas outlook report.

Jun 2, 2015

Global CO2 pricing seen unlikely to be big part of Paris climate deal

LONDON/BONN, June 2 (Reuters) – A global carbon emissions
pricing system pushed by top energy companies is unlikely to be
a big part of any United Nations’ deal to curb global warming,
some experts say, because many countries have little faith in
such cross-border initiatives.

“All countries are relatively sceptical on international
market mechanisms,” said Niklas Hoehne, founding partner of
research group NewClimate Institute. “They are open to have
national trading mechanisms or national pricing, but to have
these mechanisms internationally, there is a lot of reluctance.”

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