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Jun 25, 2015

Britain to privatise Green Investment Bank

June 25 (Reuters) – Britain is to begin selling stakes in
its Green Investment Bank (GIB) to bring it into private
ownership and to help it to grow, the government said on
Thursday.

Since the bank was created as a commercial venture at the
end of 2012 to back green energy projects and to spur private
sector investment it says it has invested 2 billion pounds ($3
billion) in 50 projects worth over 8 billion pounds including
waste management plants and offshore wind farms.

Jun 24, 2015

UK offshore wind can be cost-competitive in a decade – Dong

LONDON (Reuters) – The cost of offshore wind energy in Britain can become competitive with more established forms of energy in the next decade through better technology and bigger turbines, a Dong Energy executive told Reuters on Wednesday.

Offshore wind is one of the most expensive renewable energy technologies in Britain, because manufacturing and maintaining turbines strong enough to withstand marine environments is costly. The sector still relies heavily on government subsidies.

Jun 18, 2015

Emissions trading can undermine climate efforts – Pope

LONDON, June 18 (Reuters) – Emissions trading is a quick-fix
solution which could cause speculation and undermine global
efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Pope Francis said in
his encyclical on the environment on Thursday.

The pope made an urgent call for action to fight climate
change in the document, which he wants to be part of the debate
at a major U.N. summit on climate change in December in Paris.

Jun 15, 2015

Weak climate plans set to overshoot world 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 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.

    • 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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