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Apr 25, 2012

Recession risks delaying low-carbon investments – energy minister

LONDON (Reuters) – Austerity measures threaten to delay the uptake of low-carbon technologies as state budget cuts have resulted in the lowest clean energy investments in three years, said the UK’s Energy Secretary on Wednesday.

“The risk is that recession delays low-carbon investment, leaving us a high-carbon legacy even when the global economy recovers,” Edward Davey said addressing energy ministers from 23 countries at the opening of a two-day clean energy summit in London, the day figures also showed Britain itself had slipped back into recession.

Apr 15, 2012

Himalayan mountains buck glacier melt trend: study

LONDON (Reuters) – Some glaciers in the Himalayas mountain range have gained a small amount of mass between 1999 and 2008, new research shows, bucking the global trend of glacial decline.

The study published on Sunday in the Nature Geoscience journal also said the Karakoram mountain range in the Himalayas has contributed less to sea level rise than previously thought.

Apr 12, 2012

UK eyes plugging into Iceland’s geothermal power

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s energy plans call for tapping Iceland’s geothermal resources in a move that could rekindle talk of creating a “supergrid” for electricity linking the continent, UK, North Africa and Iceland.

But experts say the project is too expensive and technically challenging to be feasible in the foreseeable future.

Mar 30, 2012

EU fails to resolve dispute over UN climate fund seats

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union ambassadors failed to resolve a dispute over the allocation of seats on the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF) board on Friday, possibly undermining the bloc’s credibility in international climate talks.

The EU envoys were meeting for the second time in a week to decide which European nations will be represented on the governing board. This has 12 seats for developing countries and another 12 for developed countries.

Mar 28, 2012

Include natural assets for measuring India, Brazil growth: scientists

LONDON (Reuters) – Traditional measures showing strong economic growth in Brazil and India over nearly two decades fail to take account of the depletion of their natural resources, scientists and economists at a climate conference said on Wednesday.

Scientists and environment groups have been pressuring governments to include the value of their countries’ natural resources – and use or loss of them – into future measurements of economic activity, rather than relying solely on the gross domestic product calculation.

Mar 28, 2012

True economic measure includes natural assets: scientists

LONDON (Reuters) – Traditional measures showing strong economic growth in Brazil and India over nearly two decades fail to take account of the depletion of their natural resources, scientists and economists at a climate conference said on Wednesday.

Scientists and environment groups have been pressuring governments to include the value of their countries’ natural resources – and use or loss of them – into future measurements of economic activity, rather than relying solely on the gross domestic product calculation.

Mar 28, 2012

EU seeks to decide who gets U.N. climate fund seats

LONDON (Reuters) – European Union ambassadors were due to meet on Wednesday in an effort to settle a dispute over the allocation of seats to member states on the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund (GCF) board, sources close to the matter said.

U.N. climate talks in Durban last year agreed on the design of the fund, which is aimed at channeling up to $100 billion a year to help developing countries adapt to climate change.

Mar 27, 2012

Scarce resources to slow low-carbon growth: study

LONDON (Reuters) – Dwindling supplies of metals, water and biomass could slow the deployment of clean energy technologies by 2035, a study by research organization the Stockholm Environment Institute and by business initiative 3C showed on Tuesday.

Governments and companies are increasingly developing low-carbon technologies to reduce their dependency on fossil fuel-based energy sources and to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Mar 27, 2012

Sprawling cities pressure environment, planning

LONDON (Reuters) – Expanding cities threaten to eat up a swath of land the size of France, Germany and Spain combined in less than 20 years, putting the world under even more environmental pressure, experts said at a climate conference on Tuesday.

Cities are growing to accommodate a rising global population and as countries like China, India and Brazil pursue fast economic growth.

Mar 26, 2012

Global warming close to becoming irreversible-scientists

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) – The world is close to reaching
tipping points that will make it irreversibly hotter, making
this decade critical in efforts to contain global warming,
scientists warned on Monday.

Scientific estimates differ but the world’s temperature
looks set to rise by six degrees Celsius by 2100 if greenhouse
gas emissions are allowed to rise uncontrollably.

    • 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 ..."
      Joined Reuters:
      2007
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      Russian, Italian, French, basic Japanese, some Turkish
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