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Oct 22, 2013

Global climate spending falling further behind target: report

LONDON (Reuters) – Global spending to combat climate change fell last year and remains far below the level needed to prevent its most dangerous effects, a report by the Climate Policy Initiative said on Tuesday.

Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and adaptation to climate change totaled $359 billion, $5 billion less than in 2011, as an economic slowdown hit state and private-sector budgets.

Oct 14, 2013

EU unveils funding list for gas, power projects

BRUSSELS/LONDON, Oct 14 (Reuters) – The European Commission
unveiled on Monday a list of 250 power and gas projects eligible
to share 5.85 billion euros ($7.93 billion) of funding as part
of plans to curb reliance on Russian gas and create a single
energy market.

The funds will be shared among trans-European energy
infrastructure projects from 2014 to 2020 with the aim of
helping EU countries integrate their energy markets and
diversify sources of supply, the bloc’s executive arm said.

Oct 9, 2013

World must eliminate fossil fuel emissions, OECD chief says

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – The world must eliminate emissions
from burning fossil fuels in the second half of this century to
lower the economic cost of climate change, the Organisation for
Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday.

Leading economist and climate change expert Nicholas Stern
has said that investment equivalent to 2 percent of global gross
domestic product a year is needed to limit and adapt to climate
change.

Oct 7, 2013

MPs urge Britain to abandon 2014 review of carbon budget

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain should abandon plans to review its fourth carbon emissions budget next year, or at least promise not to weaken it, MPs said in a report on Tuesday.

Britain has set legally binding targets for greenhouse gas emissions over four five-year periods to 2027, known as carbon budgets, which aim to put it on track towards cutting emissions by 80 percent by the middle of the century.

Sep 26, 2013

Business looks to UN report for clarity on climate risks

LONDON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Companies increasingly factor
extreme weather into their strategic planning and a report from
the United Nations due on Friday is expected to underscore the
heightened risks they face.

Extreme temperatures, droughts, and sea level rises will all
get worse unless governments make sharp cuts to greenhouse gas
emissions, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
summary report is expected to conclude.

Sep 19, 2013

Analysis – Tech firms, medical research, get helium reprieve in U.S.

LONDON (Reuters) – Producers of high-tech products from MRI scanners to semiconductors are breathing a sigh of relief after U.S. lawmakers acted on Thursday to prevent the shutdown of a 90-year-old helium reservoir in Texas.

The U.S. Senate vote was hardly a squeaker, at 97-2, to keep the Federal Helium Program running past its scheduled closure on October 7.

Sep 19, 2013

Tech firms, medical research, get helium reprieve in U.S.

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Producers of high-tech products
from MRI scanners to semiconductors are breathing a sign of
relief after U.S. lawmakers acted on Thursday to prevent the
shutdown of a 90-year-old helium reservoir in Texas.

The U.S. Senate vote was hardly a squeaker, at 97-2, to keep
the Federal Helium Program running past its scheduled closure on
Oct. 7.

Sep 19, 2013

Analysis: Tech firms, medical research threatened by helium shortage

LONDON (Reuters) – A 90-year-old helium reservoir in Texas could shut down next month causing disruptions and raising costs for makers of high-tech products from MRI scanners to semiconductors and threaten medical treatments and research.

More than 100 organisations, universities and companies, including Siemens, Philips, Samsung, and General Electric, wrote to the U.S. Congress last week urging it to keep the reservoir open or risk a disruption to the U.S. economy, putting millions of jobs at risk.

Sep 19, 2013

Tech firms, medical research threatened by helium shortage

LONDON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – A 90-year-old helium reservoir
in Texas could shut down next month causing disruptions and
raising costs for makers of high-tech products from MRI scanners
to semiconductors and threaten medical treatments and research.

More than 100 organisations, universities and companies,
including Siemens, Philips, Samsung
, and General Electric, wrote to the U.S.
Congress last week urging it to keep the reservoir open or risk
a disruption to the U.S. economy, putting millions of jobs at
risk.

Sep 9, 2013

UK seeks to reassure public on shale gas after protests

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s energy secretary tried on Monday to reassure the public about shale gas fracking, downplaying any risk of groundwater contamination from the exploration technique but calling it no silver bullet to solve the UK’s energy problems.

Edward Davey was speaking just weeks after protests erupted at a southern English exploration site owned by shale gas firm Cuadrilla Resources that led to the arrest of dozens of protesters including a senior politician.

    • 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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