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Aug 18, 2014
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Aug 13, 2014
Aug 13, 2014

Kellogg to set targets for suppliers to cut carbon emissions

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) – Global food giant Kellogg’s
will set targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its
worldwide supply chain, it announced Wednesday, responding to
consumer pressure to be accountable for its contribution to
climate change.

The maker of popular cereal Corn Flakes and potato chips
Pringles announced a series of new climate policy measures,
including targets to be set by December 2015 that would be
consistent with a global effort aimed at preventing average
temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees Celcius.

Aug 12, 2014

U.S. anti-coal dominoes hit BRICS wall, other skeptics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A year ago, U.S. President Barack Obama sought to mobilize the nation behind a grand plan: fight climate change by slashing carbon pollution at home, while prodding other countries to follow.

A key part of that strategy was for the United States to stop using public money to finance the construction of most coal-fired power plants abroad, seen as one of the main causes of rising pollution from heat-trapping gases.

Aug 12, 2014
Aug 12, 2014

Analysis: U.S. anti-coal dominoes hit BRICS wall, other skeptics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A year ago, U.S. President Barack Obama sought to mobilize the nation behind a grand plan: fight climate change by slashing carbon pollution at home, while prodding other countries to follow.

A key part of that strategy was for the United States to stop using public money to finance the construction of most coal-fired power plants abroad, seen as one of the main causes of rising pollution from heat-trapping gases.

Aug 6, 2014

African negotiators urge U.S. leadership for U.N. climate deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – African climate negotiators attending the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington this week said leadership from the United States is critical to finalizing a global deal on measures to address climate change in 2015 after years of deadlock.

Officials from Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and Ethiopia said they were optimistic an agreement could be reached, even though many U.S. lawmakers, particularly Republicans, oppose signing a binding treaty requiring cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

Aug 5, 2014

U.S. signs $500 mln pact to boost Ghana’s energy sector

WASHINGTON, Aug 5 (Reuters) – The United States will invest
nearly $500 million to modernize Ghana’s power sector in a bid
to help it attract private sector investment and double energy
access on the African continent, the State Department announced
on Tuesday.

Secretary of State John Kerry and Ghanian President John
Dramani Mahama signed the Ghana Power Compact, the largest U.S.
government-funded transaction of the Obama administration’s
Power Africa program.