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UK signals plan to leave EU emissions trading scheme after Brexit

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is likely to leave the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) after Brexit and set up its own equivalent system, UK government documents published late Wednesday show. FILE PHOTO: An environmental activist pushes a giant ball with the words, “Toxic tonnes” during a protest outside the European Parliament in Brussels February Read More

EU lawmakers back at least 35 percent CO2 cut from trucks by 2030

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STRASBOURG (Reuters) – European Union lawmakers on Wednesday backed a 35-percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from new trucks by 2030 in a push for tougher laws to limit climate change, despite industry concerns. The target passed by 349 votes to 307. The European Parliament also set a 20-percent reduction target by 2025 in the Read More

Explainer: Blame climate, but crowded forests also fuel California fires

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(Reuters) – With a tweet blaming California’s wildfires on “gross mismanagement of the forests,” President Donald Trump dismissed the role of climate change in the worsening blazes across the U.S. West – generating widespread derision in the Golden State. A house destroyed by the Camp Fire is seen in Paradise, California, U.S., November 13, 2018. Read More

EU to cut Britain from emissions trading system in no-deal Brexit

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FILE PHOTO: A British and a European flag are pictured ahead of the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 17, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain will be excluded from the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) and all other legislation to help limit the impact of climate change, if it leaves Read More

Tecogen Announces Third Quarter 2018 Results

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Reporting a 14% increase in Product Sales WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tecogen® Inc. (NASDAQ:TGEN), a leading manufacturer of clean energy products which, through patented technology, nearly eliminate criteria pollutants and significantly reduce a customer’s carbon footprint, reported revenues of $7,938,684 for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 compared to $8,501,198 for the Read More

Spain to propose ban on sale of petrol, diesel (gasoil) cars from 2040

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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain plans to propose a ban on sales of petrol, diesel (gasoil) and hybrid cars from 2040, government sources said on Tuesday, joining a string of countries taking aim at polluting vehicles to help cut greenhouse gas emissions. FILE PHOTO: A man fills up his car with diesel (gasoil) at a petrol Read More

National Fuel Gas Company Accepts U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Methane Challenge

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Participation continues emphasis on safe and responsible operations WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National Fuel Gas Company and five of its subsidiaries, spanning all key sectors of the natural gas value chain, announced their recent acceptance into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Natural Gas STAR Methane Challenge Program. This voluntary program Read More

German Finance Ministry rejects idea of new CO2 pricing system

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Finance Ministry has rejected Environment Minister Svenja Schulze’s idea for a new pricing system for carbon dioxide emissions to help protect the climate, a Finance Ministry spokesman said on Friday. “The introduction of a new CO2 pricing system is not being considered at all,” a spokesman for the ministry told a Read More