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China’s climate ‘ambition’ pledge could lead to tougher CO2 targets: experts

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A new pledge by China to show “the highest possible ambition” in the fight against climate change could see the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter introduce new and more stringent carbon targets next year, according to experts and policy advisors. A thermal power plant is seen near residential buildings in Beijing, China Read More

Global warming targets at risk from energy plants’ CO2 emissions

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LONDON (Reuters) – Carbon emissions from existing and planned fossil fuel energy plants and projects will exceed the amount needed to curb global warming, jeopardizing a 1.5 degree Celsius temperature limit goal, scientists said in a study on Monday. FILE PHOTO – Activists protest against the carbon dioxide emissions trading in front of the World Read More

First battery-powered cruise ship sails for the Arctic

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OSLO (Reuters) – The world’s first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said on Monday. Hurtigruten’s cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen is seen in the sea near Ulsteinvik, Norway July 1, 2019. Hurtigruten/Handout via Reuters The hybrid expedition cruise Read More

Protest in Madrid as conservatives suspend ban on most polluting cars

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MADRID (Reuters) – Thousands protested in Madrid on Saturday against the suspension of curbs on polluting cars by the new conservative city hall, raising fears that environmental rollbacks seen in the United States may be spreading to Europe. Demonstrators take part in a protest against Madrid’s new conservative People’s Party (PP) municipal government plans to Read More

Green activists say climate got buried in Democratic debate

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(Reuters) – Climate activists said they will extend a protest outside the Democratic National Committee headquarters on Thursday to demand global warming gets more attention in the party’s debates, after the issue received just seven minutes in the first two-hour face-off between Democratic White House hopefuls on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks Read More

Exxon to partner with carbon capture firm

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FILE PHOTO: An airplane comes in for a landing above an Exxon sign at a gas station in the Chicago suburb of Norridge, Illinois, U.S., October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Young (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp on Thursday said it would partner with Global Thermostat to try to bring carbon capture technology to industrial scale. It Read More

Tata Chemicals plans first UK industrial carbon capture demo plant

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LONDON (Reuters) – Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) plans to build Britain’s first industrial-scale carbon capture and utilization (CCU) demonstration plant to trap emissions for use in sodium carbonate manufacturing, the firm said on Thursday. The 16.7 million pound ($21.2 million) project will be located at the company’s Norwich industrial site in eastern England and should Read More

Thrifty drillers go electric as low natural gas prices spur fuel switch

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By Caleb Mutua and David Wethe on 6/26/2019 NEW YORK and HOUSTON (Bloomberg) — Thrifty drillers have found a new use for the glut of natural gas that’s sent prices for the fuel below zero in America’s biggest shale patch: Use it to power fracing operations. For decades, explorers have used massive diesel (gasoil) engines Read More

Large carmakers including Volkswagen, FCA could face 2021 EU emissions fines: study

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen and FiatChrysler could face penalties of up to 1.83 billion euros ($2.08 billion) and 746 million euros respectively, if they fail to meet the European Union’s emissions targets set for 2021, according to AlixPartners. FILE PHOTO: A Volkswagen logo in Wolfsburg, Germany March 1, 2019. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer/File Photo The study by Read More

Self-styled presidential ‘climate change candidate’ would wean U.S. off fossil fuels

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democrat running as the “climate change candidate” in the 2020 presidential election laid out a strategy in Florida’s Everglades on Monday for weaning the United States off fossil fuels that includes banning drilling on public lands and ending crude oil exports just as the country is poised to become the world’s Read More