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Democratic hopeful Bennet unveils climate plan with farm, conservation focus

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, unveiled a plan on Monday to tackle climate change with a focus on slashing emissions from farming and ranching and conserving nearly a third of U.S. lands. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks at the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Read More

Get ready to pay more for airline tickets as new aviation fuel tax looms

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The European Commission is considering aviation fuel tax that is supposed to reduce carbon emissions by 11 percent and have a “negligible” impact on jobs and the economy. But experts say that it will have far-reaching effects. According to a leaked EC report, taxing aviation kerosene sold in Europe would cut aviation emissions by 16.4 Read More

U.S. Democratic hopeful Inslee unveils second climate change plan

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington Governor Jay Inslee, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender whose campaign is focused on climate change, unveiled a plan to invest $9 trillion in 10 years in modern manufacturing and green infrastructure to “revitalize America’s economy for the 21st century.” FILE PHOTO: U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and Governor Jay Inslee participates Read More

Norsk Hydro eyes Brazil progress as court lifts one of two embargoes

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OSLO (Reuters) – A Brazilian federal court has lifted one of two production embargoes on a key plant owned by Norwegian metals maker Norsk Hydro, the company said on Thursday, raising hopes that full production can soon resume. FILE PHOTO: A view of alumina Refinery Alunorte, owned by Norwegian company Norsk Hydro ASA, in Barcarena, Read More

Brazil court lifts one of two embargoes on Norsk Hydro plant

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OSLO (Reuters) – A Brazilian federal court has lifted one of two production embargoes on a key plant owned by Norwegian metals maker Norsk Hydro, but output remains curtailed at 50% of capacity, the company said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: A view of alumina Refinery Alunorte, owned by Norwegian company Norsk Hydro ASA, in Barcarena, Read More

Supersonic jets must be no noisier than existing planes: airports group

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MONTREAL (Reuters) – A new generation of U.S.-produced commercial supersonic jets must be no louder than existing planes or risk exacerbating existing complaints over noise from air traffic, Angela Gittens, director of Airports Council International (ACI) said. <img src="https://s4.reutersmedia.net/resources/r/?m=02&d=20190515&t=2&i=1387455750&r=LYNXNPEF4E1KV&w=450" aria-label="FILE PHOTO: Angela Gittens, Director General of Airports Council International, during the panel discussion on climate Read More

John Sverdrup Phase 2 approved, according to Equinor

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5/15/2019 Trond Bokn, senior V.P. for the Johan Sverdrup development in Equinor, received the formal approval of the plan for development and operation from Kjell-Børge Freiberg, Minister of Petroleum and Energy. (Photo: Håkon Fonseca Nordang / Equinor ASA). STAVANGER — The plan for development and operation (PDO) of the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup Read More

Glasgow aims to become UK’s first net-zero emissions city

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GLASGOW, Scotland (Reuters) – Glasgow aims to become the first city in Britain to be carbon-neutral in a drive to tackle climate change. Glasgow City Council, working with ScottishPower, has pledged to make Britain’s third-biggest city the first to reach a “net zero” carbon emissions target and beat a 2045 overall target set out by Read More

U.N. modernizes guidance for greenhouse emission estimates

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(Reuters) – A United Nations climate change panel updated on Monday guidelines for governments to estimate greenhouse gas emissions so the most up-to-date scientific research is included. Under the 2015 Paris Agreement, governments use common methodologies to measure how many greenhouse emissions they have produced and how many have been removed from the atmosphere. The Read More

New York adopts rules to phase out coal power plants by 2020

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York environmental regulators adopted rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that will force generators to stop burning coal in the state by the end of 2020. FILE PHOTO: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks in Central Park in New York City, New York, U.S., September 29, 2018. Read More