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16 Jan 2017

UK climate scientists raise concerns about Trump presidency

By Nina Chestney | January 16 2017 (Reuters) British climate scientists asked Britain’s prime minister on Monday to press U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to acknowledge climate change risks and support […]

A man installs a small solar panel on the thatched roof in southern Ethiopia. Photo: Solar Energy Foundation

16 Jan 2017

Kenya prepares to expand solar mini-grids into poorest rural areas

By Maina Waruru | January 16 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Kenya plans to launch a $150 million project this year to bring solar electricity to markets, schools, shops and homes in […]

An aerial view of Garamba forest in Haute Uele region of northeastern Congo, Feb. 21, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly/Files

16 Jan 2017

Carbon deposit in Congo swamp equal to 20 years of U.S. gas emissions -study

By Ed Stoddard | January 16 2017 (Reuters) Scientists say a recently discovered area of peatland straddling the two Congos contains 30 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide, equivalent to 20 […]

Kitesurfers ride on Neusiedlersee (Lake Neusiedl) in Podersdorf

13 Jan 2017

UK should go ahead with world’s first tidal lagoon project – review

By Susanna Twidale | January 13 2017 (Reuters) Britain should go ahead with “cost effective” plans to build what would be the world’s first tidal lagoon renewable power project, a […]

File photo of the sun setting behind power-generating windmill turbines from a wind farm near the eastern German town of Dessau July 27, 2007. Subsidies levied on German consumers to support renewable power will rise by 47 percent next year, putting pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition to keep energy costs in check ahead of a federal election next year. Merkel's decision to abandon nuclear power following last year's Fukushima disaster has led to a growing need for alternative energy sources, causing higher charges that are tagged on to consumers' energy bills.Credit: REUTERS

13 Jan 2017

New York seeks to develop U.S.’s biggest offshore wind projects

By Scott DiSavino | January 13 2017 (Reuters) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week proposed to develop up to 2,400 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind power by 2030 capable […]

A woman counts her U.S. dollar bills at a money changer in Jakarta June 13, 2012. Indonesia's central bank sold $700 million of its first dollar-denominated term deposits on Wednesday, in an effort to relieve a local scarcity of the U.S. currency.REUTERS/Beawiharta

13 Jan 2017

Climate changing for “green bonds” even in face of Trump scepticism

By John Geddie and Alister Doyle | Jnauary 13 2017 (Reuters) A niche market in debt raised to fund environmental projects may be set for significant growth and could make […]

Drops of rain are seen on a leaf of an unidentified plant in Lviv. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

13 Jan 2017

With water short, Zimbabwe’s farmers turn to capturing rain

By Andrew Mambondiyani | January 13 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Kuziwa Matongo’s rainwater harvesting system may not look like much, but its impact is huge. Triangular metal gutters run below the […]

New cars of several brands of German carmaker Volkswagen AG are covered with protective covers before they are loaded for export on a transport ship at the harbour of the Volkswagen plant in Emden, Germany, April 24, 2009.     REUTERS/Christian Charisius/File photo

12 Jan 2017

VW shareholders question bonuses in wake of U.S. diesel deal

By Edward Taylor and Simon Jessop | 12 January 2017 (Reuters) Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) investors demanded reforms and questioned executive bonuses after the carmaker admitted to criminal offences in rigging U.S. […]

A technician demonstrates a utility-scale battery that can store the energy produced by solar panels on the roofs of houses as part of Nice Grids, a smart solar district demonstration project, in Carros, southeastern France, June 12, 2015. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

12 Jan 2017

German power battery storage to grow three-fold this year: study

By Vera Eckert | 12 January 2017 (Reuters) Germany’s power grid industry will expand big electricity battery capacity more than three-fold this year to 200 megawatts (MW) from 60 MW, […]

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9 Jan 2017

Paris boosts cycling infrastructure, names 2017 ‘year of the bike’

By Geert De Clercq | January 9 2017 (Reuters) Paris plans a major boost to its cycling infrastructure and will ban cars from outside the Louvre museum as it steps up […]

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