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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

6 Jan 2017

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Sustainable Financing, Carrot or Stick for the Corporate World?

9 January 2017 In this recent article by HSBC, new research indicates that lack of corporate transparency on climate remains an impediment to informed decision-making by investors.  Subsequent to publication […]

6 Jan 2017

In drought-hit Zimbabwe, women’s “second shift” burden grows

By Andrew Mambondiyani | January 6 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Rhoda Mhlanga looked tired. Even so, Mhlanga, who lives in a remote village in eastern Zimbabwe, managed to smile as she […]

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