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13 Jan 2017

Africa’s first grid-connected biogas plant powers up

By Geoffrey Kamadi | January 13 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) A commercial farm in Kenya has become Africa’s first electricity producer powered by biogas to sell surplus electricity to the national […]

The sun sets behind an iron ore bulk carrier moored at the iron ore loading facility in Port Hedland, about 1,600 km (994 miles) north of Perth in this May 30, 2008 file photo. Australia, the world's biggest exporter of iron ore, revised down its revenue forecasts for the key steelmaking ingredient by a fifth on September 18, 2012, a fresh sign the industry is losing steam as a slowdown in top customer China drives down prices.Credit: REUTERS

12 Jan 2017

Global clean energy investment falls to $288 billion in 2016: research

12 January 2017 (Reuters) Clean energy investment worldwide fell by 18 percent to $287.5 billion last year due to sharp falls in renewable technology prices and less spending on projects […]

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

Ralph Lauren joins fight to ensure fabrics not damaging forests and lives

By Ellen Wulfhorst | January 9 2017 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Fashion giant Ralph Lauren Corp, whose designs are sashayed on Hollywood’s red carpets, has unveiled plans to trace wood pulp used […]

A man talking on a mobile phone walks past a HSBC branch office in Mexico City, in this file picture taken July 27, 2012. HSBC has taken a $1.15 billion hit to cover a potential U.S. fine for lax anti-money laundering controls and to pay compensation for mis-selling products in Britain, eating into its quarterly profit, Reuters reported on November 5, 2012.Credit: REUTERS

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 […]

A woman carries her child as she wades through floodwaters at a flooded village in Gaibandha July 4, 2012. A new fund aims to help disaster-prone regions such as Bangladesh cope with natural disasters so they can get their lives and economies back on track more quickly and effectively. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

5 Jan 2017

Insurers paid out $50 billion for natural disasters in 2016

By Georgina Prodhan and Maria Sheahan | January 5 2017 (Reuters) Insurers paid out around $50 billion for natural disaster claims last year, almost double 2015’s payout of $27 billion, reinsurer […]

Yellow waste water that had been held behind a barrier near the abandoned Gold King Mine is seen in the Animas River in Durango, Colorado, in this picture from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department taken August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department/Handout

4 Jan 2017

Wedding vows a blessing for clean-up of filthy Indonesian river

By Heru Asprihanto and Angie Teo | January 4 2017 (Reuters) Only a year ago, this stretch of the Ciliwung river in Indonesia’s capital was foul-smelling and clogged by a […]

A woman works at a conveyor belt carrying eggs to packaging at Deqingyuan ecological farm on the outskirts of Beijing, China, September 10, 2015.

3 Jan 2017

U.S. scrambles to clear egg exports to bird flu-hit Korea

By Tom Polansek | January 3 2017 (Reuters) U.S. officials are urgently seeking an agreement with South Korea that would allow imports of American eggs so farmers can cash in on […]

A ship passes through the Suez Canal near Port Said, 170 km (106 miles) northeast of Cairo, March 10, 2013. Egyptian protesters torched buildings in Cairo and tried unsuccessfully to disrupt international shipping on the Suez Canal, as a court ruling on a deadly soccer riot stoked rage in a country beset by worsening security.Credit: REUTERS

21 Dec 2016

Shipping faces threat from EU of unilateral levy on carbon emissions

By Jonathan Saul | December 21 2016 (Reuters) The shipping industry faces the threat of paying a levy to the European Union on its greenhouse gas emissions as lawmakers from the bloc […]

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