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Obama departs the White House in Washington

1 Dec 2016

Obama moves to lock in vehicle greenhouse gas rules

By David Shepardson | December 1 2016 (Reuters) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday said it will push to lock in fuel efficiency standards central to outgoing President Barack Obama’s climate […]

The sun is reflected on a solar panel at a solar power field in Kawasaki, near Tokyo in this June 13, 2012 file photo. Japan's subsidies for renewable power suppliers have sparked more than $2 billion of investment since they were launched two months ago, as companies and homeowners try to profit from an anti-nuclear energy policy after last year's Fukushima crisis. Picture taken June 13, 2012. To match story JAPAN-ENERGY/RENEWABLES.Credit: REUTERS

1 Dec 2016

EU unveils power market reform to boost renewables

By Alissa de Carbonnel | December 1 2016 (Reuters) EU regulators set a path on Wednesday for renewables to power half of Europe by 2030, with plans to cut energy use, phase […]

New regulations will oblige companies listed on the London Stock Exchange to measure and report on their carbon emissions from April 2013. Photograph: Ilya Naymushin/REUTERS

29 Nov 2016

Exclusive: EU to attach CO2 limits to power reserve subsidies – source

By Alissa de Carbonnel | November 29 2016 (Reuters) EU regulators plan to attach emissions limits to subsidies paid to utilities that set aside capacity to avert blackouts, an EU source told […]

A woman and a child wear protective mask while riding bicycle on an extremely polluted morning as hazardous, choking smog continues to blanket Beijing, China December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

25 Nov 2016

China sends environmental inspection teams to seven more regions

By David Stanway | November 25 2016 (Reuters)  China has dispatched another seven environmental inspection teams to check how its anti-pollution rules are being implemented throughout the regions, the Ministry of […]

Lightning strikes near town of Searchlight in the Nevada desert. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

25 Nov 2016

EU requires pension funds to assess climate change risks

By Francesco Guarascio | November 25 2016 (Reuters) EU pension funds will have to include environmental risks in their investment strategies, under a law passed on Thursday, that ecologists hope will […]

Scales of Justice are seen in Brittany's Parliament in Rennes. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

23 Nov 2016

European parliament passes watered-down draft law on air pollution

By Alissa de Carbonnel | November 23 2016 (Reuters) The European Parliament passed a new draft law on air pollution on Wednesday that the European Commission and several members of parliament […]

The slogan 'Climate action' is projected on the Eiffel Tower as part of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) in Paris, France, December 11, 2015. Reuters/Charles Platiau

16 Nov 2016

France, U.N. tell Trump action on climate change unstoppable

By Nina Chestney and Alister Doyle | 15 November 2016 (Reuters) France and the United Nations on Tuesday stepped up warnings to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump about the risks of […]

Wind turbines used to generate electricity are seen at a wind farm in Guazhou, 950km (590 miles) northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province September 15, 2013.
REUTERS/CARLOS BARRIA

11 Nov 2016

U.S. seeks to speed wind, solar development on federal lands

By Nichola Groom | November 11 2016 The Obama administration on Thursday took a major step toward encouraging development of renewable energy on federal lands in six Western states by […]

The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington March 5, 2014. U.S. Supreme Court justices on Wednesday appeared to look for a compromise that would enable them to avoid overruling a 26-year-old precedent that made it easier for plaintiffs to negotiate large class action settlements.
 REUTERS/Gary Cameron  (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS)

9 Nov 2016

Factbox: Clean energy faces vote in four state ballot initiatives

By Valerie Volcovici | November 11 2016 In addition to picking the next U.S. president on Tuesday, voters in four states will decide on ballot initiatives related to energy and […]

Igor sits on a water container in Brasilandia slum

9 Nov 2016

Philanthropy’s drive for ‘better cities’ needs data and deep urban knowledge

By Astrid Zweynert | November 9 2016 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) The doors of the Carnegie Library in Herne Hill, a leafy south London suburb, shut for the last time seven months […]

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