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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.

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.

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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