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Agricultural Residue provides the answer to EU's Bioenergy needs

London, December 2013

Rabobank Report: EU energy producers are looking for new ways to keep the growth in bioenergy production affordable. The increasing competition for solid biomass, such as wood pellets, will create space for relatively novel biomass sources to enter the market, among which agricultural residues like straw and stover have the greatest potential.

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Climate Calendar, 2014

London, December 2013

2014 will be an intense year for the politics of climate change. The formal processes of the UNFCCC will mosey on to plot the structure and lay out the policy options for the 2015 agreement. But it is the informal processes which have the most potential to shape the national interest debates in many critical countries.

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EU ETS gets confidence boost

Olso, December 2013

The European Parliament cleared the final hurdle of backloading 900 million allowances from the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) by adopting the legally-clarifying amendment to the ETS Directive by a large majority, according to Thomson Reuters Point Carbon, the leading provider of market intelligence, news, analysis, forecasting and advisory services for the energy and environmental markets.

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Missed opportunity to progress 2015 roadmap in Warsaw

Oslo, November 2013

The 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC closed on Saturday, 23 November, in Warsaw, Poland, having achieved modest success but having missed an opportunity to make real progress on the 2015 roadmap, according to Thomson Reuters Point Carbon, the leading provider of market intelligence, news, analysis, forecasting and advisory services for the energy and environmental markets.

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Predictions for the Global Energy and Environment Market

Frost & Sullivan released today its three big predictions for the global energy and environment market. Based on a ‘2013 Search for Growth’ survey which involved 1835 executives in more than 40 countries globally, Frost & Sullivan's insight highlights new areas of growth. Urbanisation and smart cities, the changing dynamics of unconventional gas, and opportunities generated from increased environmental awareness and legislation will be the key topics in 2014 and beyond.

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Credible carbon pricing crucial for reducing emissions

London, 18 November 2013

Electricity utilities see having a credible price level for CO2 and long-term, predictable policies as the crucial factors for driving change in their fuel and technology mix, according to the latest insights from the Global Electricity Initiative (GEI), presented today.

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Business-as-usual sees second Kyoto period 660 Mt short

Oslo, 12 November 2013

The second Kyoto commitment period (2013-2020), known as Kyoto 2, will be short by 660 Mt if current climate policy measures remain the same, according to analysis released today by Thomson Reuters Point Carbon, the leading provider of market intelligence, news, analysis, forecasting and advisory services for the energy and environmental markets. However, the market is estimated to be oversupplied by 1030 Mt when the effect of planned, but not yet implemented, policy measures, such as the energy efficiency directive in Europe, is taken into account.

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Warsaw: Progress must be made towards the global 2015 climate pact

Oslo, 6 November 2013

“The indicators for success in Warsaw are significantly more blurred than ahead of last year’s climate summit in Doha - there are no final deadlines and no exams to be passed this year”, according to Hæge Fjellheim, Senior Analyst, Thomson Reuters Point Carbon, ahead of the UNFCCC’s Climate Conference in Poland which begins on 11 November.

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Chickens to benefit from biofuels bonanza

London, 31 October 2013

Chickens could be the unexpected beneficiaries of the growing biofuels industry, feeding on proteins retrieved from the fermenters used to brew bioethanol, thanks to research supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

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WEC Styudy Reveals Slowdown in Energy Efficiency

Daegu, 16 October 2013

The World Energy Council’s latest energy efficiency study reports a general slowdown in energy efficiency improvements, it was announced today. The report, “World Energy Perspective: Energy Efficiency Policies”, is produced in collaboration with France’s energy and environment agency, ADEME. The report shows that more and more countries are now involved in energy efficiency policies, but also highlights numerous factors that have affected energy efficiency progress across 85 countries, representing more than 90% of global consumption.

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