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EPA Sensitive to Costs of Power Plant Rule

Washington, 16 June 2014

The U.S. EPA is sensitive to the possibility of higher electricity prices as a result of new emission regulations proposed earlier this month, an agency official said Sunday on Platts Energy Week, the all-energy news and talk show program.

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Peak Pollution: China Aims For The Top So It Can Go Down

London, 11 June 2014

City-dwelling Chinese may still be choking on smog, but amid all the haze, China may turning a corner in its fight on pollution. Top Chinese officials have hinted at the fact that China is working hard to achieve "peak" greenhouse gas emissions, which may come sooner than observers expect.

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EPA Report Shows Impact of Changing Climate on Americans’ Health and Environment

Washington, May 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the third edition of a report, Climate Change Indicators in the United States. The report pulls together observed data on key measures of our environment, including U.S. and global temperature and precipitation, ocean heat and ocean acidity, sea level, length of growing season, and many others.

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China looks to expand emissions trading

London, 8 May 20134

As part of the Enerdata China energy report we focus on the carbon trading pilot schemes currently implemented in China. Just under a year since China’s first emissions trading scheme launched in Shenzhen, Beijing is now looking to expand these schemes into more of the country’s key industrial regions, according to Su Wei, a senior climate official at the National Development and Reform Commission.

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Outlook for Renewable Energy in America

Washington D.C., 31 March 2014

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) today announced the release of The Outlook for Renewable Energy in America: 2014, jointly authored by U.S. renewable energy trade associations from the power, thermal, and fuel sectors. The Outlook assesses the renewable energy marketplace and forecasts the future of each renewable energy technology sector, from the perspectives of each of the associations, and provides a list of policy recommendations by the respective associations that would encourage continued industry growth.

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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change

London, 31 March 2014

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the second installment of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), on impacts and vulnerabilities.

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Global Ethanol production to rise ot over 90bn litres

Toronto, 27 March 2014

Today the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), in cooperation with F.O. Licht, released its Global Annual Ethanol Production Forecast showing continued growth in the sector. The GRFA forecasts global fuel ethanol production to surpass 90 billion litres in 2014, peaking at 90.38 billion litres this year.

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Energy independence eclipses debate on 2030 targets in Europe

London, March 2014

The European Union sought to review its energy dependence on Russia following developments in Crimea, the UK Chancellor George Osborne froze the carbon price support rate at GBP 18 per tonne, and, earlier this week, a record USD 870m was mobilised from a dozen investors for the 300MW Lake Turkana wind plant in Kenya.

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UK emitters to pay much more for carbon ...

London, 24 March 2014

Chancellor George Osborne said in his 2014 Budget last week that the UK’s carbon price support rate would be capped at GBP 18 per tonne until 31 March 2019. The carbon price support is the amount levied on top of the EU emissions price – in other words, the premium that UK industrial companies and utilities pay for carbon above the price paid by their European neighbours.

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Rules pon Efficiency, Emissions to squeeze California Gas Demand

New York, March 2014

California may cut its transport fuel consumption by more than a billion gallons per year by 2020 as a result of policy initiatives and local support for electric and high-efficiency vehicles, according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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