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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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EPA honors organizations for Green Power Leadership

Washington, 23 September 2013

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented its 13th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 21 Green Power Partners and three suppliers for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. Close to one-third of America’s carbon pollution – a greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change – comes from power plants. By using green power, communities, businesses and organizations can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, support America’s growing renewable energy industry, improve public health, and help transition the United States to cleaner energy sources.

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Global warming "hiatus" unlikely to last - draft U.N. report

Oslo, September 2013

A "hiatus" in global warming so far this century is partly caused by natural variations in a chaotic climate and is unlikely to last, a draft United Nations report by leading climate scientists says.

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EPA launches new Mapping Tool

Washington, 5 September 2013

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched an interactive web-based mapping tool that provides the public with access and information on Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) filed with EPA for major projects proposed on federal lands and other proposed federal actions. When visiting the website, users can  click on any state for a list of EISs, , including information about the potential environmental, social and economic impacts of these projects.

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China's power sector heads towards a cleaner future

Beijing, 27 August 2013

China’s power sector is expected to go through significant changes through to 2030, according to a new report released by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. China will add 88GW of new power plants annually from now until 2030, which is equivalent to building the UK’s total generating capacity every year.

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62 countries now have Biofuels friendly policies

Toronto, 22 August 2013

According to the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), 62 countries now have biofuels friendly policies in place whose ethanol production alone has replaced the need for over 2 million barrels of crude oil per day. The significant growth in the global biofuels industry to 62 countries with biofuels friendly policies can be viewed on the GRFA’s new Interactive World Biofuels Map at www.globalrfa.org

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Experts surer of manmade global warming

Oslo, August 2013

Climate scientists are surer than ever that human activity is causing global warming, according to leaked drafts of a major U.N. report, but they are finding it harder than expected to predict the impact in specific regions in coming decades.

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Australian carbon price forecasts

London, August 2013

Thomson Reuters Point Carbon has announced its initial forecasts for emission volumes and price developments in the Australian cap-and-trade scheme:

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