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EU to host industry talks ahead of setting 2030 climate goals

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:14am
Source: Reuters - The European Commission will hold three meetings this summer on how to ensure the bloc's industries can compete in global markets while meeting goals to cut greenhouse gas emissions, it said on Wednesday.
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Global warming to hit your bubbly's taste!

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:14am
Source: IANS - Climate change can not only play havoc with environment, it can also ruin the taste of your favourite bubbly.
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Clean energy: Is a boom coming in 2014?

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:14am
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Clean energy is off to a strong start in 2014, with global investment rising as prices for wind and solar power continue to drop. Renewables still hold a small share of total energy mixes, but clean-energy growth is picking up momentum.
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Ahead of Sendai conference, Ban pushes for 2015 global agreement on disaster risk

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:14am
Source: UN/Reliefweb - Disaster risk reduction and climate change are closely linked, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed, reiterating to the world community his key priorities through the next year as preparations continue for the 2015 world conference on reducing risk from natural disasters.
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Latin American leaders discuss climate change progress

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:14am
Source: Brown Daily Herald - “The cost of inaction today is going to be much bigger tomorrow,” former Chilean President Ricardo Lagos told The Herald before attending a University conference Wednesday to discuss international climate change policy.
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New Zealand Bids Goodbye to Ozone-Depleting Substances in Response to Climate Change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:14am
Source: International Business Times - New Zealand will phase out the ozone-depleting hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by the end of 2014 in observance of the Montreal Protocol. According to Environment Minister Amy Adams, New Zealand is ahead of the deadline to phase out substances harmful to the Earth's ozone layer by 2030
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Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:14am
Source: Guardian - Religious groups have urged Pope Francis to back a campaign to encourage millions of people, organisations and investors to pull their money out of the fossil fuel industry.
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Purisima renews call for global effort vs climate change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:14am
Source: Philippine Star - Finance Secretary Cesar V. Purisima reiterated calls for the development of a global risk-sharing mechanism to enhance resilience to climate change.
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U.S. Energy Dept plans $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:14am
Source: Reuters - The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday unveiled a plan for up to $4 billion in loan aid for renewable energy companies to help rejuvenate a program that faced harsh political attacks over past failures of federally subsidized projects.
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Greens celebrate as Caroline Lucas cleared over fracking protest

Business Green - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 10:23am

Green MP vows to continue campaign to bring an end to fracking in the UK


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IKEA to put green Swedish meatballs on the menu

Business Green - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 6:08am

Head of sustainability Joanna Yarrow reveals plans to reduce carbon intensity of retail giant's famous meatballs


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How Yerdle and Patagonia are boosting the sharing economy

Business Green - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:55am

The online marketplace and outdoor-product company are helping to reshape how people interact with their stuff


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DECC dishes out reeds-to-energy wetland funding

Business Green - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 5:35am

Three companies become the latest firms to be awarded a share of over £1.3m to support development of wetlands bio-energy technology


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Solar Aid urges industry to help fuel African switch to renewables

Business Green - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 4:49am

Charity offers new corporate opportunities to help it eradicate the kerosene lamp from Africa by 2020


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How to deal with people who complain about renewable subsidies at parties

Business Green - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:09pm

Alan Whitehead MP offers some sage advice for any green business exec who has ever been harangued about the cost of subsidising clean energy


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10 lessons from the green car revolution

Business Green - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:08pm

From stable policies to constant innovation, the auto sector demonstrates that clean technology can deliver decarbonisation


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EDF cuts ribbon on Teeside offshore wind farm and Nottinghamshire gas plant

Business Green - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:07pm

Energy giant highlights major investment in new low carbon energy infrastructure


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RBS reveals plan to appoint Chief Sustainability Officer

Business Green - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:05pm

Banking giant publishes latest Sustainability Review, confirming emissions from its operations fell by 6.2 per cent as company stepped up green lending efforts


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Nissan reports soaring fleet sales for all-electric Leaf

Business Green - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:05pm

Auto giant says UK sales of Leaf to fleet managers rose 132 per cent over the last financial year


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