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IMF urges higher energy taxes to fight climate change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 34 min ago
Source: Reuters - Energy taxes in much of the world are far below what they should be to reflect the harmful environmental and health impact of fossil fuels use, the International Monetary Fund said in a new book on Thursday.
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'India is fifth largest producer of wind energy'

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 34 min ago
Source: Economic Times - India is the fifth largest producer of wind energy with the sector alone constituting 68 per cent of the total renewable energy produced in the country, India's ambassador to the UAE T P Seetharam has said.
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France to boost renewable energy, reduce nuclear

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 34 min ago
Source: RFI - France is to invest up to 10 billion euros to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas costs. On Wednesday French Environment and Energy Minister Ségolène Royal presented a long-delayed energy bill to the weekly cabinet meeting.
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La Convención contra el Cambio Climático de la ONU lanza una web para "dar a conocer" la actualidad del cambio climático

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 34 min ago
Source: Europa Press - La Secretaría de la Convención Marco de la ONU sobre Cambio Climático (CMNUCC) ha lanzado una nueva página web de noticias para "dar a conocer" la actualidad del cambio climático, según ha anunciado.
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Global Solar Market Estimated To Reach $137 Billion In 2020

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 35 min ago
Source: Cleantechnica - New analysis from business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan shows that the global solar power market earned revenues of nearly $60 billion in 2013, and estimates that by 2020 this figure will double to $137.02 billion.
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Energy security to be high on the agenda during Modi's US visit

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 35 min ago
Source: Economic Times - Cooperation between India and the United States in nuclear energy, shale gas, electricity and renewable power will be high on the agenda during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the US in September, a government official said while a Cabinet minister told ET that India would want an equitable relationship.
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UN chief urges all people worldwide to reach out to one another as friends

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 35 min ago
Source: Xinhua - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday urged all people to reach out to one another as friends and build long-term foundations for lasting peace in the current time of mistrust and violence, with previously harmonious neighbors warring.
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Sri Lanka launches drought relief measures for farming families

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 35 min ago
Source: eco-business.com - Sri Lanka’s government will roll out a relief programme to help vulnerable farmers cope with the effects of a worsening drought, as part of a wider effort to protect people from the frequent extreme weather events that are threatening the country’s steady economic gains.
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Climate change: The 'greatest threat' to the peoples of the Pacific

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 35 min ago
Source: Deutsche Welle - Amid growing concerns over rising sea levels, this year's Pacific Islands Forum summit has started. Its Secretary General Tuiloma Slade reiterates that climate change threatens the viability of the forum's member states.
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US wants to link power pacts with climate change agreement

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 35 min ago
Source: Business Standard - A visiting US team has told Indian negotiators it would link pacts on the power sector to the agreement the two countries draw on climate change and one would not happen without the other.
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IMF urges higher energy taxes to fight climate change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 3 hours 34 min ago
Source: Reuters - Energy taxes in much of the world are far below what they should be to reflect the harmful environmental and health impact of fossil fuels use, the International Monetary Fund said in a new book on Thursday.
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Government outlines plans for heavy industry green levy compensation scheme

Business Green - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:15pm

Consultation published on method to determine which sectors should get relief from green energy policy costs


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Does the word ‘sustainable' help us to make good investments?

Business Green - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:05pm

David Casale of Turquoise International argues that confusion in the clean tech industry is preventing the further drive of innovation and investment.


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Why Ed Miliband should raise the 'green flag'

Business Green - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:05pm

Ed Miliband once won plaudits from across Westminster for his ambitious approach to climate change - could re-engaging with the issue that once defined him help tackle his leadership woes?


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National Grid awards crucial CCS pipeline contract

Business Green - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:05pm

Trail-blazing White Rose carbon capture demonstration project takes another step forward


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Green Deal Finance Company reviews business model as it prepares for uncertain future

Business Green - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:05pm

EXCLUSIVE: GDFC considers direct sales and marketing business model in a drive to increase energy efficiency installations


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How the global sofa surfing movement is helping the environment

Business Green - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:05pm

Joe Gebbia, co-founder of Airbnb, highlights the green credentials of the company's flourishing business model


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Solazyme and AkzoNobel team up in pursuit of algae breakthrough

Business Green - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:05pm

Paint giant inks agreement that could see it purchase 10,000 tonnes of algal oil as part of its efforts to phase out use of fossil fuels and palm oil


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Central Union reaches £10m wind farm peer-to-peer financing milestone

Business Green - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:05pm

EXCLUSIVE: Green crowd-funding continues to gain momentum and Central Union and Trillion Fund both celebrate latest milestones


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Airbnb celebrates environmental savings

Business Green - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:05pm

New survey reveals sofa surfing guests use 78 per cent less energy than those in hotels


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