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National Grid calls on businesses to join winter demand management drive

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:05pm

Large and small firms invited to generate revenues and curb emissions by tendering for Demand Side Balancing Reserve


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MPs slam Defra's decision to bin waste management policies

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:05pm

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee calls for local recycling targets in England, warning country is on track to miss 2020 targets


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Big business and trade unions lead calls for bold EU climate change package

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:05pm

CBI and European Trade Union Confederation both issue plea for governments to deliver ambitious emissions reduction goals


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Seven questions for Liz Truss' solar farm crackdown

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:20am

Defra's plans to reduce CAP payments for farmers installing solar arrays raise more questions than answers


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Blue chips call for ambitious EU climate package, as concerns mount over lack of CCS support

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:40am

Corporate giants demand emissions reduction target of at least 40 per cent, as leaked letter reveals UK concerns over lack of focus on carbon capture and storage


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Ex-Environment Agency head to lead industry-funded fracking task force

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:13am

Lord Chris Smith appointed to lead two year study into 'good and bad' impacts of shale gas exploration


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Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:44am

Green champion’s push to funnel car emissions into the emissions trading system seen as attempt to bend rules


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Liz Truss accused of trying to woo UKIP voters with 'minute' solar subsidy cuts

Business Green - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:19am

Solar and farming industries slam Environment Secretary for 'misguided' attack on solar farm developments


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'Build bridges for Lima climate talks'

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The Guardian - The UN’s climate chief urged country negotiators on Monday to “build bridges” at talks in Bonn towards a new, global pact that received fresh endorsement from world leaders last month.
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Bonn climate talks: Key steps to support the world’s most vulnerable

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - What are the key issues with which negotiators will be grappling during this round of UN talks in Bonn?
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EU climate talks enter end game with everything still to play for

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Business Green - Diplomatic and lobbying activity across the EU stepped up a notch today, as governments and industry groups sought to set out their stall ahead of this week's crucial European Council meeting on the bloc's 2030 energy and climate change package.
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EU summit to debate multi-billion carbon quota 'transfer' system

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: EurActiv - EXCLUSIVE: European leaders meeting later this week for an EU summit on energy and climate change will discuss proposals allowing energy-rich nations like France and Germany to transfer 10% of CO2 emissions quotas to member states such as Poland, who are struggling to diversify their energy mix.
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UPDATE 2-Britain targets 2017 for start of European carbon market reforms

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Reuters - Britain wants reforms to Europe's Emissions Trading System (ETS) to start from 2017, four years earlier than proposed, hoping to tackle the scheme's massive oversupply and boost investment in clean technologies.
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Denmark's plan to offset transport emissions sparks EU row

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The Guardian - A Danish bid to expand carbon offsetting to the transport sector has triggered uproar among NGOs and academics, with one new analysis saying it would devastate efforts to reign in fuel emissions.
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Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: BBC News - Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says the EU’s plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 is too weak. He says it will commit future governments to “extraordinary and unprecedented” emissions cuts.
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Brazil must target smallholders to curb rising deforestation

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The Guardian - Farmers with smallholdings are not responsible for most of the destruction of Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, but their contribution to deforestation is rising and must be addressed if the country is to hold on to recent gains, according to an environmental research group.
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Arctic ice melt sends Alaskan temperatures soaring by -7c

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - Scientists in the northern Alaska outpost of Barrow have linked 7C temperature rise to the decline in Arctic sea ice
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UN’s Green Fund says all obstacles for pledges now removed

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - The head of the UN-backed Green Climate Fund is expecting further pledges of financial support after the board resolved key questions over its governance.
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A business plea for a strong 2030 energy and climate deal

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:05pm

Chief executive of Rockwool calls for European Council to show leadership and approve on an ambitious energy savings target this week


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UK hails best ever quarter for electric car sales as demand revs up

Business Green - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 7:05pm

Government figure show 5,000 cars were registered under the plug-in grant scheme from July to September, doubling sales compared to the previous quarter


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