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EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The Guardian - European leaders have struck a broad climate change pact obliging the EU as a whole to cut greenhouse gases by at least 40% by 2030. But key aspects of the deal that will form a bargaining position for global climate talks in Paris next year were left vague or voluntary, raising questions as to how the aims would be realised.
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EU strikes compromise to set new climate target

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Reuters - European Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving critics warning that compromises had undermined the fight against climate change.
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Sales Of Plug-In Cars Exceed 600,000 Worldwide

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:14am
Source: CleanTechnica - It hasn’t even been four full years since the first plug-in hybrid and electric cars went on sale across the globe, and in many places plug-in cars are still few and far between. Yet across the world, consumers are turning to plug-in cars in greater numbers, with the top ten countries now accounting for over 600,000 plug-in vehicle sales according to a tally by Hybrid Cars.
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European Leaders Agree on Targets to Fight Climate Change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The New York Times - The 28 leaders of the European Union agreed early on Friday on targets for protecting the climate and generating greener power despite deep divisions among their nations over how to produce energy.
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SEA countries share experience on building resilience to climate change impacts

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:14am
Source: VietNamNet Bridge - More than 200 delegates from Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia are attending a three-day international forum on climate change, which opened on Oct 23 in Preah Sihanouk Province, Cambodia.
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Nuclear fusion power - made in Chelsea

Business Green - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:09am

Former star of E4 show embarks on new venture in nuclear physics


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How can sport up its game on sustainability?

Business Green - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:05pm

Billions of fans around the globe offer huge potential for delivering environmental messages - so why are so many clubs missing an open goal?


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A strong climate package is essential to revive flagging EU energy investment

Business Green - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:05pm

Stephanie Pfeifer of the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change explains why investors crave the policy certainty a bold EU energy and climate change package would deliver


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Scottish industrial emissions fell eight per cent in 2013

Business Green - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:05pm

New figures cite closure of coal fired Cockenzie Power Station for steep drop in greenhouse gas emissions last year


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Shipping emissions could grow 250 per cent by 2050

Business Green - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:05pm

Industry's contribution to global CO2 output fell following global slowdown, but is set to rise significantly unless action is taken


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Could Lego ditching Shell present an opportunity for clean tech?

Business Green - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:05pm

The latest victory in Greenpeace's campaign against Shell's planned Arctic exploration could present an important opportunity for clean tech firms


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Footwear industry wakes up to waste

Business Green - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:34pm

Consumer demand for sustainable shoes is prompting manufacturers to change tack


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Could Portugal's interconnector demands threaten EU 2030 climate targets?

Business Green - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:21am

Reports suggest latest draft of Climate and Energy package exclude binding target on cross border power cables


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M&S installing UK's largest rooftop solar PV system

Business Green - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:27am

Project to fit 24,272 panels on distribution centre will make building almost energy self-sufficient during the day


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Businesses and charities unite to launch The Big Energy Vision

Business Green - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:04am

New nationwide campaign aims to highlight how energy-saving green technologies mean households can ‘use less, waste less and pay less'


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Why it is time for a Big Energy Vision

Business Green - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:59am

Paul King of the UK Green Building Council explains why businesses and NGOs are coming together to highlight how greener buildings can save everyone money


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China's coal use falls for first time this century, analysis suggests

Business Green - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:48am

Fall of 1-2 per cent in amount of coal burned offers ‘window of opportunity’ to bring climate change under control, Greenpeace energy analysts say


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7 industries at greatest risk from climate change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:14am
Source: CNBC - Rising temperatures and sea levels, along with increased incidence of extreme weather events, pose a threat to the global economy. Global infrastructure spending, public food supply, health and surging demand for energy are among the demographic themes that could come with steep climate-change costs.
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Can art inspire climate change action? An ice installation aims to do just that

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The Guardian - To coincide with the latest IPCC climate report, 12 blocks of Greenland ice will be left to melt in Copenhagen City Hall Square as a visual representation of climate change.
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Climate change rivals Ebola at World Health Summit

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:14am
Source: EurActiv - Climate change is expected to cause 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050, affecting the poorest countries with weak health care systems - a global challenge that rivaled Ebola as one of the top issues at the World Health Summit in Berlin this week. EurActiv Germany reports.
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