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  • Published: Apr 4th, 2011
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Report: China leads in low-carbon energy

WASHINGTON, March 29 (UPI) — China is the world’s leading investor in low-carbon energy technology, a global study by a U.S. environmental polling organization has shown.

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  • Published: Feb 23rd, 2011
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Break-even for low-carbon economy is $100 a barrel oil, says Chris Huhne

The UK’s ambitious low-carbon energy plans will mean energy consumers paying lower bills in 2020 if oil

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Security scanners at EU airports and a low-carbon energy system top the agenda of the EESCs February plenary session

The EESCs stance on security scanners at EU airports and the EUs roadmap for a low-carbon energy system will be discussed at the upcoming plenary session of the European Economic and Social Committee on 16 and 17 February. Mercedes Bresso, president of the Committee of Regions, will attend the plenary session to give her recipe for the success of the Europe 2020 strategy.

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Energy market reforms promise surge in low-carbon investment

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The government will today unveil its long-awaited proposals for reform of the electricity market, detailing plans that are already being hailed as the biggest shake-up of the energy sector since privatisation in the 1980s.

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  • Published: Dec 20th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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New power plants could put bills up

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Energy bills could rise by hundreds of pounds under plans for the construction of a new generation of power plants unveiled by the Government.

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  • Published: Dec 2nd, 2010
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U.K. Government to Set Price to Boost Low-Carbon Energy Output, FT Says

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The U.K. government will announce in the next two weeks plans to set a minimum price for carbon aimed at increasing certainty for investors in low-carbon energy generation, the Financial Times reported.

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EU May Allow Carbon Credits From Forestry to Fill Gap, BNP Trader Says

The European Union may allow use of emission credits from forest protection to help fill any gap from a ban of some industrial-gas credits, a banker at BNP Paribas SA said.

The EU carbon market may have room in its third phase, which runs from 2013 to 2020, for credits under a program known as Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, or REDD, should the bloc restrict industrial-gas credits and adopt a tighter emission-reduction target for 2020, said Christian Del Valle, director of environmental markets and forestry at the Paris-based bank. The regions target is currently to cut emissions by 20 percent from 1990 levels.

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  • Published: Nov 4th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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A new path to a low-carbon economy

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NEW YORK – The solution to manmade climate change depends on the transition to electricity production that, unlike burning oil, natural gas, and coal, emits little or no carbon dioxide – the main greenhouse gas responsible for global warming. Low-carbon electricity can be produced by solar, nuclear, and wind energy, or by coal-burning power plants that capture and store their CO2 emissions.

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  • Published: Sep 19th, 2010
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  • Published: Sep 16th, 2010
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US Doesnt Need Cap and Trade to Grow Low-Carbon Market

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The value of the low-carbon energy market will almost triple by 2020, even if the US does not introduce a comprehensive cap-and-trade programme, an HSBC report says.

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  • Published: Sep 9th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Low-carbon market to treble by 2020 -HSBC

* China forecast growth fastest, to leap-frog U.S.

* Electric vehicles strongest technology

LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) – The world’s low-carbon energy market is likely to treble by 2020, HSBC analysts forecast on Monday, saying that rising concerns about resource scarcity would support broad consensus on the threat of climate change.

The electric vehicle market would benefit most, growing more than 20 times by 2020 to reach $473 billion, said HSBC’s “Sizing the climate economy” report.

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DECC lays out six possible futures for low-carbon energy

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In parallel with the first annual energy statement made by energy secretary Chris Huhne is parliament today, DECC has published the 2050 Pathways Analysis, which illustrates six possible energy mixes to achieve secure and affordable energy supplies in the UK while still hitting the 2050 target of reducing emissions by 80 per cent on 1990 levels.

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  • Published: Jul 22nd, 2010
  • Category: UK
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SSE & Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd

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LONDON (Dow Jones)–Scottish & Southern Energy PLC (SSE.LN), a U.K. energy company, said Friday it has entered into a strategic agreement with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (7011.TO) and Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe Ltd. to co-operate on low carbon energy developments.

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  • Published: Jul 8th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Nuclear energy, version 3.0 time to revisit this low-carbon energy source

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THE evidence is strong that the United States is experiencing something of a nuclear renaissance.

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is considering license applications for 28 new nuclear power reactors. The United States already operates the largest fleet of nuclear power reactors in the world with 104 reactors producing almost 20 percent of U.S. electricity.

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  • Published: Jun 7th, 2010
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A Carbon Price as a Nuclear Incentive

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Many members of the new coalition government in Britain want more nuclear power

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  • Published: May 16th, 2010
  • Category: Global
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View: Cut carbon, not consumption, GCC consumers say

Nine out of every ten consumers in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region want their country to reduce its reliance on fossil fuelled power generation, but over two thirds say that using less energy is not the solution, according to a survey.

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  • Published: May 16th, 2010
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Low-carbon developments play key role as US carbon emissions plummet

Carbon emissions in the US dropped by seven per cent in 2009, representing the biggest fall since records began in 1949.

The data, released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), indicates that the fall in emissions was due to more than just the financial crisis, which began in earnest in September 2008.

“Even with the reduction in economic growth since 2000, emissions would nonetheless have grown by 0.6 to 0.7 per cent annually, had the proportional relationship between economic and emissions growth remained the same as during the 1990s,” the EIA stated.

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  • Published: May 5th, 2010
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‘Smooth transition’ to low-carbon required

A ‘smooth transition’ to low-carbon energy is required in which renewable energy will play an important role, it has been claimed.

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  • Published: May 3rd, 2010
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U.K. Power Plants May Face Early Closure on EU Rules (Update1)

April 28 (Bloomberg) — British power stations may be forced to close early under proposed changes to European Union emissions laws, threatening the nations energy security, according to an industry lobby group.

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  • Published: May 2nd, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Low Carbon Investments Tied To Dimming Fate Of Climate Bill

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Capitol Hill politics aren’t just bogging down a climate bill in the Senate, but also investment in low-carbon energy.

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Press Release: Scientist James Hansen Proposes ‘People’s Climate Stewardship Act:’ A Simple Carbon Fee with Revenue Returned to Americans

WASHINGTON, April 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “Our grandchildren will blame us if we destroy the remarkable planet that we inherited,” warned renowned climate scientist James Hansen today at the 40th anniversary celebration of Earth Day on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Dr. Hansen, awaiting the imminent birth of a grandchild (his fourth), is keenly aware of the threat that potential human-made climate chaos poses to her generation and all who will follow.

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  • Published: Apr 30th, 2010
  • Category: USA
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Think The Climate Bill a Job-Killing Carbon Tax? Read This

On Monday Once Sen. Lindsay Graham’s concerns about the priority of energy legislation can be assuaged, he, Kerry, and Lieberman will unveil their long-awaited bill to put a cap on carbon pollution and stimulate across-the-board energy production. The tripartisan trio, at the very least, deserves a standing O for their hard work and willingness to engage in good-faith give-and-take.

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  • Published: Apr 12th, 2010
  • Category: Asia
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China: low carbon sources to supply quarter of electricity by end of 2010

Low carbon energy sources will account for more than a quarter of China’s electricity supply by the end of 2010, according to official statistics released yesterday to the state-backed Xinhua news agency.

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  • Published: Jan 1st, 2010
  • Category: Global
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FM for nuclear power to reduce carbon emission

COPENHAGEN: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday said Pakistan was ready to voluntarily contribute to global efforts for climate change, adding that the government’s highest priority remained the attainment of sustainable development and economic growth.

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  • Published: Dec 28th, 2009
  • Category: Global
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COP15: Low-carbon and renewable energy will need investment of US$10.5tr by 2030

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