Carbon / Emissions Markets

World’s largest wealth fund to press firms for climate data at AGMs

World’s largest wealth fund to press firms for climate data at AGMs

Published 08/02/2019

(This Feb 7 story corrects to show, in fourth paragraph, that a temperature rise of 2°C is equivalent to 3.6°F, not 35.6°F) By Gwladys Fouche [more…]

Democrats float ‘Green New Deal’ to end fossil fuel era

Democrats float ‘Green New Deal’ to end fossil fuel era

Published 08/02/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats on Thursday laid out a “Green New Deal” that would eliminate U.S. greenhouse gas emissions within a decade, an effort to [more…]

Top German conservative hints at slower coal phase-out in nod to…

Top German conservative hints at slower coal phase-out in nod to…

Published 03/02/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s phasing out of coal-fired power stations could be delayed beyond 2038 if the deadline creates problems for the security of electricity [more…]

German Economy Minister: Do not want imported nuclear power to make…

German Economy Minister: Do not want imported nuclear power to make…

Published 28/01/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier on Monday said that he did not want Germany to compensate for a planned phase out of [more…]

Emissions angst fuels new tensions in loveless German coalition

Emissions angst fuels new tensions in loveless German coalition

Published 28/01/2019

BERLIN (Reuters) - Tensions in Germany’s loveless ruling coalition flared on Sunday after Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer, a conservative from the car-making state of Bavaria, [more…]

Seeking thrifty ways to cut pollution, Rotterdam links up with…

Seeking thrifty ways to cut pollution, Rotterdam links up with…

Published 26/01/2019

ROTTERDAM (Reuters) - As Daan Hosli’s hybrid BMW glides into downtown Rotterdam, it passes a virtual boundary into the city’s “electric-only zone” and his mobile [more…]

U.S. EPA senior official falls short of calling climate change a…

U.S. EPA senior official falls short of calling climate change a…

Published 26/01/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration’s senior air pollution official said on Friday that he and his agency were still exploring the science of climate [more…]

Nuclear, climate threats keep Doomsday Clock close to apocalypse

Nuclear, climate threats keep Doomsday Clock close to apocalypse

Published 24/01/2019

(Reuters) - A renewed nuclear arms race, rising greenhouse gas emissions and the emergence of state-sponsored disinformation campaigns have left the modern world as close [more…]

Root and branch reform: Swedish scientist makes fuel from tree waste

Root and branch reform: Swedish scientist makes fuel from tree waste

Published 24/01/2019

LUND, Sweden (Reuters) - Might tree roots, twigs and branches one day be used to power cars? That’s what a Swedish researcher is hoping after [more…]

BlackRock plans environmentally conscious money market fund

BlackRock plans environmentally conscious money market fund

Published 22/01/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc is planning a new fund for investors looking to park their cash safely while helping the environment, expanding options [more…]