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Britain's coal power generation falls 19 pct in H1

Britain's coal power generation falls 19 pct in H1

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - British coal-fired power generation fell 19 percent in the first half of 2014 against a year earlier, government data showed on Thursday, meaning it was likely that power sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the EU's second largest polluter also fell.


Global renewable energy expansion to slow to 2020 - IEA

LONDON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Growth in global renewable energy capacity will slow to 2020 if uncertain government policies continue to threaten investment, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Thursday.


Australian report urges end to renewable energy target

SYDNEY, Aug 28 (Reuters) - A long-awaited report commissioned by conservative Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has effectively recommended ending a scheme under which 20 per cent of the country's electricity would come from renewable sources by 2020.

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    Paris 2015 - will the Climate Potluck be low-carbon enough?

    In this report we construct three global emissions scenarios based upon possible outcomes of the 2015 climate summit in Paris. We find that none of our scenarios is likely to achieve the international goal of limiting global warming to two degrees. Global emissions reductions would need to be at least one and a half times greater than Europe's 2030 proposal to stay within the two degree carbon budget this century.

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    Siphoning gas from California’s cap-and-trade program

    While we think recent proposals to delay or remove the inclusion of transportation fuels do not have sufficient political backing to be successful, we can examine the price impact this action would have. Delaying the inclusion of gasoline to 2018 would only slightly lower the relative shortage in the market, so that allowances prices would be only modestly impacted. Exempting gasoline through 2020, however, would result in a market oversupplied with allowances through 2020 which would lead to significant downward price pressure on allowances relative to the current situation.

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