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Global investors urge leaders to act on carbon pricing ahead of U.N. meeting

WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - More than 340 institutional investors representing $24 trillion in assets on Thursday called on government leaders attending next week's United Nations climate summit to set carbon pricing policies that encourage the private sector to invest in cleaner technologies.

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European investment hinges on new EU team- Voestalpine CEO

VIENNA, Sept 15 (Reuters) - The head of Austrian speciality steelmaker Voestalpine said he is hopeful that the incoming new EU executive will be more amenable to measures that could persuade his company to invest in new European plants.

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Big firms brace for global carbon price rollout -report

Sept 15 (Reuters) - An increasing number of big corporations expect governments worldwide to put a price on carbon dioxide emissions to help tackle climate change and some are already factoring in the cost to guide future investment decisions, a report found on Monday.

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Development banks pledge to step up climate action

OSLO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - The world's six multilateral development banks promised on Thursday to do more to help emerging nations fight climate change as part of efforts to reinvigorate flagging work on a U.N. deal to limit temperature rises.

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Chemical firm gets first loan in China using CO2 permits as collateral

BEIJING, Sept 9 (Reuters) - China's Industrial Bank said on Tuesday it has lent 40 million yuan ($6.5 mln) to a chemical company using carbon permits as collateral, showing firms are exploring new routes to funding amid a tightening of credit growth in the mainland.

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Rio Tinto sees carbon capture as key to future coal use

SYDNEY, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Global miner Rio Tinto Plc called on Tuesday for governments and industry to step up efforts to find ways to cut emissions from coal generation, because coal would remain the biggest source of power globally for decades to come.

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EBRD to invest heavily in Polish renewables

WARSAW, Sept 8 (Reuters) - The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development EBRD.UL may invest up to 600 million euros ($777 million) a year in Poland, mainly in renewable energy, the bank's head for Poland said.

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NRG energy retrofitting Texas power plant to capture CO2

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 4 (Reuters) - NRG Energy on Friday will begin retrofitting one unit of its WA Parish power plant in Texas to capture its carbon emissions but the technology has a long ways to go to reduce climate change, the company's chief executive officer said.

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Shenzhen carbon market allows trades to be settled in foreign currencies

BEIJING, Aug 29 (Reuters) - China's Shenzhen carbon market will allow carbon permit trades to be settled in foreign currencies through the Bank of China, as the city tries new ways to attract foreign capital to its nascent market.

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Power producer Duke Energy to retire coal-fired plants in Ohio

Aug 28 (Reuters) - Power company Duke Energy Corp outlined plans to retire the remaining coal-fired stations at its Ohio plant by the end of the month as it looks to cope with tightening power plant emission regulations.

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 INTERVIEW-E.ON bets on investor help for wind power push

BERLIN, Aug 26 (Reuters) - E.ON EONGn.DE, Germany's biggest utility, is banking on investors to help it catch up with European rivals in renewable power, unable to shoulder large projects on its own as it battles to cut debt.

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Billions in oil investments at risk from low crude prices, says Carbon Tracker

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - More than half a trillion dollars of investments in major oil projects over the next decade are at risk from high costs and low crude oil prices, an environmental think tank said on Friday, warning that shareholders' returns could suffer.

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UPDATE 3-Germany's RWE warns of supply risks as power crisis bite

FRANKFURT, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Germany's RWE reported a 40-percent plunge in first-half profits, blaming loss-making power plants and warning that power supplies were under threat unless an ongoing crisis in Europe's energy sector was fixed.

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E.ON profit falls as weak rouble hits Russian business

FRANKFURT, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Germany's biggest utility E.ON posted a 12 percent drop in first-half core profit, hit by a weakening currency in Russia, its most important foreign market that is the target of Western economic sanctions over Ukraine.

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Kellogg's to set targets for suppliers to cut carbon emissions

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Global food giant Kellogg's will set targets to cut greenhouse gas emissions from its worldwide supply chain, it announced Wednesday, responding to consumer pressure to be accountable for its contribution to climate change.

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