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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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California CO2 permits clear auction at $11.50 a tonne

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 21 (Reuters) - California carbon emission permits fetched $11.50 a tonne at the cap and trade program's eighth auction, bringing the total amount raised for the state to more than $833 million, officials said on Thursday.

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Oregon denies construction permit for coal export terminal

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Oregon on Monday denied Ambre Energy’s request for a permit to build a coal export terminal on the Columbia River, saying the project was not in the best interests of the state’s water resources.

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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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NRG to reduce emissions at Illinois coal power plants

Aug 7 (Reuters) - NRG Energy Inc said on Thursday it will spend about $567 million to reduce emissions from four coal-fired power plants in Illinois that it acquired from Edison Mission Generation in April.

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 African negotiators urge U.S. leadership for UN climate deal

WASHINGTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - African climate negotiators attending the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington this week said leadership from the United States is critical to finalizing a global deal on measures to address climate change in 2015 after years of deadlock.

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Act now on climate change or see costs soar, White House says

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the United States more in the long run, the White House said on Tuesday in a report meant to bolster a series of actions President Barack Obama has proposed to address global warming.

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U.S. EPA launches hearings on power plant carbon rules

WASHINGTON, July 29 (Reuters) - The Environmental Protection Agency starts public hearings on Tuesday on its proposal to slash carbon emissions from the country's power plants, and coal miners to U.S. senators are expected to comment on the proposed rules.

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California and Mexico sign pact to fight climate change

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28 (Reuters) - California Governor Jerry Brown and Mexican environmental officials signed a pact on Monday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement that could eventually expand the market for carbon credits.

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INTERVIEW: U.S. envoy to U.N. aviation body hopeful on airline climate plan

TORONTO, July 25 (Reuters) - The new U.S. representative to the United Nations body that oversees civil aviation said on Friday he is hopeful the organization's members will be able to agree on a global system to curb carbon emissions from airlines.

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Japan, Mexico sign carbon trade deal

July 28 (Reuters) - Japan and Mexico have signed a deal for Japanese companies to earn carbon credits by investing in technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions in Mexico - in Japan's 12th bilateral carbon agreemen

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For Californians, higher costs dampen support for clean energy

BERKELEY, Calif., July 23 (Reuters) - An overwhelming majority of California residents support the state's mandate for reducing heat-trapping greenhouse gas emissions, so long as they do not bear the higher costs of cleaner energy themselves, a new public opinion poll shows.

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EPA chief in hot seat as lawmakers dissect carbon rule

WASHINGTON, July 23 (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will field questions from lawmakers on Wednesday about the agency's plan to slash carbon pollution from power plants, even as industry groups seek to derail the proposal.

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Calif. carbon slips to $11.84/tonne as market shrugs off challenge

SAN FRANCISCO, July 18 (Reuters) - California’s benchmark carbon contract was valued at $11.84 a tonne on Friday, market sources said, down three cents from the previous day’s close as traders said they expect an effort to delay a planned expansion of the program to fail.

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