Green energy

Philippines minister says wants to ban new mines as clampdown deepens

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 14 - 08:07
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' environment minister on Friday said she wanted to ban new mines, ramping up a campaign to clamp down on damage from the minerals industry in the Southeast Asian nation.

Haitians blame fatal crash on U.N. peacekeepers as storm aid anger grows

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 14 - 06:41
LES CAYES (Reuters) - Haitians on Thursday protested against the death of a motorcyclist in an accident they blamed on blue-helmeted peacekeepers, adding to a spate of incidents the United Nations says is affecting delivery of relief after Hurricane Matthew.The category 4 hurricane tore through Haiti on Oct. 4, killing about 1,000 people and leaving more than 1.4 million in need of humanitarian aid, including 175,000 made homeless, besides disrupting power, communications and transport links.

SolarReserve Planning World's Largest Solar Farm for $5 Billion - Bloomberg

bloomberg.com / renewable energy - 2016, október 14 - 06:21

SolarReserve Planning World's Largest Solar Farm for $5 Billion
Bloomberg
A closely held California renewable-energy developer is proposing the world's largest solar farm in the Nevada desert, a $5 billion project that would rival the capacity of two nuclear power plants. There are still a ... “Absent significant state- and ...

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Woman mauled by tiger to sue Beijing wildlife park

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 14 - 05:28
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A woman who was mauled by a tiger after getting out of her car at a wild animal park in Beijing is suing the park, saying she hadn't been fully informed of the park's dangers and left the vehicle because she was carsick, a Chinese newspaper reported.

Category 2 Hurricane Nicole weakening: NHC

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 14 - 04:59
(Reuters) - Hurricane Nicole is weakening as it heads towards the central Atlantic, with swells spreading northward along the U.S. east coast and into Atlantic Canada, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory.

Powerful Hurricane Nicole wreaks havoc on Bermuda

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 14 - 03:58
HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) - Hurricane Nicole plowed directly into Bermuda on Thursday, causing widespread damage and knocking out power to most homes and businesses while apparently sparing the tiny Atlantic island chain any severe injuries or fatalities, government officials said.

U.S. conservative group backs Republicans who favor clean energy

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 14 - 02:57
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A conservative nonprofit group that lobbies Republicans to support clean energy policy will spend more than $1 million over the next few weeks to back 10 members of Congress running in the Nov. 8 elections, hoping to attract key swing voters such as millennials.

Chile regulator draws up charges against Antofagasta's Los Pelambres mine

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 14 - 02:05
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's environmental regulator on Thursday drew up various charges against the Los Pelambres copper mine for mismanaging water resources and nearby flora, charges which could lead to stiff fines or even closure.

Celebrities rally behind filmmaker arrested in pipeline protests

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 14 - 02:03
(Reuters) - Singer Neil Young, actor Mark Ruffalo and other celebrities on Thursday joined in calling for charges to be dropped against a documentary maker arrested while filming protesters who shut down oil pipelines from Canada to the United States, saying that she was acting as a journalist.

Daring U.S. pipeline sabotage spawned by lobster boat coal protest

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 14 - 02:03
CALGARY, Alberta/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pipeline sabotage by environmental activists that shook the North American energy industry this week had its roots in a 2013 protest off Massachusetts, when two men in a 32-foot lobster boat blocked a 40,000-ton coal shipment to a power station.

Big farm opportunities seen for business in 2030 U.N. goals

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 14 - 01:08
OSLO (Reuters) - Businesses could earn hundreds of billions of dollars a year by 2030 by investing in better agriculture and food ranging from micro-irrigation of crops to reduced waste, an international study said on Friday.

Historic town swamped, 22 dead in North Carolina flooding

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 14 - 00:49
TARBORO, N.C. (Reuters) - Floodwaters inundated the historic black town of Princeville, North Carolina, on Thursday, leaving homes submerged to their roof lines as the state's death toll in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew climbed to 22.

Hurricane Nicole moving away from Bermuda: NHC

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 13 - 23:55
(Reuters) - The eye of Nicole, a Category Three hurricane, is now moving away from Bermuda while continuing to bring storm surge flooding to the island, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

Hurricane Matthew closes schools for thousands of Haiti's children

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 13 - 22:50
LES CAYES, Haiti (Reuters) - As Haiti cleans up the destruction wrought by Hurricane Matthew, which killed more than 1,000 people and destroyed thousands of homes, the storm has also disrupted the education of many school children in the country.

Clinton finds nothing inconvenient in climate plug - Bloomberg Government (blog)

bloomberg.com / climate protection - 2016, október 13 - 22:08

Bloomberg Government (blog)

Clinton finds nothing inconvenient in climate plug
Bloomberg Government (blog)
Climate change needs to be a voting issue,” she said. ... Tomorrow is “Oilfield Prayer Day” in Oklahoma: Christians should use it to “thank God for the blessings created by the oil and natural gas industry and to seek His wisdom and ask for protection ...

Sanders among five senators asking Obama to order Dakota pipeline review

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 13 - 19:49
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and four other U.S. senators on Thursday called on President Barack Obama to order a comprehensive environmental review of a pipeline project that has stirred widespread opposition from Native Americans and environmental activists.

U.N. calls for deal to cut greenhouse gases at Rwanda talks

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 13 - 18:59
KIGALI (Reuters) - The world will not forgive leaders gathered in Rwanda this week if they fail to back a proposed agreement to cut greenhouse gases, a top U.N. official said on Thursday, calling the deal an easy one to achieve.

Hurricane Nicole passing over Bermuda: NHC

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 13 - 18:49
(Reuters) - The eye of Nicole, a category three hurricane, is passing over Bermuda and is moving towards the northeast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

LM Wind Power Is Set to Expand GE's Renewable Energy Wings - Market Realist

bloomberg.com / renewable energy - 2016, október 13 - 18:11

Market Realist

LM Wind Power Is Set to Expand GE's Renewable Energy Wings
Market Realist
Bloomberg's New Energy Finance section further stated that Goldwind had installed 7.8 GW of wind power in 2015, seizing the top spot globally. Vestas and General Electric retained the second and third ranks, respectively, as reported by Bloomberg New ...
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EU Parliament committee backs carbon market reform compromise

reuters.com / enviroment - 2016, október 13 - 15:48
LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament's industry committee voted on Thursday to back a compromise for reforming the European Union's carbon market, favoring a Commission proposal on the speed for removing permits from the market.