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GE launches next generation wind turbine

Steeping up its activities in the renewables market., GE’s subdivision - Renewable Energy- has revealed a new type of wind turbine platform. The device, designed for onshore use, is called Cypress.

'Bad news': CO2 emissions to rise in 2018, says IEA chief

Paris - Energy sector carbon emissions will rise in 2018 after hitting record levels the year before, dimming prospects for meeting Paris climate treaty goals, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) said Wednesday.

Protecting nature the best way to keep planet cool: report

Paris - The best -- and fairest -- way to cap global warming is to empower indigenous forest peoples, reduce food waste and slash meat consumption, an alliance of 38 NGOs said Monday.

Q&A: What the U.S. midterm elections mean for the energy sector Special

With the midterm elections on the horizon, the outcome will help shape the future direction of the energy and climate sectors. LevelTen Energy CEO, Bryce Smith provides some expert analysis.

Suspended Gaza fuel deal shreds tough diplomatic efforts

Ramallah - By suspending badly-needed fuel deliveries to the Gaza Strip after deadly clashes, Israel has cast doubts on the viability of the hard-won measure aimed at helping the Palestinian people and easing tensions.

US to restrict nuclear technology exports to China

Washington - The United States said Thursday that it will increasingly restrict exports of civilian nuclear technology to China for fear it will be stolen for economic benefit or diverted to military use.

Worker killed, nine hurt in Bosnia refinery blast

Sarajevo - An explosion at a Russian-owned oil refinery in Bosnia killed one worker and injured nine more, police said on Wednesday.

Philippines revs up flagging green energy engine

Santo Tomas - Deep below the ancient volcanoes scattered around the Philippines sits a simmering stockpile of intense heat that officials hope will help revive the nation's sputtering green energy machine.

Workers injured in Bosnia oil refinery blast: report

Sarajevo - An explosion at a Russian-owned oil refinery in Bosnia slightly injured eight workers late Tuesday, local television reported citing officials.

Trump questions UN global warming report

Washington - US President Donald Trump said he has yet to read a UN report warning of global warming-caused chaos unless drastic action is taken and added that he is skeptical.

UN warns paradigm shift needed to avert global climate chaos

Incheon - Avoiding global climate chaos will require a major transformation of society and the world economy that is "unprecedented in scale," the UN said Monday in a landmark report that warns time is running out to avert disaster.

S. Arabia backs down from blocking UN climate report: sources

Incheon - Oil giant Saudi Arabia backed down at the last minute Saturday from obstructing the adoption of a major report by the UN's climate science panel, sources told AFP.

Avoiding climate chaos means 'unprecedented' change: UN report

Incheon - The UN's 195-nation climate science body plunged deep into overtime Saturday to finalise a report outlining stark options -- all requiring a global makeover of unprecedented scale -- for avoiding climate chaos.

Wind turbines contribute to climate change: study

Washington - Wind turbines, designed as an alternative to fossil fuels, still contribute to climate change due to the way they redistribute heat and moisture in the atmosphere, according to a study published Thursday.

Russia's Gazprom, Austria's OMW sign deal

Sanktpeterburg - Russia's Gazprom and Austria's OMW have signed an agreement on a project to develop the Urengoy gas field in western Siberia, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after talks with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Saint Petersburg Wednesday.

UN report on 'mission impossible' climate target: key points

Paris - An executive summary of the UN special report on limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius will be vetted in South Korea this week, line-by-line, by diplomats under the 195-nation Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

UN report spotlights government inaction on climate

Paris - Diplomats gathering in South Korea Monday will find themselves in the awkward position of vetting and validating a major UN scientific report that underscores the failure of their governments to take stronger action on climate.

Could smart devices use their owners as an energy source?

Smart devices could soon tap their owners as a battery source according to proof-of-concept research from a British university.

World Bank bets big on batteries for solar energy boost

New York - Solar energy could be a huge source of power in Africa, but its potential has been stymied by storage batteries that are too expensive and inadequate for use in poor countries.

Ivory Coast looks to solar vehicles to replace bush taxis

Dabou - Hi-tech, cheap -- and quiet. The Ivorian resort of Jacqueville just outside Abidjan is betting on solar-powered three-wheelers as it looks to replace traditional but noisy and dirty bush taxis."It's cheaper and relaxing!

OPEC chief says Iran still 'very important' as US sanctions loom

Fujairah - The head of OPEC said Tuesday that Iran remains "a very important member" of the oil cartel, as Tehran braces for a new round of US sanctions partially targeting its crude exports."Iran is a very important member of OPEC...

Aiming for zero: cities, companies ramp up climate goals

San Francisco - Zero fossil fuel energy, zero gas-guzzlers on the road, zero waste, zero CO2 emissions -- dozens of cities, regions and companies made "zero" pledges Thursday at a global climate summit in San Francisco.

Booming electric car sales drive lithium rush in Portugal

Boticas - Mining firms are racing to open new lithium mines in Portugal, already Europe's biggest producer of the commodity, thanks to the surge in popularity of electric vehicles powered by lithium-ion batteries.

'Crucial period' for oil as Iran exports shrink: IEA

Paris - Global oil output hit a record of 100 million barrels per day in August, but the market may tighten and prices rise as exports from Iran and Venezuela decline, the International Energy Agency said Thursday.

Low-carbon economy 'growth story of the century': Stern

San Francisco - As thousands of mayors, governors, CEOs and experts gather in San Francisco this week for the Global Climate Action Summit, economist Nicholas Stern called for big thinking and bold action to avoid the worst ravages of catastrophic global warming.

World faces uphill climate fight as US efforts fall short

San Francisco - The United States will fall short on its Paris commitment to cut greenhouse gases, making the uphill battle to avoid runaway global warming that much harder, according to a report released hours ahead of a major, solutions-oriented climate summit in Sa...

US to miss Paris climate pact target by a third

San Francisco - The United States will fall short by a third on its commitment under the Paris climate treaty to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released Wednesday in San Francisco.

California commits to 100% clean electricity by 2045

Los Angeles - California Governor Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation Monday committing his state to a 100 percent clean electricity grid by 2045.

California commits to 100% clean electricity by 2045: governor

Los Angeles - California Governor Jerry Brown signed landmark legislation Monday committing his state to a 100 percent clean electricity grid by 2045.

Australia to ditch climate targets bill after PM ousting

Sydney - Australia's new prime minister will not revive plans to embed carbon emissions targets in law, a thorny issue that triggered the ousting of his predecessor in a party coup.
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