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United States sets official strategy for Paris climate talks

WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday published plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions up to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025, part of a strategy to generate momentum for a global agreement later this year on combating climate change.

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Exclusive: Morgan Stanley to sell natural gas business scrutinized by Fed

30 Mar 2015

NEW YORK - Morgan Stanley has agreed to sell a compressed natural gas business that came under regulatory scrutiny shortly after its launch last year, according to a document obtained by Reuters and three people familiar with the matter.

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Rich nations' fossil fuel export funding dwarfs green spend: documents

30 Mar 2015

BRUSSELS - Rich nations provided around five times as much in export subsidies for fossil-fuel technology as for renewable energy over a decade, according to OECD data seen by Reuters.

U.S. to submit plans to fight global warming; most others delay

29 Mar 2015

OSLO/WASHINGTON - The United States will submit plans for slowing global warming to the United Nations early this week but most governments will miss an informal March 31 deadline, complicating work on a global climate deal due in December.

Georgia passes solar-friendly legislation

27 Mar 2015

ATLANTA - Solar electric power would become far more accessible to Georgia homeowners under a bill approved by state lawmakers on Friday, making it easier to lease solar equipment and then sell the power generated back to electric companies.

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South Africa's Eskom fires 1,000 workers as crisis deepens

27 Mar 2015

JOHANNESBURG - South African utility Eskom [ESCJ.UL] fired 1,000 workers at a power plant on Friday and its chief executive failed to overturn his suspension, worsening the turmoil at the company.

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