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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.


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.


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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