TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan has kept unchanged its target, set in 2015, of a cut of 26% in greenhouse gas emissions by the fiscal year ending in March 2031, from levels seen in fiscal 2013, the environment ministry said on Monday. In its five-year review, the ministry said that while making sure Japan hits the
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan has kept unchanged its target, set in 2015, of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 26 percent by the year ending in March 2031 from levels seen in the year ended March 2014, the environment ministry said on Monday. The ministry maintained the target in a five-year review. Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka;
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s oil and gas sector association OGUK on Thursday banned people from travelling to offshore installations such as platforms if they have travelled to certain countries affected by the coronavirus in the previous 14 days. The ban comes after Equinor reported the oil industry’s first coronavirus infection on an offshore installation on
HOUSTON (Reuters) – Across the Permian Basin’s high desert landscape, natural gas is going up in smoke even as oil majors including Exxon Mobil and BP pledge cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. FILE PHOTO: A flare burns off excess gas from a gas plant in the Permian Basin oil production area near Wink, Texas U.S.
(Reuters) – Lawmakers in at least five U.S. states have proposed bills since mid-February to prevent cities from banning natural gas as an energy source in new buildings, marking an escalation in the national battle over the fuel’s role in fighting climate change. The new bills, backed by business and utility interests, come as a
BOSTON (Reuters) – Utility operator NiSource Inc on Wednesday agreed to sell its Massachusetts operations to Eversource Energy for $1.1 billion after striking a deal with prosecutors to resolve a probe into catastrophic gas explosions there in 2018. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: A burnt Columbia Gas of Massachusetts envelope sits on the sidewalk outside a
LONDON (Reuters) – Oil and gas producer Kosmos Energy, which plans to produce at least 62,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day this year, aims to make its operations carbon neutral by 2030, it said on Monday. To achieve its target, Kosmos plans to increase the weighting of gas in its portfolio, improve the carbon
(Reuters) – Arizona’s governor in the coming days is expected to sign into law a bill that would bar local governments from discouraging natural gas as an energy source in new buildings. The move, backed by business and utility interests, comes as a growing number of cities in neighboring California have voted to move toward
(Reuters) – One of Texas’ oil and gas regulators on Tuesday defended the state’s high rate of natural gas flaring, but named companies that burn off the most gas and said he would hold public meetings on the controversial practice. FILE PHOTO: A flare burns off excess gas from a gas plant in the Permian
(Reuters) – Oklahoma intends to resume executions of condemned inmates using lethal injections after suspending capital punishment in 2015 following a series of botched executions, state officials said on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter listens to arguments on the first day of a trial accusing Johnson & Johnson of engaging in deceptive
WARSAW (Reuters) – Making Poland’s 1 GW power plant in Ostroleka gas-fired instead of coal-fuelled as planned may delay the project beyond 2023, Poland’s minister responsible for energy infrastructure Piotr Naimski said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Belchatow Power Station, Europe’s largest coal-fired power plant operated by PGE Group, is pictured near Belchatow, September 12, 2018.
TORONTO (Reuters) – Police have arrested 33 people on Monday, ending the closure of Vancouver ports in British Columbia province by indigenous protesters opposing the construction of Coastal GasLink pipeline. The arrests resulted from an injunction granted by a British Columbia court on Sunday to restore access to ports in the city. Port Metro Vancouver
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in China are bracing for demand to be shattered by a virus epidemic that has killed 361 people, wiped billions off the value of companies in the world’s second largest importer of the fuel and threatens its growth. A view of the Lujiazui financial district in
LONDON (Reuters) – More than 70% of oil and gas executives expect to maintain or increase investment in low-carbon energy this year, a survey by an adviser to the industry showed on Tuesday. Against the backdrop of uncertainty over oil prices and the global economy, less than half of respondents to DNV GL’s survey expect
DENVER (Reuters) – A Colorado environmental group on Tuesday launched a fresh push to curtail drilling in the fifth-largest oil-producing state, citing concerns over health and safety. FILE PHOTO: An oil well is seen near Denver, Colorado February 2, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo The initiatives, proposed by Colorado Rising, include a steep increase in the
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Ten U.S. states, led by New York, California and Illinois, account for 56% of carbon emissions from buildings nationwide, a major source of greenhouse gas emissions that needs to be tackled over the next decade to combat climate change, according to a report released on Monday. The Rocky Mountain Institute, a nonprofit
FILE PHOTO: An aerial view shows the newly arrived foundation platform of Leviathan natural gas field, in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Haifa, Israel January 31, 2019. Marc Israel Sellem/File Photo TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Companies developing the huge natural gas field Leviathan will begin production on Tuesday after receiving approval from Israel’s
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong riot police fired rounds of tear gas at thousands of protesters, many wearing masks and reindeer horns, after scuffles in shopping malls and in a prime tourist district as pro-democracy rallies escalated into Christmas Eve chaos. Anti-government demonstrators protest on Christmas Eve in Hong Kong, China, December 24, 2019.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian police fired tear gas and clashed with crowds of stone-throwing Muslims who took to the streets after Friday prayers across the north of the country in anger at a citizenship law they say discriminates against the secular constitution. Firefighters douse a car after demonstrators set it on fire during a
Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission, after hours-long talks on Thursday, agreed in principle on a new gas deal starting after Jan 1, 2020, European Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic told a briefing. Source link
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday will unveil a bill that aims to zero out emissions from drilling, mining and other activities on federal land and waters by 2040. The bill reflects the ambitious climate agenda of Democrats who view global warming as an urgent threat, but is unlikely to become law
DETROIT (Reuters) – The head of General Motors Co’s Cadillac luxury brand said on Thursday that a majority, and possibly all, of the brand’s models would be electric vehicles by 2030. FILE PHOTO: A Cadillac XT6 vehicle is seen at the La Fontaine Cadillac dealership in Highland, Michigan, U.S. September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook Cadillac
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Security forces fired tear gas and rubber bullets at Lebanese protesters in central Beirut on Saturday in clashes that went on into the night and wounded dozens of people. Hundreds of people had been marching in the capital as part of a historic wave of protests that has swept Lebanon since Oct.
BEIRUT (Reuters) – Security forces on Saturday fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters in Beirut, some of whom tried to break into a barricaded central district of Lebanon’s capital. Hundreds of people were gathered as part of a wave of protests that have swept Lebanon since Oct. 17, furious at a ruling elite
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong on Sunday, ending a rare lull in violence, as residents took to the streets chanting “revolution of our time” and “liberate Hong Kong”. The protest in the busy shopping district of Tsim Sha Tsui followed a march by
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hundreds of protesters in Hong Kong, including many families with children, marched on Sunday in protest against police use of tear gas as the Asian financial hub geared up for further anti-government demonstrations following a week of calm. Carrying yellow balloons and waving banners that read “No tear gas, save our
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions were roughly unchanged in the 12 months ended June as a long-running drought hit cattle and sheep farming, shriveling emissions from agriculture and offsetting sharp increases from the natural gas industry. FILE PHOTO: FILE PHOTO: Dead trees are seen in a drought-affected paddock in New South Wales, Australia,
(Reuters) – California’s restaurant industry sued the city of Berkeley on Thursday, arguing in court papers that its ban on natural gas in buildings will harm eateries by increasing costs and preventing them from preparing many sought-after ethnic delicacies. The suit comes four months after Berkeley became the first U.S. city to ban natural gas
(Reuters) – California, the seventh-biggest U.S. oil producing state, on Tuesday unveiled new regulations for drillers as it seeks to wind down its reliance on fossil fuels. FILE PHOTO: People protest against fracking and neighborhood oil drilling in Los Angeles, California, U.S., May 14, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo The announcement by Governor Gavin Newsom underscored
PARIS (Reuters) – The French gas network could be adapted to pipe a mix of natural gas with 20% hydrogen from 2030 onwards, as part of efforts to cut carbon emissions, operators said on Friday. Hydrogen produces water when it burns rather than the greenhouse gas CO2, offering a clean fuel if it is produced