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EU countries agree their green transition fund will not pay for move to nuclear or fossil gas

European Union countries have agreed that the bloc's flagship fund to wean regions off fossil fuels should not finance nuclear or natural gas projects, despite calls from some Eastern countries for gas to be eligible for EU funding.

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EU set to slightly surpass 2030 renewable energy goal, but funding boost needed

The European Union looks set to slightly beat its goal to get a third of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, but public support will be needed to offset a drop in clean power investment due to COVID-19, the bloc's top energy official said.
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North Macedonia wins EU praise for pioneering coal-to-solar shift

The European Union energy watchdog praised North Macedonia on Wednesday for a pioneering project among EU aspirants to transform an ageing coal mine into two solar power plants, in line with goals to cut pollution and tackle climate change.

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Investors welcome Poland's decision to freeze last coal-fueled plant project

Shares in Polish state-run utilities Energa and Enea gained on Friday after they froze financing of their joint project to build 1 a GW coal-fueled power unit, citing difficulties raising funds due to environmental concerns.

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Global coal demand to remain stable up to 2024

Global coal demand is expected to remain stable until 2024 as growth in Asia offsets weaker demand from Europe and the United States.

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EU leaders to push for climate neutrality by 2050

European Union leaders meeting in Brussels next week will push to agree to put the bloc on net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, their draft joint statement showed on Monday, heralding a bitter fight looming at their gathering.

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Russia's Transneft rebukes Rosneft over tainted oil crisis

Russian state-owned pipeline monopoly Transneft criticized oil producer Rosneft on Monday, alleging it had dragged its feet over quality controls and making unsubstantiated damages claims.

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Russian oil flows to Europe partially resume after contamination

Russia has partially resumed oil flows along the Druzhba pipeline, which runs to Eastern Europe and Germany, following contamination last month that buoyed global prices and left refiners in Europe scrambling for supply.

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EU agrees deal to cut greenhouse emissions from cars

The European Union agreed on Monday to a goal of cutting carbon emissions from cars by 37.5 percent in a decade.

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Ministers work around the clock to strengthen global climate deal

Ministers are working around the clock to complete and strengthen the rules for making a landmark agreement to combat climate change operational.

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Carbon emissions from rich nations set to rise in 2018: IEA

Carbon dioxide emissions from the world's advanced economies are set to rise slightly in 2018, breaking a five-year decline, mainly due to higher oil and natural gas use, the International Energy Agency says.

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Political divisions cloud Poland climate talks

Divisions within Europe and tension between the United States and China pose major challenges to the next round of United Nations talks on climate change.

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Poland calls for planting more forests worldwide to improve carbon capture

Poland called on Wednesday for more forests to be planted worldwide to capture c...
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Poland's power from coal seen down at 50 percent by 2040 - government official

Half of Poland's electricity generation will come from coal by 2040 though coal production should remain at current levels as energy demand is expected to increase, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

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