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EU lagging on climate targets – study

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The EU as a bloc has pledged to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels

PARIS, France (Nov. 8, 2016) — Despite progress, the European Union is still behind the curve in its program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in industry and transport, a study said Tuesday, November 8.  Continue reading EU lagging on climate targets – study

UK climate targets at risk without government support for windfarms

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The Ardrossan windfarm in Scotland. The government will end existing subsidies for new onshore windfarms from April 2017. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg/Getty Images

Government should restore subsidies for onshore wind power as a cost-effective way of reducing the country’s emissions, says head of ScottishPower

November 3, 2016 — The UK’s climate targets are at risk if the government does not reverse its decision to end support for windfarms, the head of one of the Big Six energy companies has warned.  Continue reading UK climate targets at risk without government support for windfarms