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EU draft plan targets free carbon credit cut for most industries

Most industries covered by the European Union's carbon market would see free credits cut by the highest possible rate over the next five years under draft plans, potentially costing some of the biggest polluters millions of euros.

EU issues green investment guide to help combat climate change

EU issues green investment guide to help combat climate change

The European Commission sought to boost the flow of private money to tackle climate change on Tuesday by publishing guidelines on what qualifies as environmentally friendly investment, in a move welcomed by the financial industry.

EPA chief tells U.S. lawmakers he has fund to fight ethics complaints

EPA chief tells U.S. lawmakers he has fund to fight ethics complaints

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said on Wednesday that he now has a legal fund in place to help him fight off a growing list of allegations related to his spending and reported ethical missteps.

Macron pushes for EU minimum price for carbon
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Macron pushes for EU minimum price for carbon

Europe must set a minimum price for carbon, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, something that would require a new tax on imports from non-EU countries that are not doing enough to tackle climate change.
Britain, Canada ally to boost support for global coal phase-out

Britain, Canada ally to boost support for global coal phase-out

The U.S. is effectively a global pariah in the international fight against climate change. But other developed nations are stepping up and taking steps to mitigate climate change in the absence of U.S. engagement and leadership.

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Britain, Canada ally to boost support for global coal phase-out

Britain, Canada ally to boost support for global coal phase-out

Britain and Canada will urge nations at U.N. climate talks on Thursday to join them in a global alliance to phase out coal, a letter seen by Reuters shows, defying U.S. lobbying in favor of the fossil fuel at the same event.
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