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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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23 Oct 2014

China readies legal framework for carbon market, hefty fines possible

BEIJING, Oct 23 China is planning hefty fines for companies that fail to comply with the rules of its national carbon trading market but has yet to decide how to set emission caps for big polluters, according to a draft government document seen by Reuters.

12 Oct 2014

Beijing to tap water from thousands of kilometers away

BEIJING The water coming out of Beijing taps later this month may have traveled more than 1,400 kilometers, transported along a series of canals and pipelines that form part of the world's biggest water transfer project.

09 Sep 2014

Quenching Beijing's thirst may stunt regional growth

BEIJING China is about to realise a dream of Communist leader Mao Zedong to redirect China's river flows to benefit Beijing and the dry north, but critics say the resources grab by the politically powerful capital will harm regional China.

09 Sep 2014

Quenching Beijing's thirst may stunt regional growth

BEIJING China is about to realise a dream of Communist leader Mao Zedong to redirect China's river flows to benefit Beijing and the dry north, but critics say the resources grab by the politically powerful capital will harm regional China.

09 Sep 2014

Quenching Beijing's thirst may stunt regional growth

BEIJING China is about to realize a dream of Communist leader Mao Zedong to redirect China's river flows to benefit Beijing and the dry north, but critics say the resources grab by the politically powerful capital will harm regional China.

09 Sep 2014

Quenching Beijing's thirst may stunt regional growth

BEIJING, Sept 10 China is about to realise a dream of Communist leader Mao Zedong to redirect China's river flows to benefit Beijing and the dry north, but critics say the resources grab by the politically powerful capital will harm regional China.

31 Aug 2014

China's national carbon market to start in 2016 -official

BEIJING, Aug 31 China plans to roll out its national market for carbon permit trading in 2016, an official said Sunday, adding that the government is close to finalising rules for what will be the world's biggest emissions trading scheme.

17 Aug 2014

China's carbon plans: secrecy and oversupply darken outlook

BEIJING, Aug 18 As China lays down plans for a national carbon trading scheme, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases risks repeating mistakes made in carbon trading in Europe by flooding its pilot markets with free permits.

14 Aug 2014

South Korea carbon market to go ahead as planned -MOE spokeswoman

Aug 14 South Korea decided on Thursday that its carbon trading market will go ahead as planned on Jan. 1 of next year, despite the finance minister's calls last month for it to be delayed.

28 Jul 2014

Shanghai carbon market cut 5mln tonnes of CO2-paper

BEIJING, July 28 The nearly 200 firms in Shanghai's emissions trading scheme cut their CO2 output by 5.3 million tonnes in 2013 compared with 2011, government officials said Monday, according to state-owned media.

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