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British utility Centrica confirms full-year targets, lifts efficiency goals

8:06am GMT

LONDON British utility Centrica is on track to meet its full-year cash flow and earnings targets and on Thursday raised its expected efficiency savings by 50 million pounds ($65 million).

Queen Elizabeth presents naturalist Attenborough with award for ocean pollution fight

20 Nov 2019

LONDON Queen Elizabeth presented broadcaster David Attenborough with an award on Wednesday for his hit television nature series Blue Planet II, which raised public awareness around the world of the danger of plastic pollution in oceans.

Explainer: From pig power to cleaner stoves, the world of carbon offsets

20 Nov 2019

LONDON Carbon offsetting, already a multi-billion dollar industry, will get a major boost from the launch of an international scheme to offset aviation emissions, called CORSIA, in 2021. | Video

Explainer: From pig power to cleaner stoves, the world of carbon offsets

20 Nov 2019

LONDON Carbon offsetting, already a multi-billion dollar industry, will get a major boost from the launch of an international scheme to offset aviation emissions, called CORSIA, in 2021. | Video

Windkraft und Ladesäulen - Grüne Themen erobern britischen Wahlkampf

15 Nov 2019

London Der britische Premierminister Boris Johnson setzt im Wahlkampf verstärkt auf grüne Themen.

PM Johnson makes green investment election pledge

14 Nov 2019

LONDON Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to increase Britain's target for offshore wind power and ensure no home is more than 30 miles (48 km) away from a electric vehicle charging point in an attempt to woo green voters ahead of a Dec. 12 election.

SSE warns on Labour's energy nationalisation policy

13 Nov 2019

LONDON British utility SSE on Wednesday warned of challenges for energy firms due to the election next month and opposition Labour Party plans to nationalise some energy infrastructure, as it reported a higher first-half adjusted pretax profit.

ArcelorMittal says carbon border levy is just the start to greener steel

29 Oct 2019

LONDON ArcelorMittal, the world's biggest steelmaker, says a proposed EU carbon border tax is a vital first step to enable the industry to introduce low carbon technology and help reach the Paris agreement of curbing climate-warming emissions.

UK competition watchdog looking into OVO deal for SSE's retail arm

24 Oct 2019

LONDON The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said on Thursday it would investigate whether OVO Energy's 500 million pound ($646 million) deal to buy power company SSE's retail arm will lessen competition in the sector.

Factbox: Climate targets – the devil’s in the detail

23 Oct 2019

Amid a groundswell of public pressure for climate action, companies, sectors and countries worldwide have trumpeted new pledges, from setting net-zero emissions targets to declaring carbon neutrality in specific timeframes.

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