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Susanna Twidale

Analysts increase EU carbon price forecasts, short-term Brexit risks remain: Reuters poll

12 Jul 2019

LONDON Analysts have raised forecasts for the prices of European Union carbon permits through 2019 to 2021 but warned the threat of a no-deal Brexit still hangs over the market in the short term.

British carbon tax to start November 4 in the event of no-deal Brexit - government

12 Jul 2019

LONDON A British tax on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power stations and factories would begin on Nov. 4 if the country leaves the European Union without a deal on Oct. 31, the UK government said.

Cuadrilla to restart fracking at British site

11 Jul 2019

LONDON/OSLO British shale gas company Cuadrilla said on Thursday it would restart fracking at its Preston New Road site in Britain in the third quarter of 2019 and plans to use a thicker fracking fluid to help reduce earth tremors.

Britain’s climate advisers slam government progress, call for urgent action

10 Jul 2019

LONDON Britain has failed to set sufficient policies to combat climate change and must act urgently to cut greenhouse gas emissions to meet its new net zero target, a report by the government's climate advisers said on Wednesday.

Britain’s energy regulator rolls out tougher rules for new suppliers

04 Jul 2019

LONDON Britain's energy regulator will from July 5 implement new tighter rules for suppliers entering the market, it said on Thursday, following the collapse of several small firms over the past few years.

British companies, pension funds may have to report climate risks

03 Jul 2019

LONDON British public companies and pension funds may have to publish by 2022 what risks their businesses face from climate change under a new so-called green finance strategy.

Climate change probably added 4C to Europe's June heatwave: study

02 Jul 2019

LONDON Man-made climate change probably made last month's European heatwave, in which southern France experienced a national record 45.9 degrees Celsius (114.6 Fahrenheit), 4C (7F) hotter than it would otherwise have been, scientists said on Tuesday.

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