MADRID (Reuters) – Heavy rain has raised Spain’s capacity to generate hydroelectricity and irrigate crops, official data showed on Tuesday in the heavily gas and grain-dependent country.
PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) – Caribbean states feel they are getting a raw deal from former colonial power Britain and other developed countries set to introduce measures to counter climate change and crack down on offshore tax havens.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators on Tuesday gave a boost to next week’s global environmental summit in Copenhagen, with a senior Democrat advocating more U.S. funding of climate change efforts by poor nations and a key Republican calling for quick action on a U.S. climate bill.
SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s conservative opposition could receive an election drubbing if it blocks a planned emissions trading scheme, a poll published on Saturday predicted.
PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) – World leaders on Friday rallied to a diplomatic offensive to forge a U.N. climate deal in Copenhagen next month and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said an agreement was “within reach”.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Animal fat, restaurant grease and vegetable oil will help power four Canadian Pacific Railway locomotives this winter to test if biodiesel fuel can stand up to a harsh Canadian winter.
PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Gordon Brown called Friday for the creation of a $10 billion a year fund to help developing countries battle climate change.
PORT OF SPAIN (Reuters) – Commonwealth leaders will put the world’s small island states at the frontline of the climate debate when they meet on Friday to press for an effective international pact against global warming.
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whose government is often criticized for dragging its heels on global warming, will attend U.N. talks next month in Copenhagen designed to find a successor to the Kyoto climate change protocol.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe’s biofuels industry said on Thursday it would lodge a complaint with EU trade authorities against companies they say are evading duties slapped on U.S. biodiesel imports.