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Global power sector emissions to peak in 2026: Report

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Global emissions of greenhouse gases from the power sector are expected to peak in 2026, but will still be some way above levels needed to limit temperature rises in line with the Paris climate agreement, research showed on Thursday.

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Germany denies rift with Canada on G20 climate language

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The German government denied a media report on Wednesday that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had suggested deleting mentions of the Paris climate pact from the final communique of a major summit to appease U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Defying Trump, EU Parliament backs Paris climate goals

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The European Parliament backed curbs on EU states’ emissions on Wednesday to share the burden of the bloc’s Paris climate goals and forge ahead despite President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the 195-nation pact.

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Canada denies it wants G20 to drop mention of Paris climate pact

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Canada on Monday denied a report that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested deleting mentions of the Paris climate pact from the final communique of a major summit to appease U.S. President Donald Trump.

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U.S. left as ‘footnote’ in G7 climate talks

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Rifts between the United States and its leading industrial allies over climate change deepened on Monday when Washington refused to subscribe fully to a Group of Seven statement on the environment.

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Exxon calls NY prosecutor’s climate change probe ‘harassment’ in filing

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Exxon Mobil Corp asked a New York court on Friday to reject another subpoena request from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, arguing the prosecutor’s recent claim to have found evidence Exxon misled investors was false and that he was abusing his investigative powers.

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Australia energy review could pave way to policy compromise, keep lights on

Storm clouds can be seen behind chimneys at the Bayswater coal-powered thermal power station located near the central New South Wales town of Muswellbrook, Australia, March 14, 2017. REUTERS/David Gray

A highly-anticipated review of Australia’s energy security is set for release on Friday amid hopes it will pave the way to ending a decade of bitter division that has claimed the careers of two prime ministers and led to a string of blackouts.

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French President Emmanuel Macron attends a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 23, 2017.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

France will go beyond its initial international commitments to combat climate change following U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of last year’s Paris accord, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.

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California, China defy U.S. climate retreat with new cleantech tie-up

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California said it would cooperate with China on clean technology, emissions trading and other “climate-positive” efforts in a bid to fill a gap left after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord last week.

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EU seeks climate allies among U.S. cities, states – EU’s Sefcovic says

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The European Union is looking for allies among cities and states to save the Paris Agreement after the federal government of the United States withdrew from the accord last week, EU Commission Vice President Maros Sefcovic said on Monday.

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