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Oil climbs to 4-year high close to $81 a barrel

Oil prices rose to four-year highs near $81 a barrel after global producers decided against further output increases, despite pressure from US president Donald Trump for renewed action…

DAILY BRIEF | 25.09.18

Watchdog warns Scotland must slash transport and agriculture emissions

Several publications cover a new report from the UK Committee on Climate Change (CCC) finding that Scotland needs to take more rigorous action on emissions from farming and…

DAILY BRIEF | 24.09.18

Exxon, Chevron Climate U-Turn Includes $300m for Research

There is widespread coverage of the unexpected news – first broken by Axios – that US oil giants Exxon Mobil, Chevron and Occidental Petroleum will now join the Oil &…

DAILY BRIEF | 21.09.18

EU must end new petrol and diesel car sales by 2030 to meet climate targets

The sale of new petrol and diesel cars must be phased out in Europe before 2030, or the automotive industry risks blowing its carbon budget within 5-10 years,…

DAILY BRIEF | 20.09.18

Business lobby prepares pushback against EU climate goals update

Lobby group BusinessEurope plans to “oppose” moves to increase the EU’s climate goals for 2030, reports Euractiv, citing a leaked internal memo. The 13 September memo is due…

DAILY BRIEF | 19.09.18

UK heatwave caused hundreds of extra deaths this summer, figures suggest

The Independent reports on official statistics showing that hundreds of extra deaths were recorded in England during the summer heatwave. In the last week of June, when temperatures…

DAILY BRIEF | 18.09.18

Climate change means Hurricane Florence will dump 50% more rain

The Guardian is among several publications reporting on the first “pre-event attribution study” finding that Hurricane Florence is set to bring 50% more rainfall to the US east…

DAILY BRIEF | 14.09.18

Forest size of Yorkshire must be planted for UK to meet its climate targets, scientists warn

As the UK endeavours to cut its emissions by moving away from fossil fuels, experts have warned that this will not be enough to meet the nation’s climate…

DAILY BRIEF | 12.09.18

California governor signs law for clean energy by 2045

California has passed a law committing to entirely carbon-free electricity sources by 2045. Under the terms of the legislation, all utility companies must get 60% of their energy…

DAILY BRIEF | 11.09.18
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