PARIS (Reuters) – French electricity generation from renewable solar sources rose by more than 39 percent in September to 1.15 terrawatt hours (TWh) compared with the same month a year ago, boosted by a long spell of sunshine, French grid operator RTE said on Tuesday. The prolonged dry weather however led to a fall in
MANILA (Reuters) – Landslides killed four people and trapped at least 31 others on Tuesday in a mountainous region of the Philippines, officials said, as Typhoon Yutu barreled across the country with strong winds and rains. Stranded trucks park are seen on a roadside after ferry trips are suspended before Typhoon Yutu hits land at
GENEVA (Reuters) – Asia could reap massive benefits in health, environment, agriculture and economic growth if governments implement 25 policies such as banning the burning of household waste and cutting industrial emissions, according to a U.N. report. FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from the chimney of a paper factory outside Hanoi, Vietnam May 21, 2018. REUTERS/Kham/File
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India may halt the use of private vehicles in the capital New Delhi if air pollution, which has reached severe levels in recent days, gets worse, a senior environmental official said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Indira Gandhi International Airport is seen shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, October 30, 2018.
FILE PHOTO: Audi CEO Rupert Stadler speaks during the company’s annual news conference in Ingolstadt, Germany March 15, 2018. REUTERS/Michael Dalder/File Photo FRANKFURT (Reuters) – A Munich court on Tuesday said former Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler, who is being investigated for his role in Volkswagen’s (VOWG_p.DE) emissions cheating scandal, had been released from custody.
FILE PHOTO: Indira Gandhi International Airport is seen shrouded in smog in New Delhi, India, October 30, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s environment pollution control authority on Tuesday said private vehicles will have to be stopped from plying in the capital of New Delhi if air pollution continues to worsen. “Let us
MANILA (Reuters) – A typhoon that devastated islands in the Western Pacific slammed into the Philippines on Tuesday, bringing strong winds and a risk of floods, storm surges and landslides in some northern provinces. Stranded trucks park are seen on a roadside after ferry trips are suspended before Typhoon Yutu hits land at the port
Stranded trucks park are seen on a roadside after ferry trips are suspended before Typhoon Yutu hits land at the port of Batangas, Philippines October 29, 2018. REUTERS/Erik De Castro MANILA (Reuters) – A typhoon that has caused devastation in some Western Pacific islands made landfall in the Philippines on Tuesday, bringing strong winds and
FILE PHOTO: The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N) said it favors an annual increase in fuel-efficiency standards based on “historic rates” rather than tough Obama era rules or a Trump administration
People walk on a catwalk in a flooded Saint Mark Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice, Italy October 29, 2018 Reuters/Manuel Silvestri ROME (Reuters) – Five people died in Italy on Monday as gale-force winds brought trees crashing down and heavy rains left many rivers dangerously swollen, rescue services said. The
JAKARTA (Reuters) – An Indonesian airliner crashed into the sea on Monday, with the likely loss of all 189 people on board, as it tried to return to Jakarta minutes after take-off. Lion Air flight JT610, an almost new Boeing 737 MAX 8, was en route from the capital to Pangkal Pinang, center of the
LONDON (Reuters) – Britain should seek to reduce its carbon tax for power generators from 2021-22 if the total carbon price remains high, Treasury documents published as part of the country’s budget showed on Monday. The current carbon price support tax of 18 pounds ($23.03) per ton will remain frozen for 2020-2021, as previously stated,
BEIJING (Reuters) – China unveiled new rules on Monday that would allow the use of rhino horn and tiger parts for some medical and cultural purposes, watering down a decades-old ban in a move conservation group WWF said could have “devastating consequences”. FILE PHOTO: Customs officers stand next to part of a 33 rhino horns
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire speaks on tax issues at a joint hearing with lawmakers of the economic affairs committee and the special committee on financial crime at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, October 23, 2018. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler PARIS (Reuters) – Carmakers are ready to contribute financially to an expanded trade-in program to
FILE PHOTO: The GM logo is seen at the General Motors Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Lansing, Michigan October 26, 2015. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – General Motors Co (GM.N) said that Obama era rules aiming to hike fleetwide fuel efficiency to more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025 are “not technologically
FILE PHOTO: The logo of Ecopetrol is pictured at its headquarters in Bogota, Colombia August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga BARRANCABERMEJA, Colombia (Reuters) – Colombia’s state oil company Ecopetrol has requested an environmental license to launch a pilot plan to explore for crude oil from unconventional deposits using fracking technology, its chief executive said. Felipe Bayon