Zero-emission vehicles, wind and solar energy seen taking off: Climate report

LONDON (REUTERS) – Government policy changes attacking global warming could result in zero-emission vehicles comprising around 30 per cent of all vehicles on the road by 2030, and wind and solar providing 30 per cent of global power generation, triple current levels, a policy report forecast on Monday (Oct 18). Rapid changes in food and land-use systems would also play

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What to do when your energy company tells you to increase your direct debt

HOUSEHOLDS are facing energy bill hikes amid rising wholesale gas prices and shrinking competition but now suppliers are rumoured to be hiking direct debits to cover their own rising costs. Here are your rights if your energy bill direct debit is increased. Energy suppliers have been facing rising costs after wholesale gas prices hit record highs this month, while the

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Costs, delays scuttle $1B U.S. pipeline venture

The nearly USD $1-billion Constitution Pipeline project, which had been designed to take natural gas from Pennsylvania’s shale gas fields to metropolitan New York and New England, has been abandoned after years of legal regulatory challenges made it economically unfeasible, a spokesperson for project partner Duke Energy said Monday. “Although Constitution did receive positive outcomes in recent court proceedings and

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Dad who lived off Pot Noodles while on the dole now runs £4million business

A dad-of-five who lived off Pot Noodles after nearly going bankrupt now heads a multi-million pound business. Gary Fredson has experienced both dizzying highs and scarring lows in his career. He achieved remarkable success as one of the country's top retail managers before losing it all, with his properties and car repossessed. But he got back on his feet and

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