Climate summit in Glasgow postponed to 2021 because of coronavirus pandemic

LONDON (Reuters) - A climate summit that had been due to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed to 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak, officials said on Wednesday, throwing new uncertainty into talks to tackle global warming. FILE PHOTO: Police outside the SEC Centre in Glasgow as the spread of the coronavirus…

Carbon-free hydrogen production needs multi-billion dollar subsidies to make it cost effective: research

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The falling cost of producing hydrogen from renewable power offers a promising route to cutting emissions, but governments need to step in and provide $150 billion of subsidies over the next decade to scale up the technology, according to research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Renewable hydrogen can be made by…

Japan keeps greenhouse gas target, eyes further cuts

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has kept unchanged its target, set in 2015, of a cut of 26% in greenhouse gas emissions by the fiscal year ending in March 2031, from levels seen in fiscal 2013, the environment ministry said on Monday. In its five-year review, the ministry said that while making sure Japan hits the…

Singapore, Japanese companies join to explore hydrogen as energy source

(Reuters) - Five companies from Singapore and two from Japan have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore hydrogen as a low-carbon alternative to power Singapore’s energy future, the companies said in a statement on Monday. Under the MoU, Singapore’s PSA Corporation, Jurong Port Pte Ltd, City Gas Pte Ltd, Sembcorp Industries and…

Tailings dam spill at Chinese molybdenum miner threatens local water supply

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s northeastern province of Heilongjiang said a tailings dam leak at a molybdenum mine over the weekend threatened to contaminate the local water supply and that it had launched an emergency response. No casualties were reported, according to a report from the Heilongjiang Daily posted on the Heilongjiang government website. Tailings dams…