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2006-08-23 12:32:44

STAVANGER, Norway (Reuters) - It may be too late to keep within a European Union threshold to avoid dangerous climate change, said the Head of the International Energy Agency Claude Mandil. The EU says to avoid dangerous interference with the climate global average temperatures should not exceed 2 degrees Celsius (3.6F) above pre-industrial levels. But even the most ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gases, explored in depth in a recent IEA report, might not be enough to stop such...

2006-08-23 12:30:00

STAVANGER, Norway (Reuters) - It may be too late to keep within a European Union threshold to avoid dangerous climate change, said the Head of the International Energy Agency Claude Mandil. The EU says to avoid dangerous interference with the climate global average temperatures should not exceed 2 degrees Celsius (3.6F) above pre-industrial levels. But even the most ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gases, explored in depth in a recent IEA report, might not be enough to stop such warming,...

2006-06-22 08:18:47

By Muriel Boselli PARIS (Reuters) - Emissions of climate-changing carbon dioxide could more than double by 2050 if unchecked, the International Energy Agency warned on Thursday, ahead of an energy-focused meeting of G8 world leaders in July. The Paris-based IEA, adviser to 26 industrialized nations, said in a report that it was possible for the world to emit less carbon dioxide (CO2) in 2050 than today while also increasing energy production. But it warned that in the absence of new...

2006-02-14 14:16:49

By Marguerita Choy PARIS (Reuters) - Industrialized countries must boost spending in research and development in renewable energy and not focus on subsidizing the use of green but costly electricity, the West's energy watchdog said on Tuesday. The International Energy Agency (IEA), adviser to 26 industrialized nations on energy policy, said that spending in renewable energy research and development by its members had dropped to two-thirds of peak levels of $2 billion reached after...

2006-02-06 14:03:02

By Stella Dawson LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush's goal to cut dependency on Middle East oil won't help persuade OPEC to spend the huge amounts of cash needed to meet future oil demand, the head of the West's energy watchdog said on Monday. In his State of the Union address last Tuesday, Bush said America was addicted to oil and needed to slash imports from the Middle East by more than 75 percent by 2025. "We are absolutely delighted that President Bush has...

2005-09-23 08:38:53

By Simon Webb LONDON (Reuters) - The International Energy Agency is on alert ahead of Hurricane Rita and will meet on Saturday to assess the impact of the storm on the United States, the IEA's executive director Claude Mandil said on Friday. If the storm causes crude or fuel supply disruption then the IEA could order another release of oil from emergency reserves, as it did after Hurricane Katrina, Mandil told Reuters. "We are on alert and are constantly monitoring the situation as...

2005-09-23 07:19:32

By Simon Webb LONDON (Reuters) - The International Energy Agency is on alert ahead of Hurricane Rita and will meet on Saturday to assess the impact of the storm on the United States, the IEA's executive director Claude Mandil said on Friday. If the storm causes crude or fuel supply disruption then the IEA could order another release of from emergency reserves, as it did after Hurricane Katrina, Mandil told Reuters. "We are on alert and are constantly monitoring the situation as was...

2005-09-23 06:45:15

By Simon Webb LONDON (Reuters) - The International Energy Agency is on alert ahead of Hurricane Rita and will meet on Saturday to assess the impact of the storm on the United States, the IEA's executive director Claude Mandil said on Friday. If the storm causes crude or fuel supply disruption then the IEA could order another release of from emergency reserves, as it did after Hurricane Katrina, Mandil told Reuters. "We are on alert and are constantly monitoring the situation as was...

2005-09-03 09:23:52

BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of the West's energy watchdog said in an interview on Saturday that Hurricane Katrina could spark a worldwide energy crisis if damage to U.S. refineries led to a big increase in U.S. purchases of European petrol. "If the crisis affects oil products then it's a worldwide crisis. No one should think this will be limited to the United States," Claude Mandil, head of the Paris-based International Energy Agency (IEA) told German daily Die Welt. "They are...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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