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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

14 Feb 2018

OECD says energy taxes in developed economies too low to fight climate change

LONDON Energy taxes in major advanced economies are not doing enough to reduce energy use, improve energy efficiency and drive a shift towards low-carbon sources, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Wednesday.

09 Feb 2018

British power capacity auction fails to attract gas projects

LONDON Britain's latest auction for back-up electricity cleared well below expectations but without many new gas projects securing agreements which are thought to be needed to help bridge the gap when coal and nuclear plants come offline next decade.

06 Feb 2018

Exclusive: British wind project draws investment heavyweights - sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT British offshore wind project Triton Knoll has attracted the interest of several large investment funds, according to three sources familiar with the matter, in a sign of the growing competition for assets in the fast-changing sector.

01 Feb 2018

CO2 removal 'no silver bullet' to fighting climate change - scientists

LONDON Technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to help tackle global warming only have limited potential and more effort should be made to reduce emissions, European scientists said in a report on Wednesday.

25 Jan 2018

More oil and gas firms expect to hike capital spending in 2018: survey

LONDON More global oil and gas firms expect to increase capital spending this year as confidence picks up after crude prices climbed above $70 a barrel in January for the first time in the three years, according to a survey by DNV.

10 Jan 2018

Global green bond issuance hit record $155.5 billion in 2017 -data

LONDON, Jan 10 Global green bond issuance hit a record $155.5 billion in 2017, surpassing previous estimates, and could reach $250 bln-$300 bln this year, research from the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) shows.

21 Dec 2017

Shell to buy British retail energy supplier First Utility

LONDON Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to buy British household energy and broadband provider First Utility, stepping up competition to the "Big Six" suppliers whose dominance of the market is already under pressure.

18 Dec 2017

Growth in global coal demand subdued over next five years - IEA

LONDON Global coal demand will be subdued over the next five years, growing at just 0.5 percent a year, marginally higher than current levels, due to lower consumption in China, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Monday.

14 Dec 2017

Hitachi UK nuclear project expects government funding outline in H1 2018

LONDON Hitachi's Horizon Nuclear Power unit expects to see an outline from Britain's government in the first half of next year on how it will help finance a nuclear project in Wales, the company said on Thursday.

04 Dec 2017

Lawmakers call for competition inquiry into SSE/Innogy UK merger

LONDON British lawmakers called on Monday for a competition inquiry into the proposed merger between SSE and Innogy's UK retail energy businesses.


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