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Leonardo DiCaprio appointed UN climate change representative

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 17 min ago
Source: BBC News - The Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, has been appointed as a United Nations representative on climate change. The UN secretary general Ban ki Moon said the actor's global stardom was the perfect match for the global challenge posed by climate change.
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Texas proposes rewriting school text books to deny manmade climate change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 17 min ago
Source: The Guardian - Texas has proposed re-writing school text books to incorporate passages denying the existence of climate change and promoting the discredited views of an ultra-conservative think tank.
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Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 17 min ago
Source: The Guardian - Barack Obama applied the brakes to the most critical component of his climate change plan on Tuesday, slowing the process of setting new rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants, and casting a shadow over a landmark United Nations’ summit on global warming
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White House partners with industry to tackle greenhouse gas

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 18 min ago
Source: Reuters - The White House on Tuesday announced steps to tackle a potent greenhouse gas used in refrigeration and air conditioning, of which the United States is the world's largest producer, a week ahead of a major UN summit focused on addressing climate change.
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Really wanted PM Narendra Modi to attend UN climate change summit: Ban Ki-Moon

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 18 min ago
Source: The Economic Times - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon today said he "really wanted" Prime Minister Narendra Modi to participate in a crucial climate change summit in New York next week to mobilize political will for a universal and meaningful climate agreement.
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Wildfire Cost May Soar With Climate Change, Report Warns

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 18 min ago
Source: The Huffington Post - Wildfires may cost the U.S. as much as $62.5 billion a year by 2050 as the effects of climate change worsen, argues an economic analysis released Tuesday.
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Seven things we learned from Lord Stern's New Climate Economy report

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 18 min ago
Source: The Guardian - A major new report says the world can tackle climate change without harming economic growth. Here’s the digested read.
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Cities can lead on climate change to build a resilient future (opinion)

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 18 min ago
Source: The Guardian - Around the world, cities are taking the lead on addressing the challenge of climate change. While senior governments stall, urban leaders are responding to the urgent need to make our cities more resilient as climate change impacts intensify.
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Duke Energy Commits $500 Million To Solar Power Expansion In North Carolina

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 18 min ago
Source: CleanTechnica - The largest US utility owner by market value, Duke Energy, announced Monday a commitment to invest $500 million into expanding the solar market in North Carolina. Duke Energy is set to acquire and construct three solar facilities to go hand-in-hand with five new power-purchase agreements (PPA).
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Lawmakers to test EU's five billion euro carbon permit giveaway

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 1 hour 18 min ago
Source: Reuters - European lawmakers will vote next week on whether to force Brussels officials to rethink giving billions of euros worth of carbon allowances away for free to heavy industries, after a senior Green member lodged an objection.
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China's latest coal crackdown fuels stranded asset warnings

Business Green - 5 hours 44 min ago

Reports suggest government is to ban the use of the dirtiest coal, as it seeks to tackle smog crisis


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SmartestEnergy inks 10-year deal for MeyGen tidal power

Business Green - 7 hours 32 min ago

Energy firm agrees power purchase agreement with flagship marine energy project, underlining its support for clean energy generators


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Germany charges forward with opening of Europe's largest grid battery plant

Business Green - 8 hours 3 min ago

Utility cuts ribbon on cutting-edge 5MW energy storage system designed to help manage fluctuations in renewable energy supplies


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Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan

Business Green - 8 hours 44 min ago

A week before major UN talks on climate change, EPA extends comment period for rule to cut carbon pollution from plants


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Australia not prepared for effects of climate change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - 9 hours 18 min ago
Source: ABC Online - A Climate Council report on the effects of climate change on infrastructure calls coastal flooding the sleeping giant of risk to future prosperity.
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EMR: Enough Talk Already

Business Green - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:09pm

Like Scotland, the UK energy market is gearing up for a massive shake-up - Nathan Goode hopes everyone is ready for it


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MSCI launches new low carbon indexes

Business Green - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:05pm

New investment tools to help firms track performance of "low carbon leaders"


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How Carbon War Room aims to win the battle with greenhouse gas emissions

Business Green - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:05pm

BusinessGreen's NGO of the year has shaken up shipping and has its sights firmly set on proving profits can be made while solving climate change


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Dunkin' Donuts pledges to dunk only in sustainable palm oil

Business Green - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:05pm

Fast-food giant pledges to phase out deforestation in US operations' supply chains by 2016


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Sustainable seafood scheme covers one tenth of world's wild fisheries

Business Green - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:05pm

New Marine Stewardship Council report reveals that nearly $5bn worth of its sustainably certified seafood was sold last year


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