Climate Change News

Political uncertainty slows renewable energy growth – IEA

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:14am
Source: RTCC - Growth of the renewable energy sector is under threat from policy uncertainty, the International Energy Agency warned on Thursday. Investment in clean sources of energy is a key plank of global efforts to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change.
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Chile set to pass Latin America’s second carbon tax

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:14am
Source: RTCC - Chile is set to approve a carbon tax next week, making it the second country after Mexico in Latin America to put a price on polluting. The carbon tax will go before the House of Representatives in the first week of September, as part of a broader package of tax reforms.
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UN seeks 'Malala' on climate change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:14am
Source: BBC - Five hundred people are to learn if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the stalemate on climate policy. They applied to address more than 100 heads of state and government at next month’s UN climate summit in New York.
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‘Urgency of Climate Change’ to Debut as Legal Defense

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:14am
Source: Climate Central - As protests go, Ken Ward’s and Jay O’Hara’s daylong blockade of a coal delivery was low-key. There were no kerfuffles involving authorities and nobody was arrested — the men learned of criminal charges later by mail. But the duo’s trial, scheduled to begin Sept. 8 in a Massachusetts district court, is shaping up as a high-profile affair, featuring an unusual defense and planned testimony by some of the biggest names in climate science.
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Why fossil fuel divestment won’t be easy

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:14am
Source: Carbon Brief - There's a growing global campaign to stop investments in the fossil fuel industry. The British Medical Association, the World Council of Churches and Stanford University are among those pledging to take their money out of oil, coal and gas firms. But if the idea catches on, it won't just cause headaches for oil moguls. Investment managers will be scratching their heads too. If they can't invest in fossil fuel firms, where should they put their money?
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Green-trigue: N.Y. legal memo may give Obama path to make UN climate deal binding

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:14am
Source: Washington Times - Two years ago, the New York attorney general’s office prepared a legal brief laying out a potential case for asking courts to make the U.S. cut greenhouse gas emissions based on international treaties, according to documents reviewed by The Washington Times. Legal analysts say it’s a tough sell, and the case was never filed.
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Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study Suggests

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:14am
Source: Huffington Post - Climate change has its sights on its next victim, and it's one of America's favorite vacation spots. Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, but a new report from the University of Hawaii's Sea Grant program states that islands in the Pacific might be unrecognizable in the coming years as climate change makes them hotter, arid, stormy and even disease-ridden.
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And now the weather, featuring climate change blame

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:14am
Source: New Scientist - A new technique connecting individual weather events with the impact of greenhouse gas emissions could bring climate change into everyday weather reports. "Well, the record-breakingly hot summer is showing no sign of cooling down. No thanks to us: the heatwave was made 35 per cent more likely by human greenhouse gas emissions."
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A climate for change: The U.S. can help drive a new round of global carbon cuts

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:14am
Source: Washington Post - PROBABLY THE most persuasive argument against U.S. action on global warming is China. No U.S.-only initiative can stop the planet from warming. Any effective response to climate change will require broad, international effort. All true. But such coordination is not as out of reach as many believe. It is quite possible — if the United States does its part.
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22.6% Of Homes Use Solar In South Australia

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:14am
Source: CleanTechnica - Nearly one in four homes in South Australia now has rooftop solar, as the share of renewable energy in the state neared 33 per cent in 2013/14 – delivering the state’s ambitious 2020 target six years ahead of schedule. Official data released by the Australian Energy Market Operator shows that the share of wind and solar generation in South Australia jumped to 32.1 per cent in 2013/14.
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Shell leaves door open for Arctic drilling return

Business Green - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:13am

Company files proposal with US government for two rigs off the Alaskan coast


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DECC officially announces first contract for difference allocation dates

Business Green - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:56am

Baroness Verma confirms timetable for first contract for difference allocation


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Pickles launches £5m recycling reward scheme in latest bin collection salvo

Business Green - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:03am

Funding scheme offering vouchers to household that recycle is only open to councils with weekly bin pick ups


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Masdar cuts ribbon on Samoa's first wind farm

Business Green - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:55am

Abu Dhabi backed green investment giant says Pacific Islands renewables projects are cutting both costs and carbon emissions for developing nations


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Should we "green up" dirty energy technologies?

Business Green - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:19am

Companies and activists alike are working to make processes like fracking and tar sands oil production more environmentally responsible - should we beat them up or cheer them on?


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ConAgra joins movement for deforestation-free palm oil

Business Green - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 5:03am

Large investors withdraw a shareowner resolution after the packaged food giant agrees to remove tree-cutting palm oil suppliers from its supply chain


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Community energy needs flexible rules to succeed, sector says

Business Green - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:27am

Ministers must authorise Ofgem to positively discriminate towards community renewables if UK is to reap benefits of locally-owned power generation


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CottonConnect urges retailers to cotton on to water risks

Business Green - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:05pm

Major new report calls on corporates to use World Water Week as a trigger to address the water footprint of their cotton supply chains


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Plastic bag use plummets following Northern Ireland levy

Business Green - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:05pm

Assembly confirms five pence levy has delivered desired reduction in plastic bag use


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Wanted: The big change mindset

Business Green - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:05pm

Stephanie Draper of Forum for the Future reveals how systems thinking could help sustainability executives deliver the real corporate transformations they crave


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