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This is the Fortune 500 of companies taking the lead to fight climate change

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Quartz - CDP, a British environmental nonprofit, receives data from almost 2,000 companies around the world showing what they do to fight climate change. From that, the group has compiled a list of the 187 best companies—firms such as Apple, Samsung, and BMW—into a kind of elite (and much smaller) Fortune 500 for environmentally-conscious companies, dubbed the Climate Performance Leadership Index (CPLI), and it says those companies are outperforming the rest of the market.
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UN climate talks set to test New York summit gains

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - The impact of Ban Ki-moon’s New York summit on UN efforts to curb climate change faces its first test on Monday in Bonn, where envoys from over 190 countries meet for a week of negotiations. - See more at: http://www.rtcc.org/2014/10/19/ban-summit-success-tested-as-un-envoys-meet-for-climate-talks/#sthash.1FaW4gIz.dpuf
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Global shipping emissions set to rise unchecked

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - Shipping is responsible for a billion tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions a year, a little more than Germany. Its share of global emissions fell from 3.2% in 2007 to 2.5% in 2012, according to the latest figures approved by the UN’s International Maritime Organization. But with no strategy to curb emissions, they are set to rise 50-250% by 2050, depending on the rate of economic growth.
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Qingdao prepares China’s 8th regional carbon market

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - A Chinese city of 9 million people is seeking to introduce a carbon market, which would be the eighth in the country.
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Global Clean Energy Investment Grows 11%

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: CleanTechnica - According to the Clean Energy Pipeline, global clean energy investment jumped 11% in the third quarter of 2014 over figures a year earlier, clearing $64 billion.
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America Can Nearly Quadruple Its Renewable Electricity By 2030

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: CleanTechnica - A recent Union of Concerned Scientists (USC) study found that America can nearly quadruple its renewable electricity in the next 15 years, reaching 23% by 2030. This comes in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal that America set a modest goal of 12% renewable energy by 2030.
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India Expands Solar Power Target, Will Add 15 GW Over Next Five Years

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: CleanTechica - The new Indian government has delivered on its promise to enhance the solar power capacity addition targets under the ambitious National Solar Mission announcing revised guidelines for capacity allocation.
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Climate talks in Bonn to lay groundwork for new deal

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The Irish Times - Delegates from all parts of the world have gathered in Bonn for the last round of negotiations on a new climate agreement prior to this year’s UN climate conference in Lima, Peru, which starts at the end of next month.
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IKEA may tighten carbon rules to protect environment

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Daily Times - OSLO: IKEA Group, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, may introduce an internal carbon emissions price to help its drive to protect the environment and create a “new and better” company, chief executive Peter Agnefjall said.
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Cheap African solar energy could power UK homes in 2018

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:14am
Source: BBC News - Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa. Under the scheme, up to 2.5 million UK homes could be powered by Tunisian sunshine by 2018.
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Climate change: how to make the big polluters really pay

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The Guardian - Are fossil fuel companies – long toxic to our natural environment – becoming toxic in the public relations environment as well? It seems so. Galvanised by the “carbon tracker” research showing that these firms have several times more carbon in their reserves than our atmosphere can safely absorb, Oxford city council has voted to divest; so has the British Medical Association.
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Acting on Climate Change for Our Children's Sake (editorial)

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Huffington Post - Scientific research shows our children are especially vulnerable to environmental health hazards. October is Children's Health Month, and as we work to raise awareness and act on health risks, we need to keep children's health considerations and concerns at the forefront of our research, practice and policy decisions. We need to be especially vigilant as we face new health risks from climate change.
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Climate change forcing rethink on fire risk, RFS chief Shane Fitzsimmons says

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:14am
Source: ABC Onlline - Climate change is having an impact on every level of fire management, the New South Wales rural fire chief has said on the first anniversary of the Blue Mountains bushfires.
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100 European Cities Sign Pledge for Action on Climate Change: European Commission

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RIA Novosti - The European Commission (EC) published a statement Thursday confirming the commitment of 100 European cities to address climate change concerns in an official signing ceremony where the mayors of the various cities across Europe pledged their dedication to the scheme.
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Sweden calls on EU to agree 50% carbon cuts for 2030

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - Sweden has called on the European Union to adopt a greenhouse gas emission reduction target of 50% by 2030s, 10 percentage points higher than current proposals.
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As Japan eyes nuclear restarts, renewables get shut out of grid

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Reuters - Japan's biggest utilities are blocking most new solar and other renewable energy from transmission grids, stirring concern among green power advocates that Japan favours restarting idled nuclear plants at the expense of other fossil-free supply.
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Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe — Wirelessly Charged Electric Bus Service In Berlin

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:14am
Source: CleanTechnica - A new electric bus service utilizing wireless charging systems will soon be launching in Berlin. The service — dubbed Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVB) — is currently set to start in 2015, and will make use of electric buses from Solaris.
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Texas Plant to Capture, and Then Reuse, Carbon

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The New York Times - Amid the calls to capture carbon to save the climate, a Texas company is preparing to do that job for profit.
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A Carbon Capture and Storage Breakthrough

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Wall Street Daily - Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has long been weighed down by exorbitant costs, making it an industry that’s been stuck on the launch pad for more than a decade…despite spending $20 billion on technology. Now, U.S. utilities could be required to install CCS technology in all newly built, coal-fired power plants, according to a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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City gears up for carbon-free fuel in the future

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The New Age Online - The city of Johannesburg is almost certain to become the first city in South Africa to convert its fleet to carbon-free fuel within the next two years. It began piloting the conversion in its Metrobus fleet at the beginning of this year.
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