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EU green lights key mechanisms in UK clean energy market overhaul

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:40am

Contracts for Difference and Capacity Market mechanism secure state aid approval, as critics warn reforms throw a lifeline to dirty coal power


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Breaking: EU Commission proposes energy efficiency goal for 2030

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:13am

30 per cent target designed to curb emissions and boost energy security amid Ukraine crisis


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Updated: What will happen to the Big Six ECO "windfall"?

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:58am

Energy industry declares "there is no windfall" and hints any savings could take years to filter through to customers, as energy efficiency sector calls for savings to be reinvested in insulation


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European wind industry slashes growth forecasts

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:40am

EWEA predicts 192.4GW of installed capacity by 2020, blaming economic slowdown, policy uncertainty, and falling energy demand


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New Environment Agency chairman has fracking links

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:24am

Sir Philip Dilley was previously chairman of engineering firm that wrote environmental reports on fracking for Cuadrilla


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Geoscart secures millions for Sainsbury’s geothermal rollout

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:08am

Macquarie Lending agrees £15m for initial phase, followed by 'significant funds' for further geothermal deployment


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European Investment Bank backs UK smart meter rollout as part of £190m deal

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:47am

EIB inks lending agreement with Arqiva to support the deployment of smart meter, digital radio and Wi-Fi infrastructure


Categories: Climate Change News

Roads through the rainforest: an overview of South America's 'arc of deforestation'

REDD Monitor - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:33am
By Liz Kimbrough, mongabay.com, 21 July 2014 | When a new road centipedes its way across a landscape, the best of intentions may be laid with the pavement. But roads, by their very nature, are indiscriminate pathways, granting access for travel and trade along with deforestation and other forms of environmental degradation. And as the impacts of roads on forest ecosystems become clear, governments and planning agencies reach a moral crossroads. Roads have the potential to greatly cut costs for businesses and farms, grant rural communities access to healthcare facilities and bolster economic growth. But the trouble with roads is that they can easily pave the way for more destructive activities. As they are built, loggers, miners, land speculators, ranchers and other potentially eroding forces follow swiftly behind roads crews, turning the relatively small line of deforestation caused by a road into a an amoeboid-like growth of deforestation.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

Phone-based logging alert system eyes expanding to the Amazon

Mongabay Rainforest News - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:01am
After exceeding an ambitious fundraising target to launch a near-real time forest monitoring system in the Congo Basin, a San-Francisco based start-up is now eyeing expansion in the Amazon where it hopes to help an indigenous rainforest tribe fight illegal logging.
Categories: REDD and Rainforests

Growth, Global Warming Threaten African Species

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Voice of America - Researchers meeting in Cameroon say Africa may lose up to 30 percent of its animal and plant species by the end of the century due to global warming, population growth and unregulated development.
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Climate change hits all Pentagon operations, official says

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: The Hill - All Pentagon operations in the U.S. and abroad are threatened by climate change, according to a Defense Department official.
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President Mahama Launch Two National Policies on Climate Change and Environment

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - A National Climate Change Policy as well as an Environment Policy have been launched in Accra, as a first step towards the country's preparedness to deal with challenges of the global phenomenon.
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Britain sticks with tough carbon target despite opposition

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Reuters - Britain's government said it would stick with a goal to curb emissions by 2027 to 50 percent of the 1990 levels, a target that has led to political opposition and that its own advisers have said will be hard to meet.
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France backs 30 percent energy efficiency goal: letter

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Reuters - France's energy minister threw her weight behind an energy savings goal of at least 30 percent for 2030 ahead of talks in Brussels on Wednesday to thrash out a target.
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Venezuela climate summit calls for end to “green economy”

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: RTCC - A UN-backed conference in Venezuela has ended with a declaration to scrap carbon markets and reject the green economy
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Dispute over 'bonkers' EU energy savings plan

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: BBC - EU commissioners are meeting today to agree an energy savings target for 2030 amid serious disagreement about how ambitious it should be.
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Germany is #1 in the World for Energy Efficiency

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:14am
Source: Cleantechnica - Germany is #1 in the World for Energy Efficiency, according to the 2014 scorecard released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today.
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Top university backtracks over wind turbine fire claims

Business Green - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:29pm

Imperial College London admits it may have misled media over research analysing frequency and impact of wind industry fires


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