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Environmental Energy: Why the GOP is trying to stop the Pentagon’s climate plan; Business & Climate Summit Will Accelerate The Change Companies Helped Shape in Paris; Dutch prototype clean-up boom brings Pacific plastics solution a step closer. Standard

Summary In today’s edition, find out why the GOP is trying to stop the Pentagon’s climate plan. Also, find out how the business community played a crucial role in securing the historic Paris Agreement, by convincing negotiators and governments that if they were ambitious, business could “fill the gap” on climate action. Finally, find out how a Dutch prototype brings Pacific plastics solution a step closer (in the Water section).  Quote of the day “There’s a huge opportunity that comes from changing the energy mix, and an enormous opportunity that comes from embracing distributed power alongside centralized power, in order to…

Environmental Energy: Why the GOP is trying to stop the Pentagon’s climate plan; Business & Climate Summit Will Accelerate The Change Companies Helped Shape in Paris; Dutch prototype clean-up boom brings Pacific plastics solution a step closer. Standard

Summary In today’s edition, find out why the GOP is trying to stop the Pentagon’s climate plan. Also, find out how the business community played a crucial role in securing the historic Paris Agreement, by convincing negotiators and governments that if they were ambitious, business could “fill the gap” on climate action. Finally, find out how a Dutch prototype brings Pacific plastics solution a step closer (in the Water section).  Quote of the day “There’s a huge opportunity that comes from changing the energy mix, and an enormous opportunity that comes from embracing distributed power alongside centralized power, in order to…

Environmental Energy: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Tesla’s Plan to Acquire SolarCity; German government agrees to ban fracking indefinitely; Obama Fracking Rules Are Struck Down by Court. Standard

Summary In today’s edition, learn about the benefits and drawbacks of Tesla’s plan to acquire SolarCity, in the Power section. Also, while the German government agrees to ban fracking indefinitely, the Obama Fracking Rules Are Struck Down by Court (in the Natural gas / coal section).   Quote of the day “So you’ve three ambitious political leaders, and you’ve got global consensus that action is important for the world. Those taken together gives us a big opportunity to bring in a climate plan for the three countries that is ambitious, that’s rigorous, and can really lead the way for other countries to follow.”  Erin Flanagan, Pembina…

Environmental Energy: The Paris climate agreement needs coordinated carbon prices to be successful; Nissan develops e-bio fuel cells for 2020; One Way to Solve Fracking’s Water Problem: Don’t Use Water. Standard

Summary In today’s edition, the Paris climate agreement needs coordinated carbon prices to be successful, an expert says. Also, in the Clean tech section, Nissan develops e-bio fuel cells for 2020. And in the Water section, learn how to solve fracking’s water problem: don’t use water. Quote of the day “Global primary energy consumption grew by just 1.0 percent in 2015, similar to the rate of growth seen in 2014, but much slower than the average seen over the past decade. Much of this weakness was driven by China, where energy consumption grew at its slowest rate in almost 20 years. Even…

Environmental Energy: Siemens, Gamesa to form biggest wind power firm; Why Cox Is Investing $25 Million in Cleantech Companies and How to Get in on the Action; China’s plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners. Standard

Summary Now that we are back, you will find, in today’s edition, some news about Siemens and Gamesa, which are to form biggest wind power firm. Also, find out why Cox is investing $25 Million in Cleantech Companies. Finally, in the Carbon section, find out about China’s plan to cut meat consumption by 50% and join climate campaigners in cheering the initiative! Quote of the day  “Through this kind of lifestyle change, it is expected that the livestock industry will transform and carbon emissions will be reduced.” Li Junfeng, director general of China’s National Center on Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, in the…

Environmental Energy: Siemens, Gamesa to form biggest wind power firm; Why Cox Is Investing $25 Million in Cleantech Companies and How to Get in on the Action; China’s plan to cut meat consumption by 50% cheered by climate campaigners. Standard

Summary Now that we are back, you will find, in today’s edition, some news about Siemens and Gamesa, which are to form biggest wind power firm. Also, find out why Cox is investing $25 Million in Cleantech Companies. Finally, in the Carbon section, find out about China’s plan to cut meat consumption by 50% and join climate campaigners in cheering the initiative! Quote of the day  “Through this kind of lifestyle change, it is expected that the livestock industry will transform and carbon emissions will be reduced.” Li Junfeng, director general of China’s National Center on Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, in the…

Environmental Energy: Donald Trump once backed urgent climate action. Wait, what? Norway’s plans to be climate-neutral brought forward twenty years to 2030; OECD: Air pollution to cost economies $2.6tn a year by 2060. Standard

Summary  In today’s edition, crazy but true: Donald Trump once backed urgent climate action. Also, the Norwegian parliament has agreed to bring the goal of becoming climate neutral forward from 2050 to 2030. And it also announced a complete ban on deforestation, making it the first country to commit to a zero deforestation policy. Finally, in the Carbon section, the OECD made the calculation: Air pollution will cost economies $2.6tn a year by 2060.  Quote of the day “We know that the U.S. is politically divided about climate change, but the results of our study suggest that sharing the right information can bring about…

Environmental Energy: Donald Trump once backed urgent climate action. Wait, what? Norway’s plans to be climate-neutral brought forward twenty years to 2030; OECD: Air pollution to cost economies $2.6tn a year by 2060. Standard

Summary  In today’s edition, crazy but true: Donald Trump once backed urgent climate action. Also, the Norwegian parliament has agreed to bring the goal of becoming climate neutral forward from 2050 to 2030. And it also announced a complete ban on deforestation, making it the first country to commit to a zero deforestation policy. Finally, in the Carbon section, the OECD made the calculation: Air pollution will cost economies $2.6tn a year by 2060.  Quote of the day “We know that the U.S. is politically divided about climate change, but the results of our study suggest that sharing the right information can bring about…

Environmental Energy: US, India pushing to ratify climate deal this year; UK solar eclipses coal power over month for first time; GE Ventures plugs into storage opportunity with stake in Sonnen. Standard

Summary In today’s edition, US, India on board with climate deal: President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that both countries will look to formally enter the Paris climate deal this year, a major step toward the pact taking effect in 2016. Also, in the Power section, solar power in the UK produced more electricity than coal across the whole of May, the first ever month to pass the milestone. Finally, in the Clean tech section, German battery start-up Sonnen has won backing from the venture capital arm of GE to expand its brand of domestic energy storage…