In this edition, renewables news (some positive, some not) flows in from around the globe: Clean Energy Investment Headed for Second Annual Decline; EU unveils funding list for gas, power projects; German renewable surcharge to rise nearly 1 cent in 2014-sources; Chile Doubles Renewable-Energy Goal to 20% to Spark New Projects. Plus, Australians are betting China to have ETS ‘by 2020’. And, a guest writer in The FT says lets markets drive U.S. energy policy. Quote of the Day: “I think it sends a strong signal to any country that does not use price-based emissions mechanisms that it may be…
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JLN Environmental/Energy: Carbon Markets 94% Cheaper Than Renewable Support, OECD Says; EU on track for climate targets; India to Set Up Agency for Monitoring Water Efficiency Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
In this edition, major news outlets come at a new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development report from a few different angles. Bloomberg, for its part, dives into some statistics that carbon market proponents will find interesting. The cost of reducing one metric ton of carbon dioxide in the power industry using emissions trading systems is 10 euros ($13.56) on average, compared with 169 euros for feed-in tariffs, the OECD says of the data it collected from 15 countries (including the U.S. and China) and reported by Bloomberg. The BBC and Reuters, among others, also cover the report, in our…
JLN Environmental/Energy: Keystone Nears Completion, But Canada Still Cut Off; Norway to buy more carbon credits; EU agrees to bend on aviation emissions, still faces resistance Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
JLN Environmental/Energy: Fresh Hopes on Climate Change; Shutdown Would Scuttle House Pipeline Hearing; Intel Targets Share of $5 Billion Smart-Grid Market Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
Let’s call this edition’s Leads section our science and technology collective. Articles include: IPCC Scientist: Climate change will hit Europe’s competitiveness; South Korean Scientists Use E. Coli to Make Gasoline; Can Bob Inglis Make Republicans Relevant in Climate and Clean Energy Policy? and Intel Targets Share of $5 Billion Smart-Grid Market.
JLN Environmental/Energy: Analysis: Foes of Obama climate policy prepare battle over cost of carbon; European Wind Market to Shrink for 2 Years, Make Says; Citigroup and GE Finance Pattern Energy Texas Wind Farm Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
JLN Environmental/Energy: Shale Grab in U.S. Stalls as Falling Values Repel Buyers; GAO to review how administration developed ‘social cost’ of carbon; Luminant Sued by EPA Over Texas Clean Air Violation Claims Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
In this edition, Coalition’s carbon budget shortfall will be $4 billion, unless . . . reports Climate Spectator. Climate scientists are 95 percent sure that humans are causing global warming, says Grist.org. On the blog front, Harvard Environmental Economics Professor Robert Stavins, blogging on The Energy Collective weighs in with Economics and Politics in California: Cap-and-Trade and Trade Exposure.
JLN Environmental/Energy: JLN Environmental/Energy: Trash Into Gas, Efficiently? An Army Test May Tell; Energy markets bet on survival of carbon price; New Zealand reduces carbon emissions target Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
This edition leads with a handful of feature-length weekend pieces that dive into the bigger environmental issues. The Guardian has a think piece looking at the future of energy in Africa. And the FT interviews Dutch chemicals chief Feike Sijbesma of DSM about the shift from fossil fuel dependence. Also today: New Zealand reduces carbon emissions target, reports Reuters.
JLN Environmental/Energy: Brokered EU Carbon Trade Plunges as Banks Scale Back; Kazakhstan Uses Renewable Energy to Expand Regional Leadership; Intermittent Nature of Green Power Is Challenge for Utilities Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
In this edition, Google’s footprint falls as users emit eight grams of CO2 per day, says Business Green. And, from Australia, the Guardian reports Tony Abbott’s climate plan has $4bn funding gap, new modelling shows. A Bloomberg piece argues Rudd Gloom Misses Australia’s Looming Natural Gas Surge: Economy.
JLN Environmental/Energy: Lignite power revenues boosted by cheap carbon prices; Mexico opens up its energy sector; Oil-Sands Industry Turns to Algae to Appease Obama Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
In this edition, a focus on California in the Leads section, including Effects of climate change in California are significant and growing from the LA Times. Elsewhere, China to spend more to tackle dire pollution from The Times of India. And, Coalition may buy overseas carbon permits in Financial Review.