In this edition, the Supreme Court will decide whether to block key aspects of the Obama administration’s plan aimed at cutting power plant and factory emissions. The AP and others have coverage. Plus, China Offers Cash in Bid to Cut Air Pollution, says The Wall Street Journal. Quote of the Day: “Populations are switching to domestic fuels when they can’t afford energy prices.” –Valentin Foltescu, an air quality expert at the World Health Organization, in The New York Times’ “Bulgaria’s Air Is Dirtiest in Europe, Study Finds, Followed by Poland” Lead Stories High court will review EPA global warming rules…
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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: EU Carbon Market Main Hurdle to Aviation Deal, India Says; Greg Barker calls for ‘explosion of choice’ in UK energy market; Obama Nominee Binz Withdraws From Consideration for FERC Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
JLN Environmental/Energy: Administration Presses Ahead With Limits on Emissions From Power Plants; Ozone Treaty Offers Quicker Fix for Global Warming; California law to regulate fracking signed by governor Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
In this edition, continuing coverage of the Obama administration’s push ahead with enacting the first federal carbon limits on the nation’s power companies. The NY Times follows up with Challenges Await Plan to Reduce Emissions. German elections held the globe’s attention. We dive into the contest’s energy implications in Merkel romps to victory but faces tough coalition choices from Reuters. And, the Wall Street Journal’s German Business Demands New Energy Policy.
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: EPA’s McCarthy: ‘Responsible’ gas production key to climate strategy; Power play: how global electricity markets are shifting; REDD+ Finance: What Do We Know About The Private Sector Contribution? Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
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.