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: IMF director Lagarde sounds warning on climate change action; Surging shale output shakes up US gas; Water Shortage Seen Worsening on Climate Change in Potsdam Study Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
Change is coming for climate change and energy reform catalyst Eileen Claussen, a founder 15 years ago of the Pew Center on Global Change and president of its updated version, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions or C2ES. Ms. Claussen, once with the Clinton Administration, is semi-retiring to teach and consult. Her board member, Theodore Roosevelt IV, toasts her and the group’s ability to bring business and environmental groups to the same table. Read more in our Leads section.
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: 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.
JLN Environmental/Energy: Petroleum groups ask EPA for relief from biofuel mandate; In his second term, Obama becomes bolder on the environment; More of America’s wind turbines are actually being built in America Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
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.