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: China to Have ETS by 2020; Coal to Surpass Oil as Top Global Fuel by 2020; US Energy Revolution Will End Old OPEC Regime Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
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…
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: California, Quebec Carbon Deal Could Pave Way For Other Linkages; Global Emissions Plan for Airlines Gets First UN Approval; Debt ceiling isn’t place for climate fight, says House Republican Environmental/Energy,Newsletter
Anyone who has had the pleasure of a bare foot discovering a rogue Lego in a pitch-dark stumble to the bathroom knows the unintentional powers the tiny interlocking blocks. But who knew their utility included teaching the young and old how carbon emissions work? Grist.org, which may consider a label like “alarmist” a compliment, does well with info graphics and videos to accompany its blogs, articles, and news items. Once again, the Grist comes through with a short (we’re talking 1:50) helpful video breaking down the science (and therein, they argue, the policy) behind carbon emissions. Watch it here.
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: 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: 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: 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.