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…
Tag Archives: water
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: 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: 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.
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.