Climate Policy

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Name: Climate Policy
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 3 reports

Engaging ag with climate policy

THE Abbott government remains under pressure to implement an effective climate change policy that can successfully engage farmers in genuine projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.After several weeks of vacillating political negations, the carbon ... [Published Stock & Land - 5 hours ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

Rethinking African solar power for Europe

Concentrated solar power generation in Northern African and Middle Eastern deserts could potentially supply up to 20% of European power demand. This column evaluates the technological, economic, and political feasibility of this idea. Although concentrated ... [Published VOX - 5 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Testimony: U.S. Energy and Climate Security

Recent national security challenges to the United States such as the crisis in Ukraine, instability in Iraq and the issue of Iran's nuclear program possess significant energy and climate security elements. On July 22, David Goldwyn , a nonresident senior ... [Published Brookings Institution - 9 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

A map and a compass for climate talks

An interesting recent public duel over India's past approach to climate negotiations and tactics illustrates both the dissonance of Indian climate policy and the opportunities lost for a creative strategy. wrote in The Hindu (June 17 and 30, 2014) of ... [Published The Hindu - 10 hours ago]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 4 reports

Why Does Politics Keep Getting in the Way of Pricing Carbon? - Part 1

SummaryWhile a carbon price is every economists' favorite climate plan, real-world political constraints get in the way (just ask Australia !) In a new paper in  Energy Policy , I examine a variety of  political economy constraints that limit the environmental ... [Published The Energy Collective - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Warburton review to inflame climate policy battlelines

Dick Warburton is reviewing the renewable energy target (RET). The matter is likely to trigger a political debate when Warburton releases his report to the Australian Government. The RET is currently set at 20 per cent of electricity in 2020 to come from ... [Published Individual.com - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Australia needs new climate plan - UN

21 July (Argus) — Australia will still need to come up with a coherent climate policy by March next year in order to comply with responsibilities agreed to at the Cop 19 conference in Warsaw, according to UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) ... [Published Argus Media - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

What We Are Reading…July 21, 2014

What We Are Reading West still struggles to cut feared bomb risk in Iran nuclear talks Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau / Reuters Major powers appear to have made only limited headway in making sure Iran will not be able to build an atomic ... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Finnish minister ‘optimistic’ on UN climate deal

US and China cooperation offers hope of success in Paris next year, says Ville Niinisto(Pic: UNFCCC)By Ed King in PoriNegotiations on a UN climate change agreement in 2015 are on track, according to Finland’s environment minister.Speaking at an event ... [Published Responding to Climate Change - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Hunt signals international permits option

Environment Minister Greg Hunt has signalled he may allow international carbon permits as part of the government's proposed Direct Action climate policy, The Australian Financial Review reports.According to the newspaper, Mr Hunt has also ruled out taking ... [Published Business Spectator - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 18 2014 - Updated Jul 19 2014 - 4 reports

Two Years After Coming Into Effect, Australia Kills Carbon Tax

In a significant victory for Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the Australian Senate has voted to repeal the country's two-year-old carbon tax. Abbott made dismantling the tax one of the cornerstones of his campaign last September even as Australia remains ... [Published Environmental News Network - Jul 18 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 17 reports

Australia votes to repeal carbon tax

Australia's Senate has voted to repeal the country’s carbon tax, a levy passed by the previous Labor government on the biggest polluters.Prime Minister Tony Abbott, whose Liberal-National coalition beat Labor in an election last year, had made the repeal ... [Published Mining & Quarry World - Jul 17 2014]

Quotes

"He will try and do and say anything to avoid the science of climate change. He still believes, as he famously said, it is ‘absolute crap’" he said
One of the Labor senators, Lisa Singh said that, with one vote, the nation had moved backwards and "Australia will today be a laughing stock to the rest of the world"
... Williams, James H , Andrew DeBenedictis, Rebecca Ghanadan, Amber Mahone, Jack Moore, William R Morrow, Snuller Price, and Margaret S Torn. 2012. "The Technology Path to Deep Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cuts by 2050: The Pivotal Role of Electricity." Science . vol. 335, no. 6064. January 6, 2012. pp. 53-59. [http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6064/53.abstract]
"Current developments in EU energy and climate policy may allow or even incentivise the prolonged operation of coal plants, and thus conflict with the EU's own climate targets."

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Standard & Poor’s warns ‘King Coal’ will lose c... [Published Renew Economy - 33 mins ago]
Germany and UK top “Dirty 30” pollution league [Published Eco-Business - 2 hours ago]
Rethinking African solar power for Europe [Published VOX - 5 hours ago]
Engaging ag with climate policy [Published Stock & Land - 5 hours ago]
Tony Abbott achieves the impossible: unity amon... [Published Guardian.co.uk - 5 hours ago]
Dive into the smart cities library [Published Intelligent Utility - 6 hours ago]
Testimony: U.S. Energy and Climate Security [Published Brookings Institution - 9 hours ago]
Tony Abbott's Repeal of Carbon Tax First Ever S... [Published Travelers Today - 9 hours ago]
A map and a compass for climate talks [Published The Hindu - 10 hours ago]
Deep Decarbonization: Truly facing the climate ... [Published Climate Science Watch - 12 hours ago]
Germany and UK top EU's 'Dirty 30' pollution le... [Published Ecologist - 13 hours ago]
Bumblebees in Trouble: Commercialization Has Si... [Published Newswise - 13 hours ago]
Why Australia’s carbon tax bombed [Published Globe and Mail - 18 hours ago]
SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights July 15,... [Published theCSRfeed - 19 hours ago]
Why Does Politics Keep Getting in the Way of Pr... [Published The Energy Collective - Jul 22 2014]
NEW SHALE HOPES [Published Sunday Catholic Weekly - Jul 22 2014]
What will the 21st Century Grid look like? [Published NRDC Worldview - Jul 22 2014]
Side Event at the Third International Conferenc... [Published United Nations Economic Commission For Africa - Jul 21 2014]
Side event at the UN Climate Summit [Published United Nations Economic Commission For Africa - Jul 21 2014]
What will the 21st Century Grid look like? [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Jul 21 2014]
Warburton review to inflame climate policy batt... [Published Individual.com - Jul 21 2014]
It’s time for Obama to stop selling off our lan... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Jul 21 2014]
Australia needs new climate plan - UN [Published Argus Media - Jul 21 2014]
IGCC: Repeal of carbon tax will create investor... [Published Ethical Investor - Jul 21 2014]
Science denied as carbon tax ends [Published Tasmania Mercury - Jul 21 2014]
What We Are Reading…July 21, 2014 [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Jul 21 2014]
Low-carbon energy an opportunity, not just a ch... [Published Intelligent Utility - Jul 21 2014]
In the headlines: Bangladesh gets 480,000 new s... [Published The Climate Group - Jul 21 2014]
Climate Policy Take a Major Step Back Down Under [Published Planetizen - Jul 21 2014]
Imagining the 21st Century Grid [Published The Morning Consult - Jul 21 2014]
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SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights July 15,... [Published theCSRfeed - 19 hours ago]
SustainabilityHQ.com Weekly Highlights July 15, 2014 SOURCE: Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. DESCRIPTION: Top Story of the Week New Partnership Offers Clients ofGovernance & Accountability Institute Accessto RepRisk Comprehensive ESG ...
What will the 21st Century Grid look like? [Published Switchboard, from NRDC - Jul 21 2014]
Carl Zichella, Director of Western Energy Transmission, San Francisco It seems everyone involved with renewable energy and climate change is asking the same question these days.  What will the 21st century grid look like?  This is one of the key questions ...
It’s time for Obama to stop selling off our lan... [Published Grist - the Latest from Grist - Jul 21 2014]
In its ongoing effort to make life difficult for environment reporters, the Obama administration once again announced major environmental news on a Friday. This time, however, it was not a measure to protect the environment, but to destroy it. The ...
What We Are Reading…July 21, 2014 [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Jul 21 2014]
What We Are Reading West still struggles to cut feared bomb risk in Iran nuclear talks Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau / Reuters Major powers appear to have made only limited headway in making sure Iran will not be able to build an atomic ...
Wonkbook: 4 years later, Dodd-Frank is still on... [Published Ezra Klein - Jul 21 2014]
Welcome to Wonkbook, Wonkblog’s morning policy news primer by Puneet Kollipara ( @pkollipara ). To subscribe by e-mail, click  here . Send comments, criticism or ideas to Wonkbook at Washpost dot com. To read more by the Wonkblog team, click  here . Follow ...
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Fortum’s President and CEO Tapio Kuula at Almed... [Published GlobeNewswire: Acquisitions News - Jul 02 2014]
Climate Change Investment Totals USD $359 Billi... [Published PR Newswire - Oct 22 2013]
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