• Green Bubble Bursts: Big Losses At Asia Green Funds Spark Move To Safety

    • Date: 30/09/10

    Big losses at so-called ‘green’ equities funds this year are halting the proliferation of the once hot investment products in Asia and triggering a shift by investors in some centers such as Japan into safer bond options. Green equities funds — a big draw over the past few years on heightened concerns on energy prices […]

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  • Green Firms Face Prolonged Funding Drought

    • Date: 29/09/10

    Green firms seeking bank financing will have a tough time for at least five years as banks shy away from taking on risk due to the economic downturn and new regulation, a senior banking executive said Wednesday. “I don’t think we will see a turnaround very quickly,” Harro Pitkaenen, deputy head of lending at the […]

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  • EU Emissions Trading For Airlines Likely To Be Delayed

    • Date: 29/09/10

    Security and safety agreements should be a cinch. But the environment is the problem child, the critical issue on which the success or failure of Montreal’s 37th general assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization rests. There is broad agreement among the 190 ICAO members on safety and security measures, including the signing yesterday of […]

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  • Global Warming Critic Plots Revenge

    • Date: 28/09/10

    Most House Republicans envision killing Nancy Pelosi’s special global warming committee if they claw their way back into the majority this November. But one senior GOP lawmaker has another idea in mind: sweet revenge. Wisconsin Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner wants to keep the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming alive so it can investigate […]

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  • Global Warming Hype Faces Bankruptcy

    • Date: 28/09/10

    International agreements to fight the threat of climate change will not make any further progress unless rich countries deliver on their promises of almost $30bn in short-term funding for developing economies, the UN’s senior climate official has warned. Christiana Figueres, who took over as executive secretary of the UN framework convention on climate change in […]

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  • Big Green: How the Environmental Movement Became Just Another Power Bloc

    • Date: 28/09/10

    Starting today, the Washington Examiner is publishing a five-part special report in association with Pajamas Media on “Big Green”: the alliance of the Democratic Party, environmental groups, and activists in the progressive movement. It’s not just a band of flannel-shirted environmentalists any longer; it’s become a big-money, major player in Washington power politics and American elections. […]

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  • Climate Wars: EU Threatens Rest Of The World With Flight Ban

    • Date: 24/09/10

    EU threatens international airlines with banning of landing rights Foreign airlines are threatened with a flight and landing ban from 2012 in the European Un-ion if they do not participate in emissions trading. The ban is proposed in an internal docu-ment by the EU Commission seen by Handelsblatt. The guidelines summarise on nine pages how […]

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  • Russia’s Pre-Emptive Arctic Strike

    • Date: 24/09/10

    (Moscow) Let’s face it, though the UN Law of the Sea Department has yet to confirm it, at least 60 percent of the Arctic is Russian territory. It’s no surprise, then, that The Arctic: Territory of Dialogue two-day conference (still underway at time of writing) held in Moscow has – with various Arctic Council members […]

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