• Climategate, IPCC Go On Trial In The US

    • Date: 17/09/10

    Essentially putting global warming science on trial, Texas officials on Thursday expanded their arguments in a lawsuit meant to prevent the federal regulation of greenhouse gases. In motions submitted Thursday to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott accused the federal Environmental Protection Agency of relying on faulty […]

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  • EU Will No Longer Commit To Unilateral CO2 Targets

    • Date: 16/09/10

    Whether intended or not, this timing offers the EU the opportunity to make its future climate policy conditional on the moves by the world’s other regional powers. By linking its decision to that of the rest of the world, Europe would begin to act as a mature competitor on the stage of international power diplomacy. It […]

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  • Green Agenda Becomes Toxic For U.S. Republicans

    • Date: 16/09/10

    Conservative Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell shocked the state by seizing a surprise primary victory over Republican Rep. Mike Castle, a longtime moderate lawmaker who suffered withering attacks for supporting cap and trade last year. O’Donnell, a former television political analyst and tea party candidate, achieved an unlikely outcome despite being the target of a ferocious […]

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  • Carbon Reduction No Longer A Top Priority For EU

    • Date: 15/09/10

    EU climate action commissioner Connie Hedegaard has said that achieving an agreement on reduced CO2 emissions at a United Nations’ conference later this year is no longer a top EU priority. Speaking at an event organised by the centre-right European Peoples Party on Tuesday (14 September), Ms Hedegaard said the US inability to act on […]

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  • At Last: EU Abandons Unilateral Kyoto Protocol

    • Date: 14/09/10

    China’s climate negotiators are moving too slowly, but the country’s green energy companies are advancing at an “astonishing” pace and threaten to outpace western competitors, Europe’s climate chief said on Tuesday. Connie Hedegaard’s comments were delivered alongside a warning that Europe would not automatically sign up again to the U.N.’s Kyoto Protocol, the main global […]

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  • Most Bizarre: Now Saudi Arabia Plans To Cash In On Carbon Credits

    • Date: 13/09/10

    Saudi Arabia has outlined plans for its first attempt to earn credits on the international carbon market, after similar efforts by the UAE and Qatar. The project at a landfill site outside of Medina would generate slightly more than €2 million (Dh9.3m) a year at current carbon prices by keeping emissions of methane, a potent […]

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  • ‘Green’ Jobs Fiasco: Projects Fail To Live Up To Hype

    • Date: 11/09/10

    Noticeably absent from President Obama’s latest economic-stimulus package are any further attempts to create jobs through “green” energy projects, reflecting a year in which the administration’s original, loudly trumpeted efforts proved largely unfruitful. The long delays typical with environmentally friendly projects – combined with reports of green stimulus funds being used to create jobs in […]

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  • EU Emissions Trading Scheme ‘Thoroughly Obsolete’

    • Date: 11/09/10

    The economic crisis, which has shut down manufacturers, idled factories and left lorries and ships with fewer products to transport, has rendered the EU’s flagship climate change policy, the emissions trading scheme “obsolete,” according to fresh research out on Friday (10 September). The recession has produced such a reduction in CO2 that companies across Europe […]

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