• UN Climate Talks End In Failure

    • Date: 11/08/10

    At the beginning of the climate conference in Bonn, Germany, UN climate chief Christiana Figueres called on delegates to do what was “politically possible” and make “incremental” progress. By most accounts, the Bonn talks fell short of even these modest goals. Rifts between poor countries and rich nations that were papered over in Copenhagen reopened […]

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  • Obama Signs Bill Cutting Support For Renewables

    • Date: 11/08/10

    US President Barack Obama signed on Tuesday legislation that will provide various states with US$26bn of emergency funding to pay thousands of public sector workers. The H.R. 17586 bill has been approved by House of Representatives, while an identical version was passed by the Senate on August 5. The spending will be offset by a […]

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  • UN Climate Talks Going Nowhere

    • Date: 06/08/10

    U.N. climate talks have moved backward rather than forward toward a hoped-for deal later this year as nations make slow progress on pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions and add more proposals to the working document. As talks in Bonn on a new climate treaty draw to an end on Friday, the frustration of delegates […]

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  • Cap And Fade

    • Date: 05/08/10

    WE all know both Labor and the Coalition have jettisoned plans to implement an emissions trading scheme to tame climate change. But Australia is not alone in failing to put a price on carbon. Global warming fatigue is setting in all over the world. Canada’s cap-and-trade legislation is going nowhere. Japan’s weak and divided government […]

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  • Cap And Fade

    • Date: 05/08/10

    WE all know both Labor and the Coalition have jettisoned plans to implement an emissions trading scheme to tame climate change. But Australia is not alone in failing to put a price on carbon. Global warming fatigue is setting in all over the world. Canada’s cap-and-trade legislation is going nowhere. Japan’s weak and divided government […]

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  • Climate Pact Loopholes Risk Wiping Out Greenhouse Gas Cuts

    • Date: 03/08/10

    Loopholes in the Kyoto Protocol climate treaty risk wiping out emissions reduction pledges made by developed nations for 2020, an alliance of island nations said at United Nations global warming talks in Bonn. The pact’s rules mean current pledges by developed nations to reduce greenhouse gases by 12 percent to 18 percent by 2020 may […]

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  • Obama’s Climate ‘Plan B’ In Hot Water

    • Date: 03/08/10

    President Barack Obama’s ‘Plan B’ for tackling global warming is under attack in the courts and on Capitol Hill. Through federal lawsuits, two conservative attorneys general, a major coal company and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are leading the charge to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to write its own climate rules. Key coal-state […]

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  • Majority of U.S. Americans Believe Global Warming Is A Natural Process

    • Date: 02/08/10

    Sixty-five percent (65%) of U.S. Voters feel finding new sources of energy is more important now than reducing the amount of energy Americans now consume. That’s the highest number measured since March of 2009. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that only 28% believe reducing energy consumption is more important. It’s important to […]

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