• In Alaska, Doubts About Climate Change Rise With A New Politician

    • Date: 26/08/10

    Alaska’s cliffhanger primary is poised to propel a climate skeptic toward the U.S. Senate, observers say, likely bolstering the number of nominations achieved by conservative candidates who challenge manmade global warming. Republican Joe Miller, a former judge with a Yale law degree, showcased Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s past support for climate legislation, among other things, before […]

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  • Obama Sides Against States & Greens Over Global Warming Enforcement

    • Date: 25/08/10

    The Obama administration has urged the Supreme Court to toss out an appeals court decision that would allow lawsuits against major emitters for their contributions to global warming, stunning environmentalists who see the case as a powerful prod on climate change. In the case, AEP v. Connecticut, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with […]

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  • Czech Government Cuts Green Subsidies By Half

    • Date: 25/08/10

    The Czech government approved a renewables energy framework plan on Wednesday aimed at curbing the kind of subsidies that have led to a solar boom that ranks as Europe’s third largest. The plan, adopted late in the day, calls for a cap on tariffs for solar energy of about half the current level and seeks […]

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  • EU Nations Rush To Cut Green Subsidies

    • Date: 25/08/10

    France’s cuts to feed-in tariffs earned by ground-mounted solar photovoltaic installations may be duplicated elsewhere in Europe as solar- panel prices fall, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Rapidly declining costs associated with making solar PV panels are forcing governments to reduce the subsidies for clean energy shouldered by consumers when they pay for electricity […]

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  • Tony Abbott More Likely To Form Australian Government, Goldman Says

    • Date: 24/08/10

    Australia’s Liberal-National coalition, which has vowed to scrap the Labor party’s planned mining tax, may be able to form a minority government after last weekend’s poll, Goldman Sachs & Partners Australia Pty said. “While clearly it is too early to call who will be able to form a minority government, the probabilities ever so slightly […]

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  • Will Popular Climate Sceptic Become Australia’s Next Prime Minister?

    • Date: 22/08/10

    Most world leaders believe in and stand for action on climate change. Yet if elected, Opposition Leader Tony Abbott would have the dubious honour of joining Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper as the only other head of government – besides the recalcitrant Saudis – in the G20 group of nations to be a known climate […]

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  • Global Cooling Hits White House

    • Date: 20/08/10

    References to a cap on carbon emissions and a campaign pledge to spend $150 billion on clean energy technologies disappeared from the White House website in June — even as the Senate was still trying to pass legislation implementing those priorities. Peter Bray, president of Versionista, a Portland, Ore.-based company that tracks changes to the […]

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  • UN Climate Summit: Mexico’s Dreams, India’s Realism

    • Date: 19/08/10

    Mexico is working overtime to save the upcoming UN Climate Change Summit in Cancun from collapse. Patricia Espinosa, minister of foreign affairs of Mexico and the chairperson of the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in her recent visit to India has been working hard to […]

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