• Eco-Warriors: France, Italy Want EU To Apply Carbon Border Tariffs

    • Date: 16/04/10

    France and Italy urged the European Union on Thursday to impose carbon tariffs on countries that are not part of a global agreement to curb greenhouse gases, an idea opposed by other EU members. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said in a letter to European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso […]

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  • Swiss Canton Forces Homeowners To Use Solar Panels

    • Date: 15/04/10

    Radical promotion of solar energy in Basle city: homeowners have to put solar panels on their roofs. And pay for it. The canton of Basel-City wants to increase the use of solar energy. The Office of Environment and Energy has commissioned the Institute for Environmental Decisions of the Federal Institute of Technology to conduct a […]

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  • U.S. States Begin Drastic Cuts In Global Warming Programmes

    • Date: 14/04/10

    [New Jersey] Gov. Chris Christie is taking $65 million, the entire allocation, from the state’s global warming fund, and $5.9 million, from the toxic waste site cleanup program, to help close the over $10 billion deficit in his $29.3 billion 2010-11 state budget, the state environmental protection commissioner said Monday. In discussing the Department of […]

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  • U.S. States See Pushback Against Carbon Trading

    • Date: 12/04/10

    Efforts to implement cap-and-trade programs at state level are faltering, just as policymakers in Washington are struggling to generate enough support to put in place a comprehensive national system. Recent setbacks in California and Arizona point to growing headwinds against the policy. As cap-and-trade loses momentum and becomes embroiled in bigger political disputes about the […]

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  • Crunch Time For U.S. Climate Change Bill

    • Date: 12/04/10

    It’s crunch time for the climate bill in the Senate. As Congress returns from recess, the Senate trio crafting a compromise global warming bill are under pressure to gain the traction needed for floor action this year. Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) plan to unveil their long-awaited energy and […]

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  • U.N. Climate Talks Face ‘Collapse’

    • Date: 11/04/10

    The United Nation process is in danger of collapsing unless countries are able to agree on the best way to stop global warming by the end of this year, the outgoing head of climate change negotiations has warned. More than 170 UN countries gathered in Bonn this weekend for the first meeting on climate change […]

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  • Green Blackmail: You Are Either With Us Or Against Us

    • Date: 11/04/10

    Rich countries have threatened to cut vital aid to the developing nations if they do not back the deal agreed at the UN climate summit in Copenhagen, it has emerged. The pressure on poor countries to support the US, EU and UK-brokered Copenhagen accord came as 190 countries resumed UN climate talks in Bonn in […]

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  • First Shot In U.S. Climate War Against Developing Nations

    • Date: 09/04/10

    The US State Department is denying climate change assistance to countries opposing the Copenhagen accord, it emerged today. The new policy, first reported by The Washington Post, suggests the Obama administration is ready to play hardball, using aid as well as diplomacy, to bring developing countries into conformity with its efforts to reach an international […]

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