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  • Biofuel Industry Faces Bankruptcy As Subsidies Run Out

    • Date: 03/01/10
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    The Washington Post: An alternative fuel for diesel engines is off to a shaky start this year though it emits fewer pollutants and cuts down on petroleum use because it’s made from environmentally friendly waste and vegetable oil. A federal tax credit that provided makers of biodiesel $1 for every gallon expired Friday. As a […]

  • Green Britain Faces Energy Nightmare

    • Date: 03/01/10
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    Daily Mail: Household gas and electricity bills are expected to rocket fourfold to nearly £5,000 a year by the end of the decade to meet Government-imposed green targets. And the price heavy industry will have to pay by 2020 is so high that energy-dependent firms could be wiped out, causing thousands of job losses, said an […]

  • The Coming “Green” Collapse?

    • Date: 02/01/10
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    William A. Jacobson: As I posted earlier, the key elements in “green” technology are rare metals mined mostly in China. The green economy envisioned by the Obama administration as the means by which we will grow “green jobs” and lessen our dependence on foreign oil in fact simply puts us at the mercy of the Chinese. Now […]

  • BASIC Four To Meet In Jan To Firm Up Climate Stand

    • Date: 02/01/10
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    The Times of India: The high-octane Copenhagen climate talks may have ended but global negotiations are going to get into a greater frenzy in 2010. To be on top of the game, the BASIC four countries — China, India, South Africa and Brazil — are going to meet in January itself to sort out common […]

  • UK Climate Policy: Another Green Shambles

    • Date: 02/01/10
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    The Times: Twelve million low-energy light bulbs were posted to households over Christmas by an energy company as part of its legal obligation to cut carbon emissions, despite government advice that many would never be used. Npower sent out the packages last month to escape a ban on issuing unsolicited bulbs, which came into force yesterday. […]

  • First Carbon Tariff Will Tax CO2 At The Border

    • Date: 01/01/10
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    Clean Technica: The first carbon tax to reduce the greenhouse gases from imports comes not between two nations, but between two states. Minnesota has passed a measure to stop carbon at its border with North Dakota. To encourage the switch to clean renewable energy Minnesota plans to add a carbon fee of between $4 and […]

  • Rudd’s Climate Policy May Triple Energy Prices

    • Date: 01/01/10
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    Adelaide News: Power prices could triple under the Federal Government’s blueprint to fight climate change, the nation’s electricity market operator says. The independent regulator modelled the impact of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s proposed emissions trading scheme and renewable energy targets on the wholesale price of electricity. It found the wholesale price could rise from $30 a megawatt […]

  • Jobs First: California Climate Law Faces Opposition

    • Date: 01/01/10
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    The New York Times: Four years after California’s Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed off on the nation’s furthest-reaching global-warming law, a campaign is heating up to keep it from taking effect. In the latest salvo, Dan Logue, a Republican assemblyman, has announced that he will start collecting signatures next month in support of a November 2010 […]



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