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‘Europe is asking for a catastrophe’

Extreme weather caused by climate change threatens to ravage Europe’s oldest cities. Cleo Paskal, an expert on geopolitical and environmental impact, says Europe is not facing the climate realities of the 21st century. Deutsche Welle: Speaking at the Energy Security … Continue reading

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Dominion converts 1st of 3 coal plants to biomass

Dominion Virginia Power’s Altavista power station is now running on renewable biomass as part of a previously announced plan to convert three of its coal-fired power plants in the state to burn mostly waste wood left from regional timbering operations … Continue reading

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UN chief calls for achieving sustainable energy for all as International Year kicks off

As the International Year of Sustainable Energy for All kicked off today, United Nations officials called on governments, the private sector and civil society to help expand energy access, improve efficiency and increase the use of renewables. Globally, one person … Continue reading

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North American CO2 market value set to double to $782 mln | Point Carbon

The volume of carbon permits and credits traded in North America is set to double in 2012, with as many as 179 million tonnes expected to change hands as California and Quebec’s carbon markets come to life, a new report … Continue reading

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Canada condemned at home and abroad for pulling out of Kyoto treaty | The Guardian

Canada has been condemned at home and abroad as “irresponsible” and “reckless” for pulling out of the Kyoto climate treaty, just a day after committing to a future legally binding deal at a major UN climate summit. “I regret Canada’s … Continue reading

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Important Progress at Global Warming Negotiations in Durban; Major Work Ahead | Jake Schmidt, NRDC

As Nelson Mandela famously said: “It always seems impossible, until we are done.” That is exactly how it seemed at the United Nations COP-17 climate negotations over the past two weeks – extremely difficult (and even impossible at times). The … Continue reading

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Climate deal salvaged after marathon talks in Durban | peacenews.org via The Observer

Countries have agreed a deal in Durban to push for a new climate treaty, salvaging the latest round of United Nations climate talks from the brink of collapse. The UK’s cimate change secretary, Chris Huhne, hailed the deal, finally struck … Continue reading

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Full coverage of climate talks in Durban available online

The Guardian is offering quite a comprehensive look at the happenings at the climate talks in Durban. Resources, comments, timelines, most recent, top stories, as well as links to coverage in previous years, all can be found here. Click on … Continue reading

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Cap & trade benefits CT: Study

Connecticut’s commitment to the regional cap-and-trade system and subsequent investment in energy efficiency bolsters the economy, even as power plants shell out cash for their air pollution. In the first three years of the 10-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, Connecticut’s … Continue reading

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EDF Applauds New Fuel Efficiency and Emissions Standards for Cars and Trucks

America has driven a little bit further down the road toward clean and fuel efficient cars. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation just announced their joint proposal to set new, stronger fuel economy standards for cars and … Continue reading

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