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Source: RTCC - Poland is the only country resisting a 40% carbon target as part of the European Unions 2030 package, sources close to negotiations say.
Source: RTCC - For those who think climate change means deep trouble, some comfort: there is a limit to how deep. Danish-led researchers have looked at all the projections and satisfied themselves that, at the very worst, sea levels this century will rise by a maximum 1.8 metres − roughly the height of an average man.
Source: RTCC - British banks are being urged to pull their money out of polluting fossil fuels, in the latest twist of the divestment movement. The UKs five biggest banks have more than £66 billion invested in coal, oil and gas extraction, according to a report by European Greens.
Thirty clean energy companies will gather in Denver Oct. 28-29 to present their clean energy business cases to a panel of investors and industry experts at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s (NREL) annual Industry Growth Forum.
Source: Global Voices Online - 350.org's Pacific climate warriors paddled out into the Port of Newcastle, followed by hundreds of Australians and came head to head with gigantic coal ships on 17 October. It truly was David versus Goliath.
Source: Aljazeera - Former Costa Rican president challenges EU to think of the next generation, rather than the next election.
Source: Reuters - The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters - Most U.S. insurance companies are completely unprepared to address the risks related to climate change, a new survey published Wednesday found, a finding that could have negative consequence for the wider debate over how to tackle the issue.
Source: SF Gate - Gasoline pumps in San Francisco could soon carry a warning: Burn this fuel, and contribute to global warming.
Source: RTCC - Star of UN climate summit says support in New York left her stunned, and determined to save country from rising sea levels
Source: RTCC - Sweden will pay half a billion dollars into the UNs green bank, the government will announce in its 2015 budget.
Source: San Antonio Express-News - Austin-based Skyonic Corp. on Tuesday dedicated its first-of-a-kind factory in San Antonio, one that captures carbon dioxide emissions from a cement plant for conversion to byproducts that can be sold profitably to other industries.
Source: The Guardian - A UN proposal that would see small island states offered debt relief to pay for climate change contains a fundamentally unjust blind spot, according to development groups.
Source: CleanTechnica - The US wind industry is booming, installing more in the first 9 months of 2014 than was installed throughout all of 2013. The figures come from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which predicts 2014 will finish strong and push through to stepped-up installations throughout 2015.
Source: CleanTechnica - The authors of the latest Global Green Economy Index have raised concerns about the perceptions of developed countries such as Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States, suggesting that perceptions of their green economic performance dramatically exceed their actual performance on the [Global Green Economy Index].
Source: The Guardian - The UNs climate chief urged country negotiators on Monday to build bridges at talks in Bonn towards a new, global pact that received fresh endorsement from world leaders last month.
Source: RTCC - What are the key issues with which negotiators will be grappling during this round of UN talks in Bonn?
Source: Business Green - Diplomatic and lobbying activity across the EU stepped up a notch today, as governments and industry groups sought to set out their stall ahead of this week's crucial European Council meeting on the bloc's 2030 energy and climate change package.
Source: EurActiv - EXCLUSIVE: European leaders meeting later this week for an EU summit on energy and climate change will discuss proposals allowing energy-rich nations like France and Germany to transfer 10% of CO2 emissions quotas to member states such as Poland, who are struggling to diversify their energy mix.
Source: Reuters - Britain wants reforms to Europe's Emissions Trading System (ETS) to start from 2017, four years earlier than proposed, hoping to tackle the scheme's massive oversupply and boost investment in clean technologies.