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Source: Reuters - Almost 200 nations complicated a drive for a U.N. deal to combat climate change in 2015 on Wednesday by more than doubling the length of a draft negotiating text to about 100 pages of radically varying solutions.
Source: RTCC - Unless diplomats design UN deal to cope with climate damage, it will soon become redundant, says Saleemul Huq
Source: Reuters - The oil industry needs to take a leading role in the fight against climate change to introduce "realism and practicality" into the debate, the head of Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday.
Source: Financial Times - The head of Royal Dutch Shell is urging his industry to spell out why the world needs it, as talks intensify on a global climate deal due to be signed this year.
Source: Washington Post - You may have heard Antarctic sea ice has recently set new records for extent, offsetting the dramatic loss in Arctic sea ice in recent decades.
Source: Bloomberg - Negotiators on a law aimed at boosting prices in the European Unions carbon market made progress in talks yesterday, increasing chances for a compromise deal to accelerate the proposed fix, according to leading lawmakers.
Source: PTI - India's renewable energy sector is looking at attracting $ 200 billion in investments as several domestic and international firms queue up to tap the potential of green power, the government said today.
Inverter load rejection overvoltage (LRO) tests completed by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory as part of a cooperative research agreement with SolarCity have proven so successful that a testing partner, Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO), has proposed to double its hosting capacity for solar energy.
Source: AFP - For years, scientists and security analysts have warned that global warming looms as a potential source of war and unrest.
Source: RTCC - Climate diplomats face wading through a huge and rambling set of proposals in their hunt for a UN deal to slow global warming, after officials allowed countries to add extra ideas to a draft text.
Source: RTCC - The UNs top climate science body should assess countries progress in slashing global greenhouse gas emissions every year.
Source: AP - President Barack Obama is setting a goal of raising $2 billion from the private sector for investments in clean energy.
Source: AP - Since the money raised by governments and corporations hasn't managed to halt the destruction of the world's rainforests - an area the size of Alabama or Greece is lost every year - a new U.S. campaign is now inviting individuals to chip in.
Source: EcoWatch - Burlington, Vermont is that states largest city, with a population of 42,000 people. It describes itself as forward-thinking which is what youd expect from a city that once elected Senator Bernie Sanders as its mayor. So its no surprise that it recently became the first U.S. city of any decent size to run entirely on renewable electricity.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation - Investments in African schools, healthcare and other infrastructure are at risk from the long-term impacts of global warming because governments and businesses are not considering climate information in their plans, researchers have warned.
Source: Guardian - Climate change has advanced so rapidly that work must start on unproven technologies now, admits US National Academy of Science
Source: RTL (France) - Une grande majorité de Français estime que l'homme est responsable du réchauffement climatique.
Source: Yonhap - As widely expected, South Korea's carbon market had thin trading in the first month of opening due in large part to a lack of confidence and the reluctance of affected companies to actively join the new trading scheme, data showed on Wednesday.
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has gathered and analyzed data for more than 30,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) installations across the United States to better understand how interconnection regulations align with actual project completion timelines. The findings indicate that interconnection process delays are common, and can range from several days to months. Streamlining the application review and final authorization processes can ultimately benefit utilities and solar consumers by reducing the time and cost associated with going solar.
Source: Reuters - Rich nations provided nearly $15 billion over a decade from 2003 to 2013 to fund exports of coal-fired power plant and coal mining technology, data seen by Reuters shows, defying calls to end subsidies for the most polluting of the fossil fuels.