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NREL to Host Photovoltaics Presentation at 2014 Solar Day

NREL - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory will host several events at the 2014 Denver Solar Day on Sunday, June 8. The free expo is expected to attract more than 2,000 photovoltaics (PV) installers, PV buyers, students, utility officials and members of the public.
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U.S. green groups see need to nudge Obama's 'opening bid' on carbon cuts

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - In large part, the wide-ranging reaction to President Barack Obama's signature effort to cut power plant carbon emissions could have been written months in advance.
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Solar energy deployment hit record 38GW in 2013

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: BusinessGreen - Industry figures shows China added more solar energy than all of Europe where subsidy cuts hampered installations
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Barack Obama's carbon cuts plan is a big step in the right direction

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: Guardian - Move brings US closer to Europe and improves chances of getting a global agreement at Paris climate talks in 2015
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France experiments with paying people to cycle to work

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - France has started a six-month experiment with paying people to cycle to work, joining other European governments in trying to boost bicycle use to boost people's health, reduce air pollution and cut fossil fuel consumption
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'Round-the-World' Solar Plane Takes First Flight

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: LiveScience - The Solar Impulse 2, an aircraft powered entirely by the sun, successfully completed its maiden voyage today (June 2).
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A Role for G-7 in Global Warming Battle

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: NY Times - When the leaders of the Group of 7 meet this week in Brussels, they will have plenty on their plates, not least the crisis in Ukraine and the energy security issues it raises. If history is any guide, they will pay little more than lip service to a subject where international leadership is needed: climate change.
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EU calls for tougher scrutiny on 2015 climate deal carbon pledges

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: RTCC - Submission to UN warns countries are unlikely to make ambitious emission reduction promises ahead of Paris
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Legislation Alone Will Not Address Africa’s Climate Challenges

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: IPS - Despite a raft of legislation dealing with the environment, African countries are still falling short when it comes to enforcing the legal instruments that respond to challenges posed by climate change, researchers say.
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China deposits acceptance document of Doha Amendment to Kyoto Protocol with UN

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 07:49
Source: Xinhua - China's Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Wang Min on Monday deposited a document of China's Acceptance of the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
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Energy Efficient Buildings on NREL Campus to be Celebrated on June 4

NREL - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recently completed construction of several award-winning, energy efficient buildings on its campus in Golden, Colo. On June 4, leaders from NREL and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will recognize and celebrate NREL’s three latest LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum buildings – the Energy Systems Integration Facility, the NREL Café and the South Site Entrance Building – with a USGBC Plaque Ceremony. The Platinum certification is the highest level available in the USGBC’s LEED® certification program.
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UN climate change chief praises new US pollution regulations

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: Guardian - America's new power plant regulations, due for release on Monday, could unlock stalled negotiations for a global deal on climate change, the United Nations' top climate official said.
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EPA seeks to cut power plant carbon by 30 percent

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: AP - The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting in motion one of the most significant actions to address global warming in U.S. history.
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US to seek 30-percent emissions cut

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: AFP - The US government will propose a rule Monday requiring power plants to cut by 30 percent carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 based on 2005 levels, US media reported Sunday.
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U.S. to seek 30 percent cut in power-plant carbon pollution

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: Reuters - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans on Monday to propose a 30 percent cut in carbon dioxide emissions from the country's existing power plants by 2030, people briefed on the proposal told Reuters.
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US carbon curbs raise hopes for Paris deal

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: Financial Times - On Monday, US President Barack Obama will put limits on the amount of carbon dioxide that can be emitted by American power plants, setting a goal of a cut of up to 30 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030, according to reports on Sunday.
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Ghana’s bamboo bikes: Cycling towards sustainability

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: RTCC - Light, fast, strong and built from natural materials, bamboo bikes are an example of a greener and healthier future
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Honors for UMass Boston graduate and his dog

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: Boston Globe - Keynote speaker Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, urged graduates to make thoughtful decisions, particularly toward creating a more sustainable environment.
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Obama Said to Propose Deep Cuts to Power-Plant Emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 07:49
Source: Bloomberg - President Barack Obama will propose cutting greenhouse-gas emissions from the nation’s power plants by an average of 30 percent from 2005 levels, a key part of his plan to fight climate change that also carries political risks.
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