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The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released an updated proposal that will establish an international quality standard for photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing. The document is intended for immediate use by PV manufacturers when producing modules on an industrial scale so they can increase investor, utility, and consumer confidence in PV system performance.
Source: Montreal Gazette - As Quebec and Ontario announced that they would link their carbon markets, they urged Ottawa to work more closely with the provinces to curb climate change
Source: Reuters - Ontario will join a cap-and-trade market set up by Quebec and California to reduce carbon emissions and slow the pace of climate change, provincial Premier Kathleen Wynne said on Monday.
Source: Reuters - China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for U.N.-led action, in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act.
Source: Reuters - Japan's greenhouse-gas emissions rose to the second-highest on record in the year ended March 2014, revised government figures showed on Tuesday, reflecting a rise in coal-fired power after the indefinite closure of nuclear power plants.
Source: RTCC - France will invest two billion euros in clean energy and efficiency projects in India, president Francois Hollande announced last week.
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Source: Guardian - Jim Yong Kim calls for five-point plan to deliver low-carbon growth, including removal of incentives to exploit oil, gas and coal
Source: MIT Tech - MIT became the first university to hold an administration-sponsored debate on fossil fuel divestment last Thursday, amid demands from student group Fossil Free MIT (FFMIT) that the Institute reallocate what they call investments that will lock us in to catastrophic climate change.
Source: Quartz - A sailing race across the icebound Northwest Passage is being planned for 2017, through a route the organizers say has been made possible by climate change.
Source: Korea Joongang Daily - The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (Iclei), a global association of local governments and organizations committed to sustainable development, concluded its largest-ever congress in Seoul on Sunday.
Source: Livemint - The government has approached at least eight lenders to raise low-cost and long-term funds to help finance the plan
Source: PTI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wound up his first visit to France, gifted President Francois Hollande a painting titled 'Tree of Life' which reflects the traditional societal respect for nature in India.
Source: eco-business.com - Report commissioned by Prince Charless charity says protecting tropical forests could enable them to absorb billions of tonnes of the Earths emissions of carbon.
Source: eco-business.com - New Zealands greenhouse gas emissions fell by 1.4 per cent year on year in 2013, but deforestation is continuing apace, according to a government report out Friday.
Source: ABC Australia - World leaders will decide on future emissions targets at a UN meeting in Paris at the end of the year and the Federal Government is coming under international pressure to take an ambitious position.
Source: Globe and Mail - Canadas fight against global warming is taking a big step forward Monday, when Premier Kathleen Wynne formally announces Ontarios plan for a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions
Source: Guardian - Canadian city of 600,000 people is the latest to announce it will use only green energy for electricity, transportation, heating and air conditioning within 20 years
Source: Quartz - This summer, Pope Francis plans to release an encyclical letter in which he will address environmental issues, and very likely climate change.