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Source: CleanTechnica - Indian homeowners who install solar energy systems may soon have tax breaks made available to them to help lower their burden, based on recent reports. The countrys Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) recently put forward a proposal for the introduction of tax incentives for residential rooftop solar installations. The Ministry of Finance is expected to reach a decision on the proposal sometime before the end of the summer.
Source: CleanTechnica - A research study published in Science this month (June 2014) found that a 70% decline in Brazilian Amazon deforestation could be an indication that effective management of the expanding agricultural sector is possible.
Source: Reuters - Annual property losses from hurricanes and other coastal storms of $35 billion; a decline in crop yields of 14 percent, costing corn and wheat farmers tens of billions of dollars; heat wave-driven demand for electricity costing utility customers up to $12 billion per year.
Source: The Star - Canadians can expect more floods, storms and other damaging extreme weather events as global warming inevitably gets worse, says a federal government report that also says governments are lagging in efforts to adapt to this climate change shift.
Source: Nature World News - Climate change might worsen air pollution, researchers at Stanford said. The team estimates that by the end of this century around 55 percent of the world's population will witness frequent air stagnation events.
Source: The Energy Collective - There is an amazing op-ed in Sundays New York Times, The Coming Climate Crash: Lessons for Climate Change in the 2008 Recession.
Source: RTCC - The UNs sustainable development goals (SDGs) will fail unless governments and businesses find an extra US$ 2.5 trillion a year to support them. -
Source: Cameroon Tribune - The study, carried out by CIFOR, revisits the role of logging companies in the reduction of emission of green-house gases.
Source: Deutsche Welle - The United Nations will this week seek ways to stiffen environmental laws to crack down on everything from illegal trade in wildlife to mercury poisoning and hazardous waste.
Source: Euronews - The British government-backed bank that focuses on green energy projects is launching a new fund. It is dedicated to buying stakes in offshore wind energy in the UK.
Source: Triple Pundit - A core facet of Chancellor Merkels historic Energiewende clean energy transition, Germany has led the world in driving adoption of solar energy technology and systems.
Source: The Guardian - Barack Obama is expecting to discuss climate change at the G20 summit in Brisbane, with the US ambassador to Australia reinforcing the presidents message that it is a critical issue.
Source: Reuters - France announced on Monday a package of tax breaks and low-cost loans to improve insulation in buildings and boost investment in renewable energy, which is supposed to provide 40 percent of the country's electricity by 2030.
Source: Reuters - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday largely upheld the Obama administration's authority to curb greenhouse gases from major emitters like power plants and refineries in a ruling that nonetheless exempted some smaller sources from the regulation.
Source: The Guardian - Britain and Germany have broken records for generating solar electricity in the last few weeks, according to new industry figures.
Source: AP - The first-ever United Nations Environmental Assembly opened in Kenya on Monday, as more than 150 high-level delegations began a weeklong examination of the intersection between global economic progress and the environment.
Source: RTCC - Smart climate policies in the US, EU, Brazil, China, India and Mexico could add up to US$ 2.6trillion to the worlds economy a year, according to the World Bank.
Source: EurActiv - To maintain Europes emissions-cutting momentum, a 30% cut in energy usage is needed by 2030, rising to 35% if the EU wants to reap the benefits of energy security, jobs and growth, says a draft communication for the blocs energy efficiency review, seen by EurActiv.
Source: RTCC - Rapid warming of the Arctic may be linked with recent extreme weather in Europe and the United States, a paper found this week, finding more evidence for one piece in the jigsaw.
Source: AP - A bipartisan group of mayors from across the country unanimously approved a resolution Monday that calls on cities to use natural solutions to fight the effects of climate change.