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India Mulling Introduction Of Tax Incentives For Residential Solar

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:09
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 country’s 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.
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14 Million Soccer Fields Of Amazonian Rain Forest Saved From Clearcutting

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 09:09
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.
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U.S. to face multibillion-dollar bill from climate change: report

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:49
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.
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Canada: Federal climate change report warns of economic, health impacts

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:49
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.
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Half of the World's Population will be Exposed to Frequent Still Air Events by End of 21st Century

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:49
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.
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Former Bush Treasury Secretary: We Can Prevent A 'Climate Crash' With A Carbon Tax

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 09:09
Source: The Energy Collective - There is an amazing op-ed in Sunday’s New York Times, “The Coming Climate Crash: Lessons for Climate Change in the 2008 Recession.”
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Sustainable development goals face $2.5 trillion funding shortfall

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - The UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) will fail unless governments and businesses find an extra US$ 2.5 trillion a year to support them. -
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Cameroon: Congo, Amazon Basins Climate Change Report Presented

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:49
Source: Cameroon Tribune - The study, carried out by CIFOR, revisits the role of logging companies in the reduction of emission of green-house gases.
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Africa: Lack of 'Political Will' Hampering Environmental Laws (Interview)

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:24
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.
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British offshore wind energy fund launched

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:24
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.
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Germany Sets Three National Solar Records in Two Weeks

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:24
Source: Triple Pundit - A core facet of Chancellor Merkel’s historic “Energiewende” clean energy transition, Germany has led the world in driving adoption of solar energy technology and systems.
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G20 summit: Obama expected to discuss 'critical issue' of climate change

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 08:24
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 president’s message that it is a “critical” issue.
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France launches financing plan for energy transition

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:49
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.
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Top court mostly upholds Obama bid to curb carbon emissions

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:24
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.
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UK and Germany break solar power records

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 08:24
Source: The Guardian - Britain and Germany have broken records for generating solar electricity in the last few weeks, according to new industry figures.
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New UN Assembly Pushes Climate Change, Environment As Top World Priority

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
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.
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World Bank: Climate policies could generate $2.6 trillion a year

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
Source: RTCC - Smart climate policies in the US, EU, Brazil, China, India and Mexico could add up to US$ 2.6trillion to the world’s economy a year, according to the World Bank.
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EU mulls cutting energy use by 35%

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
Source: EurActiv - To maintain Europe’s 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 bloc’s energy efficiency review, seen by EurActiv.
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Evidence grows that warming Arctic may cause extreme weather

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
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.
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US mayors unanimously pass climate change ideas

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 07:49
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.
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