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Environmentalists call for people power to force green investment

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:39
Source: Money Management - Environmental action groups are increasing their efforts to encourage institutional investors to commit to green investments, Responsible Investment Association of Australasia chief executive, Simon O’Connor claims.
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Obama and Modi announce agreement on U.S.-India efforts to fight global warming

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:39
Source: Washington Post - The Obama administration reached an agreement with India on Tuesday on measures intended to accelerate that country’s shift to renewable fuels, steps that officials say will reduce carbon emissions while helping India’s new government extend electricity to all of its 1.2 billion citizens.
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US calls for ‘Sputnik’ style drive to save Arctic

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:39
Source: RTCC - Climate change will be the top priority for the US when it takes over chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015, says the US special representative to the Arctic. Speaking today in Washington, Admiral Robert Papp Jr said that the US would pursue Arctic conservation with the same drive as John F. Kennedy’s mission to put a man on the moon following the Soviet launch of Sputnik.
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No greenwash: Investors urged to disclose climate strategy

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:19
Source: RTCC - Pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds manage vast sums of money. They can put it into oil exploration or windfarms, airports or railways. Those decisions have consequences for their financial sustainability, as well as for the climate.
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Financing Innovation Key To India’s Renewable Energy Expansion, Says NRDC

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:19
Source: CleanTechnica - Growth in India’s renewable energy sector has accelerated at a rapid pace over the last few years through the support of favourable policy initiatives. In order to sustain this growth momentum India needs to implement innovative financing initiatives and ensure strict adherence to existing policies.
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Australian and Indian businesses lead calls for greener energy

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:19
Source: RTCC - ndian and Australian businesses are among the most enthusiastic globally over switching to greener sources of energy. In India, 83% of businesses cite the switch to cleaner energy as important to their growth strategy over the next year – almost three times the international average.
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Google Quits Political Group That Opposed Climate Change Action

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:19
Source: CleanTechnica - Even Google makes mistakes. The world leader in search recently announced it had made one in financially supporting a political group that is opposed to the US taking action on climate change. Google had been supporting one of the group’s campaigns focused on an issue unrelated to climate change.
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Latin America And Caribbean Region Expected To Install 9 GW Of Solar In 5 Years

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:19
Source: CleanTechnica - That solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is poised to become a dominant energy generation technology throughout the world is of no surprise to most, but the sheer wealth of possibility being forecast throughout the middle and southern hemispheres begins to give an idea of just how prevalent the technology will be by the end of the decade.
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Was Climate Week successful?

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:29
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Climate Week had no shortage of speeches, pledges, and marches, but left little in the way of concrete global action on climate change. Catch up on the highlights from the march, the UN Climate Summit, and the rest of last week's events with a special Recharge on Climate Week.
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The audacious optimism of Climate Week

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:29
Source: GreenBiz.com - Amid the hoopla about climate marchers and international convenings, a modicum of progress could be found in New York last week in addressing our growing climate challenges.
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Clean Transportation Is Driving Us Toward a Low-Carbon Future

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:29
Source: Huffington Post - Some snapshots from across this legendarily car-loving nation: American car buyers can get more miles per gallon than ever before. Window stickers at new car lots displayed a record high average fuel economy of 25.8 mpg in August, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
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Investors asked to reveal climate risk strategies

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:09
Source: Business Green - More than 1,000 of the world's leading asset owners, including pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, will today be called on to reveal exactly how they are managing their exposure to climate-related risk.
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Climate Change Is Driving Heat Waves Around The World: Report

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:09
Source: Huffington Post - WASHINGTON –- The record-setting heat wave in Australia last year was "largely attributable" to human-caused climate change, according to a synthesis report released Monday. Heat waves in Japan, Korea, China and Europe were also "substantially influenced" by global warming, the report found.
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China Sets Coal Consumption Standards For Power Plants

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:09
Source: CleanTechnica - China is taking serious initiatives to reduce dependence on coal as it looks ready to unleash unprecedented measures to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
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US carbon emissions from energy use increase

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:09
Source: RTCC - US carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption rose 3% in the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period last year. The latest figures from the US Energy Information Administration show energy sources belched out 2,737 million tonnes of carbon dioxide between January and June.
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IEA: Solar could be largest power source by 2050

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:09
Source: RTCC - By 2050 the sun could become the world’s largest source of electricity, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). It has released two reports which it says show how solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal sources could provide 26% of the world’s electricity by mid-century.
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Peru climate summit to draft global climate business plan for next thirty to fifty years, says UN climate chief

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:09
Source: Daily Orator - Energized by over 300,000 climate demonstrators who marched through New York ahead of United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon’s climate summit last week, Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) told a Montreal audience on Friday to expect a draft global agreement in Peru this year to address climate change.
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Oil majors target King Coal in fight for climate high ground

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 08:09
Source: RTCC - Coal chief executives were thin on the ground in New York last week, perhaps fearing an onslaught from green groups at the UN’s one-day climate summit.Tactically, it was a good way to avoid negative headlines. Strategically, it may prove to be a disaster.
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McDonald's, Nestlé Pledge to Halt Deforestation at UN Climate Summit

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:09
Source: Mashable - In the next few years, big name brands such as Axe body spray, Ben & Jerry's ice cream and Dove soap may be considered more environmentally friendly than they are now, thanks to actions taken at the United Nations Climate Summit earlier this week.
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President’s Drive for Carbon Pricing Fails to Win at Home

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 09:09
Source: NYT - President Obama stood in the chamber of the United Nations General Assembly last week and urged the world to follow his example and fight global warming. But a major new declaration calling for a global price on carbon — signed by 74 countries and more than 1,000 businesses and investors — is missing a key signatory: the United States.
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