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China’s coal consumption drops for first time this century

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - China’s coal use has fallen for the first time this century – a turning point for a country which currently consumes almost half of the world’s coal supplies.
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Poland isolated as pressure mounts on EU to deliver 2030 climate deal.

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:29
Source: RTCC - Poland is the only country resisting a 40% carbon target as part of the European Union’s 2030 package, sources close to negotiations say.
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Sea level could rise ‘height of man' by 2100

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:29
Source: RTCC - For those who think climate change means deep trouble, some comfort: there is a limit to how deep. Danish-led researchers have looked at all the projections and satisfied themselves that, at the very worst, sea levels this century will rise by a maximum 1.8 metres − roughly the height of an average man.
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Divestment campaigners set their sights on UK banks

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 08:29
Source: RTCC - British banks are being urged to pull their money out of polluting fossil fuels, in the latest twist of the divestment movement. The UK’s five biggest banks have more than £66 billion invested in coal, oil and gas extraction, according to a report by European Greens.
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Pacific Islanders Block Coal Ships at Australian Port to Protest Climate Change

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:29
Source: Global Voices Online - 350.org's Pacific climate warriors paddled out into the Port of Newcastle, followed by hundreds of Australians and came head to head with gigantic coal ships on 17 October. It truly was David versus Goliath.
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Climate change: Europe's unfinished business (opinion)

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:49
Source: Aljazeera - Former Costa Rican president challenges EU to think of the next generation, rather than the next election.
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US, EU want UN to stress low cost of climate change fight - draft

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:49
Source: Reuters - The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday.
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U.S. insurance firms failing to address climate change risk -report

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:49
Source: Reuters - Most U.S. insurance companies are completely unprepared to address the risks related to climate change, a new survey published Wednesday found, a finding that could have negative consequence for the wider debate over how to tackle the issue.
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Climate change warning stickers on SF gas pumps?

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:49
Source: SF Gate - Gasoline pumps in San Francisco could soon carry a warning: Burn this fuel, and contribute to global warming.
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Marshall Islands poet says youth must lead climate fight

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - Star of UN climate summit says support in New York left her stunned, and determined to save country from rising sea levels
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Sweden pledges $500m to Green Climate Fund

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:49
Source: RTCC - Sweden will pay half a billion dollars into the UN’s green bank, the government will announce in its 2015 budget.
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Skyonic dedicates its carbon-capture plant

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:29
Source: San Antonio Express-News - Austin-based Skyonic Corp. on Tuesday dedicated its first-of-a-kind factory in San Antonio, one that captures carbon dioxide emissions from a cement plant for conversion to byproducts that can be sold profitably to other industries.
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UN climate debt swap is 'fundamentally unjust', say development agencies

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:29
Source: The Guardian - A UN proposal that would see small island states offered debt relief to pay for climate change contains a “fundamentally unjust” blind spot, according to development groups.
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US Wind Industry Booming, Already Surpassing 2013 Levels

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:29
Source: CleanTechnica - The US wind industry is booming, installing more in the first 9 months of 2014 than was installed throughout all of 2013. The figures come from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which predicts 2014 will finish strong and push through to stepped-up installations throughout 2015.
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The Global Green Economy Index Winners And Losers

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:29
Source: CleanTechnica - The authors of the latest Global Green Economy Index have raised concerns about the “perceptions” of developed countries such as Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States, suggesting that “perceptions of their green economic performance dramatically exceed their actual performance on the [Global Green Economy Index].”
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'Build bridges for Lima climate talks'

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:09
Source: The Guardian - The UN’s climate chief urged country negotiators on Monday to “build bridges” at talks in Bonn towards a new, global pact that received fresh endorsement from world leaders last month.
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Bonn climate talks: Key steps to support the world’s most vulnerable

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:09
Source: RTCC - What are the key issues with which negotiators will be grappling during this round of UN talks in Bonn?
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EU climate talks enter end game with everything still to play for

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:09
Source: Business Green - Diplomatic and lobbying activity across the EU stepped up a notch today, as governments and industry groups sought to set out their stall ahead of this week's crucial European Council meeting on the bloc's 2030 energy and climate change package.
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EU summit to debate multi-billion carbon quota 'transfer' system

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:09
Source: EurActiv - EXCLUSIVE: European leaders meeting later this week for an EU summit on energy and climate change will discuss proposals allowing energy-rich nations like France and Germany to transfer 10% of CO2 emissions quotas to member states such as Poland, who are struggling to diversify their energy mix.
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UPDATE 2-Britain targets 2017 for start of European carbon market reforms

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:09
Source: Reuters - Britain wants reforms to Europe's Emissions Trading System (ETS) to start from 2017, four years earlier than proposed, hoping to tackle the scheme's massive oversupply and boost investment in clean technologies.
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