U.S. to Present Emissions Target Before Copenhagen (New York Times)
The U.S. will propose a mid-term target for reducing CO2 emissions before Copenhagen next month, an administration official has said. Pres. Obama will announce the target "in coming days."
Global warming cannot be reversed unless the U.S. and China commit to meaningful cuts in their greenhouse gas emissions, the EU said Tuesday.
Cash-strapped states in search of new revenue may establish their own cap-and-trade program for greenhouse gases covering more than half the U.S. economy if Congress doesn’t set up a federal carbon market.
Australia’s government will boost compensation to big carbon emitters and coal companies under a revised cap-and-trade scheme aimed at securing vital parliamentary support in a vote this week.
Quebec Takes Tougher Stand On Emissions (Toronto Star)
Premier Jean Charest says Quebec will cut its CO2 emissions by at least 20% from 1990 levels by 2020, the target set by the EU. He’s also urging the federal government to raise its weak target of 3 percent.
Indian PM Manmohan Singh said Monday that his nation was ready to do more on climate change if developed countries make financial commitments.
A top Republican Senate staffer has accused climate scientists of orchestrating a planet-wide conspiracy to convince the public that global warming is real, according to an email acquired by the Wonk Room.
Seven protesters have been charged with mischief after sitting in the federal environment minister’s office for eight hours, in protest of the "shameful position" being taken by Canada on climate change.
According to Hawaii’s Mauna Lao observatory, CO2 concentrations this fall are hovering at around 385 parts per million, on their way to a record high above 390 in the first half of 2010.
Norway, Costa Rica and the Maldives are struggling with high costs and technological hurdles to stay in the world’s most exclusive club for fighting climate change — seeking to cut global-warming emissions to zero.
Development officials say almost half the world’s population lacks modern fuels to cook or heat or any electricity, and insist negotiators must address that "energy poverty" as part of a climate pact next month in Denmark.
Pension funds and other investors holding more than $1 trillion of assets renewed their call to U.S. regulators on Monday to require companies to disclose climate-related risks.
Better than expected interest in applications for a new U.S. Energy Department loan program could generate 783 MW or more in solar PV projects, according to financial analysts.
Clemson University is getting nearly $100 million in federal stimulus money for a facility that will test new wind turbine technology.