Carbon Issues Streaming News
Abbott's first auctions prove Direct Action more slogan than policy   
April 17, 2015
- independentaustralia.net - According to îReputexî, the market analysts, getting cheap abatement at the first auction will be self defeating, because it will simply mean that there is no incentive for major polluters...
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BP shareholders vote overwhelmingly in support of disclosure on climate change risks   
April 17, 2015
Source: Financial Post - LONDON — BP shareholders voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to publish regular updates on how its strategies were affecting climate change from next year, making it one of the first global oil companies to disclose such details.
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California Drought a Shortage of Water or Common Sense?   
April 17, 2015
Source: Reason.com - Californians seem to have remarkably good attitudes about the sacrifices they'll make as the drought heads into its fourth year. Based on polls, they even are supportive of crackdowns on excessive water use, which may explain...
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AGL to shut all coal-fired power stations by 2050 in bid to limit global warming   
April 17, 2015
Source: Reuters - One of Australia’s biggest energy companies, AGL, has pledged to shut all its coal-fired power stations by 2050. In a surprise announcement, chief executive Andy Vesey said the company would not build, finance or acquire new...
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Why We Need to Change How We Talk About Climate Change   
April 17, 2015
Source: Huff Post - The scientific community has reached a resounding consensus on climate change -- 97 percent of scientists worldwide agree that the climate is warming, and that these warming trends have been caused by human activities. Yet,...
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Big U.S. investors push SEC for oil industry to detail risks of climate change   
April 17, 2015
Source: Reuters - Calpers, the largest American public pension fund, and nearly 60 other institutional investors will ask the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday to require oil and natural gas companies to publish detailed analysis...
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Will Washington Kill Us All'   
April 16, 2015
- Counter Punch - In Catalyst, a publication of the îUnion of Concerned Scientistsî, Elliott Negin tells the story of Soviet Lt. Col. Stanislav Petrov. Just after midnight in 1983 the Soviet Unionâs early warning...
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Some governors push back over McConnell letter to defy EPA   
April 16, 2015
- ABC7 News - New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan, also a Democrat, pointed to efforts there, including the îRegional Greenhouse Gas Initiativeî, as ways to trim carbon emissions and urged McConnell to reconsider his...
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The provinces get it: Carbon pricing can be simple and efficient   
April 16, 2015
- Globe and Mail - Quebecâs carbon market is linked to California under the îWestern Climate Initiativeî (WCI). That market is sure to grow in coming years â including Ontario. Large emitters prefer...
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Ontario Unveils Plan to Join Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap-and-Trade System   
April 16, 2015
- jdsupra.com - Ontario, Quebec and California are members of the îWestern Climate Initiativeî and represent a carbon market of 61 million North Americans. Ontario joining Quebec to form a linked carbon market will...
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