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Two-thirds of Europeans want EU to do more on environment 25.8.2016 New Kerala: World News
Brussels, Aug 25 : Two-thirds of Europeans want the European Union to do more on environment protection, a survey has showed.
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California's cap-and-trade program has cut pollution. So why do critics keep calling it a failure? 30.7.2016 LA Times: Commentary

After cruising along for more than two years, California’s vaunted cap-and-trade program to cut carbon emissions has run into a few recent snags.

A state appeals court has signaled that it has doubts about how officials are spending billions in revenue from the  program — or even if they have the...

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Boris Johnson: May makes undiplomatic figure top UK diplomat 14.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
London • Britain’s new top diplomat is shaggy-haired, Latin-spouting Boris Johnson, who has made insulting and vulgar comments about the presidents of the United States and Turkey. And those are just his recent gaffes. When Johnson returned to his London home after the appointment, a neighbor had placed a sign next to his house saying: “SORRY WORLD.” Johnson, 52, has made a long string of racist and insensitive comments dating back to his early career in journalism. He has apologized before and ...
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Ecologically Sustainable Growth Is Possible: An Interview With Robin Hahnel 7.7.2016 Truthout.com
While the world must reduce its resource consumption and output of pollution in the face of climate change, we don't need to demand that people sacrifice their economic well-being, says radical economist Robin Hahnel. "Green growth is possible." Robin Hahnel. (Photo: Antti Jauhiainen ) Can we have economic growth while confronting climate change? In this interview, radical economist Robin Hahnel argues that ecological sustainability is perfectly compatible with increases in economic well-being. While we must drastically reduce the physical matter used and discharged within the global economy ("throughput"), we can simultaneously improve life for most people. Fighting for an ecologically sustainable form of growth must be central to the work of the climate justice movement. Kevin Young: Many environmentalists argue that we must limit economic growth or even undergo de-growth in order to adequately reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Many economists argue that it's possible to "decouple" growth and ...
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Forget cap and trade's detractors, California's carbon-pricing works 23.6.2016 LA Times: Commentary

California’s cap-and-trade program to reduce carbon emissions and address climate change keeps on ticking as it was designed to, defying its critics. Cap-and-trade programs are considered to be among the most effective ways to reduce pollution, in particular carbon emissions, from power plants...

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China to boost green, low-carbon development 3.6.2016 New Kerala: World News
San Francisco, June 3 : China will constantly boost green and low-carbon development in an effort to promote harmony between human and nature, according to a congratulatory letter sent by President Xi Jinping to the 7th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and inaugural Mission Innovation Ministerial on Thursday.
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Vitol: world's biggest energy trader emerges from the shadows 1.6.2016 The Guardian -- Front Page

Company’s CEO Ian Taylor has kept a low profile but is finally breaking cover to lobby against EU plans to tighten regulation of commodity trading

“The biggest company you’ve never heard of” is a label regularly bandied around but is well-deserved by the global trading firm with a name more suited to a household cleaning product: Vitol.

You will not hear its name at this week’s Opec meeting in Vienna or have heard it quoted on the subject of the significant rise in oil prices over the past four months, but a Saudi oil minister would know the name Vitol as they would Shell or BP.

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Vote Leave wants power to axe fuel VAT 31.5.2016 BBC: Business
Leading figures in the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union say they want to be able to scrap VAT on fuel to help the poorest households.
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California cap-and-trade auction falls far short, delivering blow to state revenue and bullet train financing 26.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The latest auction in California’s cap-and-trade market for greenhouse gases fell sharply below expectations, as buyers purchased just 2% of the carbon credits whose sale funds a variety of state programs -- notably, the proposed high-speed rail project.

The quarterly auction, conducted May 18...

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Q&A: Farmers are the New Climate Warriors 23.5.2016 American Prospect
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli A rice stalk on a farm near Dunnigan, California.  Environmental advocates have all but given up on their long-cherished goal of a federally-mandated cap-and-trade program to rein in carbon emissions, given the present state of gridlock on Capitol Hill. But amid protracted hemming and hawing over how such a system would stack up against carbon taxes or other broad incentives to reduce emissions, the state of California has stepped in where Washington policymakers fear to tread. California formed its own state-mandated carbon market in 2012, restricting the emissions of 600 of the state’s biggest polluters, who produce 85 percent of greenhouse gas emissions statewide. Lowering the “cap” will slash emissions in the state 16 percent by 2020. More recently, the California Air Resources Board , which oversees the state’s carbon market, linked arms with allies north of the border—Quebec, Ontario, and Manitoba—to ink an agreement that will integrate the three Canadian provinces’ carbon ...
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Australia expected to kick off 2-month election campaign 8.5.2016 Washington Post: World
A two-month Australian election campaign is expected to officially start on Sunday, with climate change, climbing house prices, company tax rates and union corruption in the national building industry shaping into the key issues.
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Australia expected to kick off 2-month election campaign 7.5.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A two-month Australian election campaign is expected to officially start on Sunday, with climate change, climbing house prices, company tax rates and union corruption in the national building industry shaping into the key issues. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who heads the center-right Liberal Party, has said he will likely tell Governor-General […]
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Labor policy could increase power prices by 8% to 25%, says Coalition-linked economist 2.5.2016 Guardian: Environment
Danny Price, who helped devise the Coalition’s climate policy, says Labor scheme to shut brown-coal generators would lead to higher prices A little-noticed part of Labor’s climate policy could push up retail power prices by between 8% and 25%, economist Danny Price has claimed, with price hikes in Victoria exceeding the impact of the former Labor government’s carbon tax. Price, who helped devise the Coalition’s climate policy, told Guardian Australia last week the main plank of Labor’s policy – a new style electricity emissions trading scheme – was exactly what he designed for Malcolm Turnbull in 2009 and mirrored what the Coalition’s Direct Action plan would almost certainly have to become to meet Australia’s greenhouse targets. He said the price rises under that scheme would be “minimal” for many ...
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Manus and climate problems overshadowed by political scoreboard | Lenore Taylor 29.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest
There are no easy fixes for offshore detention or our environmental problems, but it would help if our politicians got serious about them Two of Australia’s most shameful political failures – asylum and climate policy – are back in the news. Labor has had another stab at a climate policy – half brave, half cautious and vague, but certainly more credible than the current government’s fig leaf of a “plan”. And the PNG government has called time on the festering human rights catastrophe that is Manus Island, a development that left both parties gawpingly devoid of answers. Each of these failures has been driven by ...
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VW and Shell try to block EU push for electric cars 28.4.2016 The Guardian -- World Latest

Industry giants’ call for biofuels over electric and fuel-efficient cars puts Europe’s carbon emissions targets at risk, say experts

VW and Shell have united to try to block Europe’s push for electric cars and more efficient cars, saying biofuels should be at heart of efforts to green the industry instead.

The EU is planning two new fuel efficiency targets for 2025 and 2030 to help meet promises made at the Paris climate summit last December.

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Could carbon farming be the answer for a 'clapped-out' Australia? 28.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Farmers signing up for the carbon emissions reduction fund have to meet strict guidelines but there is significant profit and energy savings to be made

This week the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) will hold the third emissions reduction fund auction and farmers across Australia will move to the forefront of efforts to rescue a “clapped-out” country.

Australian farmers have long bought and sold their wares at auction. Sale yards were the hub of country towns and the din of a moleskin-clad auctioneer shouting over the bleating and mooing of fattened livestock has long been a familiar rural backdrop.

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Business council praises Labor's 'bridge' to emissions trading scheme 27.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Surprise praise from business lobby group centres on ALP climate policy’s potential to become bipartisan, despite Coalition criticism

Labor’s climate policy has won unexpected praise from the Business Council of Australia’s chief executive, Jennifer Westacott, who said the plan could provide a platform for bipartisanship and “build a bridge” for an emission trading scheme.

Related: Turnbull warns Labor's emissions trading schemes will destroy jobs

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Turnbull warns Labor's emissions trading schemes will destroy jobs 27.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Prime minister criticises Labor’s plan, claiming it will raise energy prices, be an ‘economic handbrake’ and do little to combat climate change

Malcolm Turnbull has criticised Labor’s plan to reintroduce an emissions trading scheme, warning it would be a “jobs-destroying” measure, a handbrake on the economy, lead to “much higher energy prices” and do little to combat climate change.

Related: Labor proposes two emissions trading schemes costing $355.9m

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Labor proposes two emissions trading schemes costing $555m 27.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Opposition maintains ambition targets but aims to minimise cost to households and defers details until after election

Labor is proposing two emissions trading schemes – one for big industrial polluters and an electricity industry model similar to one once backed by Malcolm Turnbull – in a climate policy that trumps the Coalition’s ambition but minimises the hit on household power bills and leaves important detail to be determined post-election.

Related: Climate change plan: thinktank suggests policy both sides of politics can embrace

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UK envoy: carbon pricing ‘too sluggish’ to meet climate goals 25.4.2016 Guardian: Environment

Climate Home: Sir David King favours technology development over emissions trading as a way to shift emerging economies off coal

Carbon pricing is “too sluggish a weapon” against climate change, top UK envoy Sir David King said on Monday.

Speaking at a sustainability event in London, Sir David argued innovation to bring down the cost of clean technology would bring swifter results.

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