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The climate pact swindle 21.11.2014 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Historic. Such is the ubiquitous description of the climate agreement recently announced in Beijing between Barack Obama and Xi Jinping in which China promised for the first time to cap carbon ...
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What’s Missing from the Industrial Internet of Things Conversation? Software 21.11.2014 Wired Top Stories
These days, you can hardly have a technology conversation without talking about the Internet of Things (IoT). And when that conversation shifts its focus to the industrial sector, including energy, Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities, and petrochemicals, among others, the discussion changes to what is being called the “Industrial Internet of Things” (IIoT). So ...
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Minnesota not on track to meet proposed emissions reductions 21.11.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota has made little progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than a third by 2030 under proposed EPA rules. State officials say new strategies are needed.
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Billionaire founder of Ineos wants to start shale gas revolution in the UK 21.11.2014 Guardian: Environment
Jim Ratcliffe says fracking is vital to tackle high energy prices, and predicts it will turn villagers into millionaires Continue reading...
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Republicans Said China Wouldn't Follow Through on its Climate Pledges. Looks Like They Were Wrong. 21.11.2014 Mother Jones
Almost as soon as President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping announced their landmark climate deal last week , there was a torrent of criticism that the pact let China off the hook. Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) complained that "the agreement requires the Chinese to do nothing at all for 16 years." The argument goes like this: The US committed to deeper, faster cuts than it had before—reducing carbon emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. But under the deal, the Chinese are allowed to spew greenhouse gases unabated, only committing to stop increasing those emissions "around 2030." Indeed, exactly how China will begin to "peak" its emissions around 2030 without a legally binding agreement is still an open question. Historically, there's been widespread suspicion about China's intentions on the issue—the country has, after all, been a thorn in the side of international climate negotiations for years. And even the White House appeared to raise an eyebrow at the ...
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Corruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebellion, as coal scandal ensnares top officials 20.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Court appearance for ex-coal CEO charged in 2010 West Virginia mine disaster that killed 29 20.11.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
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A coal rush in India threatens to make climate change irreversible 20.11.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
While the United States and China announced a landmark agreement that includes new targets for carbon emissions, and Europe has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent, India, the world’s third-largest emitter, plans to double use of domestic coal by 2019.
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Coal forecast: No need for new NW terminals 20.11.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Coal exports from U.S. ports have plummeted from their 2012 peaks, making it more difficult to make the case for building new export terminals in Washington and Oregon, according to a report released Wednesday by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.
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UK pledges £720m to climate change fund for poor countries 20.11.2014 Guardian: Environment
Energy secretary Ed Davey warns against ‘little Englander’ approach as donation to UN’s Green Climate Fund announced Continue reading...
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The Senate should revive a bipartisan energy efficiency bill 20.11.2014 Washington Post: Editorials
WHEN A carefully built, bipartisan energy bill failed in the Senate in May, it was one of the worst instances of unwarranted Washington gridlock. By the same token, precisely because it is so sensible and enjoyed such bipartisan support, it offers one of the most obvious ways for Congress’s new leaders to break Washington’s holding pattern on policy and to help the ...
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Senate Narrowly Rejects Keystone XL Amidst Protests by Climate Activists 20.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
The Keystone XL pipeline is a political football in Washington, but activists say it would make a devastating contribution to climate change. Environmental activists protest against Keystone XL pipeline legislation outside the home of Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) in Washington, Nov. 17, 2014. The Senate will vote on the Keystone bill this week, after the House passed it last Friday. Landrieu has said that she has nailed down 59 votes in favor of the bill — just one shy of a filibuster-proof majority. (Jabin Botsford/The New York Times) This story wasn’t published because of advertisers or corporate sponsors, but through support from Truthout readers. Click here to join the community that keeps us going! The Senate rejected a bill that would have forced a fast-tracked approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline by a narrow vote Tuesday evening. The vote was a huge victory for environmentalists, who see blocking the pipeline as both a practical and politically significant effort in their battle to ...
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After Keystone, Landrieu faces tougher re-election 19.11.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
A failed effort to push approval of the Keystone XL pipeline through Congress behind her, Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu now faces an even greater challenge to win a runoff election next month.
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Amending Colorado's Constitution: Do Communities Have Right to Clean Air and Water? 19.11.2014 Truthout - All Articles
As voters last week  banned fracking in regions from Ohio to Texas to California , Colorado citizens are meanwhile attempting to reclaim their own right to a safe, healthy environment by enacting the  Colorado Community Rights amendment  to the Colorado Constitution. The amendment declares that "the people have an inherent and inalienable right to local self-government." The push to amend the Colorado Constitution grew out of attempts by municipalities to ban fracking in their communities but was expanded to include any laws that attempt to protect the health, safety, and welfare of people in communities. The amendment is being proposed by the  Colorado Community Rights Network (CCRN) . When some Colorado communities  previously attempted to pass laws to regulate industry practices  such as fracking in their communities, they were promptly  sued  by pro-fracking interests in the oil and gas industry, which argued that regulatory authority lies with the state, not local governments. Translation: Oil and ...
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China's energy plan reduces reliance on coal 19.11.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Chinese officials announced limits Wednesday on growth in energy consumption aimed at making the country less dependent on coal.
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Critics should wait for Inslee’s carbon plan before bashing it 19.11.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
 
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China's energy plan reduces reliance on coal 19.11.2014 AP Business
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese officials announced limits Wednesday on growth in energy consumption aimed at making the country less dependent on coal....
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China sets caps on growth of energy consumption for 2020, limiting reliance on coal 19.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Republicans to resurrect Keystone pipeline when they take control of Congress next year 19.11.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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After Keystone failure, Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu faces tougher re-election odds 19.11.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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