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November 21, 2012 World's Largest Investors Call For More Decisive Action By Governments on Climate Change

Source: Investor Group on Climate Change

Groups representing the world’s largest investors today published an open letter addressed to governments of the world’s largest economies calling for a new dialogue on climate change policy in order to avert dangerous climate...[more]

November 21, 2012 Would a carbon tax cut emissions drastically? Not on its own.

Source: Washington Post Blog

Lately, the White House and Congress have been talking up tax reform. And that’s given policy wonks an excuse to revisit one of their favorite environmental proposals — the carbon tax. The government would slap a fee on...

November 20, 2012 World Bank warns of ‘4-degree’ threshold of global temperature increase

Source: Washington Post

The World Bank is urging stepped-up efforts to meet world carbon-reduction goals after looking at what it says would be the catastrophic consequences if average world temperatures rise more than 4 degrees Celsius (7.2 degrees...

November 20, 2012 Carbon reductions generate positive return on investment

Source: Carbon Disclosure Project

Around two thirds of the emissions reduction projects reported by Global 500 companies to CDP this year exceeded a 30% return on investment and 88% of projects exceed firm level return on invested capital. These and other...

November 20, 2012 Greenhouse gas volumes reached new high in 2011 - survey

Source: Reuters

Atmospheric volumes of greenhouse gases blamed for climate change hit a new record in 2011, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said in its annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin on Tuesday.

November 19, 2012 Carbon tax is being floated, but no one’s biting—yet

Source: Human Events

For the first time since its 1988 debut in the vice presidential debate between Lloyd Benson and Dan Quayle, climate change—or global warming as it was then known—was entirely ignored during the national debates. In an April...

November 19, 2012 All nations will suffer effects of climate change, warns World Bank

The Guardian - These findings by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change were recognized by the national science academies of all major industrialized nations in a joint statement in 2010. Kim said the World Bank plans...

November 17, 2012 World 2011 CO2 emissions up 2.5 pct – German institute

Source: Reuters

Global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2011 rose 2.5 percent to 34 billion tonnes, a new record, Germany’s renewable energy institute said on Tuesday. The IWR, which advises German ministries, cited recovered industrial...

November 16, 2012 As U.S. hesitates, California pours billions into green energy

Source: Reuters

California, long the national leader in clean energy policy, is poised to double down on its investments in the sector, with billions in new subsidies set to flow in over the next few years.

November 16, 2012 BP agrees to record criminal penalties for U.S. oil spill

Source: Reuters

BP Plc will pay $4.5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to criminal misconduct in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, which caused the worst U.S. offshore oil spill ever.

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