Environmental/Energy

Environmental Energy: Buffett as Climate Oracle? Great, If He’d Take Job: Scientist; Millennials love clean energy, fear climate change, and don’t vote. This campaign wants to change that; Water-Related Risks Strand $Billions in Energy, Mining, Power Projects.

Summary If only --- In today's edition, James Hansen, a climate scientist, wishes Warren Buffett would take up the fight against climate change with as much stamina as he does making millions. So far, the billionaire hasn't, though. Also, how to make millennials -...

Environmental Energy: EU court overturns carbon market free quotas in blow for big polluters; VW and Shell try to block EU push for electric cars; These Republican Lawmakers Are Turning To Climate Action To Help Keep Their Seats.

SummaryIn today's edition, a decision that could change the way carbon markets have worked (and failed) until now: Europe’s highest court ruled that the European Commission’s calculation for handing out free carbon permits to industries was flawed, raising the...

Environmental Energy: Many More Republicans Now Believe in Climate Change; Climate Change Is Taking The Spotlight In Australia’s Election; How bacon sandwiches could help fight climate change.

SummaryIn today's edition, back to politics. Not the US primaries, where climate change hasn’t come up on the Republican side at all,  even though many more Republicans now believe in climate change, according to a new poll,  but the Australian election: Climate...

Environmental Energy: TTIP: Chevron lobbied for controversial legal right as ‘environmental deterrent’; Warren Buffett Faces Pressure to Invest for the Climate, Not Just for Profit; (Australia’s) Labor would introduce carbon market, pledge deeper carbon cuts if elected.

SummaryIn today's edition, trade news: Chevron lobbied the EU to give foreign investors the legal right to challenge government decisions in a major US-EU trade deal because it would act as a deterrent against laws such as fracking bans. Also Warren Buffett faces...

Environmental Energy: Wall Street places its energy bets; 10 rising stars in the energy and environment world; Electric cars charging ahead; UK envoy: carbon pricing ‘too sluggish’ to meet climate goals.

Summary In today's edition, find out where Wall Street places its energy bets. And get to know the 10 rising stars in the energy and environment world. Also, the electric car era is upon us! (in the Clean tech section). Finally, in the Carbon section, carbon pricing...

Environmental Energy: Carbon Pricing Becomes a Cause for the World Bank and I.M.F.; World governments vow to end fossil fuel era at UN climate signing ceremony; Is divesting from fossil fuels the best tactic for tackling climate change?

SummaryIn today's edition, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund are pressing governments to impose a price tag on planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions, using economic leverage and technical assistance that institutions like the United Nations cannot...

Environmental Energy: Republicans Are Warming Up to Renewable Energy; Pressure grows for price on carbon ahead of UN signing; How to Travel the Earth And Protect It, Too.

Summary  In today's edition, good news: Republicans are warming up to renewable energy - at last! Also, pressure grows for price on carbon ahead of UN signing: A group of world leaders and international finance chiefs has urged the world to rapidly expand the pricing...

Environmental Energy: Major companies support Paris Agreement; Volkswagen reaches framework deal with US officials over emissions scandal; India says the cost of solar power is now cheaper than coal.

Summary In today's edition, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Calpine, HP, Intel, LafargeHolcim, Microsoft, National Grid, PG&E, Rio Tinto, Schneider Electric, Shell, and Siemens support Paris Agreement. Also, in the Carbon section, Volkswagen reaches framework deal with...

Environmental Energy: Explainer: The adoption, signing and ratification of the UN climate deal; Paris Climate Pact: Too Little, Too Late? Clinton’s Carbon Corruption: Why Hillary Won’t Say Yes to a Carbon Tax.

SummaryIn today's edition, a primer on the April 22 signature of the Paris climate agreement. Everyone rejoice but isn't the Paris climate pact too little, too late, especially in terms of sea-level rise? Finally, back on the campaign trail: The Village Voice tells us...

Environmental Energy: US and China lead push to bring Paris climate deal into force early; Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Divests from Coal; Israel, India ink new pacts on water tech.

SummaryIn today's edition, the Paris agreement may come into force earlier than thought: The US, China and Canada lead the push to do so. Also, in the Natural gas / coal section, the Norway’s sovereign wealth fund divests from coal. Finally, in the Water...

Environmental Energy: Nearly 150 Nations Plan To Attend Signing Ceremony For UN Climate Agreement; Calls for Shipping and Aviation to Do More to Cut Emissions; Fracking wells released over 5 billion pounds of methane in one year.

Summary In today's edition, nearly 150 nations plan to attend signing ceremony for UN climate agreement: The signing ceremony will take place on April 22 at the UN Headquarters in New York. Even though commercial aviation and ocean shipping are significant sources of...

Environmental Energy: Can game theory help solve the problem of climate change?; Oil industry knew of ‘serious’ climate concerns more than 45 years ago; Coal giant Peabody Energy files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

SummaryIn today's edition, learn how game theory could help solve the problem of climate change. And also, how oil industry knew of 'serious' climate concerns more than 45 years ago. Finally, it's official: Coal giant Peabody Energy files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (in...

Environmental Energy: Why companies like Google and Walmart are buying so much wind power; Paris Climate Deal Seen Taking Effect Two Years Ahead of Plan; Obama’s rapid move to join the Paris climate agreement could tie up the next president.

SummaryIn today's edition, find out why companies like Google and Walmart are buying so much wind power, in the Power section. Also, good news: The global climate change agreement brokered in Paris will come into effect two years earlier than originally planned! And...

Environmental Energy: UN launches campaign to enlist women in boardrooms to take up climate issue; The world’s first fuel cell car sharing program launches in Germany; We’re running out of water, and the world’s powers are very worried; Over 80 Percent of Water Is Polluted in Tested China Wells.

Summary In today's edition, learn about the new UN initiative to enlist women in boardrooms to take up climate issue. Also, in the Clean tech section, the world's first fuel cell car sharing program launches in Germany. And, in the Water section, learn how secret...

Environmental Energy: U.S. and Canada Announce New Climate Measures; Duke Energy Ditching Its Coal Plants While Embracing Natural Gas And Renewables; Time Is Running Out to Battle Climate Change for Africa’s Food Supply.

SummaryIn today's edition, the U.S. and Canada will introduce new measures to reduce methane emissions. Duke Energy is showing the way, by ditching its coal plants while embracing natural gas and renewables  (in the Natural gas / coal section). And finally, time is...

Environmental Energy: Is the wind industry still a safe bet for investors?; Solar industry predicts ‘staggering’ growth this year; Feds propose safety rules to prevent shock in electric vehicles.

SummaryIn today's edition, some wonder (in the Power section) if the wind industry still a safe bet for investors. Also in the Power section, the solar industry predicts ‘staggering’ growth this year. Finally, in the Clean tech section, Feds propose safety rules to...

Environmental Energy: Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau to join forces on climate change; EDF turmoil exposes Britain’s reliance on Hinkley nuclear plan; Highest ever annual rise in carbon dioxide levels recorded.

Summary In today's edition, Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau to join forces on climate change. Why? Because one wants to get all sorts of things done right off the bat and the other is thinking about the legacy he is going to leave in his last year in office. In this...

Environmental Energy: EDF Shares Sink as Finance Chief Quits Over U.K. Reactor Project; Clinton and Sanders talk tough on fracking; South Korea becomes host to world-leading energy storage system.

SummaryIn today's edition, the action is in the power section, with the unfolding melodrama at French utility EDF. The root of the problem: nuclear energy, its price and consequences. Also, in the Natural gas / coal section, Clinton and Sanders talk tough on fracking....

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