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Monday, July 27th, 2015      Leave a Comment
An emissions trading scheme would be cheaper and more effective than Labor’s 50% renewables goal or the government’s Direct Action policy, Paul Hyslop saysThe author of the $60bn price tag for Bill Shorten’s new renewable energy goal – cited by Tony Abbott as proof the scheme is unaffordable – says an emissions trading scheme like the one the Coalition abolished would be more cost-effective than either the coalition’s “Direct Action” plan or Labor’s new goal
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2015-07-27 04:42:34
Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
Some of the policy needed updating. But it cannot be made cost-freeThe government’s energy policy is chaotic. On the one hand, with time running out before the Paris climate change summit in December, it is committed to agreeing tough international targets, backed by demanding European and domestic programmes for carbon reduction and renewable energy growth
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2015-07-22 13:50:45
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It will cost China over $6.6 trillion (41 trillion yuan) to meet the greenhouse gas reduction goals it will lay out later this month in its strategy for United Nations climate negotiations, the country's lead negotiator for the talks said Tuesday.
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2015-06-23 16:25:35
Wednesday, June 17th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Asian Development Bank tells governments to seize the chance low oil prices present to eliminate fuel subsidies and level the playing field for renewables Asia has made huge strides in developing clean energy over the past decade but must boost investment and its use of energy efficiency technology to meet rising demand and cope with climate change, Asian Development Bank officials and other experts said on Wednesday
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2015-06-17 05:37:46
Tuesday, June 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Wadebridge, Cornwall: At the agricultural show there’s talk of lower prices, and the largest local farm is being managed less intensivelyVisitors to the agricultural show are converging from the county’s lanes, now edged by ferns, sorrel, campion and horse daisies. The blades of wind turbines are rotating in the north-west breeze and a blue sea is glimpsed off the north coast
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2015-06-16 23:29:09
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - The failed attempt by the world's oil majors to speak on climate change action with one voice has laid bare disagreement between U.S. and European companies on putting a price on carbon.
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2015-06-03 10:50:22
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015      Leave a Comment
LONDON/BONN (Reuters) - A global carbon emissions pricing system pushed by top energy companies is unlikely to be a big part of any United Nations' deal to curb global warming, some experts say, because many countries have little faith in such cross-border initiatives.



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2015-06-02 10:44:37
Sunday, May 31st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Six major energy companies have written to the United Nations asking for help in setting up a carbon pricing scheme to help tackle climate change.







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2015-05-31 16:56:22
Thursday, May 28th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Reuters) - The World Bank will on July 15 hold a first of its kind auction worth $25 million for U.N.-backed carbon credits from projects designed to cut methane emissions, the bank said on Thursday.







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2015-05-28 05:42:19
Friday, May 8th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BEIJING (Reuters) - China must abandon its policy of paying high prices to farmers for grains if it is to create a sustainable farm sector, said the director of Washington-based think-tank the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).
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2015-05-08 05:53:11
Friday, May 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
Powerwall leads the way in solving the problem of energy storage, but the $3,000-plus price raises questions about its economic viability“The goal is complete transformation of the entire energy infrastructure of the world,” Tesla founder Elon Musk told reporters as he launched the electric car company’s new home power storage battery on Thursday
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2015-05-01 11:15:17
Friday, May 1st, 2015      Leave a Comment
The big issue: Each day this week we are looking at key election issues. The environment has been neglected since Cameron’s ‘vote blue, go green’ slogan – but energy problems will be back in the spotlight in the next five yearsAs the row over the green levies added to energy bills was building towards its climax a couple of years ago – with David Cameron reportedly ordering aides to “get rid of all the green crap” to lower prices – social scientist Nick Pidgeon was touring the UK
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2015-05-01 01:00:05
Thursday, April 16th, 2015      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Thursday gave Germany the green light to support the construction of 20 offshore wind farms by paying operators a premium on top of the market price for electricity, it said in a statement.






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2015-04-16 04:53:18
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Tuesday, April 14th, 2015      Leave a Comment
Events never play out the way one expects. It is now over ten years since the modern concept of peak oil arose among the rapid oil price increases that took place in the mid-2000’s. Instead of an oil shortage that many expected we would be seeing by now, the world […] The post The Peak Oil Crisis: Have We Reached the Peak appeared first on Falls Church News-Press Online
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2015-04-14 14:55:24
Monday, April 13th, 2015      Leave a Comment
D6 RINs gain following a settlement reported last week between EPA and petroleum groups on renewable fuel blending mandate timetables.
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2015-04-13 13:10:45