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European countries should be given binding targets for installing technology to capture and store carbon emissions
, according to a new report for the European commission.
The UN’s climate science panel says such technology could have to ...
The European Union Emissions
(EU-ETS), the largest in the world, saw the price of carbon fall after a European Parliament committee failed to back a reform package.
The EU-ETS covers more than 11,000 factories and ...
At the end of last year, with most of his colleagues stuck in Washington for an important Senate session on a Saturday, Sen. James M. Inhofe was in Tulsa getting spurs fastened onto a pair of boots.
“They’re ostrich,” said Inhofe ...
Carbon trading in China could almost double in 2015, analysts say, as more companies come up against curbs on climate pollution.
It is the first year all seven regional carbon market pilots, designed to make polluters pay, are up and ...
is an ambitious but achievable goal.” —UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moonZero has become the most important number for humanity. Why?Any chance of stabilizing the climate hinges on transitioning to zero greenhouse ...
South Korea has delay
ed a proposed tax on vehicle carbon emissions
by over five years to the end of 2020, but confirmed it would push ahead with plans to begin its carbon emissions
from the start of 2015, finance minister Choi ...
China's ambitious plans to introduce a national carbon market remain firmly on track, after a senior government official indicated the planned emission trading scheme
will kick off in 2016.
Reuters reported this week that the Chinese ...
When Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott last month steered through Parliament repeal of the country's carbon pricing mechanism, he was cheered on by business associations representing major international and domestic companies.They ...
No mention of Keystone XL. Not a word about oil sands from Canada.
Exactly a year after President Barack Obama’s dire warning that global warming would “condemn ... future generations to a planet that’s beyond fixing” unless ...
When you combine climate change, an unlikely partnership between Californians and French-speaking Canadians—and the prospect of an 8-cents-a-gallon rise in gasoline prices—what do you get?The energy industry vs. California. And ...
The new conservative government in Australia proposes to be the first country in the world to abolish a legislated price on carbon emissions
Could Australia really go down this path?
First, a bit of background.
Step by step, the Australian Coalition Government, headed by Liberal Prime Minister Tony Abbott, is tearing down the climate change mitigation and adaption measures put in place by the previous two Labor governments.
The carbon price ...
It was the moment when the Rudd government lost its way. In this extract from his new book Power Failure, Philip Chubb tells the inside story of how Labor imploded over climate change policy. After the disaster of the UN climate summit in ...
Revenues for China's biggest sellers of U.N.-issued carbon credits shrunk last year to a tenth of 2012 values, choking off billions of dollars flowing to clean energy projects in the world's top carbon-emitter.
China will now have less ...
Yesterday the world’s leading climate scientists, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), published their final report in their recent trilogy of warnings about climate change.
The latest authoritative document, produced by ...
Policymakers have long asserted that making polluters pay is an effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
. But with Europe's carbon market floundering, the EU is having to rethink how to go about setting a carbon price.
Tony Abbott has essentially killed off any pretence his government is prepared to cut greenhouse gas emissions
by 2020 by more than the five per cent currently promised.
Sure, he left a little wriggle room in his comments on Tuesday. The ...
China will be "flexible" in U.N. talks for a new global climate change deal, but the key to progress is getting rich nations to keep pledges to fund mitigation steps by poorer countries, the country's top climate change official said on ...
The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday called on China and Japan to band together in fighting the disastrous effects of climate change, despite their diplomatic hostilities.
The Manila-based ADB urged the Asian giants, along with ...
Concessions made by the United Nations' aviation body to wrap up two weeks of tense negotiations could make achieving the goal of a market-based measure to cap carbon emissions
from airlines harder to achieve.
The International Civil ...
The EU and its critics are both claiming victory in the battle over green taxes on flights to and from Europe, after a deal was struck.
The world's governments agreed that all airlines should join a global scheme
to cut carbon emissions
European countries expressed support for an "imperfect" compromise to curb global aviation emissions
on Wednesday but still face pressure to drop a key demand - to be able to apply the EU's carbon trading scheme
to foreign air ...
"There are human and natural factors acting in the climate system, and understanding all the factors influencing our climate is an ongoing scientific goal. But the current increase in CO2 and its effects on our planet are attributed to human ...
Germany's agressive and reckless expansion of wind and solar power has come with a hefty pricetag for consumers, and the costs often fall disproportionately on the poor. Government advisors are calling for a completely new start.If you ...
The World Bank’s leading official for the Asia-Pacific region has highlighted the Bank’s support for action on climate change, insurance and disaster risk management, as Pacific leaders meet this week in the Marshall Islands.Axel van ...