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Companies, banks, and investment funds, primarily European, have been coming out in recent weeks with announcements they will halt investments in coal, a new front in efforts to reduce use of the highly polluting
fuel that faces a battle against ...
Tax versus trade is an issue that has stalked the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) over its 10 years of existence, but is fading in importance as the world moves towards increased use of both methods of cutting greenhouse gas ...
A voice came over the intercom: would the passengers of Flight 3935, scheduled to depart Washington DC, for Charleston, South Carolina, kindly collect their carry-on luggage and get off the plane. They went down the stairs and gathered on the hot ...
In June 1975, a Yale economist named William Nordhaus published a paper for the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, an Austrian think tank. In the paper, he put forward a theory about a potentially globe-altering climate-change ...
Europe moved a step back towards a plan to stigmatize Canada's tar sands
as highly polluting
on Wednesday, despite years of Ottawa's lobbying the EU bloc as part of its export drive.
European Parliament lawmakers put the plans back on ...
The two-week United Nations climate conference in Peru, which begins Monday, is the final pit stop before Paris in 2015, where negotiators aim to strike a deal obligating, for the first time, all countries to combat climate change.
The Church of England (CoE) is failing to heed the advice of Desmond Tutu to pull its investments out of fossil fuels, according to Bill McKibben, one of the world’s top climate activists.
The retired Anglican Archbishop of South Africa ...
The European Commission has scrapped plans to label tar sands
oil as ‘highly polluting
’ after years of lobbying from the Canadian government and the industry, in a move that has concerned campaigners.
In a controversial decision on ...
The European Commission on Tuesday proposed scrapping a mandatory requirement to label tar sands
oil as highly polluting
after years of industry opposition.
The new proposal abandons one obstacle to Canada shipping crude from tar sands
A European Union plan to label tar sands
oil as highly polluting
in its fight against climate change has been abandoned after years of opposition led by major producer Canada.A proposal published by the European Commission on Tuesday ...
European Union policymakers propose to scrap a mandatory requirement to label oil from tar sands
as more polluting
than other forms of crude following years of lobbying from top producer Canada, according to a draft document seen by ...
Each year there are more extreme weather events not only in the US but all over the world. Most scientists agree that, as more carbon dioxide is pumped into the air and the gaseous composition of the atmosphere is changed, extreme weather events ...
Taking note of the United States recoupment of natural gas, most specifically from shale, the EU is pressing its Washington counterparts to include energy exports in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TIPP) trade pact currently ...
By asking John Podesta to come to the White House as a special counselor at a time of turmoil and tough choices, President Obama has created an unusually close tie to an outspoken critic of the Keystone XL pipeline and the Canadian tar sands
Canada's oil from tar sands
would be "stigmatised" by EU regulations labelling it as highly polluting
, the country's natural resources minister said on Tuesday. Joe Oliver also said a new study ranking Canada last among industrialised countries ...
A decision on the proposed northern half of the Keystone XL pipeline--under review since 2008--hinges on a final environmental review by the U.S. State Department now taking into consideration the importance oil-by-rail transport might have on ...
One morning in mid-July, I drove north out of Houston at the crack of dawn, three hours up Highway 59 into the cleaner air and dense, piney woods of deep East Texas. It was Sunday, and I was on my way to church. I’d been up that way ...
"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 ...
The Keystone XL tar sands
pipeline has become a top priority for environmental groups and some politicians who oppose the project—and not just in America.With tensions over the controversial pipeline reaching fever pitch stateside, ...
President Barack Obama tweeted on Saturday that “we owe it to our kids to do something about climate change.”
The tweet and its accompanying video lay the ground for Obama’s major and long-awaited speech on climate tomorrow at Georgetown ...
As decision day nears on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, the environmental movement looks different than it did in 2009—the last time a major climate policy fight took center stage in Washington.
Then, the nation's largest green groups ...
Major international oil companies are buying off governments, according to the world's most prominent climate scientist, Prof James Hansen. During a visit to London, he accused the Canadian government of acting as the industry's tar sands
Britain has given its clearest signal yet that it wants to allow European countries to import carbon-intensive tar sands
oil from Canada.
Leaked papers seen by the Guardian show that in EU negotiations on laws intended to encourage the ...
As the debate over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline continues in the United States, a Canadian trade delegation is insisting that Canadian oil extracted from tar sands
- the product that would be transported by an expanded pipeline - ...
An oil spill that fouled an Arkansas town is raising questions about the U.S. pipeline network and the safety of importing Canadian heavy crude, as President Barack Obama weighs whether to approve the Keystone XL project.