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To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production on Environmental Expert

...... government green-energy money to subsidize oil production. But it also showcases the environmental trade-offs Obama is willing to make, but rarely talks about, in his fight against global warming. Companies have been injecting carbon dioxide into old oil fields for decades. But the tactic hasn't been seen as a pollution-control strategy until recently. Obama has spent more than $1 ......

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(12/23/2013)

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Uncovering the Costs of Climate Mitigation on Environmental Expert

...... Original story at MIT news. Policies to curb greenhouse gas emissions will come at a cost to energy producers, industry and consumers. Policymakers around the globe are working to determine the most effective and cost efficient way to reduce these emissions — from renewable energy subsidies and fuel efficiency standards to carbon taxes and cap-and-trade policies. To tackle this ......

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3 Ways Governments Can Involve the Private Sector in Climate Change Adaptation on Environmental Expert

...... As the impacts of climate change become ever-clearer, so does the challenge of adaptation. While the World Bank estimates that developing countries will need $70-$100 billion annually through 2050 to adapt to climate change, the public sector alone cannot meet this financial goal . Rather, the world needs the human, technical, and financial resources of the private sector to help bridge ......

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CDP'S Cities Funding Will Broaden Existing Research Partnership with C40 on Environmental Expert

...... New York, NY -- CDP— a leading international NGO — today announced that it is greatly expanding its support for the world’s cities to report on their local greenhouse gas emissions and identify actionable solutions to combat climate change. CDP offers cities, companies and investors the only global environmental disclosure system, and a three-year, $4.1 million grant from ......

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Initiative: Carbon-credit dollars for timber lots on Environmental Expert

...... Instead of getting money so someone could chop his trees down, he might get paid to leave them up. It's part of a program to preserve the forest land so that the trees can help absorb greenhouse gases. And why not, he said. He worries about their health when they can longer care for themselves. The money could be used to help pay for medical bills. For those with fewer than 500 acres, like ......

(956 words by environmental-expert.com)
(12/17/2013)

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From No-Go-tiations in Poland to a Go in Paris in 2015 on Environmental Expert

...... deal, the negotiations during COP19 in Warsaw, Poland seemed more like no-go-tiations. This was my impression after returning from Warsaw, Poland where this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference took place. It is very positive to see the commitment from businesses such as Phillips, Siemens, Dow, IKEA, Unilever, Coca Cola, Velux, BMW etc. "We have No time to wait and No need to ......

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Energy Department Releases Grid Energy Storage Report on Environmental Expert

...... grid is increasing as a result of the growing use of renewable power generation, which varies with wind and solar conditions, and increasing frequency of severe weather caused by climate change. The grid’s evolution toward more distributed energy systems and the incorporation of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids also contributes to the growing interest in grid storage. "Developi ......

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5 Ways Wisconsin Can Reduce Power Plant Emissions on Environmental Expert

...... reductions in both the near and long term. By doing so, Wisconsin will not only be able to meet EPA's power plant emissions standards, but can help prevent the worsening impacts of climate change. ......

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4 Cities Show Leadership in Adapting to Local Climate Impacts on Environmental Expert

...... N.J. Take a look at these impacts and others, and it's clear that these four U.S. citiesBoulder, CO.; Salt Lake City, UT; Pinecrest, FL.; and Hoboken, NJare at the frontlines of climate change . But take a closer look and you'll see that they're also at the forefront of local climate action. Mayor Matt Appelbaum (Boulder), Mayor Ralph Becker (Salt Lake City), Mayor Cindy Lerner (Pinec ......

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Raising the Stakes - A Survey of Public and Public-Private Fund Models and Initiatives to Mobilize Private Investment on Environmental Expert

...... a broad range of issues relevant to public contributors, intermediaries, and recipients of climate financethat is, financial flows to developing countries to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change impacts. Raising the Stakesthe fourth installment in the public financial instruments subseriessurveys 27 dedicated public and public-private climate change ......

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3 million boost for energy storage innovation on Environmental Expert

...... The contract has been awarded to EValu8 Transport Innovations Ltd, on behalf of the EVEREST Consortium, as part of the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s innovation competition to support energy storage technology. EVEREST will use the funds to develop a new storage system, partly made out of recycled batteries from electric vehicles, that will store renewable energy generated at ......

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Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises: Key Players in Climate Adaptation on Environmental Expert

...... means MSMEs are in a good position to contribute to making vulnerable populations more climate-resilient. But while MSMEs can assist in helping vulnerable households adapt to climate change, they are also extremely vulnerable to the impacts of a warmer world, such as intensification of precipitation and shifts in water availability. It's important that MSMEs overcome these challenges ......

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New Study Raises Big Questions on U.S. Fugitive Methane Emissions on Environmental Expert

...... biggest questions this new study raises. What Does the Study Say? The study's authors, led by researchers from Harvard University, used atmospheric measurements of methane - a greenhouse gas at least 25 times as powerful at trapping heat as CO2 - from aircraft and stationary towers. Overall, the study found that methane emissions from all U.S. sourcesincluding agriculture, oil and gas ......

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Climate change is affecting water supply in India on Environmental Expert

...... already wet areas. This just about sums up the future water supply situation in India at the end of the century. In areas that are already experiencing water shortages, adaptation to climate change is very important for sustainable development and combatting poverty. Rajasthan is an area in the northern part of India that is currently experiencing water shortages. Researchers from the ......

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Dreyer & Bosse deliver renewable energy CHP project to Sofia in Bulgaria on Environmental Expert

...... gas quality . The Dreyer & Bosse CHP will eventually supply electricity and heat for private homes and industry in Sofia and therefore reduce the dependency on fossil fuels that cause global warming. ......

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Landfill gas explosive for global warming on Environmental Expert

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Mainstreaming adaptation in integrated water resources management in China: from challenge to change on Environmental Expert

...... China is facing many challenges in the water sector while implementing integrated water resources management (IWRM). Another daunting task - adapting to water-related impacts of climate change, is also challenging China's water managers. These challenges have been posing threats to China's economic, social and environmental development. While separate efforts in promoting IWRM and climate ......

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China can turn its challenges into clear opportunities for greener growth on Environmental Expert

...... ahead with significant policy measures and reforms. If successful, these actions will not only help drive China's economic development, they will address another mounting threat: climate change. The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change confirms the risks of climate change and humans' central role in it. China is no less vulnerable. One-third of its ......

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Governments in Warsaw make breakthrough in agreements to cut greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation on Environmental Expert

...... Warsaw -- Governments at the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw on Friday agreed a set of decisions on ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and the degradation of forests. The agreement on the so-called REDD+ initiative is backed by pledges of 280 million dollars in financing from the US, Norway and the UK. President of the conference Marcin Korolec said: 'I am ......

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Modest deal breaks deadlock at UN climate talks on Environmental Expert

...... WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Avoiding a last-minute breakdown, annual U.N. climate talks limped forward Saturday with a modest set of decisions meant to pave the way for a new pact to fight global warming. More than 190 countries agreed in Warsaw to start preparing 'contributions' for the new deal, which is supposed to be adopted in 2015. That term was adopted after China and India objected to ......

(641 words by environmental-expert.com)
(11/25/2013)

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UK position on public financing of coal plants overseas on Environmental Expert

...... investment. However, investments in new coal-fired energy production risk locking countries in to higher levels of carbon emissions over the coming decades. In order to avoid dangerous climate change, it is estimated that global coal demand will need to fall by 45% from 2009 levels by 2050. Globally we need to rapidly move away from unabated coal power generation. That is why we are calling for ......

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How to follow the IPCC mitigation scenario - intermediate targets for 2035! on Environmental Expert

...... Warsaw -- The REN Alliance presented during the UN Climate Change Conference COP19 in Warsaw key points of a programme which would need to be implemented to reach the targets as recommended by the IPCC for 2035. Marietta Sander, Executive Director of the International Geothermal Association: 'Geothermal energy can significantly contribute to the 100% RE target. Geothermal resources are used ......

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Ontario to be first jurisdiction in North America to ban coal on Environmental Expert

...... Station on the north shore of Lake Erie - will stop burning coal this year. As global climate talks enter the final hours in Europe, Ontario is proving that meaningful action on climate change is possible. "Ontario has shown the world that bold action on climate change can be done," said Tim Gray of Environmental Defence, an Ontario-based environmental group that advised on the ambitious ......

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Statement: World governments must commit to providing significant funds for climate change adaptation on Environmental Expert

...... was released today by The Nature Conservancy, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), BirdLife International and Wetlands International, at the United Nations global climate change conference now underway in Warsaw, Poland. As high level government officials gather in Warsaw this week to discuss climate finance as part of global climate talks, the need to gather momentum ......

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Data Visualizations on Global Climate Change Investment Show We're Falling Short of the Need on Environmental Expert

...... from Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) illustrate climate investment around the world, a topic countries are currently debating at the 19 th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties, which is convening in Warsaw, Poland through November 22. The visualizations are available at www.FinanceLandscape.org. Key findings from the data visualizations include: ......

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UN chief says current climate pledges insufficient on Environmental Expert

...... urged delegates in Warsaw to think beyond their national interests. 'Plan not only for your country, but for your neighbor and your neighbor's neighbor,' he said in his speech. 'Climate change threatens current and future generations,' he said. 'We need look no further than last week's catastrophe in the Philippines.' The devastation by Typhoon Haiyan there has been cited as a call for ......

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World Bioenergy Association at the COP19 - 100% Renewables Coalition on Environmental Expert

...... 100% RE. Entire nations like Denmark, Iceland, Scotland, Costa Rica, Maldives Islands, Cook Islands, Tuvalu, and Tokelau have set and already partly achieved this ambitious target. "Climate change debates have become all too often associated with failing political negotiations and inadequate actions. Messaging is criticized for being long on problems and short on solutions. There is an urgent ......

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Caring for Climate Hosts Inaugural Business Forum to Co-Create Climate Change Solutions - World | ReliefWeb

...... and plans towards climate action at COP, on the road to a 2015 global climate agreement Warsaw, 19 November 2013 - The United Nations Global Compact, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change secretariat and UN Environment Programme today launched the inaugural Caring for Climate Business Forum where, for the first time, the private sector will join with the public sector in the co-creati ......

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EPA Proposes 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards on Environmental Expert

...... in consultation with the Departments of Agriculture and Energy toward the development of a final rule. The renewable fuels program was developed by Congress in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and expand the nation’s renewable fuels sector while reducing reliance on foreign oil. The standards determine how much renewable fuel a refiner or importer is responsible for, and ......

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What future for land use in the climate negotiations? on Environmental Expert

...... that carbon is again released into the atmosphere. For this and other reasons, forests and other land uses have for a long time been discussed in the United Nations convention on climate change as part of both the cause and the solution for climate change. Over the years, however, the negotiations and agreements around land use and forests have become increasingly complicated . ......

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