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UK – Historic climate change deal with legal powers agreed by Cabinet


Chris Huhne will announce a long-term programme that will put Britain at the forefront of the battle against climate change From the Guardian.co.uk, 2011-05-14: Cabinet ministers have agreed a far-reaching, legally binding “green deal” that will commit the UK to … Continue reading

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The Government of Canada’s record on climate change (2006-present)


From Climate Action Network Canada, 2011-03-25: The current government has taken a reckless approach to one of the greatest challenges of our time. Despite the fact that the impacts of climate change have become increasingly obvious, the government has failed … Continue reading

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NRTEE Recommends Phased-In Climate Harmonization Policy with U.S.


2011-01-25 National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) Uncertainty about American climate policy colours and shapes Canada’s own policy choices and direction. By necessity, our integrated economies require serious consideration of harmonizing Canadian climate policy with that … Continue reading

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Carbon taxes are the answer to the stalled climate negotiations


2011-01-05 SAGE Publications UK London, UK (January 6, 2011) – For global warming policy, the 2009 United Nations Climate Change Conference (Copenhagen Summit) was a major disappointment. Designed to negotiate a successor to the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012, … Continue reading

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Renewables and the Smart Grid


2010-06-25 Scientific American Wrangling Renewables and the Smart Grid: How Can the [USA] Federal Government Change the Future of Electricity? The commissioner of the federal agency responsible for electricity supply in the U.S. explains the ongoing transformation of the energy … Continue reading

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Casualties of Climate Change


2011-01-10 Scientific American Shifts in rainfall patterns and shorelines will contribute to mass migrations on a scale never before seen By Alex de Sherbinin, Koko Warner and Charles Ehrhart | January 10, 2011 Since the beginning of recorded time, climate-forced … Continue reading

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Tide turns against corn ethanol


2010-12-20 Nature News Biofuel subsidy sees limited extension in US tax bill as opposition grows Buffeted by the economic crisis and a drop in the oil price, US producers of corn ethanol are encountering increasing scepticism from the legislators on … Continue reading

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