Tuesday October 06th 2015, 10:00 AMThe state is cruising toward its 2020 goal for increasing renewable energy and is setting far more ambitious targets for the future. [News Source]
California leads a quiet revolution.
How Suncor Energy Inc hopes to cement its position as oilsands kingpin by purchasing Canadian Oil Sands Ltd.
Tuesday October 06th 2015, 10:00 AMCanada’s oilsands are not high on the list of investor must-haves at a time of depressed oil prices, potentially higher provincial royalties and tougher climate change regulations. [News Source]
India leads Asia’s dash for coal as emissions blow east.
Tuesday October 06th 2015, 10:00 AMDeep in the thickly forested hills in its east, India last month started production at what it hopes will in five years be Asia's biggest coal mine. [News Source]
Green energy, not nuclear the way to go: German official.
Tuesday October 06th 2015, 10:00 AMGreen energy is cheap in the long run and clean compared to "dirty" coal and costly nuclear power, a senior German energy official said on the sidelines of a Cape Town conference. [News Source]
Frogs face mass extinction: Macquarie University report.
Tuesday October 06th 2015, 10:00 AMFrogs face mass extinction with new research showing hundreds of species have been lost over three decades due to factors such as pollution and habitat destruction. [News Source]
What the historic South Carolina floods can – and can’t – tell us about climate change.
Tuesday October 06th 2015, 10:00 AMA predicted result of climate change is the increase in intense storm events causing greater water inputs in shorter periods of time, affecting flood frequency and duration,” a past report noted. [News Source]
Citigroup, citing climate change, will reduce coal financing.
Tuesday October 06th 2015, 10:00 AMCitigroup Inc., the third-biggest U.S. bank, said it will cut back on financing for coal mining projects, in the latest blow to the industry that’s viewed as a key contributor to global warming. [News Source]
Biofuel from whisky byproducts better than ethanol, says maker.
Tuesday October 06th 2015, 10:00 AMA Scottish company has developed a commercial scale method of producing biofuel capable of fuelling cars from the unwanted residue of the whisky fermentation process. [News Source]
The Republican Party stands alone in climate denial.
Tuesday October 06th 2015, 10:00 AMAmid internal calls for climate action, a study finds that Republicans are the only climate-denying conservative party in the world. [News Source]
Energy storage grabs spotlight in Southeast utility tech plays.
Tuesday October 06th 2015, 10:00 AMLeaders of the Southeast's utilities are making bold statements about where they see their companies heading when it comes to advanced energy storage, a corner of the technology world that even die-hard enthusiasts say is nascent. [News Source]
Super funds with $1 trillion in assets push for action on climate.
Tuesday October 06th 2015, 10:00 AMBig companies face increasing pressure from superannuation funds to provide detailed modelling of the risks to their business posed by carbon pricing or temperature rises. [News Source]