Tuesday August 11th 2009, 10:00 AMIn high-profile conference organized by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, heavy hitters issue call to arms, saying public support is key to advancing energy agenda. [News Source]
Green U.S. at grass roots.
Leaders emphasize practical approaches to ominous threat.
Tuesday August 11th 2009, 10:00 AMAn all-day Monday powwow featuring some of the country’s best-known policymakers yielded an array of suggestions for boosting the nation’s green-energy economy. [News Source]
Time ‘runs short’ on climate deal.
Tuesday August 11th 2009, 10:00 AMTime is running short to agree a new treaty on global warming amid deep divisions over key issues, according to the UN's top climate official. Speaking at the start of the latest round of UN discussions, Yvo de Boer said the political signals were positive, but progress still too slow. [News Source]
Duke Energy inks clean-tech deal with China’s largest utility.
Tuesday August 11th 2009, 10:00 AMTwo of China and the United States' largest electric utilities signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing today to share information and explore potential initiatives to produce cleaner power from coal and renewable resources such as wind. [News Source]
Changing with the climate.
Tuesday August 11th 2009, 10:00 AMThat climate change and agriculture are interrelated is well known. Agriculture contributes, albeit only partly, to global warming by spewing greenhouse gases and, in turn, is affected by its consequences. [News Source]
Duke to assist Huaneng in developing cleaner coal technology.
Tuesday August 11th 2009, 10:00 AMDuke Energy Corp. said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with China Huaneng Group, China's biggest power producer, to develop technology for clean coal and for the capture and storage of greenhouse gases. [News Source]
Carbon neutral cement firm ready to build on funding success.
Tuesday August 11th 2009, 10:00 AMUK-based startup Novacem announced last week that it has raised £1m in new funding as it seeks to commercialise its carbon absorbing technique for manufacturing cement. [News Source]
Climate change an Australian ‘security threat’.
Tuesday August 11th 2009, 10:00 AMAustralia faces more intense and frequent heatwaves, wildfires, cyclones and floods, with climate change becoming a threat to national security, a think-tank warned Tuesday. [News Source]
UK food research ‘needs a boost.’
Tuesday August 11th 2009, 10:00 AMThe world's food production needs to double by 2050 to feed the world's growing population. But over this period, climate change, reduced access to water and changing land use are likely to make growing crops harder rather than easier. [News Source]
‘Radical rethink’ needed on food.
Tuesday August 11th 2009, 10:00 AMA "radical rethink" of how the UK produces and consumes its food is needed, Environment Secretary Hilary Benn has warned. The food supply was currently secure but population growth and climate change could have an impact, he warned. [News Source]
India claims to have a significant carbon sink.
Tuesday August 11th 2009, 10:00 AMIn a report released Monday, India claimed that over the last two decades it has not only managed to reverse deforestation but has also transformed its forests into a significant net sink of carbon dioxide. [News Source]