Thursday March 05th 2015, 9:00 AMProviding better incentives and more financing options are among the ways to encourage commercial building owners to invest in green technology in Houston, a new report concludes. [News Source]
Report: Incentives, financing make going green easier for commercial landlords.
Momentum builds toward RET deal after ‘most significant discussion yet.’
Thursday March 05th 2015, 9:00 AMA breakthrough in the long-running stand-off over Australia's renewable energy target appears closer than ever, with the government and clean energy industry expressing optimism a deal can be done. [News Source]
Arctic sea ice is getting thinner, faster.
Thursday March 05th 2015, 9:00 AMWhile the steady disappearance of sea ice in the Arctic has been one of the hallmark effects of global warming, research shows it is not only covering less of the planet, but it’s also getting significantly thinner. That makes it more susceptible to melting, potentially altering local ecosystems, shipping routes and ocean and atmospheric patterns. [News Source]
Sustainability has failed, but will the Green Party save us?
Thursday March 05th 2015, 9:00 AMMore people are now members of the Greens than the Liberal Democrats. This is already a major change to the political environment within which business has to operate. Has the green agenda finally arrived in British politics? Perhaps, but not as we know it. [News Source]
Droughts in the Amazon are speeding up climate change.
Thursday March 05th 2015, 9:00 AMWorsening droughts in the Amazon - dubbed the 'lungs of the world' - are speeding up climate change, scientists have warned. [News Source]
Australian-first floating solar farm due to begin construction in SA.
Thursday March 05th 2015, 9:00 AMAn Australian-first floating solar power plant is expected to be operational in South Australia by early April, with construction about to get underway. [News Source]
MPs slam ‘capacity market’ scheme for raising energy costs.
Thursday March 05th 2015, 9:00 AMA government scheme to keep the lights on could lead to unnecessarily high energy costs because it favours fossil fuel plants over smart technology which cuts demand, MPs have said. [News Source]
India to partner with Africa to fight climate change.
Thursday March 05th 2015, 9:00 AMAhead of the UN climate conference in Paris later this year, India today said that adaptation and mitigation must be accorded "equal" importance and assured that it will partner with African nations to fight climate change while taking cooperation to a "new level". [News Source]
Mcconnell urges states to defy U.S. plan to cut greenhouse gas.
Thursday March 05th 2015, 9:00 AMSenator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and majority leader, is urging governors to defy President Obama by refusing to implement the administration’s global warming regulations. [News Source]
Senate fails to override Obama’s veto of Keystone XL pipeline.
Thursday March 05th 2015, 9:00 AMThe Senate failed Wednesday to override President Obama's veto of Keystone XL pipeline legislation, ending for now attempts by Congress to speed up approval of the controversial energy project. [News Source]
Intergenerational report: Climate change silence in 2015 a stark contrast to 2010.
Thursday March 05th 2015, 9:00 AMFive years ago the 2010 intergenerational report declared that “climate change is the largest and most significant challenge to Australia’s environment. If climate change is not addressed, the consequences for the economy, water availability and Australia’s unique environment will be severe.” But the 2015 report has struck a markedly different tone. [News Source]