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The Chinese government is pushing manufacturers, and in particular, steelmakers, to be more energy efficient, reducing demand for Australian coal. Image: Johannes 'volty' Hemmerlein Rapid increases in energy efficiency in Chinese manufacturing, especially in the steel production sector, will temper demand for Australian coal exports and put billions of dollars ... keep reading
Vancouver, CANADA – The 13th edition of the GLOBE Series of events, a leading sustainable business summit, has unveiled its keynote speakers for the upcoming event being held March 26-28, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. Framed around the thematic concept of ‘Building Business Resilience through Sustainability Strategies & Innovation’, the GLOBE 2014 agenda ... keep reading
Written by Lindsey Horne in December 2013, about Biofuels & Alternative Energy, Carbon Trading, Clean Technologies, Climate Change, Consumerism, Economics, Emissions, Energy Saving, Events, Green energy, Industry & Business, Smart Growth, Water
Six minutes on climate change from James Hansen "We must leave most of the remaining coal in the ground as well as the tar sands and tar shale. The task of leaving these dirty fuels in the ground can not be accomplished by trickery and gimmicks. We must have a ... keep reading
Bloomberg news reports that European Union carbon permits dropped to their second-lowest close ever, after the bloc canceled an auction of permits for the first time as bids failed to reach a secret reserve price. The sale was called off because the price would have cleared “significantly” below the prevailing ... keep reading
The EU prides itself to have established, in 2011, the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS). The EU ETS is claimed to be the cornerstone of the European Union’s policy to combat climate change and a primary tool for reducing industrial greenhouse gas emissions cost-effectively. Involving 31 countries ... keep reading
These days, Washington considers climate change legislation an utter non-starter. After all, who has time to address the most alarming public policy challenge of our time when there are artificial crises to bat around? But there was a time, not too long ago, when Congress came oh-so-close to passing a ... keep reading
The London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) has launched a new Global MBA with a specialisation in Carbon Management. The degree is designed to give students all the knowledge needed to pursue careers in the renewable energy sector, which grew by 17% in 2011 with global investments of over ... keep reading
Norway is to double carbon tax on its North Sea oil industry and set up a £1bn fund to help combat the damaging impacts of climate change in the developing world. In one of the most radical climate programmes yet by an oil-producing nation, the Norwegian government has proposed increasing ... keep reading
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is the only global carbon trading system which is designed to create funding to give poor countries access to new energy technologies; and it is on the verge of collapse. The UN's system has raised billions of dollars over the past seven years to ... keep reading
European climate commissioner Connie Hedegaard and Australian climate change minister Greg Combet today announced that Australia and Europe will link their emissions trading systems, which will allow businesses to use carbon trading units from either trading scheme for compliance under either system. A full two-way link between the two cap ... keep reading
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