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Rampion offshore wind farm gets go ahead from Government, supporting over 750 jobs

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Jul. 16, 2014)

The project is expected to support over 750 jobs and bring over £2 billion of investment into the UK’s economy. Once built, the wind farm would generate enough electricity to power approximately 450,000 homes. The decision underlines how the government’s policies have made the UK the best place in the world to invest in offshore ...

Feds approve oil exploration off US Eastern Coast

by Associated Press  (Jul. 21, 2014)

The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters. The regulatory decision is the first real step toward what could be an economic transformation in East Coast states, potentially creating a new energy ...

Climate Bonds – State of the Market Report

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 17, 2014)

The Climate Bonds Initiative today launched its 2014 market sizing report “Bonds and Climate Change: the state of the market in 2014”. The report was commissioned by the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence. The report finds that: The total universe of bonds linked to key climate changes solutions stands at US$502.6bn, compared to ...

Are emissions fueling Australian droughts?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 17, 2014)

American scientists have just confirmed that parts of Australia are being slowly parched because of greenhouse gas emissions – which means that the long-term decline in rainfall over south and south-west Australia is a consequence of fossil fuel burning and depletion of the ozone layer by human activity. Such a finding is significant for two ...

UK government confirms fourth carbon budget

by Energy Team (UK) Ltd.  (Jul. 22, 2014)

The Government has today confirmed the UK will retain its fourth carbon budget in its current form, ending speculation that the target for the mid-2020s could be relaxed. A written ministerial statement from Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey was released mid-morning confirming the Fourth Carbon Budget would not be amended. Davey ...

Illinois Governor Quinn Signs Clean Water Initiative

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Jul. 23, 2014)

Governor Patrick Quinn will sign into law today legislation that will help Illinois cities better prepare for the impacts of climate change. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) worked with the legislature and with Governor Quinn’s administration to develop the legislation and worked to ...

Australia’s economy at risk if climate change not addressed

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 22, 2014)

The Chief Executive of CEDA, the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia, the Hon. Stephen Martin, says climate change is both an environmental and an economic issue, despite recent comments from senior politicians that seemed to question the latter. His comments accompanied the release of a major review of the impacts of climate on ...

Germany and UK top ‘Dirty 30′ pollution league

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 22, 2014)

It’s not the sort of league table that anyone is proud of leading, but a new report on the European Union’s power sector lists the EU’s 30 most polluting energy plants – all powered by coal. Germany and the UK tie for first place overall in “Europe’s Dirty 30” league, each having nine of the most polluting ...

UNEP and Climate Action renew partnership in run up to Paris 2015

by Climate Action  (Jul. 23, 2014)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Climate Action today announced a two year renewal of their ongoing partnership, building on over seven years of collaboration to increase awareness of climate change issues within the private sector. In the run up to COP 21 in Paris 2015 (where a binding climate agreement is expected) and beyond, ...

Biomass calculator launched

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Jul. 24, 2014)

A scientific calculator has been developed that investigates the impact on carbon emissions of biomass sourced from North America to produce electricity. The calculator finds that biomass, when sourced responsibly, can be used in a low carbon and sustainable way. The government’s Bioenergy Strategy published in 2012 made clear only bioenergy ...

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