Environmental and Energy

Environmental Energy: Donald Trump once backed urgent climate action. Wait, what? Norway’s plans to be climate-neutral brought forward twenty years to 2030; OECD: Air pollution to cost economies $2.6tn a year by 2060.

Environmental Energy: Donald Trump once backed urgent climate action. Wait, what? Norway’s plans to be climate-neutral brought forward twenty years to 2030; OECD: Air pollution to cost economies $2.6tn a year by 2060.

Summary In today's edition, crazy but true: Donald Trump once backed urgent climate action. Also, the Norwegian parliament has agreed to bring the goal of becoming climate neutral forward from 2050 to 2030. And it also announced a complete ban on deforestation, making...

Environmental Energy: China Prods U.S. to Do More on Climate Change for Poorer Nations; How Obama Is ‘Trump-Proofing’ His Climate Pact; Should lawyers be ethically obligated to protect the environment?

Environmental Energy: China Prods U.S. to Do More on Climate Change for Poorer Nations; How Obama Is ‘Trump-Proofing’ His Climate Pact; Should lawyers be ethically obligated to protect the environment?

SummaryIn today's edition, China prods the U.S. to do more on climate change for poorer nations. Also, learn how President Obama is ‘Trump-proofing’ his climate pact. Finally, ask yourself the question: Should lawyers be ethically obligated to protect the environment?...

Environmental Energy: Climate change is corroding our values, says Naomi Klein; Hellish Heat Could Spark ‘Climate Exodus’ In Africa And Middle East; Donald Trump’s election would derail Paris climate deal, warns its architect.

Environmental Energy: Climate change is corroding our values, says Naomi Klein; Hellish Heat Could Spark ‘Climate Exodus’ In Africa And Middle East; Donald Trump’s election would derail Paris climate deal, warns its architect.

SummaryIn today's edition, things we know but that are still good to drive home again. For example, climate change is corroding our values, says Naomi Klein, while  heat waves and droughts could spark ‘climate exodus’ in Africa and the Middle East. Same thing with...

Environmental Energy: Number of investors ignoring climate risk rose last year; Climate Activists Debate Over Tactics: Keep it in the ground versus carbon pricing; Trump’s Border Wall Would Be Bad for the Environment.

Environmental Energy: Number of investors ignoring climate risk rose last year; Climate Activists Debate Over Tactics: Keep it in the ground versus carbon pricing; Trump’s Border Wall Would Be Bad for the Environment.

SummaryIn today's edition, the number of large investors who completely ignore climate change risks in their financial decisions rose last year, according to a new ranking of the top 500 funds. Some 247 out of the 500 show no evidence whatsoever of even acknowledging...

Environmental Energy: Buffett as Climate Oracle? Great, If He’d Take Job: Scientist; Millennials love clean energy, fear climate change, and don’t vote. This campaign wants to change that; Water-Related Risks Strand $Billions in Energy, Mining, Power Projects.

Summary If only --- In today's edition, James Hansen, a climate scientist, wishes Warren Buffett would take up the fight against climate change with as much stamina as he does making millions. So far, the billionaire hasn't, though. Also, how to make millennials -...

Environmental Energy: EU court overturns carbon market free quotas in blow for big polluters; VW and Shell try to block EU push for electric cars; These Republican Lawmakers Are Turning To Climate Action To Help Keep Their Seats.

SummaryIn today's edition, a decision that could change the way carbon markets have worked (and failed) until now: Europe’s highest court ruled that the European Commission’s calculation for handing out free carbon permits to industries was flawed, raising the...

Environmental Energy: TTIP: Chevron lobbied for controversial legal right as ‘environmental deterrent’; Warren Buffett Faces Pressure to Invest for the Climate, Not Just for Profit; (Australia’s) Labor would introduce carbon market, pledge deeper carbon cuts if elected.

SummaryIn today's edition, trade news: Chevron lobbied the EU to give foreign investors the legal right to challenge government decisions in a major US-EU trade deal because it would act as a deterrent against laws such as fracking bans. Also Warren Buffett faces...

Environmental Energy: Wall Street places its energy bets; 10 rising stars in the energy and environment world; Electric cars charging ahead; UK envoy: carbon pricing ‘too sluggish’ to meet climate goals.

Summary In today's edition, find out where Wall Street places its energy bets. And get to know the 10 rising stars in the energy and environment world. Also, the electric car era is upon us! (in the Clean tech section). Finally, in the Carbon section, carbon pricing...

Environmental Energy: Carbon Pricing Becomes a Cause for the World Bank and I.M.F.; World governments vow to end fossil fuel era at UN climate signing ceremony; Is divesting from fossil fuels the best tactic for tackling climate change?

SummaryIn today's edition, the World Bank and International Monetary Fund are pressing governments to impose a price tag on planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions, using economic leverage and technical assistance that institutions like the United Nations cannot...

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