Summary

In today’s edition, learn how game theory could help solve the problem of climate change. And also, how oil industry knew of ‘serious’ climate concerns more than 45 years ago. Finally, it’s official: Coal giant Peabody Energy files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy (in the Natural gas / coal section). 

Quote of the day 

“These documents are the tip of an evidentiary iceberg that demands further investigation.”

Carroll Muffett, president of the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), in the Guardian’s story Oil industry knew of ‘serious’ climate concerns more than 45 years ago 

Lead stories 

Can game theory help solve the problem of climate change? 
By James Dyke – The Guardian
Can’t we all just get along. Play nicely? Share? Such laments could be applied to many economic, political and social problems today. 
http://bit.ly/1qIlMdg 

Air pollution and climate change top French environmental concerns  
By Valéry Laramée de Tannenberg – Journal de l’environnement
The French General Commission on Sustainable Development (CGDD) has published its annual study on France’s environmental concerns.
http://bit.ly/22uSQRJ 

Oil industry knew of ‘serious’ climate concerns more than 45 years ago 
By Oliver Milman  – The Guardian
The oil industry’s knowledge of dangerous climate change stretches back to the 1960s, with unearthed documents showing that it was warned of “serious worldwide environmental changes” more than 45 years ago. 
http://bit.ly/1qpDzW7

Events

Navigating the American Carbon World (NACW) 2016 
Climate Action Reserve 
May 4-6, 2016 
San Diego, California 
http://goo.gl/Ah5s1I 

CARBON EXPO 2016 
Global Carbon Market Fair and Conference 
May 25-27, 2016 
Cologne 
http://jlne.ws/1mg8bqR

Cleantech Innovate Scotland 
June 9, 2016 
http://jlne.ws/1mg6nOG  

Carbon

EPA faces lawsuit over airline emissions
By  Bart Jansen – USA TODAY 
Two environmental groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday to force faster action in setting limits on airline emissions that contribute to climate change. 
http://usat.ly/260NsdQ 

Natural gas / coal 

Coal giant Peabody Energy files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
By Nathan Bomey – USA TODAY  
The nation’s biggest coal company, Peabody Energy, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday as the coal industry grapples with the fallout of low natural gas prices, costly regulations and legacy costs.  
http://usat.ly/1SMXW6Q

Power

Bring on the rain? How all-weather solar panels work 
By Eva Botkin-Kowacki – The Christian Science Monitor
We’re already harnessing sunlight and wind to generate electricity, so why not another form of weather? 
http://bit.ly/1RUvlzX 

Solar power sets new British record by beating coal for a day 
By Adam Vaughan – The Guardian  
The sun provided British homes and businesses with more power than coal-fired power stations for 24 hours last weekend. 
http://bit.ly/1SAuY9U 

The heat beneath our feet: the potential of Latin American geothermal power 
By Fabíola Ortiz – The Guardian  
Tapping into the energy that comes from the natural heat of Earth’s crust could be an efficient and affordable power source for Latin America, say experts. 
http://bit.ly/1SMYCsP 

Clean tech

Flogging Electric Vehicles, Premier Clark Opts for the ‘Sexy’ Choice 
By Andrew MacLeod – TheTyee.ca 
While the British Columbia government takes time to ponder what it might do next to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it already wants to be seen to be in the fast lane when it comes to electric vehicles. 
http://bit.ly/1qpBZna

Water

India: Water wars 
By Victor Mallet – Financial Times  
Beti Khan is a domineering presence in the evening crowd around the old village well in Gusiyari. 
http://on.ft.com/1Vml8yC

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