In today’s edition, bummer in the Carbon section: House Republicans will vote to condemn taxes on carbon dioxide emissions, slamming the door on an idea that some members of their party have flirted with in the past. So, find solace with a story on how to get a small city off coal (in the Natural gas / coal section).
Quote of the day
“It is the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to American families and businesses, and is not in the best interest of the United States.”
Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), in the Hill’s story GOP to rule out carbon tax (in the Carbon section)
Climate Change Is Making Calendars Run Amok
By Karen Emslie – National Geographic
In the Pamir Mountains of Central Asia, time has stopped working.
Ireland can set a global example on climate change
By Dermot Byrne – The Irish Times
A few weeks ago, Danny Healy-Rae, the TD for Kerry, told the Dáil that humans have no influence over changes in weather patterns. That the planet is warming and the climate is changing are, he believes, functions of divine intervention.
Why Isn’t Anyone Lobbying For Climate Change?
By Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, guest contributor – Forbes
In a recent week in Washington, I took lobbying meetings with TechNet, the lumber industry and the property casualty insurance industry.
Climate change will affect farmers’ bottom line
Over the next 70 to 100 years, our climate is projected to change dramatically, with major impacts on a wide variety of economic sectors.
China says important glacier is melting due to climate change
A glacier that is one of the largest at the source of China’s Yangtze River is fast retreating because of climate change, state media said.
Canada’s North Is Going Green Because Of Climate Change: NASA Study
By Mohamed Omar – The Huffington Post Canada
Climate change has caused almost a third of the land cover in Canada and Alaska to go green, according to a NASA study.
***LB: Also in this story “Using 87,000 satellite images, researchers found there was extensive greening, or vegetation growth, between 1984 and 2012 in the western Alaska tundra and along the north and northeastern coast of Canada.”
Cleantech Innovate Scotland
June 9, 2016
GOP to rule out carbon tax
By Timothy Cama – The Hill
House Republicans this week will vote to condemn taxes on carbon dioxide emissions, slamming the door on an idea that some members of their party have flirted with in the past.
Natural gas / coal
How to Get a Small City off Coal
By Emily Holden – ClimateWire
On a sunny afternoon in this rapidly growing mountain city, craft-beer drinkers line up for a “pubcycle tour” on a 13-person pedal-powered trolley on wheels.
Natural gas is a key piece of Canada’s climate puzzle, at home and abroad
By Tim McMillan (chief executive officer of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) – The Globe and Mail
As part of the Paris climate treaty, Canada has signaled its collective commitment to do its part to tackle global climate change.
Here’s what’s propelling natural-gas futures to 7-month highs
By Myra P. Saefong – Market Watch
Natural gas has the chance to burn more brightly.
Solar power fastest growing new energy source in India: Mercom
By Debjoy Sengupta – ET
Mercom Capital Group , a global clean energy communications and research firm estimates solar installations in India to total 5 GW in 2016.
Will France overtake the UK as Europe’s tidal power leader?
By Heidi Vella – Power Technology
France is fast keeping up with its biggest competitor in tidal power – the UK – with one of the world’s first grid-connected tidal turbine arrays expected to happen this summer offshore of North Brittany.
Solar power’s moment under the sun
By Gireesh Chandra Prasad – livemint
India’s aspiration for minimizing the environmental cost to economic development by meeting 40% of its energy needs from non-fossil fuels by 2030 has made its nascent solar power industry the destination for global investors, creating growth opportunities for a host of businesses in the entire electricity value chain.
Toyota looking to Texas sun for HQ power
By Laurence Iliff – Auto News
Toyota will use solar panels on three parking structures at its Texas headquarters now under construction, which the company said will provide about 25 percent of its power needs.
Recharge Wrap-up: Marseille’s EV bus, Samsung dumps fuel cells
By John Beltz Snyder – Autoblog
Samsung SDI is bowing out of the fuel cell competition to focus on the battery business.
Are Drought Truthers The New Climate Change Deniers?
By Joseph Erbentraut – The Huffington Post
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has said some incredibly questionable and inaccurate things over the course of his campaign for the White House.