In this edition, from the carbon space Canada’s regional cap-and-trade on back burner, the Winnipeg Free Press reports. Bloomberg says Airlines Face Carbon Verdict on $708 Billion Industry. U.K. energy is policy is the subject of two articles in our Leads section: Will the U.K. Repeat California’s Energy Disaster? and Labour Pledge Energy Price Cap and Break-Up of Big Six.

Quote of the Day:

“It’s their responsibility to explain it. That D next to their name allows us to highlight their support for Obama’s policies that are hurting jobs in their district.”

–National Republican Congressional Committee spokeswoman Andrea Bozek in the AP’s “Opponents ramp up fight against Obama climate plan”

Lead Stories

Opponents ramp up fight against Obama climate plan
Republican lawmakers and industry groups are vowing to fight President Barack Obama’s climate change plan and its first-ever emission limits on new power plants. But they’re finding their options are limited – at least in the short term.

Cap-and-trade on back burner
Winnipeg Free Press
Six years ago, then-Manitoba premier Gary Doer escorted Arizona governor Janet Napolitano and British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell to Churchill to witness the effects of climate change first-hand, and the three pledged to work on a regional cap-and-trade system to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Airlines Face Carbon Verdict on $708 Billion Industry
Nations from the U.S. to Russia and the European Union are set for a final showdown over the first-ever global commitment to designing an emissions-reduction market tool for the $708 billion airline industry.

Will the U.K. Repeat California’s Energy Disaster?
Bloomberg’s Ticker blog
The U.K. is in the middle of its annual party conference season and today was the turn of Labour leader Ed Miliband to light up his bid to win elections in 2015. The result: It looks like Britons will be choosing between two brands of populism when it comes time to vote.

Labour Pledge Energy Price Cap and Break-Up of Big Six
A Labour government would cap British gas and electricity prices until the start of 2017 if it wins the 2015 election, party leader Ed Miliband said.

Australia Climate Body Resurfaces After Government Ax
The Wall Street Journal
The first move by Australia’s new prime minister to draw the heat out of the climate-change debate by scrapping the government’s main advisory body appeared to backfire when it resurfaced as an independent entity.

Global study puts climate change in economic terms
A new global initiative wants to present a more persuasive argument for action on climate change by focusing on the economic benefits of doing so.

Climate Report Puts Doubts to Rest, World Bank President Says
Bloomberg BNA
A draft working group report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change due Sept. 27 will reinforce the case for urgent action to address global warming, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said Sept. 23.

How sure is sure? Scientists liken certainty of global warming to deadliness of smoking
Top scientists from a variety of fields say they are about as certain that global warming is a real, man-made threat as they are that cigarettes kill.

Mexico’s Calderon Leads Probe of Climate Change Economics
Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon is spearheading a study sponsored by seven countries into the economics of climate change, seeking to elucidate the financial benefits of reducing carbon emissions.

German election boost for carbon and renewables
Climate Spectator
There has been a range of commentary in the Australian press suggesting that Germany was about to turn its back on renewables and the EU emissions trading scheme (ETS) because of exorbitant energy costs.

End of Atomic Age Seen as Merkel’s Biggest Headache Now
German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces one task above all others when she returns to her desk on the seventh floor of the Chancellery: fixing the biggest shift to clean energy of any developed country in history.


EMA’s 17th Annual Meeting
September 25-27
Las Vegas, Nevada

Climate Strategies Forum
Association of Climate Change Officers
October 14-17
Washington, D.C.

Verge: Where Tech Meets Sustainability
October 14-17
San Francisco, California

FT Global Shale Energy Summit
October 21

Solar Power International
October 21-24

Climate Leadership Conference
Association of Climate Change Officers
February 24-26, 2014
San Diego, CA


DuPont Recognized by Carbon Disclosure Project for Climate Change Leadership and Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index
Press Release
DuPont has been named to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) S&P 500 Carbon Performance Leadership Index (CPLI) and Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) with a score of 96 for its disclosure of information related to climate change risks and opportunities and an “A” for its emission reduction performance. DuPont was also recently named to the North America Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and the CDP Global 500 Carbon Performance Leadership Index.

University of Maryland aims for carbon neutrality with plan to purchase only clean electricity
Press Release
The Student Government Association’s sustainability director is working to get the university out of the market for nonrenewable resources and only pay for power that wasn’t once a fossil.

Natural Gas/Coal

India Clears Shale-Gas, Coal-Block-Auction Policies
The Wall Street Journal
India cleared the way for shale-gas exploration and the country’s first-ever auction of coal-mining licenses Tuesday, two long-awaited reforms aimed at bolstering investment in the energy sector.


France to Tax EDF Nuclear Output for Energy Shift to Renewables
France will introduce a levy on nuclear energy as well as a tax on carbon emissions from fossil fuels to raise billions needed to boost renewable power and improve energy efficiency.

Energy Bet Puts Wind at Property Firm’s Back
The Wall Street Journal
In 2006, a decade and a half after taking over for his father at the helm of one of Sweden’s biggest property firms, Hans Wallenstam bet billions of Swedish kronor that a clutch of wind farms scattered across the Scandinavian nation eventually could save the company money and lure high-dollar property seekers eager to consume “green” energy.

GE Wins $1.9 Billion Algerian Power Deal
The Wall Street Journal
General Electric Co. GE +0.16% said it signed a $1.9 billion contract with Algeria to supply turbines for six power plants, a major contract win for the conglomerate’s crucial but struggling power-turbine business.


Climate-Friendly Companies Have More in Common Than Carbon Cuts
Bloomberg’s The Grid
If your facilities need water, and projections call for drought, here’s some advice: Use less water.


Global 500 Climate Change Report 2013 (Posted September 12, 2013)

The Future of China’s Power Sector (posted August 27, 2013)
Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Sub-national involvement in NAMA development (posted August 7, 2013)
Ecofys’ International Climate Policies Unit

U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather (Posted July 14, 2013)
U.S. Dept. of Energy

Turn down the heat: climate extremes, regional impacts, and the case for resilience (Posted June 19, 2013)
World Bank

Four energy policies can keep the 2 Degree C climate goal alive (Posted June 10, 2013)

Maneuvering the Mosaic: State of the Voluntary Carbon Markets 2013 (Posted June 10, 2013)
Ecosystem Marketplace

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