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News: Archive for December, 2010

China likely bright spot in Asia climate action | Reuters

Friday, December 31st, 2010

‘(Reuters) – The outcome of U.N. climate talks in Mexico this month should boost steps in Asia to curb greenhouse gas emissions, with China a likely bright spot in 2011, a senior analyst at a leading U.S. think tank said.’

via China likely bright spot in Asia climate action | Reuters.

The Consequences of Oil

Friday, December 31st, 2010

Video on the consequences of the BP oil spill.

The Consequence of Oil from Global Access Media on Vimeo.

Vestas China orders hit high in 2010 | Reuters

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

‘Reuters – Danish wind turbine maker Vestas said its orders from China this year reached a record high as the country invests more heavily in clean energy, including wind power.’

via Vestas China orders hit high in 2010 | Reuters.

Japan shelves carbon emissions trading scheme | Reuters

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

‘(Reuters) – Japan postponed plans for a national emissions trading scheme on Tuesday, bowing to powerful business groups that warned of job losses as they compete against overseas rivals facing fewer emissions regulations.’

via Japan shelves carbon emissions trading scheme | Reuters.

Obama administration files WTO complaint against China over wind power subsidies | Greenspace | Los Angeles Times

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

‘The Obama administration on Wednesday backed the United Steelworkers union in its accusation that China is giving an illegal boost to wind power manufacturers there.’

via Obama administration files WTO complaint against China over wind power subsidies | Greenspace | Los Angeles Times.

Keystone oil sands pipeline U.S. expansion draws fire – Dec. 23, 2010

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

‘NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — In the coming weeks, the Obama administration will decide if it wants to significantly increase the amount of oil the country imports from Canada’s controversial Alberta oil sands.’

via Keystone oil sands pipeline U.S. expansion draws fire – Dec. 23, 2010.

Japan seen shelving carbon emission trading scheme | Reuters

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

‘(Reuters) – Japan is likely to shelve a plan to introduce carbon emissions trading as the troubled ruling Democratic Party bows to powerful business groups still recovering from a costly downturn.’

via Japan seen shelving carbon emission trading scheme | Reuters.

West Coast coal exports to China challenged on greenhouse gases | Greenspace | Los Angeles Times

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

‘Plans to open the first major coal export facility on the West Coast are likely to be delayed until next year because of an appeal filed by a coalition of environmental groups, which say shipping coal to Asia throws a wrench in U.S. efforts to reduce international greenhouse gas emissions.’

via West Coast coal exports to China challenged on greenhouse gases | Greenspace | Los Angeles Times.

California gives green light to carbon trade | Reuters

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

‘(Reuters) – California on Thursday approved rules for a multibillion-dollar carbon market, in what proponents hope and detractors fear will be a turning point for the United States toward building a national program to address global warming.’

via California gives green light to carbon trade | Reuters.

PV Group – 2012 Disaster Movie or Will the Romance Continue

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

‘According to industry analysts EuPD Research, future German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) revisions due in mid-2011 could lead to a market cap of only 3 GW* in 2012 in a “worst case scenario”, reducing world solar demand by a whopping 6.8 GWp, or 37% off anticipated 2011 levels. Such a market catastrophe would rival any nightmare scenario imagined by Hollywood, and underscores the risk associated with a global market so dependent on one nation’s political consensus.’

via PV Group – 2012 Disaster Movie or Will the Romance Continue.