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Australia needs to avoid climate policy vacuum

Melbourne, 17 July 2014

The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is disappointed that Australia’s policymakers failed to adopt reforms to bring market pricing and global linkages to the Carbon Pricing Mechanism (CPM).  By simply repealing the CPM without broader reforms, political leaders created a policy vacuum.



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$2.5 trillion to be invested in Asia renewables ...

London, 1 July 2014

The Asia-Pacific region will invest a massive $3.6 trillion over the years ahead to equip itself with the power capacity it needs for 2030. Two thirds of that sum will go on renewable generation technologies such as wind, solar and hydro-electric, according to a major report from research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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EPA Sensitive to Costs of Power Plant Rule

Washington, 16 June 2014

The U.S. EPA is sensitive to the possibility of higher electricity prices as a result of new emission regulations proposed earlier this month, an agency official said Sunday on Platts Energy Week, the all-energy news and talk show program.

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Peak Pollution: China Aims For The Top So It Can Go Down

London, 11 June 2014

City-dwelling Chinese may still be choking on smog, but amid all the haze, China may turning a corner in its fight on pollution. Top Chinese officials have hinted at the fact that China is working hard to achieve "peak" greenhouse gas emissions, which may come sooner than observers expect.

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EPA Report Shows Impact of Changing Climate on Americans’ Health and Environment

Washington, May 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the third edition of a report, Climate Change Indicators in the United States. The report pulls together observed data on key measures of our environment, including U.S. and global temperature and precipitation, ocean heat and ocean acidity, sea level, length of growing season, and many others.

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ICIS launches The Carbon Markets Almanac 2014

Cologne, 28 May 2014

Established energy market intelligence provider, ICIS, has announced the launch of The Carbon Markets Almanac 2014 at Carbon Expo in Koelnmesse, Cologne. The almanac provides a top-level view of global efforts to combat climate change with cap and trade systems, highlights key design characteristics of the different schemes worldwide, and includes breakout stories and spotlight articles discussing specific system features and overarching issues concerning emissions trading.

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Confidence the EU ETS will endure: Survey

London, 22 May 2014

The EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) has regained the confidence of the carbon market, according to the respondents of Thomson Reuters Point Carbon’s annual carbon market survey.

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China looks to expand emissions trading

London, 8 May 20134

As part of the Enerdata China energy report we focus on the carbon trading pilot schemes currently implemented in China. Just under a year since China’s first emissions trading scheme launched in Shenzhen, Beijing is now looking to expand these schemes into more of the country’s key industrial regions, according to Su Wei, a senior climate official at the National Development and Reform Commission.

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Outlook for Renewable Energy in America

Washington D.C., 31 March 2014

The American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) today announced the release of The Outlook for Renewable Energy in America: 2014, jointly authored by U.S. renewable energy trade associations from the power, thermal, and fuel sectors. The Outlook assesses the renewable energy marketplace and forecasts the future of each renewable energy technology sector, from the perspectives of each of the associations, and provides a list of policy recommendations by the respective associations that would encourage continued industry growth.

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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change

London, 31 March 2014

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the second installment of its Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), on impacts and vulnerabilities.

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