In this edition, storms raise the clash within and across science and politics once again. Reuters reports “Extreme global warming seen further away than previously thought” and The New York Times Editorial Board charges Climate Warnings, Growing Louder. In The New York Daily News, “N.J. Gov. Chris Christie: No proof Superstorm Sandy was caused by climate change.” Meanwhile, “China reveals details of first carbon trading scheme.”
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May 22, 2013: High energy prices for industry occupy officials at EU summit; China reveals details of first carbon trading scheme; Pakistan misses opportunity to earn carbon credits
May 21, 2013: China says it will not accept EU measures on emissions; U.K. to Pay $172 Million to Compensate for Carbon Price; Hot In My Backyard
In this edition, costly impact from current EU carbon markets as “U.K. to Pay $172 Million to Compensate for Carbon Price,” Bloomberg reports. Elsewhere, “Goldman Sachs Eyes Japan Renewable Energy Investments”.
May 17, 2013: US states look to cut greenhouse gases; EU carbon permit surplus doubles in 2012; Senate Panel Advances Nominee for E.P.A.
In this edition, an article from abroad on a regional U.S. program. Plus, two stats-driven articles about Europe’s market, in EU carbon permit surplus doubles in 2012 and EU confirms two per cent reduction in ETS emissions.
May 16, 2013: China Unlikely to Stimulate New Carbon Credit Supply Efforts; Brazil Auction Rules May Boost Price of Cheap Wind Power; Gov. Brown chided for plan to borrow from cap-and-trade funds
In this edition, China takes the top place among articles, including Bloomberg’s article suggesting China Unlikely to Stimulate New Carbon Credit Supply Efforts and a thorough Financial Times’ look at water security. Meanwhile, Japan government takes aim at electricity monopolies, reports Reuters.
May 15, 2013: Australia Cuts Carbon Price Forecast for 2015 by More Than Half; July vote may be back-loading’s last chance – EU; Geothermal Fights Back
In this edition, two pieces on carbon pricing in Australia Cuts Carbon Price Forecast for 2015 by More Than Half and a blog posting that argues RGGI Still Falls Short of Real Carbon Pricing. Elsewhere, Secretary of State John Kerry apologies in Sweden for slow U.S. climate action.
May 14, 2013: Airline industry leans toward global carbon offset scheme; Green goes mainstream in the hunt for yield; Clock is ticking, slowly, on rules for coal-fired power plants
In this edition, all eyes on the global airline industry and its role in the future of carbon markets. Elsewhere in carbon coverage, Project aims to track big city carbon footprints, reports the AP, while Huffington Post blogs Oh Frack, B.C.’s Carbon Footprint Likely Greater Than Reported.
Correction: A comment in the March 13 E/E incorrectly linked RIN contracts to ISE, the International Securities Exchange. RIN contracts are traded on ICE, the IntercontintentalExchange.
May 10, 2013: Carbon Champions Undeterred by Kyoto Dead-End, EU Envoy Says; Republicans Block Vote on Nominee to Lead E.P.A.; Oil companies target America for investment
In this edition, market developments in Carbon Champions Undeterred by Kyoto Dead-End, EU Envoy Says and in EU’s carbon crisis blows back on Australia. And, on the development front, Renewable Power Could Be Stored as Liquid Air, U.K. Lobby Says.
May 9, 2013: New emissions plan could energise global climate talks, says US envoy; The Emerging Interlocking Climate Solution; How GE and a leading utility are changing the smart-grid game
In this edition, more buzz out of the U.S. suggesting that the best Kyoto rewrite will come with ditching a multilateral agreement in favor of country plans. Australia is bristling over European market impact on its carbon tax and market policies. And, from The New York Times, A Call for Quid Pro Quo on Keystone Pipeline Approval.
May 6, 2013: Nations seek flexible climate approach, but no breakthrough in Bonn; Merkel: action needed on reforming CO2 trading; Keystone Foes Seek Climate Measures in Case They Lose
In this edition, slow but steady progress from Bonn reported by Reuters. Germany’s Merkel turns up her rhetoric on an EU carbon fix. Multiple articles on the U.S. carbon tax debate in our Carbon section, including from The Hill’s E2 Wire, which says Carbon tax backers quietly forge ahead.
May 3, 2013: UN Envoys Consider 2050 Carbon Target in Climate Deal Talks; Korea gears up for carbon market scheme; Oil and gas trade group guarded on upcoming fracking rules
In this edition, coverage from the UN talks as a UN agency releases a report on Arctic ice loss. From the Carbon section, Bloomberg reports EU Factories Used Fewer Carbon Offsets Than Expected in 2012 and Germany’s EON tops Arcelor as Biggest UN Carbon-Offset User in 2012.