In this edition, China’s carbon market debut features in our Leads section. Plus, Carbon Capture ‘Vital’ to Meet Climate Goals, Shell Adviser Says from Bloomberg. And, Global smart grid market to more than double by 2020, says GreenBiz.com.
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June 19, 2013: China Carbon Permits Trade 22% Below Europe on Market Debut; Carbon Capture ‘Vital’ to Meet Climate Goals, Shell Adviser Says; Steelmakers reap benefits from US shale gas revolution
June 18, 2013: China announces new measures to curb air pollution; UN Carbon Credit Rescue Fund Needs 2.5 Billion Euros, Vivid Says; UN Carbon Credit Rescue Fund Needs 2.5 Billion Euros, Vivid Says
In this edition, China grabs the top of our Leads section, including: China announces new measures to curb air pollution, from the AP and two offerings from Bloomberg: China Smog Measures Seen as Most Aggressive Yet by Deutsche Bank and China Emission Trading Experiment Unlikely to Ease Cities’ Smog.
June 17, 2013: EU carbon market rescue may scrape by next week, prospects shaky; Obama leaves climate change-fighting tool on shelf for now; Godawari Starts Asia’s Biggest Solar-Thermal Power Plant
In this edition, coverage on UN talks in our Leads section, plus updates from China’s market efforts in
China to launch pilot carbon market in Shenzhen from FT.com and Future points to carbon trading from Chinese media. Elsewhere, detractors go after the White House for slow action on the climate.
June 14, 2013: UN Climate-Talks Collapse Piles Pressure on November Summit; Goldman Sachs Eyes Japan Offshore Wind in Clean Energy Expansion; Russia’s LNG Rush Gives Japan Strongest Bargaining Chip
June 13, 2013: JLN Environmental/Energy: EU Parties’ Negotiators in Draft CO2 Deal, Seeber Says; China gets tough on carbon; Brazil Group Approves $237 Billion of Water Investments
In this edition, reported progress with an EU carbon draft, in Bloomberg’s EU Parties’ Negotiators in Draft CO2 Deal, Seeber Says. Spending on renewable investment fell last year for the first time since 2009, according to a Reuters article, Global renewables investment fell in 2012 on weak economy. And, elsewhere, California Energy-Storage Plan May Require $3 Billion Investment.
June 12, 2013: U.S.-China climate deal called “breakthrough” but no long-term cuts yet; EIA raises U.S. natgas production estimate for 2013; Chevron CEO Says Industry Must Deal With Fracking Concern
In this edition, follow-up to the weekend China-U.S. HFCs deal and its bigger potential implications in Reuters’ U.S.-China climate deal called “breakthrough” but no long-term cuts yet. Plus, EU Carbon Glut Means More Cuts Needed for 2030 Goal, Ecofys Says. And, investors sign climate declaration ahead of Global Investor Forum in Hong Kong this week. We’ve got their press release.
June 11, 2013: IEA Urges Action to Avert Dangerous Temperature Rise; Can a Second Global Carbon Market Emerge?; U.K. Carbon-Fraud Probe Poised to Run Through 2015, PwC Says
In this edition, news coverage and bloggers’ reaction to IEA data, including a few silver linings, and U.S. shale data. Also from the blogosphere, Shell’s climate advisor weighs in with Can a Second Global Carbon Market Emerge?.
June 10, 2013: U.S. Northeast Carbon-Offset Sale Raises a Record $124.5 Million; Where’s the world going on carbon trading?; U.S. to Lead Clean Energy M&A as Solar Stays in Lead
In this edition, coverage of China-U.S. progress on one greenhouse gas in a Reuters article and in the NY Times’ Dot Earth blog. Meanwhile, RGGI sale raises over $124 million for a new highwater mark.
June 7, 2013: EU Proposes Lowest Allowed Limit for Imported Carbon Credits; Spain Said to Be Poised to Cut Renewable Subsidies; U.K. Solar Investment Jeopardized by EU Tariffs on China
In this edition, split direction for renewables plans. In Japan, Abe’s Power Plan Lifts Renewables at Utilities Expense, reports Bloomberg. And, Spain Said to Be Poised to Cut Renewable Subsidies, says The Wall Street Journal. On the carbon front, In a first, Surat to run emission trading scheme, The Times of India reports. On a larger scale, EU Proposes Lowest Allowed Limit for Imported Carbon Credits, according to Bloomberg.
June 6, 2013: Shell CEO Calls for Europe Carbon Reduction Target Extension; Goldman Sachs fund invests $135 mln in India’s ReNew Power; EPA wary U.S. ethanol market could hit limits in 2014
In this edition, two European energy execs weigh in on carbon pricing: “Shell CEO Calls for Europe Carbon Reduction Target Extension,” Bloomberg reports. The head of German utility RWE backs a 40% carbon emissions cut but argues for staying clear of a fixed carbon price. Reuters has that story. Plus, more on the trade wars with China.