In this edition, coverage from several sources as British lawmakers on Tuesday rejected an amendment to the coalition government’s Energy Bill which would have locked the power sector into tough carbon cuts from 2014. Meanwhile, Chinese environmental news makes our Leads section, featuring China Sticks to Carbon-Intensity Target and China says rural environment problems worsen in 2012.
June 5, 2013: Decarbonisation target goes down to narrow defeat; Google expands renewable energy sourcing with Swedish wind deal; Interior Dept. plans for offshore wind leases draw GOP fire
June 4, 2013: Airline industry carbon proposal may help save U.N. deal; Pressure Intensifies on Cameron for Earlier Carbon Target; Japan Set to Overtake Germany as World’s Largest Solar Market
In this edition, the latest on carbon developments in the airline industry and the impetus it may have on a global target. Plus, two op-ed pieces on China with a nod toward energy developments, one on CNBC, the other from The New York Times. Meanwhile, Bloomberg reports Fair Climate Fix Gives U.S. Three Times Effort Assigned to China. And, in gas coverage, British Columbia Opposes Planned Oil Sands Pipeline, reports The New York Times, which also posted Some in Europe Are Rethinking Opposition to Fracking.
June 3, 2013: IATA May Propose Carbon-Cut Strategy Next Week, EU Says; Tata Power Likely to Cut Expansion Target; Maine Plans to Install First U.S. Offshore Wind Turbine
Focus will turn to next week’s meeting of global airline industry decision-makers and any developments on emissions. Bloomberg has a preview. Meanwhile, U.K. officials urge lawmakers to delay imposing emissions targets, insisting pending legislation will get the job done.
May 31, 2013: Google Backs First Africa Renewable Power and May Invest in More; Backloading Insufficient to Fix Carbon Market, Vattenfall Says; Buffett’s MidAmerican Expands West With $5.6 Billion Deal
Global energy partnerships dominate in this edition, starting with Bloomberg and Reuters articles about Google’s push into Africa renewable power. Wall Street Journal coverage reveals energy tops the agenda at a couple of upcoming trade trips: China’s Xi Comes Calling on Americas and Japan’s Energy Needs to Top Agenda at Africa Meeting. Also today, a World Bank press release and report (found in our Carbon section) detail that over 40 national and 20 sub-national jurisdictions have either implemented or are considering mechanisms that put a price on carbon.