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Source: Time - The U.N. Climate Summit has galvanized supportfor now. But we're going to need much
Supermans father, Jor-El, was a leading scientist who tried for years to warn his fellow inhabitants that their home planet, Krypton, was about to explode. But they didnt take the necessary actions until it was too late.
Source: Guardian - From the observation tower in the Thar desert and as far as the eye can see, the dark blue arrays of a million solar panels can be seen sitting silently on the red dust. The Charanka solar park in Gujarat is an ultra-mega power project the Indian governments phrase and the biggest in Asia.
Source: Money Management - Environmental action groups are increasing their efforts to encourage institutional investors to commit to green investments, Responsible Investment Association of Australasia chief executive, Simon OConnor claims.
Source: Washington Post - The Obama administration reached an agreement with India on Tuesday on measures intended to accelerate that countrys shift to renewable fuels, steps that officials say will reduce carbon emissions while helping Indias new government extend electricity to all of its 1.2 billion citizens.
Source: RTCC - Climate change will be the top priority for the US when it takes over chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2015, says the US special representative to the Arctic. Speaking today in Washington, Admiral Robert Papp Jr said that the US would pursue Arctic conservation with the same drive as John F. Kennedys mission to put a man on the moon following the Soviet launch of Sputnik.
Source: RTCC - Pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds manage vast sums of money. They can put it into oil exploration or windfarms, airports or railways. Those decisions have consequences for their financial sustainability, as well as for the climate.
Source: CleanTechnica - Growth in Indias renewable energy sector has accelerated at a rapid pace over the last few years through the support of favourable policy initiatives. In order to sustain this growth momentum India needs to implement innovative financing initiatives and ensure strict adherence to existing policies.
Source: RTCC - ndian and Australian businesses are among the most enthusiastic globally over switching to greener sources of energy. In India, 83% of businesses cite the switch to cleaner energy as important to their growth strategy over the next year almost three times the international average.
Source: CleanTechnica - Even Google makes mistakes. The world leader in search recently announced it had made one in financially supporting a political group that is opposed to the US taking action on climate change. Google had been supporting one of the groups campaigns focused on an issue unrelated to climate change.
Source: CleanTechnica - That solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is poised to become a dominant energy generation technology throughout the world is of no surprise to most, but the sheer wealth of possibility being forecast throughout the middle and southern hemispheres begins to give an idea of just how prevalent the technology will be by the end of the decade.
Source: Christian Science Monitor - Climate Week had no shortage of speeches, pledges, and marches, but left little in the way of concrete global action on climate change. Catch up on the highlights from the march, the UN Climate Summit, and the rest of last week's events with a special Recharge on Climate Week.
Source: GreenBiz.com - Amid the hoopla about climate marchers and international convenings, a modicum of progress could be found in New York last week in addressing our growing climate challenges.
Source: Huffington Post - Some snapshots from across this legendarily car-loving nation: American car buyers can get more miles per gallon than ever before. Window stickers at new car lots displayed a record high average fuel economy of 25.8 mpg in August, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Source: Business Green - More than 1,000 of the world's leading asset owners, including pension funds, insurance companies and sovereign wealth funds, will today be called on to reveal exactly how they are managing their exposure to climate-related risk.
Source: Huffington Post - WASHINGTON - The record-setting heat wave in Australia last year was "largely attributable" to human-caused climate change, according to a synthesis report released Monday. Heat waves in Japan, Korea, China and Europe were also "substantially influenced" by global warming, the report found.
Source: CleanTechnica - China is taking serious initiatives to reduce dependence on coal as it looks ready to unleash unprecedented measures to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
Source: RTCC - US carbon dioxide emissions from energy consumption rose 3% in the first six months of 2014 compared to the same period last year.
The latest figures from the US Energy Information Administration show energy sources belched out 2,737 million tonnes of carbon dioxide between January and June.
Source: RTCC - By 2050 the sun could become the worlds largest source of electricity, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA).
It has released two reports which it says show how solar photovoltaic (PV) and concentrated solar thermal sources could provide 26% of the worlds electricity by mid-century.
Source: Daily Orator - Energized by over 300,000 climate demonstrators who marched through New York ahead of United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-Moons climate summit last week, Christiana Figueres, the Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Climate Change Convention (UNFCCC) told a Montreal audience on Friday to expect a draft global agreement in Peru this year to address climate change.
Source: RTCC - Coal chief executives were thin on the ground in New York last week, perhaps fearing an onslaught from green groups at the UNs one-day climate summit.Tactically, it was a good way to avoid negative headlines. Strategically, it may prove to be a disaster.