Wednesday 23 May 2012
150,000 more US heat deaths projected by 2100Reuters | 23 May 2012
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Killer heat fueled by climate change could cause an additional 150,000 deaths this century in the biggest U.S. cities if no steps are taken to curb carbon emissions and improve emergency services, according to a new report.
CO2 cut review could raise Kyoto ambition-EUReuters | 23 May 2012
BONN (Reuters) - A yearly review of countries' greenhouse gas emissions cut pledges under an extension to the global climate pact the Kyoto Protocol could be a way to raise climate ambitions, the European Union's lead climate negotiator said on Wednesday.
Europe cracks down on sulphur emissions from shipsReuters | 23 May 2012
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Tough new limits on the maximum sulphur content of shipping fuels will come into effect in Europe at the end of the decade, after EU governments agreed on draft legislation on Wednesday.
Ghana: First Meeting of Green Climate Fund Board PostponedAllAfrica.com | 23 May 2012
[Public Agenda] The first meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board has been postponed, pending finalisation of the process for nominations from countries to the membership of the Board. The Board had been expected to meet on May 31, shortly after this year's first meeting of governments under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), which has kicked off in Bonn, Germany, on 15th May and is expected to close on 25th May.
Namibia: Understanding Weather - Not Predicting - 11 May 2012AllAfrica.com | 23 May 2012
[Namibia Economist] That the changing climate brings a range of varying aspects clustered under the same roof becomes more and more obvious, not only under our section of the roof but on as worldwide scale as one could expect to find.
Research set to probe enhanced oil recovery and CCSEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 23 May 2012
A new centre for CO2-enhanced oil recovery (EOR) was announced today by Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond along with the claim it would unlock £190m of 'hard-to-reach' oil from the North Sea, releasing new money for carbon capture & storage (CCS) development.
Overseas investors join in criticism of billGuardian Unlimited | 23 May 2012
Germany's E.On and Norway's Statkraft say policies create uncertainty and undermine EU emissions trading systemTwo large overseas investors in the UK energy market have joined the chorus of criticism of the government's new energy bill.The German-based E.ON, one of the big six electricity providers...
Busting carbon myth of Germany nuclear exitGuardian Unlimited | 23 May 2012
Critics of the atomic phase-out said energy emissions, costs and imports would all rise. They were wrongWith the UK taking another step towards supporting new nuclear power on Tuesday - at either no extra cost to the consumer if you believe ministers, or substantial cost if you believe most others...
Call for draft Energy Bill to maintain momentumEnvironment Data Interactive Exchange | 23 May 2012
Businesses have broadly welcomed the release of the long-awaited draft Energy Bill, although warned that government must maintain momentum to ensure green energy growth and security of supply.
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