WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – More than 340 institutional
investors representing $24 trillion in assets on Thursday called
on government leaders attending next week’s United Nations
climate summit to set carbon pricing policies that encourage the
private sector to invest in cleaner technologies.
Firms signing a joint letter include BlackRock,
Calvert Investments, BNP Paribas Investment Partners
and Standard Bank.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Obama administration officials are concerned about the legality of a ban on oil exports and have begun discussing how to deal with potential challenges from nations that want to buy U.S. crude, two sources said.
Officials in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the National Security Council have each held internal talks about potential free-trade challenges from South Korea and NATO allies, two sources familiar with the matter said.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will give the public until December to comment on its sweeping proposal to curb carbon pollution from the country’s power plants after some industry groups and state officials pressed for more time.
Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for the EPA’s office of air and radiation, told reporters on Tuesday that the agency would give stakeholders an extra 45 days, for a total of six months, to give input on its plan to cut emissions from existing power plants, many of which are powered by coal.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, a Republican considering a 2016 presidential run, on Tuesday accused the Obama administration of being “science deniers” when it comes to energy, a critique often lobbed at his own party.
Jindal, whose state is a major energy producer, unveiled a plan aimed at boosting U.S. energy production and easing regulations. He said his plan would spur job creation and bolster the U.S. role in global energy.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House on Tuesday announced steps to tackle a potent greenhouse gas used in refrigeration and air conditioning, of which the United States is the world’s largest producer, a week ahead of a major UN summit focused on addressing climate change.
The Obama administration unveiled a batch of voluntary private sector commitments and executive actions to phase out the use of Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which would result in the equivalent reduction of 700 million tonnes of carbon dioxide through 2025.