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Jan 15, 2014
Jan 15, 2014
Jan 15, 2014

Wanted: major investors to spend ‘clean trillion’ on climate

NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Major institutional investors
will need to ratchet up their investment in clean energy to
achieve the massive funding goals necessary to avert
catastrophic climate change, according to a report released on
Wednesday by investment group Ceres.

Ceres, a non-profit organization which advocates for the
adoption of “sustainable business practices,” made seven
recommendations for the private sector and three for governments
on how to bridge the gap between today’s clean energy investment
levels and the $1 trillion per year target estimated in 2013 by
the International Energy Agency.

Jan 14, 2014

U.S. spending bill aims to dilute curbs on overseas coal financing

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Enforcement of a White House
climate policy that aims to restrict financing for coal-fired
electricity generation projects abroad will become more
difficult under the new $1.1 trillion spending bill negotiated
by Congress.

Lawmakers on Monday unveiled the bill, which would avert a
government shutdown and boost funding levels slightly for
military and some domestic programs, including the budget of the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), over the December
post-sequester budget agreement.

Jan 14, 2014
Jan 9, 2014

Obama orders review of U.S. energy infrastructure

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a broad review of the country’s energy infrastructure, noting that factors such as rising demand and climate change have put increased pressure on the aging system.

In a statement announcing the launch of a Quadrennial Energy Review, the White House said an associated task force would spend the next year studying the systems required for “transporting, transmitting, and delivering energy.”

Jan 9, 2014
Jan 9, 2014
Jan 9, 2014

Senators look to revive climate debate in U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two of the U.S. Senate’s biggest environmental boosters have launched a drive to revive the issue of climate change in Congress and defend President Barack Obama’s climate action plan against opposition from Republicans.

Democratic senators Barbara Boxer of California and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island told reporters on Thursday they would launch a new climate action task force with more than a dozen members and the full support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Jan 9, 2014