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Sep 23, 2014
Sep 23, 2014

U.N. puts spotlight on climate change

NEW YORK (Reuters) – With crises from Islamic State to Ebola competing for attention, the United Nations on Tuesday will zero in on climate change, giving leaders from 125 countries a platform to explain how they plan to address the issue.

A huge march to call for international action on climate change, which brought as many as 400,000 people to the streets of New York on Sunday, set the tone for the summit spearheaded by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Sep 23, 2014
Sep 23, 2014
Sep 22, 2014
Sep 22, 2014

U.S. energy infrastructure revamp may unlock $6 trillion market: Kerry

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States could potentially unlock a $6 trillion energy market by revamping the country’s fractured electricity grid, a move that he said would boost the competitiveness of renewable energy.

Kerry addressed the opening event of Climate Week NYC, a day before over 120 heads of state were due at the United Nations to address a summit on climate change and national plans to limit greenhouse gas emissions.

Sep 22, 2014

U.S. energy infrastructure revamp may unlock $6 trln market-Kerry

NEW YORK, Sept 22 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John
Kerry said Monday the United States could potentially unlock a
$6 trillion energy market by revamping the country’s fractured
electricity grid, a move that he said would boost the
competitiveness of renewable energy.

Kerry addressed the opening event of Climate Week NYC, a day
before over 120 heads of state were due at the United Nations to
address a summit on climate change and national plans to limit
greenhouse gas emissions.

Sep 22, 2014

Countries, companies mobilize around carbon pricing ahead of U.N. summit

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The World Bank said Monday that 73 national and 11 regional governments and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon emissions to encourage a shift to cleaner energy technologies.

The announcement aims to build momentum for a high-profile UN summit on climate change on Tuesday that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes will mobilize governments and the private sector to make “bold commitments” to address climate change.

Sep 22, 2014
Sep 22, 2014