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Slow Progress Towards Low Carbon Society

Slow Progress Towards Low Carbon Society

Despite anticipated increases in renewable power generation in coming years, global progress towards a low-carbon energy system will remain slow, according to an analysis by Frost & Sullivan. According to the report, coal-based generation will decline rapidly in North America and Europe post-2020 and gas-fired power generation is expected to … Read more »

Low-Carbon Energy System Could Save $1.8 Trillion

Two studies by the Climate Policy Initiative released yesterday indicate that with the right policies in place, a low-carbon energy system could free up trillions of dollars over the next 20 years. The reports were commissioned by the New Climate Economy project as part of research conducted for the Global … Read more »

2014 Corporate Water Investment Up Over Second Half of 2013

2014 Corporate Water Investment Up Over Second Half of 2013

Corporate investment in water and wastewater was up by 53 percent during the first half of 2014 compared to the second half of 2013, according to the Cleantech Group. However, water and wastewater is still a relatively small portion of venture and corporate investment compared to areas such as energy … Read more »

Climate Change Investment Totals $359 Billion Worldwide

Climate Change Investment Totals $359 Billion Worldwide

Global investment in climate change plateaued at $359 billion in 2012, slightly less than the $364 spent the previous year, according to a Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) study. The Global Landscape of Climate Finance 2013 says once again the figure falls far short of what’s needed. The International Energy Agency … Read more »

Low Snowfall ‘Cost Winter Tourism $1bn in 10 Years’

Low Snowfall ‘Cost Winter Tourism $1bn in 10 Years’

The $12.2 billion winter tourism industry in the US experienced an estimated $1 billion loss and up to 27,000 fewer jobs from 1999 to 2010 because of diminished snowfall patterns, according to a study prepared for the Natural Resources Defense Council and nonprofit group Protect Our Winters. The report, Climate Impacts on … Read more »

UN Climate Talks Roundup: Nations Demand Compensation, Investment Falls Short

UN Climate Talks Roundup: Nations Demand Compensation, Investment Falls Short

Climate change compensation has emerged as a major issue of the UN climate talks in Doha, Qatar, the Guardian reports, with rich countries like the US and Europe opposing the idea that they should pay developing counties for “loss and damage” in vulnerable areas caused by climate change. The concept … Read more »