Climate Policy News

To help individuals interested in climate change and related policy choices, Wiser has created a climate policy news digest. This daily email will help you stay up-to-date with decisions taken by legislators, and keep you informed of the science, analysis and debate that they use to take those decisions. Changes in climate policy happen incrementally as governments around the world nudge their economies, industries and populations towards practices designed to reduce the impact that people have on the environment. Bodies like the United Nations are involved in coordinating a global response to climate policy, and all countries in the UN, including the US and China, have agreed to reduce emissions. The debate often gets heated as environmental groups urge government and industry leaders to do more. Those debates will continue as everyone seeks to reconcile the often competing objectives of growing populations and economies, with green and environmentally friendly laws. Sign up for the Wiser climate policy news email to ensure you are always up-to-date with developments.

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Your Weekly Recommendations Thursday, November 23, 2017
 
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Getting help from Mother Nature
Science • H.J. Smith
Decatur plant at forefront of push to pipe carbon emissions underground, but costs raise questions
Chicago Tribune • Tony Briscoe
Budget 2017: No subsidies for green energy until 2025
Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy • Priyanka Shrestha
CAMRADATA’S NEW WHITE PAPER CONSIDERS POTENTIAL OF INVESTMENT IN A LOW CARBON ECONOMY
Global Banking & Finance Review • Editor Gbaf
Labor states push for further investigation of Turnbull energy guarantee
The Guardian • Katharine Murphy, Michael Slezak
UK energy prices to decline through to 2022 as 'cheap gas imports' rise
International Business Times • Gaurav Sharma
How ADM’s carbon storage process works
Chicago Tribune • Chicago Tribune
Three Zero-Carbon Gift Ideas For A Climate-Conscious Holiday
Forbes • Contributor, Jeff Mcmahon
Here are 4 essential fixes for the National Energy Guarantee
Renew Economy • Ric Brazzale, Tristan Edis
BNEF: Turnbull’s NEG akin to joining gym and not lifting weights
Renew Economy • Giles Parkinson
 
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Climate Change, Climate Engineering
Getting help from Mother Nature
ScienceH.J. Smith
The Paris Climate Agreement established the goal of holding climate warming below 2°C, an ambitious target that will require nations to take aggressive action to reduce carbon emissions. How much help can we expect to get from the environment? Griscom et al....
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Biofuels, Carbon Sequestration
Decatur plant at forefront of push to pipe carbon emissions underground, but costs raise questions
Chicago TribuneTony Briscoe
As scientists and politicians around the world debate the best way to combat rising greenhouse gases, an Illinois ethanol plant, with help from state and federal researchers, is advancing a strategy that buries carbon emissions underground. After a successful pilot program, the...
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Carbon Tax, Energy Efficiency
Budget 2017: No subsidies for green energy until 2025
Energy Live News - Energy Made EasyPriyanka Shrestha
Renewable energy project developers have been dealt a huge blow as the government said there will be no new subsidies until 2025. The budget for support schemes, such as Contracts for Difference (CfDs), has so far been set through the Levy Control...
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Carbon Tax, Climate Change
CAMRADATA’S NEW WHITE PAPER CONSIDERS POTENTIAL OF INVESTMENT IN A LOW CARBON ECONOMY
Global Banking & Finance ReviewEditor Gbaf
CAMRADATA, a leading provider of data and analysis for institutional investors, has published a new white paper entitled, Low Carbon – Planning long-term investments in a low carbon world, based on a roundtable discussion it hosted in September with an expert panel...
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Climate Change, Climate Policy
Labor states push for further investigation of Turnbull energy guarantee
The GuardianKatharine Murphy, Michael Slezak
Labor states appear likely to back further investigation of the Turnbull government’s national energy guarantee when energy ministers meet on Friday. But they could seek a direct comparison between the current policy and alternatives, like an emissions intensity trading scheme for the...
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Carbon Tax, Climate Policy
UK energy prices to decline through to 2022 as 'cheap gas imports' rise
International Business TimesGaurav Sharma
Falling gas prices, low-cost imports and stable carbon prices will see wholesale power prices in the UK decline steadily through to 2022, according to new research. In a note to its clients, ratings agency Moody's said it expects that prices will fall...
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Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change
How ADM’s carbon storage process works
Chicago TribuneChicago Tribune
As scientists and politicians debate ways to combat rising greenhouse gases, an Illinois ethanol plant is testing a strategy that buries gases underground using a process called carbon capture and storage. (Jemal R. Brinson / Chicago Tribune)
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Auto Industry, Carbon Markets
Three Zero-Carbon Gift Ideas For A Climate-Conscious Holiday
ForbesContributor, Jeff Mcmahon
Every object we give them subtracts from the quality of their future. Even gifts that are marketed as environmentally friendly can contribute to the problem—if it’s mined, manufactured, shipped, it has a carbon footprint. We can wrap an electric car in green...
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Carbon Markets , Climate Change
Here are 4 essential fixes for the National Energy Guarantee
Renew EconomyRic Brazzale, Tristan Edis
The National Energy Guarantee announced by the Federal Government has two obligations placed on electricity retailers: One is to ensure each state has enough generating capacity to meet electricity demand (the “reliability guarantee”); and the other is that retailers procure a mix...
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Climate Change, Climate Policy
BNEF: Turnbull’s NEG akin to joining gym and not lifting weights
Renew EconomyGiles Parkinson
Leading independent research firm Bloomberg New Energy Finance has issued a damming appraisal of the Coalition’s proposed National Energy Guarantee, saying it was akin to signing up to a gym membership, but not lifting any weights. A day before the COAG energy...
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