Elon Musk On Climate: Tax Carbon Appropriately, Tesla Founder Says (Video)

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The COP21 climate summit in Paris is now in its second week. Presentations, conferences, trade shows, and probably thousands of individual meetings are being held among attendees from almost all the countries of the world.

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Group of 285 global investors with more than $20T in assets under management calls for urgent action on investment-grade climate change and energy policies; guidelines for governments

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Saying that “ investment-grade climate change and clean energy policy is required to shift private sector investment from high-carbon to low-carbon assets ”, a group of 285 investors has urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps in the fight against climate change. Climate change presents major long-term risks to the global economy and to the assets in which we invest. Climate Change Policy

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Renault-Nissan Alliance to provide 200 EVs for Paris climate conference

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide a fleet of 200 all-electric vehicles as the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation’s COP21 climate conference in Paris later this year. More than 20,000 UN participants from 195 countries are expected to attend the annual climate summit. The vehicles will be available to shuttle delegates 24 hours, seven days week to key venues around the conference, as a complement to public transportation.

Electric cars head to UN Durban climate change talks

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As climate talks in Durban, South Africa get underway today, a host of electric cars will be on hand to give COP17 delegates the chance to try out the cleaner future in the automotive industry. A dozen electric cars from the Renault-Nissan Alliance will be on hand for the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference which [.]. Green credentials Africa climate conference COP17 Electric cars

Garnaut Climate Change Review issues first of 8 update papers in 2011; reaffirms decision-making framework and need for mitigation efforts

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As commissioned by the Australian Government in 2010, the Garnaut Climate Change Review, led by Professor Ross Garnaut, has issued the first of a series of papers scheduled for this month and next updating the 2008 Climate Change Review. —2008 Climate Change Review. Market and non-market benefits of climate change mitigation arise from avoiding the costs associated with climate change itself.

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

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I can’t do it with the climate clock ticking so loudly now and with so many critical parts of the math equation in my own South Bay backyard. square mile town will cause, there’s the bad math this adds up to for the climate.

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While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough. Those in the know, including NOAA say there is no doubt that the world’s extreme weather is being caused by climate change.

BREAKING NEWS: US Science Report Proves All Out Effort To Fight Climate Change Needed Right Now Or Everyone Is Screwed. Get It?

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Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) on Tuesday. Here’s the way the rest of the legacy media reported this story yesterday with links to their none-too-urgent coverage – courtesy of my FaceBook friends: White House Report Warns of Climate Change Effects – CNN.

Greenius Talks Climate Change Sense of Urgency with Bill Nye the Science Guy

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In August I covered the Plug-In 2009 Conference in Long Beach for Creative Greenius and provided exclusive photos and commentary. On the final night of the conference, August 13, a public night was held featuring a forum with Bill Nye the Science Guy, Chelsea Sexton and “Who Killed the Electric Car&# Director, Chris Paine.

Bush Says Farewell to Blair with Empty Rhetoric on Climate Change

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And make one final pitch for American cooperation on climate change. At a Rose Garden press conference within earshot of anti-war protesters beyond the White House gate, Bush's prepared remarks included this: And we talked, of course, about climate change. We spent a lot of time on climate change. Harlan Watson, President Bush's chief climate negotiator, rejected any caps on US emissions or participation in carbon trading.

Perspective: The Role of Offsets in Climate Change Legislation

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This article shows that including offsets in climate change legislation would likely make an emissions program more cost-effective by: (a) providing an incentive for non-regulated sources to generate emission reductions; and (b) expanding emission compliance opportunities for regulated entities. From a global climate change perspective, it does not matter where or from what source the reduction occurs: the effect on the atmospheric concentration of GHGs would be the same.

IEA estimates energy-related CO2 emissions in 2010 highest in history; 80% of projected 2020 emissions from the power sector are already locked in

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Global leaders agreed a target of limiting temperature increase to 2 °C at the UN climate change talks in Cancun in 2010. These latest estimates from the IEA are “ a stark warning ” to governments to provide strong new progress this year towards global solutions to climate change, UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres said. It is clear that they need to push the world further down the right track to avoid dangerous climate change.

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California and Shenzhen, China, sign agreement to cooperate on fighting climate change

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Moving to further strengthen California’s ties with China, California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols and Director of the Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission Xu Anliang signed a memorandum of understanding in Shenzhen that will expand cooperation at the subnational level to tackle global climate change. Additionally, California and Shenzhen agree to monitor and share the best available climate and pollution-related science and research.

UOP/Solazyme Neat Renewable Diesel from Algae Oil Powers Vehicle at United Nations Climate Change Conference

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Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has organized a “ Driving the Future ” showcase during the COP 15 climate conference that begins today. Attendees needing a ride to the center of Copenhagen or journalist wanting to visit Danish cleantech solutions are free to use the COP15 showcase vehicles.

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough. Those in the know, including NOAA say there is no doubt that the world’s extreme weather is being caused by climate change.

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Copenhagen Diagnosis Released, Detailing Accelerating Indicators of Climate Change In Last Three Years

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A team of 26 climate scientists from Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States have published the “Copenhagen Diagnosis”, an interim synthesis report on developments in climate change science from mid-2006 to the present day. The report points out that many key harbingers of climate change “ are occurring at the high end or even beyond the expectations of only a few years ago."”

Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

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But that’s the way it felt to the Creative Greenius as I covered the EcoMotion Palm Desert AB 811 Conference on Friday at the University of California Riverside Graduate Center. Chairman of the AB 811 Conference & my new favorite Republicans.

GSI/UNEP conference report finds fossil-fuel subsidy reform complex and challenges sobering; ~1% of global GDP spent on fossil-fuel subsidies

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Although momentum behind reforming subsidies for fossil fuels (for both consumers and producers) worldwide has gained significant momentum during the past few years, and although the benefits of subsidy reform seem evident, countries’ experience of reform and the challenges involved are “sobering”, according to a recently published report from a conference convened on the subject last year by the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms. US intelligence and defense agencies say such environmental changes can lead to energy insecurity, water and food shortages, and social instability. It’s about time we changed course. COP15 , United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009.

Vanderbilt meeting concludes time to begin developing climate change adaptation strategies for transportation sector

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A two-day leadership summit that brought together major stakeholders from the $1-trillion-plus freight transportation sector with climate change researchers emerged with a consensus position that despite the uncertainties surrounding climate change, it is time to start developing effective strategies that will keep the nation’s transportation systems and other critical infrastructure running in the face of the adverse impacts that seem increasingly likely to occur.

If You Love the Ocean Consider This… Then Do Something

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That’s why I’m so happy to learn today that Oceana, the international ocean conservation group, is rolling out a new ad campaign tomorrow designed to influence policy makers arriving in Copenhagen for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15), December 7 -18, 2009.

World's largest solar powered boat reaches Cancun for climate change conference

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Last week they arrived in Miami for a promotional stop, and they are now in Cancun for the UN Climate Change Do you like this story? The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a large 100% solar powered "multi-hull" catamaran boat that's on an around the world trip.

World's largest solar powered boat reaches Cancun for climate change conference

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Last week they arrived in Miami for a promotional stop, and they are now in Cancun for the UN Climate Change Do you like this story? The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a large 100% solar powered "multi-hull" catamaran boat that's on an around the world trip.

World's largest solar powered boat reaches Cancun for climate change conference

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Last week they arrived in Miami for a promotional stop, and they are now in Cancun for the UN Climate Change The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a large 100% solar powered "multi-hull" catamaran boat that's on an around the world trip.

Nissan and ENEL announce V2G system, launch smart grid trials in Europe

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At the 21 st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris this week, Nissan announced the development of a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) system which will allow drivers to operate as individual energy hubs with the ability to store, use or return electricity to the grid.

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Open Letter by Netherlands Scientists on IPCC and Errors in 2007 Climate Change Report

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In response to the ongoing discussion about the reliability of the UN IPCC and the climate reports, a group of 55 leading Dutch scientists working in the field of climate change, energy and the environment wrote an open letter. Open letter (10 February 2010) to Netherlands parliament by Netherlands scientists on climate change and IPCC. Errors in the IPCC climate change report are being seized by some to discredit climate science.

These Kids and the Greenius Say No Holiday Vacations for World Leaders Who Didn’t Finish Their Work

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citizen volunteer climate change environmental legislation Copenhagen Climate Change Conference While world leaders and a bunch of legacy environmental groups were patting themselves on the backs and raising toasts to themselves for their “accomplishments&# in Copenhagen, the youth of the world, along with your Creative Greenius were not among those applauding.

France launches new climate plan; Euro 7 lead; targeting ending the sale of vehicles emitting GHGs by 2040

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Nicolas Hulot, France’s new minister responsible for environment and energy, presented the country’s new climate plan at a press conference at the Ministry. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Europe Oil Policy

Summary of decisions from Durban climate conference

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Governments at the COP17 meeting decided to adopt some form of a universal legal agreement on climate change as soon. markets all remain in action as effective tools to leverage global climate action and as models to inform. Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The package includes the Green Climate Fund; an Adaptation Committee designed to improve. Green Climate Fund. existing climate change.

India, China, Brazil, Japan, other non-Arctic countries want a voice on Arctic Council; interest in climate change impact and access to resources

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The issue features prominently on the agenda of The 2 nd annual Munk-Gordon Arctic Security Conference on the future of the Arctic Council, 17-18 January in Toronto. Many non-Arctic countries are interested in the Arctic as the “canary in the coal mine” that can teach them about how climate change will impact their own states. Countries such as China, India and Brazil, which have no Arctic territories, are now seeking admission to the Arctic Council as permanent observers.

NASA testing new boundary layer ingesting (BLI) propulsor; 4-8% fuel burn savings over current advanced engines

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Throughout testing, the team will change the wind speed and vary the boundary layer thickness and fan operation to see how these changes affect the propulsor’s performance, operability and structure.

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Hey Ted, Here’s My Card

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And it was my fault for not having a card with me earlier this week when I was part of State Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi’s press conference in Hermosa Beach. . Tagged: Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi , Joe Galliani , South Bay 350 Climate Action Group , State Senator Ted Lieu.

Al’s Bright Idea for Hermosa, Ted’s Tough Stance Against Oil & Why I’m Worried About It Mattering

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And what we especially dig about Al’s proposal is that the loan repayments Hermosa Beach would make would be deposited into the State Coastal Conservancy Trust Fund to be used for its Climate Ready Program.

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Huhne to overturn ban on councils selling green electricity

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A ban on councils selling green electricity into the national grid is to be overturned, Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announced today as the carbon footprint of every local council in England was published. In a speech to today’s Local Government Association annual conference, Mr Huhne will say that he wants local councils to be [.].

Toyota sponsors Milken Institute Global Conference, advocates for fuel cell vehicles

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Toyota used the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles—which it sponsored, becoming the first automaker to do so—as a platform to argue for fuel cell vehicles and the opportunities they represent. The Milken Institute Global Conference is the perfect place to bring together energy providers, investors and a broad range of leaders to discuss how we can work together to make this technology a reality.

California Governor orders more stringent GHG reduction target for the state: 40% below 1990 levels by 2030

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The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will also update the Climate Change Scoping Plan to express the 2030 target in terms of million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent. The Governor’s executive order aligns California’s greenhouse gas reduction targets with those of leading international governments ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris later this year. Climate Change Emissions Policy Regulations

Nissan and Enel to launch major V2G trial in the UK; LEAF and e-NV200

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The announcement follows the signing of a partnership agreement between Nissan and Enel in Paris in December 2015 during the 21 st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) to trial V2G technology in Europe. Nissan and multinational power company Enel will launch the first major vehicle-to-grid (V2G) trial carried out in the UK. The partners will install and connect 100 V2G units at locations agreed upon by private and fleet owners of the Nissan LEAF and e-NV200 electric van.

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Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. When I decided to trade my advocacy pro bono work for the action work I now do at EcoMedia I knew my world was about to change but I wasn’t prepared for the top-to-bottom overhaul in store for me.

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. When I decided to trade my advocacy pro bono work for the action work I now do at EcoMedia I knew my world was about to change but I wasn’t prepared for the top-to-bottom overhaul in store for me.

Greenland Conference Concludes Arctic Climate is Changing Drastically and Rapidly

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The Arctic climate is changing drastically at a rapid pace and the effects will be felt on a global scale. That was the overall conclusion from a scientific conference on climate changes in the Arctic which was held in Nuuk, Greenland last week.