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1 November 2010

World Bank calls for agriculture ministers, UN to become ‘climate smart’

The World Bank has called for agriculture to become more ‘climate friendly’ to address global problems such as poverty, climate change and food security, and has urged agriculture ministers to become more involved in debates on climate change.

1 November 2010

China denies plans to cut rare earth exports in 2011

The export quotas of rare earths, which are vital resources to many cleantech applications, from China will not be dramatically lower than levels seen in 2010, an official has confirmed.

29 October 2010

European Union sets out approach to United Nations Cancun talks

The European Union has committed to signing up to a second phase of the United Nation’s climate change treaty but only if key clauses can be ironed out, reports suggest.

29 October 2010

UK turns up temperature on climate battle with Renewable Heat Incentivep

The Renewable Heat Incentive has made the ‘survivors list’ of the UK’s recent Spending Review, marking a step-change to any financing offered for this sector by governments around the world.

28 October 2010

World Bank forms ‘green’ national accounting partnership

The World Bank has formed a global partnership to enable developing countries to quantify the value of their natural resources through green ‘national accounting systems’ and reverse the ‘invisibility’ of nature’s contribution to the economy.

28 October 2010

UK government’s £1bn promise for Green Investment Bank ‘too low’

The UK government’s £1bn pledge to set up a Green Investment Bank is too low to have a real impact, leading experts have said in front of MPs.

28 October 2010

Dow Corning recommends policy strategies to spur US renewable export market

Dow Corning CEO Stephanie Burns has called for further investments in US ‘green’ manufacturing to keep the country competitive in the global marketplace.

27 October 2010

Renewables spending by UK government ‘focused’ but private investment needed

The UK government’s spending plan for the renewable energy industry has been planned more strategically than any other sector, according to an industry expert.

27 October 2010

UK renewables industry gets localised focus

Meeting the UK’s renewable energy and climate change targets is should longer be led by a national effort and must instead be pushed forward at a local level, industry experts said.

21 October 2010

EU renewable energy progress ‘stuck in hole’, says Greenpeace

At both a country and European Union (EU) level the renewable energy industry is ‘stuck in a hole’ and desperately needs leadership, according to environmental activist network Greenpeace.

21 October 2010

Shell calls for renewable energy policy to adapt along growth curve

Government policies around the world will need to adapt as the renewable energy industry moves along the growth curve, according to head of energy modelling at oil giant Shell.

19 October 2010

UK Climate Change Secretary proposes ‘energy saving revolution’

In an effort to rid the UK of a toxic legacy hung over from the economic downturn and compete in the new low carbon global growth sector, Secretary for Energy and Climate Change Minister Chris Huhne has proposed an ‘energy saving revolution’ and strengthening international partnerships to achieve a low carbon economy.

19 October 2010

Industry debates cut to UK FIT ahead of spending review

As reports suggest details of the UK government’s Green Investment Bank may be left out of its spending review to be released tomorrow, there is added uncertainty as to whether the feed-in tariff (FIT) for small-scale renewable energy generation will remain.

19 October 2010

Renewable energy microgeneration vision needed in UK, report will reveal

NewNet has learned that a report to be released later this week will conclude the UK needs to establish a cohesive plan for renewable energy microgeneration projects going forward.

18 October 2010

Germany raises renewable energy surcharge to meet 2010 deficit

The German government will introduce a renewable energy levy increase next year to be footed by customers and paid via transmission system operators, it announced on Friday.

14 October 2010

Korea pledges $36bn investment in renewables

Korea will commit KRW40tn ($36bn) in renewable energy resources in the coming five years, anticipating that it will make a return on this investment through clean energy exports, according to local media.

11 October 2010

China climate talks end with ratification gaps

Last week’s climate talks in Tianjin, China came to a close lagging behind expectations and incomplete, raising questions as to whether a balanced set of agreements can be reached in next month’s climate conference, European Commissioner for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard has warned.

30 September 2010

Hopes for US federal climate legislation extinguishedp

The death knell for comprehensive climate legislation in the 111th Congress has officially been rung, according to law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

30 September 2010

Denmark proposes to be free of fossil fuels by 2050

The Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy has presented its proposals for a future climate change and energy policy to parliament, which creates a vision of Denmark independent of fossil fuels by 2050.

29 September 2010

Spain’s move to finance coal breaks EU climate legislation, says law group

Environmental law organisation ClientEarth said the European Commission’s anticipated green light on Spain’s financial support of indigenous coal contravenes European Union (EU) objectives and legislation on the environment and state aid.

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