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September 17, 2014


Carbon Capture and Storage

US Delays Power Plant Carbon Curbs As Protests Grow
Responding To Climate Change — September 17
Current proposals are aimed at cutting emissions 30% by 2030 on 2005 levels. The measures mean all coal power plants without carbon capture technology face an uncertain future.

Victorian CCS Research Wins $5m Grant
Daily Telegraph — September 16
Victorian-based Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies has received a $5 million state grant for the next stage of its carbon capture and storage Otway Project demonstration facility.

Carbon-Capture Technology Works, But Cost Is Still Prohibitive
Seattle Times — September 16
As the U.S. enters a new era of power generation shaped by abundant supplies of natural gas, this carbon-capture technology holds the potential for dramatically lowering emissions from natural gas and helping achieve President Obama’s midcentury target of a more than 80 percent reduction of U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions.

Can We Solve Global Warming For Almost Nothing?
Gawker — September 16
Deploying low-carbon technologies including renewables, nuclear and carbon capture and storage (CCS) could require another US$4.7 trillion. Yet a low-carbon scenario could also save money in other areas, such as US$5.7 trillion saved in fossil-fuelled power plants and along the fossil fuel supply chain, and up to US$3.4 trillion from building more compact, connected cities and reducing sprawl.


Climate Change

Obama Unveils Major New Effort To Tackle Climate Change
The Hill — September 17
The Obama administration is taking new steps to phase out the production of a well-known chemical coolant used in refrigerators and air conditioners that has been tied to global warming. The White House confirmed to The Hill that it plans to meet with some of the largest chemical firms and food retailers in the country on Tuesday.

Climate March and Summit
Environmental News Network — September 17
This Sunday 21st September hundreds of thousands of people have pledged to march in New York, London, Amsterdam and many other cities around the world to demand climate justice, standing with climate and dirty energy-affected communities worldwide.

Amazon Supertower to Measure Climate Change
BBC— September 17
Amazon’s Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO), rising 1,066 feet above the rainforest, will enable researchers to measure atmospheric changes over hundreds of square miles.

10 Steps To Tackle Climate Change And Boost Economic Growth
Responding To Climate Change — September 17
Tackling climate change while growing the global economy is possible if leaders follow these ten steps.

Leonardo DiCaprio Named U.N. Messenger of Peace for Climate
Reuters — September 16
Hollywood actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has been named a United Nations Messenger of Peace, a post he will use to raise awareness about climate change, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday.

Fixing Climate Change May Add No Costs, Report Says
New York Times mdash; September 16
In decades of public debate about global warming, one assumption has been accepted by virtually all factions: that tackling it would necessarily be costly.

Gov. Jindal Pushes Oil And Coal Use, Rejects Climate Change Rules
Los Angeles Times — September 16
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, who hopes to use detailed position papers to build a bid for the Republican presidential nomination, released an energy plan Tuesday that calls for expanded oil and gas production and reversing the Obama administration's efforts against climate change.


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