Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

IEA: Oil price to rebound to $100 when economy recovers, then soar to $200 by 2030

The staid International Energy Agency is poised to bring a note of sanity back to the oil discussion next week, according to the Financial Times: Oil prices will rebound to more than $100 a barrel as soon as the world …

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E.U. greenhouse-gas goal will be tough to meet, says IEA

A European Union goal to keep global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius will be, um, hard to do, says the International Energy Agency. “The scale of the challenge … is immense,” says a report to be published …

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We already have 750,000 green jobs and the potential for ample green investments

This post was originally published at the NRDC blog, Switchboard, before the presidential election. —– You can’t miss the fact that both Time and Newsweek chose the week of the presidential election to run pieces on how the economic downturn …

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What can greens expect from Obama?

In March 2007, Democratic primary contender John Edwards released an ambitious climate and energy plan, calling for greenhouse gas reductions of 80 percent by 2050, a cap-and-trade program with auctioned permits, and a ban on conventional dirty coal plants. Barack …

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Three key energy and climate questions and why conservatives just don’t get why they lost, part 1

Obama ran on clear and detailed energy and climate plans. The election poses three over-arching questions: On solutions: Does Obama have a clear mandate to enact his plans to transform our energy and climate policy? On science: Will the transformation …

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Happy international folk

Avaaz brings you happy people who hope Obama will get cracking on an international climate agreement:

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Clean energy investment provides a truly clean opportunity for the Obama administration

Cross-posted at the NDN blog. —– The historic victory of Barack Obama last night and increased majorities for Democrats in the House and Senate create a huge opportunity to build a high-productivity, low-carbon economy. The last eight years have been …

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Canada proposes joint climate agreement with U.S. to spare its oil-sands projects

Less than a day after Barack Obama won the U.S. presidential election, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper proposed a joint climate agreement with the United States that aims to save Canada’s oil-sands projects (and the oil they produce) from any …

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World leaders express hope that Obama will actively address climate change

World leaders congratulated Barack Obama on his presidential win, and indicated that his environmental policies look to be a welcome change from the past eight years. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: “Obama has not only been very …