Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ClimateWire

The politics and business of climate change
  1. PARIS AGREEMENT: Poland holds back E.U. ratification of deal
    The European Union's plan to ratify the Paris Agreement has hit a stumbling block: Poland.
  2. EXTREME WEATHER: Taiwan reels from string of deadly typhoons
    Taiwan has been hit by a third typhoon this month, leading to four deaths.
  3. POLICY: British power companies want to extend carbon tax
    Four British power companies are expressing support for a carbon tax until 2025.
  4. WORLD BANK: Kim to head bank for another 5 years
    Jim Yong Kim will lead the World Bank for another five-year term, its executive directors decided yesterday.
  5. CLIMATE: NYC details how it can move to 'renewables-based' grid
    To meet its climate goals, New York City will need a power grid that's "renewables-based" — not the fossil fuel-dominated grid it has today.
  6. WIND: Turkey, France to help spur doubling of E.U. capacity by 2025
    Expansion of offshore wind energy in northern Europe, combined with new onshore turbines in former East bloc and Mediterranean countries, will result in a near-doubling of Europe's wind power capacity by 2025.
  7. TECHNOLOGY: Carbon capture is integral to meeting Paris targets — researcher
    Carbon capture and storage is essential for hitting greenhouse gas targets under the Paris Agreement, according to an analyst at the International Energy Agency.
  8. ARCTIC: Science ministers meet today to protect a warming north
    Science ministers from around the world are converging on Washington, D.C., today to discuss how Arctic warming is affecting life in the north and complicating global climate responses.
  9. PARIS AGREEMENT: U.S. can't satisfy Paris promise without new policies — report
    Future administrations will almost certainly have to do more than implement President Obama's climate policies to fulfill U.S. commitments to last year's Paris deal, according to a new report.
  10. FINANCE: Paulson says warming is biggest economic risk
    Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has said he was so distraught during the darkest hours of the financial crisis in 2008 that he sometimes became violently ill or couldn't sleep.