Thursday 23 October 2014

All posts tagged mining


PwC: Competition not science drives climate action

A leading analyst has said competition and regulation push companies to take action to protect themselves from the effects of climate change, not climate science Jon Williams, partner at global consultancy firm PwC told the Reuters Global Climate Change Summit …

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Lib-Nat govt gets closer to climate deal

Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government is reportedly quietly confident of reaching a deal to pass its controversial Direct Action climate policy through the upper house Senate. The Carbon Farming Initiative


Study: Natural gas will not slow climate change

According to a new analysis of global energy use, economics and the climate expanding the use of natural gas alone will not slow the growth of greenhouse gas

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Giant battery unit aims at wind storage holy grail

At a windy mountain pass on the edge of the Mojave Desert, the United States most potent collection of batteries used for storing unused power is humming its


Energy giants again call for EU renewables target

A host of Europe's largest engineering and energy firms and trade associations have again called on the bloc's heads of government to deliver a binding renewable energy target


BoE governor warns fossil fuels ‘unburnable’

Reiterating his warning that the vast majority of oil reserves should be considered “unburnable”, Bank of England governor Mark Carney has called for climate change risk to be


Lobby group: banks should declare climate lending

Lobby group Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR) has called on banks to declare how much of their lending is to companies exposed to action on climate change. Resolutions


Hockey denies Aust worst per capita emitter

Flying in the face of statistics the Treasurer in Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government, Joe Hockey, has told a radio interviewer in London that it's 'absolutely ridiculous' to suggest


Pyne says ANU divesting mining investments ‘bizarre’

Possibly evidencing how out of touch he is the Education Minister in Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government, Christopher Pyne, has labelled the Australian National University's (ANU) decision to sell


Kerry: Time running out for climate change action

The United States Secretary of State John Kerry has issued a stark warning about the mounting effects of climate change, from food shortages to devastating droughts, saying time

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