Tuesday 27 January 2015

All posts tagged mining


Labor, Greens pressure Lib-Nat govt on climate

Australia’s opposition Labor Party and the Australian Greens Party have stepped up pressure on the conservative Liberal-National government to do more to combat climate change. The moves come in light of a new report showing 2014 as the hottest year …

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Climate change, extinctions put Earth in ‘danger zone’

A major scientific report card about mankind's impact on nature warns that climate change and high rates of extinctions of animals and plants are pushing the Earth into


Pope: humans responsible for climate change

The leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Francis has said he believed that humanity was primarily responsible for climate change. He added that he hoped this year's


BP’s oil spill fine cut by $bns on court ruling

Major international oil supplier BP will face a maximum fine of $13.7 billion under the United States’ Clean Water Act for its Gulf of Mexico oil spill, several


Arctic oil drillers retreat from hostile waters

When Norway’s Statoil acquired the last of three licenses off Greenland’s west coast in January 2012, oil at more than US$110 a barrel made exploring the iceberg-ridden waters


Corporate leaders demand action on EU carbon price

In Europe the Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change has called on Members of the European Parliament to support early reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme


Institutional investors missing renewables boom

A leading investment research firm says pension funds and insurance companies are not moving fast enough to capitalise fully on the global shift to green energy. The research says


RET uncertainty makes clean energy ‘uninvestable’

A major clean energy analyst has warned that uncertainty surrounding the Renewable Energy Target (RET) has made the large-scale sector of the industry in Australia "uninvestable”. A report by


Keystone clears hurdles, Obama showdown looms

In the United States the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline has cleared two hurdles, setting up a showdown between Congress and President Barack Obama who has raised new


Davey: Paris climate deal ‘won’t be enough’

The United Kingdom’s Energy and Climate Change Secretary has warned countries' commitments on climate change fall 'well short' of  the level needed for a two degrees Celsius pathway,

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