International oil producers are girding for carbon emission costs that may surge to almost 10 times the current prices in Europe, the world’s largest greenhouse gas market, as governments around the world step up efforts to curb climate change.
In speeches, press briefings and published commentaries, proponents of global free markets are proclaiming that a really big deal is on the table this week at the World Trade Organization meeting in Bali, Indonesia.
The following is a list of quotations from Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, South Africa’s first post- apartheid leader, drawn from a compilation of speeches posted on his foundation’s Internet site. Mandela died yesterday at the age of 95.
Japan is finding the alternatives to nuclear power pollute more or come with higher fuel costs, limiting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s scope to reshape the energy industry almost three years after the meltdown in Fukushima.
InsideClimateNews.org -- As environmentalists began ratcheting up pressure against Canada's tar sands three years ago, one of the world's biggest strategic consulting firms was tapped to help the North American oil industry figure out how to handle the mounting activism. The resulting document, published online by WikiLeaks, offers another window into how oil and gas companies have been scrambling to deal with unrelenting opposition to their growth plans.
Ivan Glasenberg, the billionaire running commodities supplier Glencore Xstrata Plc, is investing more in thermal coal than his three closest competitors combined even as investors warn the fuel’s outlook is deteriorating.
U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden called on China as a rising economic power to act responsibly and said its escalation of a territorial spat with Japan had caused significant apprehension throughout Asia.
Australia’s A$10 billion ($9.1 billion) clean-energy fund, set to be wound-up by the new Coalition government, is lobbying to stay in business to aid the nation’s fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Raizen Energia SA, Brazil’s biggest ethanol exporter, is the sugar-cane processor most at risk from a U.S. plan to cut biofuel mandates, threatening the South American country’s $6.4 billion export market.
PensionDanmark A/S, the retirement fund that’s invested about $1.8 billion in renewable energy, may consider developing country projects for the first time as the United Nations-linked Green Climate Fund opens today.