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Europe falls back on windenergy

This table showed me how a „wind of change“ is blowing over Europe. Brain-dead political zombies are trying to reverse the good policies of the past.  They want atomic energy, „clean coal“ or biomass from Africa instead of renewable energy, harvested from the sun, the winds and the streams. Sad outlook that makes even the […]

7 Objectives for Cancun

Today I read on an eMail-list that the UNFCCC had given out seven key objectives that make Cancun a success. It was said that now everybody aims for small but steady progress instead of dully believing into a „big bang“ of climate policy. These are the seven key objectives. Formalising pledges to mitigate climate change, […]

Share of World Emissions

Soure: http://www.germanwatch.org/

Turning Away from Coal (?)

My friend Arne wrote a blog-entry yesterday about the decrease in coal energy in the U.S. and linked a WSJ-article. It read (my corrections in read): Black Days for Coal An analysis of the impact over the next several years if all coal-fired power plants must install sulfur-dioxide scrubbers to meet EPA emissions standards for […]

KOCH INDUSTRIES = Climate "Skepticism" + Too Much Money

When talking about climate change skeptics, global warming deniers and other wrong-doers who try effectively to stall a good policy for saving the planet, one also has to take into account one question: where is the money from? During the research for my final thesis, I came across a number of names, but one was […]

Global Young Greens Cancun Paper

This is the GYG Cancun Paper, approved by the Congress in Berlin on August, 13th, 2010. Introduced by: FYEG (Federation of Young European Greens) We, the Global Young Greens (GYG), are deeply disappointed, dissatisfied and frustrated by the outcome of the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Copenhagen in December 2009. Many of us, who have […]

Bonn III – revenge of the bad deal

The divide between supporters of the Copenhagen Accord (CA) and those countries, who favour the Bali Action Plan (BAP) became once again visible to all in Bonn. Further, the negotiation discourse was tried to be changed, again between these rival groups. One side tried to work more on a conceptual change to provide their positions […]

Cap and Dividend or Cap and Divide?

As the battle over a „cap-and-trade“ bill in the U.S. Senate went from hot to dead-cold after Dems showed signs of putting politics over policy and fencesitting Republican Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) left John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Joe Liebermann (I-Conn.) alone with their „American Power Act“, a new sign of hope where one could go emerged. […]

SDRs from the IMF for Climate Financing?

Please take note of this insightful blog from Liane, co-head of the Washington office of the hbf. The IMFs Sales Pitch for Climate SDRs Published on 05.02.2010 by Liane Schalatek In the past, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has often been accussed of “mission grab” –its attempt to gain legitimacy, relevance and more international power […]

Who is on board?

The „soft deadline“ passed this weekend and 31 countries representing almost 3/4th of global emissions have signed the Copenhagen Accord and put in their numbers. THE numbers: how much they want to reduce their emissions. Interestingly, the big players (US, China, EU) are there together with the rather small guys (Bangladesh, Samoa, Costa Rica). Sadly, […]