Tag: Climate

Saskatchewan releases climate plan without carbon tax, critics say won’t meet federal standards

Saskatchewan releases climate plan without carbon tax, critics say won’t meet federal standards

Oil and gas, electricity sectors exempted from carbon pricing The Saskatchewan Government released a Climate Plan called Prairie Resilience: A Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy, which it says focuses on the principles of readiness and resilience, while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapting to the effects of climate change – without a carbon tax. “This plan […]

By December 12, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Canada creates expert panel on adapting to climate change

Canada creates expert panel on adapting to climate change

Over 45, 000 people have been displaced by fires this summer Catherine McKenna, federal minister of environment and climate change, says a recommendations from a recently appointed Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results will help protect communities across the country, according to a press release. The Expert Panel will advise the Government of […]

By August 30, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Paris Accord: China, EU to announce joint climate plans

Paris Accord: China, EU to announce joint climate plans

Trump likely bowing out of Paris Accord European and Chinese leaders will join forces on Friday to voice their strong support for the Paris Accord and present a number of joint plans aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, according to Reuters. On Wednesday, sources reported that US President Donald Trump is set to withdraw from […]

Trump to leave Paris Climate Accord: Reuters

Trump to leave Paris Climate Accord: Reuters

Paris Climate Accord pullout will deepen the rift with US allies According to a story by Reuters, President Donald Trump plans to pull the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord.  The move is expected to further alienate US allies already wary of Trump. Officials with the White House caution that the details are still […]

Shell CEO expects no valuation hit from Paris climate accord

Shell CEO expects no valuation hit from Paris climate accord

Paris climate accord commits 200 countries to limiting temperature increases to 2°C   AMSTERDAM, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell expects to pump out all the fossil fuel reserves listed on its balance sheet, its chief executive said, dismissing concerns that production limits in the wake of the Paris climate accord could hit the energy […]

By November 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Third time “Not the Charm” for meandering Schneiderman investigation

Third time “Not the Charm” for meandering Schneiderman investigation

A rapidly growing chorus of legal experts and editorial boards from across the country calling on Schneiderman to take a bow by Katie Brown, PhD, EnergyInDepth Earlier this week, a number of news outlets reported that SEC is in the process now of taking a look at how ExxonMobil assesses the value of its proven […]

By September 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Up for debate: Natural gas delivers climate progress in Texas

Up for debate: Natural gas delivers climate progress in Texas

 Texas model demonstrates we can meet growing energy demand and address environmental concerns at same time By Steve Everley When you think of Texas, do you picture the clean energy economy? You should. No state produces more natural gas than Texas, and thanks to fracking, the United States is now the largest natural gas producer in the […]

By September 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The #ExxonKnew climate campaign keeps unraveling

The #ExxonKnew climate campaign keeps unraveling

#Exxonknew, just like the anti-Keystone XL movement, isn’t about facts or science By Steve Everley, Energy In Depth An environmental activist-led effort to restrict free speech has suffered a series of damaging setbacks in recent weeks, including the withdrawal of a controversial subpoena requesting climate advocacy documents from scores of non-profit groups. Another state attorney […]

Utilities should face climate change stress tests: Investor network

Utilities should face climate change stress tests: Investor network

Network concerned utilities’ strategies not consistent with climate change targets By Nina Chestney LONDON, April 29 (Reuters) – Electric utilities should undergo stress tests to show how their business models are in line with limiting climate change, a global network of investors said on Friday. The network of more than 270 institutional investors with assets worth more than […]

By April 29, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
The climate math of EPA’s costly methane rule

The climate math of EPA’s costly methane rule

New methane emissions regulations suggest EPA head Gina McCarthystill doesn’t understand oil and gas industry The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed new rules targeting methane and other emissions from the oil and natural gas industry, which the agency claims are required to “combat climate change.” The White House is also discussing new methane restrictions […]