Paulson: U.S. Companies Must Lead on Climate Change

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/paulson-u-s-companies-must-lead-on-climate-change-RuEeUkqYRC2Wuee~cqftKg.html   Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson talks about climate change and a report from the Risky Business Project that urged businesses to curb carbon emissions. Paulson, former New York Mayor and Bloomberg LP majority owner Michael Bloomberg, and billionaire investor Tom Steyer spearheaded the report. He speaks with Erik...

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Paulson: Youth Will Overcome Climate Change Deniers

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/paulson-youth-will-overcome-climate-change-deniers-EjUS9AvsQCy8ICJvuqCPXg.html   Hank Paulson, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, talks with Erik Schatzker about what it will take to change political thinking on climate change. He speaks on “Market Makers.”

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EU Leaders to Set 2030 Carbon Principles, Delbeke Says

By Ewa Krukowska – Jun 13, 2014 European Union heads of state will seek to agree on general principles on 2030 climate and energy policies at their summit in October, according to Jos Delbeke, director general for climate at the European Commission. Detailed measures on how to implement post-2020 strategy will be proposed by the EU’s regulatory arm after leaders reach a political deal, he said in an interview in Luxembourg...

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SAM predicts rapid growth in clean tech private equity

28 MAY 2010BY NINA RÖHRBEIN GLOBAL – Clean tech private equity has grown to 9% of global private equity investments and is expected to continue its rapid growth in the years to come, according to Swiss-based asset manager SAM. In its 2010 report ‘Clean Tech Private Equity: past, present and future’ SAM estimates that clean energy investments capture about 70-80% of the total clean tech market and asset finance is the largest clean...

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Global cleantech investment soars by 63% in first half

GLOBAL – Clean technology venture investment worldwide has soared by 65% in the first half of 2010 compared with the same period last year. According to preliminary results by the Cleantech Group, in collaboration with financial service provider Deloitte, cleantech venture investments came to more than $2bn (€1.6bn) across 140 companies in North America, Europe, China and India in the second quarter. The number is roughly equivalent to...

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Beyond Obama: A Climate Plan with Teeth

Beyond Obama: A Climate Plan with Teeth

Cutting power plant emissions is helpful, but the magnitude of the climate problem warrants a carbon tax Jun 3, 2014 |By David G. Victor Climate is back. On Monday Pres. Obama rolled out a plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants by 2030 to an average of 30 percent less than 2005 levels. His timing is in tune with public opinion. Now that the economy is recovering from the global financial crisis, new polls show that public concern is...

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Christine Lagarde told an international conference that a mechanism is needed to reflect the cost of emissions and encourage less consumption

June 9, 2014 by Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press MONTREAL—Energy powerhouses like Canada need a proactive approach to protect the environment and not simply wait for a deal to replace the Kyoto Protocol, the head of the International Monetary Fund said June 9. Christine Lagarde told an international economic conference that whether it’s a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system, a mechanism is needed to reflect the cost of emissions...

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