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US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell nearly 10 percent from 2005 to 2012, more than halfway toward the target of reducing CO2 emissions 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, as President Obama vowed on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit in 2009.
The Philippines' Department of Energy (DOE) and the US Export-Import Bank have signed a memorandum of understanding for USD1 billion worth of financing options to further develop the country's liquefied natural gas and renewable energy sectors.
Last year China spent more on energy efficiency than the US for the first time, accounting for almost a third of the world’s total with USD4.3 billion invested, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). Global energy efficiency spending rose almost five percent to USD14.9 billion in 2013.
Trans-Pacific Partnership Leak
Read Full Story Green groups from around the globe up in arms after WikiLeaks late last week released the secret draft text for the entire TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) Environment Chapter and the corresponding Chairs' Report. The TPP transnational legal regime would cover 12 countries initially and encompass 40 percent of global GDP and one-third of world trade.
US climate change negotiator Todd Stern
The United States and China, the two largest emitters of greenhouse gasses, have been at loggerheads for years over any international treaty that would mandate reductions. But the US envoy to climate talks that open today in Warsaw says this year's gathering is a "historic opportunity," in part because Washington has started working closely with Beijing on the issue. This year is different because "we are all in this negotiation rather than in an 'us or them' mentality," Todd Stern said Friday. "We mean to make progress."
The solar tariff wars is hotting up with China announcing that anti-dumping duties would hit US and South Korean solar PV imports from July 24th.
Sunset on nuclear power
As new figures show clean energy enjoyed an upsurge in investment during the second quarter of this year, China has emerged as the first country to install over 3-GW of utility-scale solar capacity. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), solar and wind projects led a 22 percent overall increase in global investment in clean energy. News on the nuclear industry, however, was not so good as 1.2-GW of new atomic energy capacity was brought on-line last year, compared to 32-GW of solar capacity
US-China Stetegic
July 15, 2013
China and the US have agreed on a new series of measures to reduce carbon emissions. Leaked to the Chinese media immediately after the opening ceremonies of the 5th China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in Washington, news emerged that mini-climate talks had prefaced the opening and common ground had been agreed. Five new initiatives aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants from the two countries most polluting sectors.
Indonesia and the US have launched a USD332.5 million project to promote economic development in the rural region.