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Sweden pledges $500m to Green Climate Fund
Sweden will pay half a billion dollars into the UN’s green bank, the government will announce in its 2015 budget.
RTCC
 
US, EU want UN to stress low cost of climate change fight - draft
The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday.
Reuters
 
U.S. insurance firms failing to address climate change risk -report
Most U.S. insurance companies are completely unprepared to address the risks related to climate change, a new survey published Wednesday found, a finding that could have negative consequence for the wider debate over how to tackle the issue.
Reuters
 
US greenhouse gas emissions rise despite Obama's new climate change push
America’s energy-related carbon pollution rose 2.5% last year despite President Barack Obama’s efforts to fight climate change, according to new federal data. The rise in emissions from burning coal, oil, natural gas and other fossil fuels was one of the steepest on record in the last 25 years, according to the Energy Information Administration’s Monthly Energy Review.
The Guardian
 
The Global Green Economy Index Winners And Losers
The authors of the latest Global Green Economy Index have raised concerns about the “perceptions” of developed countries such as Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States, suggesting that “perceptions of their green economic performance dramatically exceed their actual performance on the [Global Green Economy Index].”
CleanTechnica
 
Carbon footprint: US awards Indian-origin teenager for innovative design
An Indian-American student has won 'America's Top Young Scientist' award for his innovative design of an eco-friendly device that seeks to reduce carbon footprint while offering power for household usage.
Firstpost
 
US Wind Industry Booming, Already Surpassing 2013 Levels
The US wind industry is booming, installing more in the first 9 months of 2014 than was installed throughout all of 2013. The figures come from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which predicts 2014 will finish strong and push through to stepped-up installations throughout 2015.
CleanTechnica
 
 
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