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|Political uncertainty slows renewable energy growth – IEA|
Growth of the renewable energy sector is under threat from policy uncertainty, the International Energy Agency warned on Thursday. Investment in clean sources of energy is a key plank of global efforts to cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change.
|Chile set to pass Latin America’s second carbon tax|
Chile is set to approve a carbon tax next week, making it the second country after Mexico in Latin America to put a price on polluting.
The carbon tax will go before the House of Representatives in the first week of September, as part of a broader package of tax reforms.
|UN seeks 'Malala' on climate change|
Five hundred people are to learn if they have won the chance to vent their frustration at world leaders over the stalemate on climate policy.
They applied to address more than 100 heads of state and government at next month’s UN climate summit in New York.
|‘Urgency of Climate Change’ to Debut as Legal Defense|
As protests go, Ken Ward’s and Jay O’Hara’s daylong blockade of a coal delivery was low-key. There were no kerfuffles involving authorities and nobody was arrested — the men learned of criminal charges later by mail. But the duo’s trial, scheduled to begin Sept. 8 in a Massachusetts district court, is shaping up as a high-profile affair, featuring an unusual defense and planned testimony by some of the biggest names in climate science.
|Why fossil fuel divestment won’t be easy|
There's a growing global campaign to stop investments in the fossil fuel industry. The British Medical Association, the World Council of Churches and Stanford University are among those pledging to take their money out of oil, coal and gas firms. But if the idea catches on, it won't just cause headaches for oil moguls. Investment managers will be scratching their heads too. If they can't invest in fossil fuel firms, where should they put their money?
|22.6% Of Homes Use Solar In South Australia|
Nearly one in four homes in South Australia now has rooftop solar, as the share of renewable energy in the state neared 33 per cent in 2013/14 – delivering the state’s ambitious 2020 target six years ahead of schedule. Official data released by the Australian Energy Market Operator shows that the share of wind and solar generation in South Australia jumped to 32.1 per cent in 2013/14.
|Green-trigue: N.Y. legal memo may give Obama path to make UN climate deal binding|
Two years ago, the New York attorney general’s office prepared a legal brief laying out a potential case for asking courts to make the U.S. cut greenhouse gas emissions based on international treaties, according to documents reviewed by The Washington Times. Legal analysts say it’s a tough sell, and the case was never filed.
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