University of Colorado part of fracking PR scheme. An investigation by Greenpeace and the Boulder Weekly has found troubling ties between the University of Colorado Boulder and Colorado public relations firms working on behalf of the fracking industry and the Koch brothers. Huffington Post. Opinion, 18 September 2015.
Faced with spate of tremors, Oklahoma looks to shake up its oil regulations. The shaking in Oklahoma doesn’t appear to be slowing, but the regulatory response is ramping up as more state officials acknowledge the link between increased seismic activity and waste fluid pumped into the disposal wells of oil fields. All Things Considered, NPR. 18 September 2015.
Quebec wants bolder greenhouse gas emissions cuts by 2030. Quebec has introduced bolder targets for reductions in greenhouse-gas emissions by 2030. Environment Minister David Heurtel said Thursday he wants emissions cut by 37.5 per cent when compared with 1990 levels. Canadian Press. 18 September 2015.
Polish elections complicate EU quest for Paris climate stance. Looming parliamentary elections in coal-dependent Poland will bedevil European Union efforts on Friday to agree a strong position for a global deal to tackle climate change. Reuters. 18 September 2015.
Is new Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull already a climate change turncoat? Malcolm Turnbull once endorsed common sense positions on climate change. Then he became prime minister. The Guardian. 18 September 2015.
Green energy cuts ‘to cost 20,000 jobs.’ Swingeing cuts to the subsidies paid for the production of electricity from rooftop solar panels threaten to trigger up to 20,000 job losses and a collapse in investment in Britain’s renewable energy industry, the government was warned yesterday. Times of London, United Kingdom. 18 September 2015.
Citi says China going green will hurt industrial commodities. China’s demand for industrial commodities will probably be hurt as the biggest energy and metals user intensifies efforts to rein in pollution, according to Citigroup Inc. Bloomberg Business. 18 September 2015.
Deal would let Southern California buy surplus water from Nevada. A $45 million deal that would let Southern California’s biggest water agency access a major supply of water that would normally go to southern Nevada won approval on Thursday from the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Reuters. 18 September 2015.