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Archive : October 2012


October 26, 2012

The Week Ahead: Coastal Surges Among Threats Posed by Hurricane Sandy

In addition to heavy rain, high winds, flooding, and tornadoes, coastal surges—which climate experts say are being exacerbated by sea-level rise due to global warming—are among the threats the East Coast faces from Hurricane Sandy in the week ahead.  

October 25, 2012

State Legislators Beat Back Efforts to Weaken Renewable Requirements

Efforts to roll back state policies requiring utilities to obtain power from wind, solar, and other renewable sources largely failed in legislative sessions across the country this year, according to information compiled by analysts who track state incentives.

October 20, 2012

The Week Ahead: Final Presidential Debate in Florida Spurs Experts to Demand Answers on Climate Change

More than 120 experts in Florida on sea level rise want President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to address climate change during the third and final presidential debate Oct. 22 in...

October 12, 2012

The Week Ahead: Second Presidential Debate, California Fuel Standard Case on Agenda

Will a question concerning climate change be posed Oct. 16 during the second presidential debate in New York on foreign and domestic issues? Maybe. The debate, to be held in a town-hall format at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., will feature undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization to ask questions on foreign and domestic issues. Each candidate will be given two minutes to respond.

October 5, 2012

The Week Ahead: European Union on Path to Reduce Energy Use, Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The European Union is expected to endorse legislation Oct. 8 designed to reduce energy consumption and meet greenhouse gas reduction goals. The legislation is part of the European Union’s “20-20-20” plan that calls for a 20 percent reduction in energy use via energy efficiency measures, a 20 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels, and a 20 percent renewable energy target, all by 2020. If approved, the measure would have to be implemented into national legislation by EU countries within 18 months.

October 1, 2012

The Week Ahead: U.N. to Hold Second Climate Change Financial Workshop

The U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change will host its second workshop on long-term financing of climate change initiatives Oct. 1-3 in Cape Town, South Africa. As detailed in a...