Economy & Business

Google, GE, Others Fund Climate-Change Deniers in Congress: Report

"According to oft-cited statistics, climate scientists are 95%-99% certain of climate change – about as certain as they are of the link between smoking and lung cancer. Nonetheless, an estimated 58% of US Republican congressmen claim to be unconvinced of it. This group, the so-called ' climate denier caucus,' is a big part of the reason that meaningful climate activist legislation keeps getting shot down. And according to a recent report, some of America’s most popular companies are helping to fund the effort."

Source: Guardian, 09/24/2014
September 30, 2014 to October 1, 2014

5th US-India Energy Partnership Summit

The Energy and Resources Institute North America (TERI NA) in association with Yale University will be organizing the 5th edition of the US-India Energy Partnership Summit, titled ‘Accelerating Resilient Growth and Development’ from September 30 to October 1, 2014, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington DC.

"Six Energy Firms to Sign Pact to Cut Methane Emissions"

"NEW YORK -- Six international energy companies have agreed to work to reduce emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in partnership with more than a dozen national governments through a new United Nations framework, according to executives and officials familiar with the program."

Source: Wall St. Journal, 09/23/2014

"Coal Power Shows Zero Growth in 2014, Report Shows"

"Natural gas and solar are the winners so far in 2014 in the race to move electric power generation away from coal, a new U.S. Energy Information Administration report shows. As utilities across the U.S. have added new electric power generating capacity, most of that added capacity has come from natural gas and solar. No new coal power-generating capacity has been added yet in 2014, though two small plants are expected to open this year in North Dakota and Mississippi."

Source: Climate Central, 09/17/2014

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