Economy & Business

April 25, 2012

DEADLINE: Fellowships for Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development

Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) and O Eco have developed a Fellowship program to bring journalists to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, to be held June 20-22, 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Apply by April 25th.

"BP Faces Shareholder Revolt Over Bob Dudley's Pay"

"Investors group will vent its displeasure during AGM by voting against £4.6m remuneration package for chief executive"

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"A substantial pay revolt will be mounted by shareholders at the annual general meeting of BP on Thursday following the board decision to give more than £4m remuneration to chief executive, Bob Dudley, despite a depressed stock price.

A group of investors will vote in protest against acceptance of this part of the company's remuneration report, emboldened by a negative recommendation from the shareholder advisory body Pirc.

Source: Guardian, 04/12/2012

Grants Criticized By GOP Helped Create 75K Jobs a Year -- Obama Admin

"The Treasury Department's $9 billion renewable energy grant program supported as many as 75,000 jobs each year it was available, according to a new report from the Department of Energy that counters Republican criticism of the grant-in-lieu-of-tax-credit effort."

Source: Greenwire, 04/10/2012

"Gas Industry Presses White House on 'Fracking' Rules"

"Natural-gas companies are taking concerns about looming Interior Department 'fracking' regulations to the White House with efforts that include a meeting between a major producer and the Obama administration’s top regulatory official."

Source: E2 Wire, 04/10/2012

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