Climate Policy News

To help individuals interested in climate change and related policy choices, Wiser has created a climate policy news digest. This daily email will help you stay up-to-date with decisions taken by legislators, and keep you informed of the science, analysis and debate that they use to take those decisions. Changes in climate policy happen incrementally as governments around the world nudge their economies, industries and populations towards practices designed to reduce the impact that people have on the environment. Bodies like the United Nations are involved in coordinating a global response to climate policy, and all countries in the UN, including the US and China, have agreed to reduce emissions. The debate often gets heated as environmental groups urge government and industry leaders to do more. Those debates will continue as everyone seeks to reconcile the often competing objectives of growing populations and economies, with green and environmentally friendly laws. Sign up for the Wiser climate policy news email to ensure you are always up-to-date with developments.

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Could sprinkling sand save the Arctic's shrinking sea ice?
The Guardian • Alaska, Oliver Milman
Lyft offsets carbon emissions, but still relies on gas-guzzling cars
Mashable • Sasha Lekach
Climate Lawsuits, Once Limited to the Coasts, Jump Inland
The New York Times • John Schwartz
Coalition considers letting power companies buy offsets to cut emissions
The Guardian • Katharine Murphy Political Editor
Canada's Trudeau defends controversial pipeline project
yahoo.com • Afp
Wyoming regulators approve Pacificorp's $2 billion wind power and transmission project
Search Results - Casper Star-Tribune Online • Heather Richards 307-266-0592
Task force meets to discuss first draft of state climate change policy
APRN: Alaska News • Alaska Public Radio Network
Task force meets to discuss first draft of state climate change policy
Alaska Public Media • Alaska's Energy Desk, Fairbanks, Ravenna Koenig
Why 'transition' is the coal industry's hardest word
Australian Broadcasting Corporation • Ben Deacon
IMO Agrees to CO2 Emissions Target
The Maritime Executive - Latest News • Marex
 
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Climate Change, Climate Policy
Could sprinkling sand save the Arctic's shrinking sea ice?
The GuardianAlaska, Oliver Milman
As a test location for a project that aims to ensure the livability of Earth, a frozen lake near the northern tip of Alaska could seem rather inauspicious. While the North Meadow Lake near Utqiaġvik, formerly known as Barrow, may be relatively...
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Auto Industry, Carbon Markets
Lyft offsets carbon emissions, but still relies on gas-guzzling cars
MashableSasha Lekach
Image: Patrick Gorski/NurPhoto via Getty Images In an announcement not-so-subtly timed to Earth Day, Lyft proclaimed its ride service is now carbon neutral. In the fight against climate change Lyft co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green explained this week that the San...
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Carbon Tax, Climate Change
Climate Lawsuits, Once Limited to the Coasts, Jump Inland
The New York TimesJohn Schwartz
SEE MY OPTIONS Image Until recently, communities suing fossil fuel companies over the costs of climate change have been located on the coasts: cities and counties in California, and New York City. But now, the litigation has jumped inland. Boulder and San...
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Carbon Markets , Climate Change
Coalition considers letting power companies buy offsets to cut emissions
The GuardianKatharine Murphy Political Editor
The Turnbull government is hedging its bets on whether to allow energy companies to buy offsets to comply with their new 26% emissions reduction target. A new 12-page discussion paper obtained by Guardian Australia addressing the emissions reduction architecture of the national...
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Carbon Tax, Climate Change
Canada's Trudeau defends controversial pipeline project
yahoo.comAfp
More Paris (France) (AFP) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday defended his government's backing of a controversial pipeline project, saying the world could not afford to choose between the environment and the economy. In an interview with French business daily...
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Carbon Tax, Energy & Utilities
Wyoming regulators approve Pacificorp's $2 billion wind power and transmission project
Search Results - Casper Star-Tribune OnlineHeather Richards 307-266-0592
Rocky Mountain Power’s plan to invest $2 billion in Wyoming wind took a step forward Thursday in a deal reached with state regulators. Wyoming’s largest utility dropped a 161-megawatt wind farm in Uinta County from its plans after a week-long hearing before...
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Carbon Markets , Climate Change
Task force meets to discuss first draft of state climate change policy
APRN: Alaska NewsAlaska Public Radio Network
Be bold. That was the message in Fairbanks on Thursday, as Governor Bill Walker’s climate change task force met to begin hammering out specific recommendations for how the state should react to a warming world. It was the second time that the...
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Carbon Markets , Climate Change
Task force meets to discuss first draft of state climate change policy
Alaska Public MediaAlaska's Energy Desk, Fairbanks, Ravenna Koenig
Be bold. That was the message in Fairbanks on Thursday, as Governor Bill Walker’s climate change task force met to begin hammering out specific recommendations for how the state should react to a warming world. It was the second time that the...
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Carbon Tax, Climate Change
Why 'transition' is the coal industry's hardest word
Australian Broadcasting CorporationBen Deacon
When AGL CEO Andy Vesey announced a new project to convert brown coal to liquid hydrogen in Victoria's Latrobe Valley this week, transition was on his lips. "As we transition to cleaner technologies," Mr Vesey said, "this project may spark a reinvigoration...
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Carbon Markets , Climate Change
IMO Agrees to CO2 Emissions Target
The Maritime Executive - Latest NewsMarex
After several years of negotiations, the IMO has reached an agreement on an initial strategy for the reduction of CO2 emissions from shipping. On Friday, the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) announced that its delegates have agreed on a target to...
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