‘At the third preparatory meeting of the “Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate” held recently, the partaking parties voiced their desire to develop and disseminate new, low-carbon energy technology and climate-friendly technology through the forging of global partnership.
In drastic contrast to this situation, however, the U.S. House of Representatives in June unanimously voted to make it a U.S. policy to prevent the Copenhagen Treaty from “weakening” U.S. intellectual property rights on a wind, solar and other eco-friendly technologies.’
via CHINA-WIRE » Developing nations eligible to share “climate friendly technology”.
‘China is aiming for an installed solar power capacity of 2 gW by 2011, nearly a 15-fold jump from the 140 mW capacity it had at the end of last year, according to people familiar with the matter.’
via CHINA-WIRE » China hikes 2011 solar power target.
‘China is planning for an installed nuclear power capacity of 86 gigawatts (gW) by 2020, up nearly 10-fold from the 9 gW capacity it had by the end of last year, two people familiar with the matter said.’
via CHINA-WIRE » Nuclear power to rise 10-fold by 2020.
‘NEW YORK Reuters – The U.S. climate bill, a centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s green agenda, could stall in the Senate unless it contains incentives to help the nuclear power industry build the next generation of reactors.’
via Nuclear could benefit from U.S. climate bill | Green Business | Reuters.
‘OXFORD Reuters – Public awareness about the “catastrophe” of climate change is not high enough to pressure politicians into taking action, former Vice President Al Gore said on Tuesday.’
via Gore says climate deal needs more public pressure | Green Business | Reuters.
‘Carbon sequestration has been the subject of extensive study, but is it the only option for carbon removal? A Canadian company, Strategic Visionary Alternatives, has spent years researching and has already demonstrated its unique carbon recycling method.’
via Canadian Company Demonstrates Carbon Recycling | Green Business | Reuters.
Consistent with the maximum target of a 2 degrees called for at the Copenhagen Climate Conference this March:
‘BRUSSELS Reuters – European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso said on Monday he will press the United States and other nations to limit global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius at this week’s Group of Eight summit.’
via EU’s Barroso seeks two degrees Celsius pact at G8 | Green Business | Reuters.
‘SEOUL Reuters – South Korea aims to raise 2.0 trillion won $1.58 billion from the private sector and increase fiscal and financial aid to help so-called “green industries,” the government said on Sunday.’
via South Korea to raise $1.6 billion for green industries | Green Business | Reuters.
‘HONG KONG/BEIJING Reuters – China’s ambitious plan to increase wind power capacity could attract up to $150 billion in investment, but Beijing will have to get serious about revamping regulations and building much needed infrastructure.’
via China wind companies poised for green policy boost | Green Business | Reuters.
‘ROME Reuters – Officials from a 17-member body which account for the lions share of the world’s carbon emissions will hold urgent talks next Tuesday to iron out differences on the eve of a July 8-10 summit of the G8.’
via Climate body to try to bridge differences before G8 | Green Business | Reuters.