Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Record minus 24 in Ely; bitter cold grips Nevada - Las Vegas Sun News
Weather forecasters warned northern Nevadans to brace for more bitter cold as the temperature dropped to a record minus 24 in Ely early Monday and wind chills were expected to drop to near 40 below as winds pick up Monday night into Tuesday.
China has the capacity to lead in carbon trading : Nature News & Comment
China needs specific laws to ensure honest reporting and transparency, and to punish those who make fraudulent or misleading claims about their carbon emissions.
Australia rejects 'kill a camel, earn a carbon credit' plan - News - Point Carbon
BEIJING, Jan. 15 (Reuters Point Carbon) - A proposal to earn millions of carbon credits by shooting camels from helicopters and trucks has been rejected by the Australian government, in part due to concerns over animal welfare.
Private Equity Flees Clean Energy as Investment Falls - Bloomberg
Private equity and venture-capital investors provided $5.8 billion to solar, biofuel, wind and smart-grid startups worldwide last year, down 34 percent from 2011, according to an annual ranking by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The decline was part of an 11 percent drop to $268.7 billion in total investment for renewable energy last year from a record $302.3 billion the year before.
Citigroup, Blackrock Join U.K. in Talks on Climate Aid - Bloomberg
U.K. Energy Minister Greg Barker met with executives from Citigroup Inc. (C) and Blackrock Inc. (BLK) to discuss ways to boost international climate aid to the $100 billion developed nations have pledged to provide by 2020.

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