Friday, January 25, 2013

We’re Kicking Some Fracking Butt Here | Power Line
Meanwhile, sit down for this: at the current Sundance Film Festival–Robert Redford’s baby–there is debuting a new documentary about environmentalists who have changed their mind and are now pro-nuclear power. Does Redford, who signs direct-mail letters for the anti-nuke NRDC, know about this?
That picture of One Direction won’t save your climate comms - and other lessons | Carbon Brief
Worryingly, images of celebrities and politicians - like Richard Branson, Al Gore and Julia Gillard - "made participants in this study feel quite strongly that climate change was unimportant".
The UK's EU climate policy car crash | Carbon Brief
It's been a gloomy week for UK climate change policy in Europe. In the last seven days the carbon price twice crashed to record lows, the UK prime minister called for a revision of key environmental regulations, and the European Commission landed the UK with a large fine over mishandled energy policy...It emerged today that the European Commission (EC) is sending the UK to the European Court of Justice for failing to implement new EU energy regulations. This could mean that the UK faces fines of almost €150,000 a day until it complies.
Davos Strives to Make Climate Talk More than Hot Air
“There is a clear lack of urgency in the climate debate,” said Greenpeace Executive Director Kumi Naidoo. “Big business is holding us back.”

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