Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Obama Weighs New Emissions Rules -
Congressional Republicans and businesses have objected to regulating existing plants. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R., Ky.), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Power, who has coal-fired plants in his district, said such a move would be a "serious misstep" and added, "We're going to be very aggressive in letting them know that if they try to start doing this with existing plants, they're going to have a real battle on their hands."
Investors Curb ‘Cleantech’ Fund Raising Due To Lack Of Interest | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
One of the most aggressive cleantech investors, VantagePoint Capital Partners, has stopped raising its more recent billion dollar cleantech fund. Why? Lack of interest from limited partners, the investors that put money into VC funds. And that’s been an ongoing trend.
Climate change: apocalypse postponed | Rob Lyons | spiked
Because amid all the heat about climate-change ‘alarmists’ and ‘deniers’, and the claims that the world is about to get unbearably hot over the next few decades, the ‘consensus’ view on where temperatures are heading has become more moderate in recent times - which should have consequences for how we approach the problem of tackling climate change.
Matt Ridley Elected To The House Of Lords | The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF)
Viscount Ridley has been elected as a Conservative hereditary Peer in the recent by-election to fill the vacancy after Earl Ferrers’ death in November 2012.
Recreating our way out of Global Warming? | ClimateWest
...Which is why Sally Jewell’s nomination for Interior Secretary is a shock. Here is an agency that stands to play a critical role in transitioning our nation to clean energy, reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, and meaningfully addressing the threat of global warming. And what does the President do? He nominates an outdoor enthusiast who refused to take a stand on climate change for fear of upsetting customers with a “broad array of political views.”

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