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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This Scientist Is Taking the Next Step in Geoengineering
MIT Technology Review • James Temple
Trump pulled out the oil industry playbook and players for Paris | Benjamin Franta
The Guardian • Benjamin Franta
Who’s brave enough to make the ultimate contrarian bet: coal stocks
MarketWatch • Michael Brush
Ireland's staggering hypocrisy on climate change
The Guardian • John Gibbons
Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet
Reuters • Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle
Brown, Schwarzenegger Celebrate Extension of Cap and Trade
KQED • Guy Marzorati
Gov. Jerry Brown signs law to extend cap and trade, securing the future of California's key climate program
Los Angeles Times • Chris Megerian
Vedanta Resources' (VDNRF) CEO Thomas Albanese on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
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As Emissions Scandal Widens, Diesel’s Future Looks Shaky in Europe
The New York Times • Jack Ewing
California governor signs climate policy extension into law
Reuters • Dan Whitcomb
 
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This Scientist Is Taking the Next Step in Geoengineering
MIT Technology ReviewJames Temple
Harvard’s David Keith explains why it’s time to move forward with outdoor experiments and broader research programs.
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Trump pulled out the oil industry playbook and players for Paris | Benjamin Franta
The GuardianBenjamin Franta
Since President Trump announced on June 1 that the U.S. would cease implementation of the Paris Agreement, pundits have argued about whether the American pullout will truly affect greenhouse gas pollution one way or another, since, after all, the Paris Agreement was...
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Carbon Tax, Coal Industry
Who’s brave enough to make the ultimate contrarian bet: coal stocks
MarketWatchMichael Brush
Bloomberg News Few things in this world are as despised as coal. • Many investors now hate it because they were wiped out by a spate of recent bankruptcies in the sector. • Utilities are turning away from coal in favor of...
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Agriculture, Climate Change
Ireland's staggering hypocrisy on climate change
The GuardianJohn Gibbons
On the face of it, Ireland appears to be acting on climate change. Last year it appointed its first ever “climate action minister”, and in June it outlawed onshore fracking. What’s more, the telegenic new taoiseach Leo Varadkar dedicated much of the...
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Carbon Sequestration, Climate Change
Scientists dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet
ReutersEnvironment Correspondent Alister Doyle
OSLO () - Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun's rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet. Backers say the risky,...
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Carbon Markets , Emissions Trading
Brown, Schwarzenegger Celebrate Extension of Cap and Trade
KQEDGuy Marzorati
A key tool to help California reach ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals will continue for decades to come, as Gov. Jerry Brown signed an extension of the state’s cap-and-trade program on Tuesday. Brown was joined by legislative leaders and his predecessor, Arnold...
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Barack Obama, Carbon Markets
Gov. Jerry Brown signs law to extend cap and trade, securing the future of California's key climate program
Los Angeles TimesChris Megerian
Cementing California’s role as a leader on climate change, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program while surrounded by a coalition of supporters including his predecessor, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. The program, the only one of its...
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Vedanta Resources' (VDNRF) CEO Thomas Albanese on Q1 2018 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha
Vedanta Resources plc. (OTCPK:VDNRF) Q1 2018 Earnings Conference Call July 25, 2017 8:30 AM ET Executives Ashwin Bajaj - Director, Investor Relations Thomas Albanese - Chief Executive Officer Arun Kumar - Chief Financial Officer Sudhir Mathur - Acting CEO and CFO, Cairn...
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Auto Industry, Climate Policy
As Emissions Scandal Widens, Diesel’s Future Looks Shaky in Europe
The New York TimesJack Ewing
WOLFSBURG, Germany — The latest victims of noxious diesel fumes may be the fuel technology itself. A consumer rebellion against diesel — once the fuel of choice in Europe — is gathering momentum after the region’s antitrust authorities said this week that...
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Carbon Tax, Climate Change
California governor signs climate policy extension into law
ReutersDan Whitcomb
LOS ANGELES () - California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Tuesday a package of bills intended to use market forces to cut greenhouse gas emissions, extending by a decade the state's signature plan to combat climate change. The legislation puts...
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