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5 Cities around the world leading the charge on climate action

As a result of findings in its Climate Reality Project, EcoWatch has identified five cities around the world that are leaders in climate action programs: Copenhagen, San Francisco, Vancouver, Stockholm and Singapore. These are just five examples of cities that … Continue reading

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Paris climate agreement to take effect Nov. 4

Michael Astor reports in The Washington Post that the landmark Paris agreement on climate change will enter into force on Nov. 4, after a coalition of the world’s largest polluters and small island nations threatened by rising seas pushed it past … Continue reading

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Coal continues to give way to alternative fuels in powering University of Missouri campus

Tom Hellauer reports in The Missourian on the continuing trend toward wood and natural gas and away from coal as fuel for the University of Missouri (MU) Power Plant. The University of Missouri is a member of the International District … Continue reading

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Cities will help lead in putting Paris climate agreement into action

Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Sly James (I) and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (D) report in The Hill that world leaders came together in Paris this month and reached an historic agreement to combat climate change with a major focus on … Continue reading

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EU turns up the heat: finally, a policy push for heating and cooling (half our energy use)

Clare Taylor reports in Energy Post on a positive sea change in EU energy policy recognition of district energy and cogeneration and provides a smorgasbord of examples of thermal projects now underway. When we speak about energy, most of the … Continue reading

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WWF calls for warm homes, not just warm words to tackle climate change

WWF’s latest energy report “Warm homes, not warm words” highlights how the opportunity to create warm, affordable low-carbon homes and workplaces is at risk unless the Government takes action to tackle the carbon emissions from heating our homes and businesses. … Continue reading

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UN Secretary-General appoints Michael Bloomberg of United States Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of Michael Bloomberg of the United States as his Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change. The announcement was made by the U.N. Department of Public Information, News and Media Division, … Continue reading

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Copenhagen: “By 2025 we will be CO2 free”

Reiner Gatermann reports in European Energy Review on the progress being made by the city of Copenhagen toward becoming CO2 neutral. Not only among politicians and in the business community, but also among the 560,000 inhabitants of the Danish capital, … Continue reading

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Government Report: Wavering on UK climate policy “not justified”

Roger Harrabin, Environment Analyst, reports in BBC News that a report from The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) concludes no change in global science or policy justifies a slackening of Britain’s effort to reduce emissions and should not weaken its … Continue reading

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Dutch waste-to-energy firm wins Global District Energy Climate Award 2013

Ben Messenger, Managing Editor of Waste Management World reports that the Dutch waste-to-energy company, Twence, has been awarded the Global District Energy Climate Award 2013, for its supply of heat to energy utility Essent’s local district heating network and its … Continue reading

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