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March 2010 Blog Posts (13)

New Transmission Lines Invite Public Uproar in 7 States



On March 2 more than 60 residents of Canyon City, Idaho appeared at a public hearing to consider a new 500-kilovolt transmission line that might run through their county. Most weren’t happy about it. “They brought us in late and they haven’t fulfilled their public involvement responsibilities,” said Ken Holliday, a…

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Added by Keith Schneider on March 31, 2010 at 6:06 — No Comments

Diving Deep for Geothermal Energy Finds Acceptance and Political Heat on Surface



One of the potential success stories of clean energy development on private and federal lands in the West involves NV Energy, which announced in February that it will purchase 32 megawatts of renewable energy from a planned Central Nevada geothermal plant. The Ram Power Corporation is developing the Clayton Valley Geothermal…

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Added by Keith Schneider on March 31, 2010 at 6:00 — No Comments

Richard Sandor: “Junk bonds to carbon cop-out”

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Added by Chris Lang on March 29, 2010 at 4:34 — No Comments

Call For Papers First Africa Climate Change Communication Conference May 31st-June 2nd 2010, Kampala

Network of Climate Journalists in the Greater Horn of Africa

First Africa Climate Change Communication Conference…

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Added by Patrick Luganda on March 27, 2010 at 13:35 — No Comments

First Africa Climate Change Communication Conference May 31st-June 2nd 2010, Kampala

Network of Climate Journalists in the Greater Horn of Africa…

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Added by Patrick Luganda on March 26, 2010 at 21:59 — No Comments

In Washington, Climate and Energy Moves A Bit



Now that passage of health care legislation proved that Congress is still capable of acting on big ideas, Washington this week was aflutterwith action on the climate and energy bill. White House LegislativeAffairs Director Phil Schiliro, and the president’s energy and climate adviser, Carol Browner, met mid-week with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Topic: developing a strategy to corral the 60 votes needed…

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Added by Keith Schneider on March 25, 2010 at 22:19 — No Comments

Let Wind Energy Blow? Not In These Places in U.S.

Next month Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is scheduled to rule on a proposal to build one of the most contentious clean energy projects in the country. It is a 420-megawatt offshore wind farm in Massachusetts called Cape Wind. Audra Parker, the young leader of the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound, has emerged as a local public…

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Added by Keith Schneider on March 25, 2010 at 14:56 — No Comments

Grassroots Resistance to Clean Energy Projects in U.S.



A few months ago I became a communications adviser working several hours per week with Traverse City Light & Power, a small municipal utility in my home region that has proposed to acquire 30 percent of its power by 2020 from local renewable resources.



In pursuit of that goal TCL&P has purchased 10 mw of wind power from a windfarm in McBain, Michigan 50 miles south.…

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Added by Keith Schneider on March 25, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

Forest Carbon Project First in Africa to Comply with Updated Plan Vivo Standard

The Rainforest Alliance has validated the first carbon project in Africa against the 2008 version of the Plan Vivo Standard for community-led land-use carbon projects.…



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Added by Julianne Baroody on March 23, 2010 at 21:00 — No Comments

Teaching Climate Change Law & Policy blog

The Teaching Climate Change Law & Policy blog provides analysis of many contemporaneous studies on climate change science, law and policy, as well as resources germane to those who teach climate change or make presentations in this context. The blog is also interested in contributions from members of the Partnership:

http://www.teachingclimatelaw.org

Added by Dr. Wil Burns on March 16, 2010 at 14:52 — No Comments

A Planet of Men? Since When? UN forms a (nearly) all boys club for climate change financing

Two months after the failure of COP 15 in Copenhagen, Denmark, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon announced the creation of an all-men advisory body for climate change financing*. With an ambitious task of “build[ing] momentum towards a successful negotiation of a comprehensive climate change agreement," the body is expected to mobilise funds amounting to US$100 billion annually until 2020 to support the poorest nations affected by climate change.

While the formation of an… Continue

Added by Marion Rolle on March 15, 2010 at 15:54 — No Comments

Climate Scientists Face Death Threats - Media Complicit

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Added by Stephen Leahy on March 15, 2010 at 15:44 — No Comments

Reflections on Climate Change Negotiating Processes by the REDD-plus Facilitator

The Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development has just published a short analysis of the REDD-plus negotiations by Antonio G. M. La Viña, the facilitator of those negotiations in Copenhagen and a lead negotiator for the Philippines.

You can download it here. [PDF]


Added by Mike Shanahan on March 9, 2010 at 10:23 — No Comments

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