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Google severs ties with conservative group over climate change stance 23.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Google is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said ...
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'Energy superpower': Coalition's grand fossil fuel plan for Australia 23.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Governments goals are to increase energy productivity, ramp up gas production and stabilise electricity prices

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Google to cut ties with rightwing lobby group over climate change 'lies' 23.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Decision by search giant to sever link with American Legislative Exchange Council will boost UN climate campaign

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Fewer Americans buy homes in August 23.9.2014 SFGate: Business & Technology
“It is apparent that much of the juice in the existing-home sales market remains centered in all-cash purchases by speculative buyers,” said Joshua Shapiro, chief U.S. economist at the consulting firm MFR. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is joining a video game company’s legal fight against disgraced Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is suing Activision over his inclusion in one of its popular “Call of Duty” games. Giuiliani told the Associated Press he took the case because he doesn’t want the imprisoned Noriega to profit from his crimes, which include convictions for murder, drug trafficking and money laundering. [...] Giuiliani said that if the lawsuit is upheld, it could give historical figures and their heirs veto power over their depiction in books, television, movies and video games. Amazon employees in Germany, frustrated by the company’s refusal to hold wage talks, walked off their jobs Monday in a coordinated strike at four of the company’s distribution centers. ...
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Let's make a climate deal, California 23.9.2014 LA Times: Commentary
It has been almost 25 years since the United States joined much of the world in Rio de Janeiro and tentatively agreed to do something to reduce the pollutants associated with global warming and other climate disruption. Since then, though, the U.S. has been a laggard in taking major action....
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Google severs ties with conservative group over climate change stance 23.9.2014 LA Times: Nation
Google is breaking ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council, a prominent network of conservative state legislators that, among other projects, works to roll back laws that promote solar and wind power, the company's chairman said Monday.
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Businesses and investors pressing for green policy 23.9.2014 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute....
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Can batteries replace coal plants? 23.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Business
In 1997, when Dan Foley was managing Commonwealth Edison's electrical grid, mornings meant firing up two coal-fired generating plants to keep pace with the sudden spike in electricity as nearly 3 million Chicagoans switched on their lights, hair dryers and ...
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Hinkley nuclear reactor project gains EU approval, leak reveals 23.9.2014 Guardian: Environment
Green groups condemn commissioner Almunias U-turn as he deems Hinkley Point C subsidies to be within state aid rules Continue reading...
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Death, drones and driverless cars: how Google wants to control our lives 22.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
Google seems to be reaching out of the internet and into every corner of the world. So what exactly does it want and can it really be good for us? If you want to understand the future of humanity where were headed, wholl be in charge, and exactly how worried you should be about that you could do worse than begin with two unremarkable buildings, on opposite coasts of the US. The more famous one, half a mile from Googles main campus in Mountain View, California, is home to Google X , the search giants purportedly secret research lab. Its not really very secret. From breathless reports in the technology press, we know its where Googles co-founder, Sergey Brin , oversees the development of self-driving cars; tiny drones that can deliver packages by hovering high above the ground and winching them down on fishing line; helium balloons to beam 3G internet access to remote parts of the world; unmanned flying turbines to collect wind energy at high altitudes; and Google Glass , the head-mounted, ...
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Heirs to Rockefeller oil fortune divest from fossil fuels over climate change 22.9.2014 Guardian: Environment

Heirs to Standard Oil fortune join campaign that will withdraw a total of $50bn from fossil fuels, including from tar sands funds

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UN ready for climate change talks in New York 22.9.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
World leaders and big business are heading to the UN climate talks in New York, where secretary general Ban Ki-moon hopes to see improved ambition on ...
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Rockefellers and investors pledge $50bn divestment from fossil fuels 22.9.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Rockefeller Brothers Fund, set up by heirs of the family that became rich on oil, will divest from fossil fuels over five years

The Rockefellers, who made their vast fortune on oil, and other philantrophic organsiations and high-wealth individuals on Monday will announce pledges to divest a total of $50bn from fossil fuel investments.

The Global Divest-Invest coalition will announce new pledges and members one day before 120 heads of state address the United Nations on how their countries will contribute to a global effort to halt a dangerous rise in temperatures.

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Hope against the odds is mood of NY climate march 22.9.2014 New Scientist: Sex and Cloning
Workers, teachers and activists concerned about the climate marched alongside Al Gore, Ban Ki Moon and Jane Goodall in New York on ...
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READ IN: Big Apple Edition 22.9.2014 Washington Post: Politics
Do you Read In? Sign up today and get all the political news you need to know, delivered to your inbox bright and early every morning. A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference ...
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Climate change fears spur divestment on fossil fuels 22.9.2014 Chicago Tribune: Business
In the run-up to a United Nations summit this week aimed at combating climate change, a small but growing number of multimillion-dollar investors are demanding more aggressive steps to wean countries from fossil-fuel ...
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Big Oil’s heirs join call for action as climate summit opens 22.9.2014 Washington Post
For 140 years, the Rockefellers were the oil industry’s first family, scions of a business empire that spawned companies called Exxon, Mobil, Amoco and Chevron. So it was no trivial matter when a group of Rockefeller heirs decided recently to begin severing financial ties to fossil ...
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Climate change fears spur divestment on fossil fuels 22.9.2014 LA Times: Environment
In the run-up to a United Nations summit this week aimed at combating climate change, a small but growing number of multimillion-dollar investors are demanding more aggressive steps to wean countries from fossil-fuel consumption.
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International summit just a first step on climate change 22.9.2014 LA Times: Opinion
 As President Obama and more than 100 other heads of state gather Tuesday in New York to spotlight the severity of global warming and the need to act on it, the scene will be more pep rally than policy negotiation.
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Brown signs bill to urge more drivers into eco-friendly vehicles 22.9.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Seeking to put more California drivers in electric cars, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Sunday providing financial incentives and other perks to entice consumers to buy the environmentally friendly vehicles.
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