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Sep 17, 2009 (11 hours from now)

BusinessGreen.com staff, BusinessGreen , Wednesday 16 September 2009 at 00:15:00 New draft regulations would give France one of the world’s most generous solar feed-in tariffs The French government has followed up its controversial proposals for a new carbon tax with plans for an increase in the incentives offered to businesses and individuals installing solar photovoltaic…BusinessGreen Blog

Sep 17, 2009 (11 hours from now)

Lem Bingley, BusinessGreen , Wednesday 16 September 2009 at 00:15:00 Andy Palmer, global head of Nissan’s low-carbon vehicle programme, on making a profit from zero emissions At last week’s LCV 2009 expo, we caught up with Andy Palmer, a senior vice president at the Nissan Motor Company in Japan….

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Sep 16, 2009 (1 hour ago)

James Murray, BusinessGreen , Wednesday 16 September 2009 at 12:14:00 Obama administration moves forward with fuel efficiency rules, as Democrats hint that climate bill vote could be put back to 2010 Hopes that world leaders would deliver significant progress towards an international deal on climate change at next week’s unprecedented meeting in New York received a major blow yesterday when a…

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Sep 16, 2009 (1 hour ago)

The President of the US Chamber of Commerce, who is resisting calls from his own board members to stop fighting against federal climate policy, is being richly compensated by Union Pacific, a company which — along with some of its key businesses partners — is vigorously fighting against federal climate policy. When we last left the Chamber it had admitted that calling for the ‘Scopes monkey trial of the 21st century’ on climate science was dumb, but it was still aping the deniers.  But even before that, many wondered, Why is the Chamber of Commerce a right-wing echo chamber when much of its Board supports a strong clean energy and climate bill? Pete Altman, NRDC’s Climate Campaign Director, has an explanation in this repost . Why is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on such a different page from its major members when it comes to climate change legislation? Last spring we raised the question of who the US Chamber of Commerce is really representing when it comes to the issue of climate change . It seemed curious that although 19 of the companies’ on the Chambers’ board were on record supporting climate legislation while only four (including three coal companies) were against..Climate Progress


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