A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:
- Australia’s Trade Minister, who is seeking to dismantle that country’s carbon carbon price, called the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed cap on power plant emissions all talk and no action. From the Bloomberg article:
“Pointing out that Australia is the world’s biggest exporter of black coal, [Australian Prime Minister Tony] Abbott told an audience of business leaders in Houston on June 13: “We don’t believe in ostracizing any particular fuel and we don’t believe in harming economic growth. ‘For many decades at least, coal will continue to fuel human progress as an affordable, dependable energy source for wealthy and developing countries alike,” Abbott, 56, said.”
- Ohio’s governor has signed a bill rolling back requirements for utilities to increase the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency, the Washington Post reports. Supporters of the pushback said the standards would drive up electricity costs, especially for the poor.