Daily Archives: April 10, 2015

Facebook Unfriending Coal


Climate One

Published on Apr 10, 2015

In 2009, Greenpeace started looking at how to get companies off coal, and found that the IT sector had a large carbon footprint. “We challenged our supporters and challenged Facebook users to ask Facebook to unfriend coal,” said Gary Cook, Senior Policy Analyst at Greenpeace International. “They’re the first one to commit to be 100% renewable powered. And so they sort of set up a bar for others to follow.”

Speakers:
Gary Cook, Senior Policy Analyst, Greenpeace International
Lori Duval, Global Director, Green, eBay
Christina Page, Global Director, Energy and Sustainability Strategy, Yahoo!
Bill Weihl, Sustainability Guru, Facebook

This program was recorded before a live audience on March 3, 2015.

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Why Hawaii’s solar energy industry is at a crossroads


PBS NewsHour

Published on Apr 10, 2015

In parts of Hawaii, where many homeowners have installed rooftop panels to capitalize on federal and state tax credits for using solar energy, the local utility company has slowed down approvals of new solar systems, saying that abundant users may threaten the safety and reliability of the power grid. As the popularity of rooftop solar spreads, many Americans could soon enter the same gridlock.

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Why TPP Will Be A Disaster for American


The Big Picture RT

Published on Mar 13, 2015

Neil Sroka, Democracy for America joins Thom. Just like every other so-called free trade deal – the Trans Pacific Partnership is a raw deal for the American people. So why is Congress doing everything in its power to make this bad deal a reality as soon as possible?

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TPP: LEAKED DOCUMENTS REVEAL SERIOUS DANGERS TO US SOVEREIGNTY, & OBAMA HAS IT ON ‘FAST TRACK’


KafkaWinstonWorld

Published on Mar 26, 2015

“Fast track’ means it gets pushed through Congress for a vote, unbelievably, before our Congressional Representatives even get to read it. TPP is secret trade deal anyway.

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The TransPacific Partnership (TPP) -WORST Thing Happening on Earth Right Now (Excluding Fukushima)


MsMilkytheclown1

Published on Mar 12, 2015

The TransPacific Partnership (TPP) -WORST Thing Happening on Earth Right Now (Excluding Fukushima) https://youtu.be/qaY46i0ECw8 The TransPacific Partnership (TPP) would be the biggest ‘free trade’ (actually corporate-managed trade) agreement in the history of the world. It threatens the democracies of the 12 nations that might sign onto it, utilizing secret tribunals to enable corporate challenges of any law in the USA or Japan or any of the 12 signing-on countries. Environmental laws, zoning laws, food standards, financial regulations, GMO labelling laws, etc., can be challenged in these 3-judge undemocratic behind-closed doors tribunals whose decisions cannot be appealed as there will be no higher court to appeal to, including our USA Supreme Court, as trade agreements supersede national laws and rules of any signing-on nation to the TPP. 12 nations involved are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, USA, and Vietnam
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trans-Pa…

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed regional regulatory and investment treaty. As of 2014, twelve countries throughout the Asia-Pacific region have participated in negotiations on the TPP: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam.

The proposed agreement began in 2005 as the Trans-Pacific Strategic Partnership Agreement (TPSEP or P4). Participating countries set the goal of wrapping up negotiations in 2012, but contentious issues such as agriculture, intellectual property, and services and investments have caused negotiations to continue into the present, with the last round meeting in Ottawa from 3–12 July 2014. Implementation of the TPP is one of the primary goals of the trade agenda of the Obama administration in the United States of America.
On 12 November 2011, the nine Trans-Pacific Partnership countries announced that the TPP intended to “enhance trade and investment among the TPP partner countries, to promote innovation, economic growth and development, and to support the creation and retention of jobs.” Some global health professionals, internet freedom activists, environmentalists, organised labour, advocacy groups, and elected officials have criticised and protested the negotiations, in large part because of the proceedings’ secrecy, the agreement’s expansive scope, and controversial clauses in drafts leaked to the public

On 16 October 2014, WikiLeaks released a second updated version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property Rights Chapter

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Impact of the TPP Agreement on Swine Industry: Agriculture Blog

AgStar Financial Services

Published on Mar 11, 2015

agstaredge.com, AgStar Edge, During a recent trip to Washington D.C., foreign trade and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement were among the topics of discussion as AgStar’s Daryl Timmerman explains in the hog blog. The impact of the TPP on the swine industry is great with 70% of the U.S. exports going to those countries involved. Conversations mainly revolved around what the language in the TPP will be as it has not been published yet.

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Hog Industry Watches the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations: Agriculture Blog


AgStar Financial Services

Published on Oct 22, 2013

AgStar Edge, http://www.agstaredge.com, The hog industry is watching closely as negotiations continue on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement with the 12 nations involved. Likely the most important trade agreement in the history of the hog industry, the TPP is designed to eliminate tariffs on U.S. pork exports. In the hog blog, Steve Malakowsky explains the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement with plans to finalize by year-end. Steve also reviews the corn and soybean yields he has seen with harvest underway.

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Dr. Rajendra Pachauri on the Need to Reduce Carbon Emissions


Climate One

Published on Feb 3, 2015

“If we want to limit temperature increase to two degrees Celsius by the end of the century, then by 2015 you need a 40% to 70% reduction in emissions over the 2010 baseline,” said Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC Chair. Pachauri discusses what the world needs to do in order to mitigate climate change. “Among all the technologies and all the policy options that are going to thing this about, another important issue is going to be changes in lifestyles and behavior.”

Speakers:
Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, Chair, IPCC
Lisa Jackson, VP of Environmental Initiatives, Apple

This program was recorded before a live audience on January 14, 2015.

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Carbon Gift with Paul Hawken and Andy Revkin


Climate One

Published on Dec 1, 2013

“Humans are problem-solving animals — you would never know it reading the press,” said environmentalist Paul Hawken. He and NY Times writer Andy Revkin discussed how attitudes have changed in the 25 years since NASA scientist James Hansen testified before Congress about human-caused climate change. “Right now, the attitude is that climate change is happening to us…instead of the idea that actually climate change is instead happening for us,” Hawken said. Some problems stem from lack of education, while others can be attributed to policies and mindsets. “It’s our social systems that impede progress,” Revkin said. “The technologies are there, to some extent, but how do you facilitate them?” The speakers presented a hopeful outlook in the face of rising seas and extreme weather. “Carbon is the element that holds hands and collaborates in nature,” Hawken said. “We’re going to have to be like carbon and hold hands and collaborate.”

Paul Hawken, Author and Entrepreneur
Andy Revkin, Writer, The New York Times Dot Earth Blog

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Yahoo’s Commitment to Staying Green


Climate One

Published on Apr 10, 2015

“I mean for me a big part of the value proposition for green, the next and really robust thing is can you make an argument for it in favor of the bottom line even in tough economic times,” said Christina Page, Global Director for Energy and Sustainability Strategy at Yahoo! “And the other side of it I agree with everybody here in terms of we’re all looking to drive new, clean energy as much as possible and the different strategies for doing that.”

Speakers:
Gary Cook, Senior Policy Analyst, Greenpeace International
Lori Duval, Global Director, Green, eBay
Christina Page, Global Director, Energy and Sustainability Strategy, Yahoo!
Bill Weihl, Sustainability Guru, Facebook

This program was recorded before a live audience on March 3, 2015.

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