Bali, biologists, bickering, bikes & blues
A mixed bag of goodies this week with one or two dull notes. Renewable energy targets get a welcome shift to give added incentive to investors in clean energy. A breath of fresh air and clearer skies for wind and solar. In St Louis, coal giant Peabody sings the blues, while Monsanto accepts the reality of climate change even if its GM seeding goes against the grain. Under the spotlight is Stewart Moore, EC3 Global and its new EarthCheck. Bickering abounds on the world climate stage so Bali has another soothing role. Down on the farm there are changes to face up to and on the crowded streets of China the air is electric with bikes. Green infrastructure needs Government backing for its innovative rating scheme and biologists identify species threatened by a warming world. Queensland draws attention to Great Barrier threats from the land and more that needs to be done for energy efficiency. If you cannot see the wood for the trees, think deforestation, while if you’re dying to see a comprehensive and heartening overview of the ups and downs of climate change action and inaction, stick it out until the Lucky Last. It’s worth the ride.