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30 May headlines
Exxon assumes long-term $80 emissions price as investors back GHG disclosure
ExxonMobil, one of the oil companies whose stance on climate change disclosure has been under scrutiny from investors, has revealed that it expects the implied cost of CO2 emissions to reach $80 per metric tonne in 2040 in developed economies. It comes as major institutional investors backed a shareholder proposal calling on Exxon to set goals for reducing emissions. Bloomberg.
Obama to unveil historic climate change plan to cut US carbon pollution
President Barack Obama will unveil a plan on Monday that will cut carbon pollution from power plants and promote cap-and-trade, undertaking the most significant action on climate change in American history. The regulation could cut carbon pollution by as much as 25% from about 1,600 power plants in operation. Guardian.
New Gatwick runway ‘would destroy ancient woodland’
A proposed second runway at Gatwick Airport would destroy ancient woodland, campaigners have claimed. The Woodland Trust believes each of the three plans put forward by the airport would “obliterate” a large amount of “irreplaceable habitat”. Mole Valley Council has also queried some of the predicted economic benefits the new runway would bring to the area. BBC.
Cuadrilla applies for fracking permission in Lancashire
Cuadrilla, the UK’s fracking pioneer, has submitted its planning application for a new site in Lancashire, where the company want to drill four new exploratory wells. The application is likely to spark further protests of the kind that were seen last summer at its oil drilling site in Balcombe, Sussex. Guardian.
Co-op Bank’s road to reform – FT Adviser
Can you benefit from the new Green Deal? – Telegraph
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