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Another European Bank Voices Risks of Financing Coal Plants(RAN)

RAN is challenging the largest U.S. banks to address their financing of coal power and we’re concerned that they are falling behind their European competitors. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 1. BANK

Brazil Judge Halts Work on Belo Monte Amazon Dam (BBC)

Brazil Judge Halts Work on Belo Monte Amazon Dam (BBC)

A judge in Brazil has ordered a halt to construction of a multi-billion-dollar dam project in the Amazon region. Judge Carlos Castro Martins barred any work that would interfere with the natural flow of the Xingu river. He ruled in favour of a fisheries group which argued that the Belo Monte dam would affect local fish stocks and could harm indigenous families who make a living from fishing. The government says the dam is crucial to meeting … Read entire article »

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Panel to urge TEPCO to cut 7,400 jobs / Suggests utility unable to repay some loans(Yomiuri)

A government panel will advise Tokyo Electric Power Co. to cut 7,400 staff, or 14 percent of its group’s total workforce of 53,000, by the end of March 2014, including 3,600 from TEPCO itself, according to an outline of the panel’s report. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Govt To Certify Zero-Emission Firms(Nikkei)

TOKYO (Nikkei)–The government will introduce a system for certifying companies that offset all of their carbon-dioxide emissions via emissions trading. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Japan needs to consider nature-based solutions in rebuilding efforts: IUCN(Japan Today)

As Japan rebuilds after the devastating impact of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, it needs to consider nature based solutions as a key component to recovery and reconstruction efforts, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Wednesday. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Reactor temperatures said near cold shutdown (Japan Times)

Reactor temperatures said near cold shutdown (Japan Times)

By KAZUAKI NAGATA:  Staff writer:  Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported Wednesday that the bottom of all three crippled reactors’ pressure vessels at its Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant were now below 100 degrees — a collective first since the crisis erupted after the March 11 temblor-tsunami catastrophe. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident