Archives: December 2009

Dispatch from Copenhagen: Heading Towards Nopehagen?

Posted by: Mark Scott on December 17

Global leaders woke up in Copenhagen on Dec. 17 to find a blanket of snow covering the ground. But it was inside the Bella Center—the conference hall where delegates from...

Dispatch from Copenhagen: Why Trade Matters

Posted by: Mark Scott on December 16

This entry is cross-posted from Europe Insight. With protestors staking out the climate talks and politicians continuing to point fingers at each other, one issue isn't getting much play in...

Dispatch from Copenhagen: Protestors Try to Storm Talks

Posted by: Mark Scott on December 16

This entry is cross-posted from Europe Insight. Snow was thick on the ground in Copenhagen on Dec. 16, but that didn't put off thousands of protestors who tried to force...

Dispatch from Copenhagen: “Now Must Change the Game”

Posted by: John Carey on December 15

The heads of state are due to start arriving at the Copenhagen climate summit tomorrow, Wednesday, December 16. As a result, now comes “the moment when we really change the...

One-Third of Carbon Projects Don't Make the Grade

Posted by: Mark Scott on December 15

Since the United Nations rejected 10 Chinese wind-farm projects on Dec. 4, a lot has been made about whether the emerging giant is gaming the carbon financing system. The question...

Dispatch from Copenhagen: “Cap & trade” hits NGOs

Posted by: John Carey on December 15

One of the backstories of the climate summit is a bit ironic: Environmental groups and other non-governmental organizations (just about everyone other than official delegations and the press) are chafing...

Dispatch from Copenhagen: A tough day—and a “theater game”

Posted by: John Carey on December 14

Monday, Dec. 14, was a tough day at the climate negotiations in Copenhagen. The place is mobbed, with the heads of some non-governmental organization delegations waiting in the cold outside...

Dispatch from the Copenhagen Climate Talks: A Pink Plastic Elephant?

Posted by: John Carey on December 13

What have the negotiations been like for Yvo de Boer, the United Nations climate chief who is in charge of the talks? “I never had the opportunity to spend a...

Interview with Commerce Secretary Gary Locke in Copenhagen

Posted by: John Carey on December 12

The Obama Administration officials whose names usually pop up when it comes to issues of climate and energy are Energy Secretary Steven Chu, climate czar Carol Browner, or even President...

Dispatch from Copenhagen: Crowds, poor food, and possible limits on attendees

Posted by: John Carey on December 11

What’s it like at the 192-nation climate summit in Copenhagen? “Welcome to the zoo,” shrugs Stephen Harper, director of environmental and energy policy at Intel, as he makes his way...

Dispatch from Copenhagen: Secretary Locke Worries That U.S. Companies Could Fall Behind

Posted by: John Carey on December 11

If the climate talks now going on in Copenhagen lead to binding limits on greenhouse gas emissions, the resulting transformation to a greener energy system will be good for business,...

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BusinessWeek correspondents John Carey and Mark Scott, cover the green scene, keeping on top of the business aspects of energy, the environment and climate change, as well as the technologies, policies, markets and people that are shaping how the earth's resources will be used in the century ahead.

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