The Morning Briefing: Carbon emissions

Summary:"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about carbon emissions.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about carbon emissions.

1.) Global carbon emissions climbed to a record last year, IWR says. Global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels rose 2.5 percent to a record last year on surging pollution in China, Germany’s IWR research institude said.

2.) The energy policy conflict at the heart of government. Decarbonisation of electricity must be delivered at any cost, but the U.K. Treasury and Decc are exploring fundamentally different questions.

3.) California to hold first carbon emission permit sale. California is set to hold its first sale of carbon emissions permits -- an experiment that it hopes will serve as a model for other US states and the federal government.

4.) EU carbon market needs quick fix and deep reform. The European Union must agree by the end of this year on a stop-gap measure to tackle the virtual collapse of its main instrument for cutting carbon emissions, the bloc's climate boss said on Wednesday.

5.) Carbon emissions make satellites move faster. It's a non-intuitive consequence of CO2 emissions and climate change.

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Charlie Osborne, a medical anthropologist who studied at the University of Kent, UK, is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She has spent years travelling and working across Europe and the Middle East as a teacher, and has been involved in the running of businesses ranging from media and events to B2B sales. Charli... Full Bio

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