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Trade Tension at Copenhagen: “China is demanding that a global agreement to reduce greenhouse gases prohibit nations from imposing trade sanctions, further pitting the world’s No. 1 emitter against U.S. lawmakers.” — Bloomberg

How Fisker Ended Up in Delaware: Reporter Neil King Jr. details California startup Fisker Automotive’s path to winning $528 million in government loans for retooling of an old General Motors factory in Delaware, four miles from Vice President Joe Biden’s house. — Wall Street Journal

LEAF 411: When Nissan’s LEAF electric sedan rolls out next year, “consumers will have to consider its relatively short 100-mile driving range, as well as the scarcity of charging stations beyond their own homes. Nissan plans to tackle these concerns by providing information–and lots of it–to help drivers manage the recharging process.” — Technology Review

COP16 in July?: Former Vice President Al Gore called on the United Nations and its member countries to move the next climate negotiations up to July, rather than waiting until December 2010 to finalize a global climate deal. — Grist

Carbon Trading Sits in Idle: The Montreal Climate Exchange “launched its futures market for greenhouse gas emissions credits with great fanfare 18 months ago, but the results of that promise have been delayed ever since.” — Globe and Mail

One Response to “Daily Sprout”

  1. Got to say the fact that people are talking about the next round of negotiations before the end of Copenhagen does not inspire to much hope for an ambitious, fair and binding climate change agreement being hammered out.

    What we really need is for our leaders like Obama, or in my case Kevin Rudd (I’m an aussie) to step up and make some strong commitments. Going green is a great economic opportunity, and one that can help the poor in developing countries.

    Any other aussies reading might be interested in a fun site where you can write a climate speech for the Prime Minister out of audio clips and have it animated. It’s a bit of fun

    (full disclosure: I helped build it)