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30 Jan2012

Don’t Invest in Current Clean Energy, Back Future Technology

Published by Bloomberg Briefs

30 Jan, 2012 in Bloomberg Briefs Interview with Bjørn Lomborg Lomborg tells Siobhan Wagner of Bloomberg New Energy Finance there is too much focus on cutting carbon-dioxide and clean-tech subsidy funds would be better spent on research and development.

16 Jan2012

Lomborg at World Future Energy Summit

Published by World Future Energy Summit

World Future Energy Summit 2012 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Jan 16, 2012 Dr. Lomborg gave a 15 minute talk to the plenary between the three ministerial panels. He talked about how to get a green energy future going: focus on dramatic investments in green research and development to make future green energy competitive, and do not spend the money on subsidies to current inefficient green technologies. Jan 17, 2012 Dr. Lomborg is giving a talk to the Young Future Energy Leaders students at Masdar.

15 Jan2012

Lomborg's talk at University of Calgary, Jan 26

Published by University of Calgary

ISEEE Distinguished Speaker Series "Cool It: Effectively Addressing Climate Change," by Bjorn Lomborg, The Skeptical Environmentalist Date: January 26, 2012 | 7:30PM Speaker(s): Bjorn Lomborg “Cool It: Effectively Addressing Climate Change” Location: MacEwan Hall ballroom (3rd floor), Univeristy of Calgary Read about the program online...

10 Jan2012

Lomborg op-ed: The Emperor’s New Climate-Change Agreement

Published by Project Syndicate

2012-01-10 The Emperor’s New Climate-Change Agreement COPENHAGEN – Dressing up failure as victory has been integral to climate-change negotiations since they started 20 years ago. The latest round of talks in Durban, South Africa, in December was no exception. Climate negotiations have been in virtual limbo ever since the catastrophic and humiliating Copenhagen summit in 2009, where vertiginous expectations collided with hard political reality. So as negotiators – and a handful of government ministers – arrived in Durban, expectations could not have been lower. (...)...

16 Dec2011

Lomborg interview in Tehelka magazine India

Published by Tehelka

End of Kyoto would mean nothing for the climate Dec 24, 2011 Shonali Ghosal Q: You are known to be critical of the Kyoto Protocol. Does the Durban agreement offer more hope than Kyoto? A: There’s virtually nothing but empty promises. The Kyoto Protocol will be a symbolic act to continue. As for the Green Climate Fund, they have provided the structure but there’s no money, which has always been the problem. The real meat of the Durban deal, the idea of getting a binding agreement in 2020, is basically just delaying tactics. They said that in 2007 with the Bali roadmap that they...

11 Dec2011

Lomborg op-ed in Wall Street Journal: Global Warming and Adaptability

Published by Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal OPINION DECEMBER 12, 2011 Global Warming and Adaptability Any carbon deal to replace Kyoto would have a negligible impact on climate in coming decades. By BJORN LOMBORG The Durban pit-stop in the endless array of climate summits has just ended, and predictably it reaffirmed the United Nations' strong belief that the most important response to global warming is to secure a strong deal to cut carbon emissions. What is almost universally ignored, however, is that if we want to help real people overcome real problems we need to focus first on adaptation. The Durban...

10 Dec2011

Lomborg interview in AkzoNobel magazine

Published by AkzoNobel

2011-Dec-10 Is global warming just a load of hot air? Climate change is clearly a burning issue, but who to believe? We spoke to three experts with differing views on the subject in an effort to determine what’s really going on. Words: Jim Wake According to Katharine Hayhoe, a climate scientist on the faculty at Texas Tech University, taking action to prevent a catastrophe as the Earth warms up is long overdue. If you talk to Benny Peiser, director of the London-based Global Policy Warming Institute, he’ll tell you we don’t know nearly enough about what is going on to embark...

28 Nov2011

Lomborg named Top 100 Global Thinker by Foreign Policy "for looking more right than ever on the politics of climate change"

Published by Foreign Policy

The FP Top 100 Global Thinkers Foreign Policy presents a unique portrait of 2011's global marketplace of ideas and the thinkers who make them. DECEMBER 2011 Bjorn Lomborg For looking more right than ever on the politics of climate change. Director, Copenhagen Consensus, Denmark With international action on limiting climate change seemingly stalled, it must be hard for Bjorn Lomborg to resist an "I told you so." The Danish environmental researcher has been a longtime dissenter from the conventional wisdom calling for international agreements to limit carbon emissions. Lomborg...

25 Nov2011

Lomborg op-ed in USA Today: Government shouldn't be picking Solyndras

Published by USA Today

The lesson from the federal government's failed backing of Solyndra is not that the United States should abandon energy innovation. It is that the government should not try to pick industry winners in the race to replace fossil fuels with an alternative. Solyndra is the now-bankrupt solar-panel manufacturer that received a $535 million federal loan guarantee in 2009 to build a factory based on the proposition that solar power should be captured through solar cylinders rather than the more established technology of silicon wafers. Solyndra lost the gamble on its technology — and...

25 Nov2011

Lomborg op-ed at Financial Times: Global warming needs a more innovative solution

Published by Financial Times

For a considerable time, it has been claimed that we must fix climate change immediately or all will be lost. As long ago as 1989, the director of the United Nations environment programme stated: "We shall win - or lose - the climate struggle in the first years of the 1990s. The issue is as urgent as that." .....

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