China to spend big on wind power: China , the world’s biggest energy consumer after the US, plans to invest 45.6 billion yuan ($US5.8 billion) to more than triple wind-power generation capacity by 2010. Bloomberg

Oil industry giant considers U-turn: Exxon Mobil Corp., a longtime opponent of mandatory regulations to combat climate change, met with US environmental groups last month to discuss how the oil behemoth might respond to global warming. Reuters

India embraces solar cooking: A choice is now available for those living in apartments to switch over to the renewable energy mode of cooking. Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd. (KREDL) is now promoting a solar-powered steam-based cooking system that suits apartments, hostels, big hotels and the institutions that take up mass feeding. The Hindu

Canada’s car makers face emissions targets: Canada’s largest private sector union said on Thursday that thousands of jobs in the auto industry could be at risk if a left-leaning opposition party succeeds in persuading the government to quickly introduce binding emissions standards on vehicles. Environmental News Network

Porpoises going hungry thanks to global warming: Porpoises are starving to death in European waters because of fish shortages linked to ocean warming, according to a new study that warns of mounting fatalities if sea temperatures continue to rise. National Geographic

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