The Stream, November 24: Big Business and Climate Policy

Big carbon-intensive corporations are campaigning to increase their access to international climate negotiations, and are working to defeat progressive legislation on climate change and energy around the world, according to a new Greenpeace report.

Contrary to reports in the media, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have found “no evidence of a cyber intrusion” into the SCADA system of the Curran-Gardner Public Water District in Springfield, Ill., the FBI said in a statement. Details here.

Saudi Arabia will need 53 percent more oil to fire its power and desalination plants by 2017 as demand jumps, Bloomberg Businessweek reported, citing the head of Water & Electricity Co.

Google said it would discontinue its ambitious project to make renewable energy cheaper than coal, according to Reuters.

Drought and rising temperatures threaten to disrupt California’s agriculture, with the potential for complete crop failure, especially cherries, apricots and other stone fruit, UC Davis researchers warned at a recent meeting in Sacramento.

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