Saying it is 95 percent certain that humans have caused most of the global warming of the last half-century, scientists with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned today that the world can afford to burn about 1 trillion more tons of carbon before facing extreme climate change.
What will Australia’s carbon emissions policies look like come end of 2013?
Earlier this year, President Barack Obama released a National Climate Action Plan signalling the US had entered a deliberate new phase in global emissions reduction by taking a commercially and socially driven approach, enabling “climate action” on a domestic and international level.
A 900kW wind turbine estimated to prevent 13,000 tonnes of carbon emissions will be built at the Shenandoah School Corporation campus in rural Middletown, Indiana. The carbon offset project is part of NativeEnergy’s Help Build scheme in which companies such as as Ebay, GreenMountain, Coffee Roasters, ClifBar and Aveda finance projects to help
There is an assumption that buying a green, low emissions or even an electric car produces the lightest carbon footprint. But studies reveal that the manufacture of all cars, even green or electric ones makes up a huge chunk of their total emissions and that keeping and caring for the same car for decades instead of buying new is often the more sustainable
Renewable energy has been called impractical for its small scale and large expense compared to conventional power production methods. Now, one area of development is answering those criticisms by getting very big to cut costs. New offshore wind facilities now going online are equal in size to the largest gas- or coal-fired power stations.
Conventional gas-powered hybrid vehicles are still better for the climate than all-electric cars in most U.S. states, in part because these states still rely heavily on fossil fuels to produce electricity, according to a new report.
In 39 states, high-efficiency hybrids, such as
Carbon credits are created by emissions controls and by other manufacturing practices and they can be sold to other facilities to offset emissions that cannot be economically reduced. These are attractive when a facility cannot meet a new regulation, and is near the end of its useful life, making it uneconomic to install expensive new emissions controls. Carbon credits
On June 18, 2013, Mayor Villaraigosa of Los Angeles announced the completion the largest Greenshine street lighting program: LED street light replacement program. This is the largest LED replacement program in the world and has retrofitted over 140,000 street lights all over LA with LED fixtures.
In the US shale natural gas is now dominating pricing and supply. In Europe the king had been Russia natural gas. Norway overtook Russia as the main supplier of the European Union’s natural gas in 2012 as stated by the chief economist for the British Petroleum Group chief said in unveiling a new energy report in Brussels. Christof Rühl, who is also a BP vice
President Obama unveiled yesterday a long-awaited national strategy to tackle climate change, a sweeping plan that will include cutting carbon emissions at power plants, protecting the coastline from rising seas, and a greater U.S. role in global climate talks. Calling the need to address climate change a “moral obligation,” Obama asked the U.S. Environmental Protection
China has revealed details of a carbon cap-and-trade pilot project that will be launched next month, a much-anticipated market attempt to rein in carbon dioxide emissions by the world’s biggest emitter.
The first phase of the program, which will be implemented in the southern city of Shenzhen, will
When we were kids, carpooling was a fact of life. Whether it was piling a bunch of kids into the mini-van or station wagon after school or going to little league practice, it seemed like carpooling made sense. Parents shared responsibility with other parents and took turns from time to time. Kids could continue their playground antics a little while longer. At some point,
A team of scientists is enlisting public support to help produce a more comprehensive inventory of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants globally, urging citizens to identify power plants in their communities with a new digital app.
While data from some of the world’s industrialized
The Hummer. It is unmistakable on the roadway, and it is probably the closest a civilian will ever get to driving a tank. That’s not surprising, since the Hummer is essentially a military vehicle that was re-purposed for civilian use. It looks a lot like the army’s Humvee because it essentially has the same chassis. The Hummer is heavy, can cross extremely rough terrain,