With demand for electricity set to rocket, the UK cannot rely on renewables alone Your business leader misses the bigger picture, as indeed do other supporters of renewable energy, such as Greenpeace (“ Moorside’s atomic dream was an illusion. Renewables are the way to a clean future ”). The bigger picture is that we can expect to see a substantial and sustained increase in electricity demand over the next 20-30 years due to the electrification of transport and heat. Heat alone, by the most conservative estimates, will add 300GW of peak thermal demand, which would add 100GW to the grid, dwarfing the current 65GW or so of peak UK demand. Yes, renewables backed up with energy storage and smart control can make an impact but a significant baseload method will still be needed. As pointed out...
The Alberta Party caucus is calling on the province to curtail all oil production.
President Macron and other member states fear Britain could gain advantage over them by undercutting EU environment laws France is pushing the UK to incorporate future European climate change directives into law automatically in return for an ambitious trade deal with the EU. A large number of member states fear that the UK could enjoy an economic advantage after Brexit if it were able to diverge from European laws and regulations, and they want to use their leverage now to force a commitment from future British governments. Continue reading...
The production of meat and dairy products is both highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change and a key contributor to the problem.
Bridges in London were forced to close Saturday because of protests against climate change organized by a group called Extinction Rebellion, city transport agency Transport for London (TfL) said on Twitter.
Biodiversity experts say mass extinction of wildlife is as big a danger as climate change As a UN conference convenes to work out a new deal for protecting the planet’s biodiversity, the focus falls on the nations that are not attending. Amid the worst loss of life on Earth since the demise of the dinosaurs, the agenda at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh could hardly be more important , but the spirit of international collaboration appears to be as much at risk of extinction as the world’s endangered wildlife. The United States has never signed up and Brazil is among a growing group of countries where new nationalist leaders are shifting away from global cooperation. Continue reading...
In an interview with Fox News, President Donald Trump suggests poor land management is more to blame for raging wildfires in California than climate change.
Tens of thousands demonstrated across the country Saturday against hikes in diesel fuel taxes that they blame on the “president of the rich.”
The American sailor was on the KNM Helge Ingstad as part of an exchange program when it collided with an oil tanker.
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/C8EE02730G, Paper Yong Zhang, Seul-Gi Kim, Donghwa Lee, Hyunjung Shin, Nam-Gyu Park We report a novel approach for fast phase transition of FAPbI3 (FA = formamidinium) at low-temperature and effectively removal of interfacial recombination in MAPbI3 (MA = methylammonium). This method also... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
Unsure who to vote for in the Victorian election? Take our quiz to find out whose policies match your preferences. What do you think about logging in Victoria’s native forests? We need better scientific information before making a decision on the future of Victoria’s native forests. We should establish a 355,000ha Great Forests National Park in Victoria’s central highlands, which would effectively stop native forest logging. We should protect the $7bn forestry industry and its 21,000 jobs by continuing to allow native forest logging. Which energy policy do you support? Increasing the state’s renewable energy production target to 50% by 2030 and encouraging residential rooftop solar. Setting a 100% renewable energy production target. Building a new 500MW baseload power station, that...
Magnetic fields around the Earth release strong bursts of energy, accelerating particles and feeding the auroras that glow in the polar skies. On July 11, 2017, four NASA spacecrafts were there to watch one of these explosions happen.Read more...
Chinese scientists announced this week that a nuclear fusion reactor in the southeast of the country had achieved a temperature exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius, more than six times those found at the centre of the sun.
But despite the achievements at the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) reactor in Hefei, capital of Anhui province, a scientist said it might still be some time before China is able to tap the energy produced by the fusion process.
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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave a short speech this week to a group of climate-change protesters — 51 of whom were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating — staging a sit-in in the offices of likely new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In a video of it, Cortez-Ocasio, who will be representing New York’s 14th District in Congress, can...
Oil ended slightly firmer after volatile trading on Friday, supported by expectations that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries would agree to cut output next month, though prices fell for the sixth straight week amid global oversupply concerns.
A new study out of Minnesota found that 70 percent of the state's electricity could come from wind and solar energy by 2050 -- and it would cost about the same as natural gas.
The former US secretary of state has looked on as Donald Trump has dismantled the Paris climate agreement. Now, 14 years after losing his presidential bid, he is considering another To look back at the moment John Kerry entered US public life, addressing the Senate foreign relations committee on 22 April 1971 , is to be struck by many things. There are the famous words, of course: “How do you ask a man to be the last man to die in Vietnam? How do you ask a man to be the last man to die for a mistake?” There is the shock of dark, Beatles-inspired hair, the distinctly British-tinged accent. Above all, there is the self-possession. Even though, as he describes it in his new book, Every Day Is Extra , he had not realised he would be the only witness until he had walked in the door, breathless...
The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) announced this week that community choice aggregators (CCAs) in the state have signed long-term contracts with new renewable energy facilities totaling more than 2,000 MW (2 GW), reflecting a strong commitment by CCAs to drive clean energy and economic development in California and help the state achieve ambitious decarbonization and climate change goals.
The northernmost city in the U.S. continues to be ground zero for the impacts of climate change. As sunlight fades from the Arctic, sea ice began to form this week around Utqiaġvik, an Iñupiat whaling community located on the shores of the Arctic Ocean. And that’s...not right.Read more...
Oil traded up slightly in a volatile session on Friday, supported by expectations that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries would agree to cut output next month, though prices were set to for a weekly drop on underlying oversupply worries.
Huge expansion of agri-food industry is harming environment, say investigators Green energy subsidies are fuelling the rise of poultry mega-farms across Northern Ireland, with owners accused of contaminating sensitive habitats with emissions from chicken faeces. An alliance of agri-food companies enlisted the support of Northern Ireland politicians to unlock an estimated £800m in subsidies for contractors. This has paved the way for industry expansion at the expense of the environment, according to an investigation by the not-for-profit journalism group SourceMaterial . Continue reading...
November 16, 2018 12:18 PM KUALA LUMPUR (BLOOMBERG) - An industry group that oversees the sustainability of palm oil has hit back at UK supermarket chain Iceland Foods Ltd for its viral commercial attacking the tropical oil.
[News24Wire] The Terminator Is Back and heading to Cape Town to talk about Day Zero. Arnold Schwarzenegger - movie star, former California governor and now a climate change activist - will be the keynote speaker at the W12 Future of Water conference to be held in May 2019.
Volkswagen expects to become the most profitable manufacturer of electric cars thanks to a multi-billion euro expansion plan to mass produce battery driven vehicles, Chief Executive Herbert Diess said on Friday.
Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess on Friday said he expected the multi-brand carmaking group to be the most profitable manufacturer of electric cars thanks to economies of scale.
Ranking of countries’ goals shows even EU on course for more than double safe level of warming China, Russia and Canada’s current climate policies would drive the world above a catastrophic 5C of warming by the end of the century, according to a study that ranks the climate goals of different countries. The US and Australia are only slightly behind with both pushing the global temperature rise dangerously over 4C above pre-industrial levels says the paper, while even the EU, which is usually seen as a climate leader, is on course to more than double the 1.5C that scientists say is a moderately safe level of heating. Continue reading...
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding with GGGI on February 9, 2017 to collaborate in implementation of green growth strategies and projects; and to strengthen the government’s institutional framework for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of national greenhouse gas emissions, climate change adaptation and mitigation actions and support. This November, […]The post GGGI Coastal Landscape Restoration and Bio-economy Scoping Mission to the Ayeyarwady Delta appeared first on Inter Press Service.
Ryan Zinke will be on the hot seat.
Democratic attorneys general, city officials and a large environmental group threw their weight behind a New York City lawsuit demanding five of the world's biggest oil companies pay for climate change damages.
The Trump White House plans to reprise a controversial fossil fuel and nuclear side event at this year's round of U.N. climate talks in Katowice, Poland.
Climate change is the first big fight for congressional Democrats. It's fracturing the party along fault lines of turf, strategy and age.
Mississippi officials have outlined how they plan to spend this year's $37.8 million installment of BP oil spill money, focusing largely on economic, environmental and transportation projects.
Cheniere Energy Inc. cut the ribbon on its Corpus Christi liquefied natural gas export plant yesterday as it prepares to bring the country's third terminal online.
Oil rose on Friday on expectations that OPEC and its allies would agree to cut output next month but prices were still down on the week on concerns that the global market was oversupplied.
A few initiatives designed to adapt to the effects of climate change passed.
Multi-billion dollar company Exelon argues that weakening the emissions rule would kill jobs and waste billions in investments A leading US energy company is lobbying against the Trump administration’s move to rollback a major Obama-era environmental regulation , arguing that weakening a rule on mercury emissions would potentially kill jobs across the south and waste billions of dollars of investment. Exelon, one of the largest producers of electricity in the US , has also argued to the Environmental Protection Agency that compliance with the existing mercury rule, a 2012 regulation that limits how much of the toxic pollutant can be emitted from coal-fired power plants, has had “substantial” health and environmental benefits and has cost a small fraction of what was originally anticipated...
After a decade of development Aurora Flight Sciences has finally unveiled Odysseus, its full-scale, solar-powered, autonomous aircraft designed to stay in the air for months. Odysseus, scheduled for its first test flight in 2019, is just one of a number of High Altitude Pseudo Satellites (HAPS) currently under development...
Continue Reading Odysseus solar-powered, ultra-long endurance, autonomous aircraft readied for maiden flight
Infigen says Coalition underwriting policy clearly directed towards new investments in coal, and ideology getting in way of clean energy transition.
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Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast Definers Public Affairs, the Washington DC opposition research agency that Facebook used against its critics, isn’t exactly a household name. But you might well have already seen the firm’s work without knowing it. You may have encountered a Facebook ad from “Power the Future,” a self-described “group of patriotic, fed-up Americans” brought together by a shared love of fossil fuels and mutual disdain for “ the un-american environmental movement. ” If you live in Oregon, you may have seen the TV ad from a mysterious non-profit called Progress Oregon that spent much of 2018 aggressively fighting the state’s closely-watched climate bill. The group even set up a website, TheyCapYouPay.com , claiming that the “California-style” measure...
Authorities in eastern China are turning to the courts to raise the millions of yuan needed to rehabilitate water and land polluted by dumping from an illegal lead-acid battery recycling plant.
State-run Xinhua news agency reported on Wednesday that the city of Huaian in Jiangsu province would use “public interest litigation” to pay to remove the acid and heavy metals found to around the plant and a nearby river.
The plant was one of a legion around the country involved in the...
Volkswagen's supervisory board is due to vote on a multi-billion euro investment plan on Friday, including steps to retool three German plants to mass produce electric cars and to explore alliances with battery partners and rival carmakers.
In case it was not already clear, a new international report has charted Australia’s performance on climate and energy policy, putting it's "insufficiency" in stark relief.
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SolarEdge developed the world’s first EV-charging solar inverter which offers the fastest AC EV charging rates by supplementing grid power with PV power.
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Is much-heralded nuclear fusion finally ready to fulfil its promise of abundant energy for all?
Florida teachers are eager to teach kids about sea-level rise, rising heat and other impacts of climate change, but many say it can be hard to find engaging and in-depth information in their textbooks or the state curriculum. A workshop on Wednesday offered about 30 Florida educators ideas and resources for climate education. "The overall goal is to get teachers ... to teach in a way that's deep, that teaches students to ask questions," said workshop leader Bill Bigelow, a former Oregon high school teacher who co-wrote a book on teaching climate change . He said he wants to help teachers give students "a sense that they're not spectators to the future" through activities that encourage creativity and curiosity about the changing climate. The teachers and other educators spent the day at the...
John Kerry, former US presidential candidate and secretary of state for the Obama administration, discusses his life and career with the Observer’s chief political commentator, Andrew Rawnsley. Watch their discussion live as it unfolds in London’s Central Hall from 8.30pm GMT/3.30pm EST. Kerry served as the 68th secretary of state from 2013 to 2017. As the US’s top diplomat, he guided the department’s strategy on nuclear non-proliferation, combating radical extremism and the threat of climate change. His tenure was marked by the successful negotiation of the Iran nuclear deal and the Paris climate agreement. Early in his career he served in the US navy, completing two combat tours of duty in Vietnam for which he received a Silver Star, a Bronze Star with Combat V, and three Purple Hearts...
SRP plans to add 1,000 megawatts of solar power to the system, officials said. One megawatt is enough energy to supply about 250 homes at once.
Ernesto Araujo has called climate science ‘dogma’ and bemoaned the ‘criminalisation’ of red meat, oil and heterosexual sex Brazil’s president-elect Jair Bolsonaro has chosen a new foreign minister who believes climate change is part of a plot by “cultural Marxists” to stifle western economies and promote the growth of China. Ernesto Araujo – until now a mid-ranking official who blogs about the “criminalisation” of red meat, oil and heterosexual sex – will become the top diplomat of South America’s biggest nation, representing 200 million people and the greatest and most biodiverse forest on Earth, the Amazon. Continue reading...
Booming LNG sector is driving Australia’s rising emissions, but lobby group claims reporting emissions would damage international competitiveness The Australian oil and gas lobby is pushing to limit public information about greenhouse gas emissions from liquefied natural gas (LNG) plants, a move that contradicts the global industry’s pledge to increase transparency about their impact on the climate. The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (Appea) has called for LNG plants to be able to apply for emissions data to be withheld from the public on the grounds that releasing it could help its competitors overseas. It has been backed by Chevron, which operates the Gorgon and Wheatstone LNG developments in Western Australia. Continue reading...
"As the visibility of solar geoengineering research grows, we thought it would be useful to provide a publicly accessible record of the solar geoengineering projects that have been funded over the past ten years." LINK
[The Point] Vice President Ousainou Darboe has affirmed that in line with the national development policies, President Adama Barrow administration is willing to support all efforts geared towards reducing the impact of climate change.
Two graduates from Lancaster University have invented a unique way of harnessing energy to convert into electricity in cities in an invention inspired by NASA's Mars Tumbleweed Rover.
Climate change, steel and migration have emerged as sticking points in the final communique that world leaders will issue at the end of the Group of 20 summit in Argentina later this month, an Argentine government official said on Thursday.
Geothermal Engineering Ltd. (GEL) announced that drilling for the UK’s first deep geothermal electricity plant at the United Downs Industrial Estate near St Day in Cornwall began last week. The aim of the initiative is to demonstrate the potential of the geothermal resource in the UK to produce electricity and renewable heat. The plant will have a capacity of up to 3 MW.
U.S. energy company Kinder Morgan Inc's proposed Gulf liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Mississippi took a step toward receiving federal approval for construction on Thursday after staff at the federal energy regulator issued a draft environmental report.
Gov.-elect Mike Dunleavy (R) yesterday named a former director of Alaska's Division of Oil and Gas to be his natural resources commissioner.
An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management, accusing BLM of withholding records on the potential impacts of a large-scale oil and gas development project on sensitive plant and wildlife species in Wyoming.
EHRENFELD, Pa. -- A bipartisan program to resuscitate coal country has poured millions of dollars into Appalachia. Three years later, the program is on the verge of reauthorization. But is it working?
Hundreds of people staged sit-in protests on five of the city’s crossings under the Extinction Rebellion Banner.
November 18, 2018 7:25 AM In the fifth of six special reports on climate change, Insight looks at how a warming world is making its deadliest animal even more lethal, and efforts to combat the scourge.
Officials say nasty November weather is preventing spill responders from containing an estimated 250 cubic metres of oil that leaked into the sea Friday off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Ali Housell, spokesperson for Trans Mountain, describes research into the potential impact of expanded pipeline and tanker activity on the west coast, while Sen. Doug Black comments on C-69, the new environmental review legislation proposed by the federal government.
Thousands of demonstrators occupied five bridges in London Saturday to protest what they consider to be the government's lack of action on climate change.
A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week, i.e., Sunday, Nov 11 through Saturday, Nov 17.
Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds
Ranking of countries’ goals shows even EU on course for more than double safe level of warming
Vendors near a state-owned coal-fired power plant in China. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
China, Russia and Canada’s current climate policies would drive the world above a catastrophic 5C of warming by the end of the century, according to a study that ranks the climate goals of different countries.
The US and Australia are only slightly behind with both pushing the global temperature...
Protesters plan to close five main bridges across Thames over extinction crisis Thousands of people have descended on central London for a “day of rebellion” in protest over the looming climate crisis. People began massing on five bridges over the River Thames from 10am on Saturday. By 11.30am organisers said all five target bridges in central London had been occupied. Continue reading...
Hundreds of protesters have turned out in central London and blocked off the capital’s main bridges to demand the government take climate change seriously
Energy Environ. Sci. , 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI : 10.1039/C8EE02555J, Paper Yue Ma, Kai Chen, Jun Ma, Gaojie Xu, Shanmu Dong, Bingbing Chen, Jiedong Li, Zheng Chen, Xinhong Zhou, Guanglei Cui 5 V lithium ion batteries (LIBs) are promising candidates for high energy density batteries. However, the conventional carbonate-based liquid electrolyte is vulnerable to oxidative decomposition caused by free radicals attacking,... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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November 16, 2018 10:52 PM JUNGFRAUJOCH, Switzerland (AFP) - A massive collage of 125,000 drawings and messages from children around the world about climate change was rolled out on a shrinking Swiss glacier on Friday (Nov 16), smashing the world record for giant postcards.
Mexico's incoming government will hold a national public consultation on Nov. 24-25 for residents to voice their opinion on 10 key policy proposals ranging from a new rail line and oil refinery to reforestation and free public internet initiatives.
A major new climate study in the journal Nature got worldwide media coverage for finding that the oceans warmed dramatically faster than previously thought — but now the researchers have retracted that conclusion after a man in the United Kingdom blogged about flaws he discovered in the paper.
John Kerry, the former US presidential candidate and secretary of state for the Obama administration, discusses his life and career with the Observer's chief political commentator, Andrew Rawnsley. Kerry reflects on his early memories, his role in the Vietnam war and what action needs to be taken to address the issues presented by climate change. Kerry told the live audience: 'We face several life-threatening challenges … if we don’t respond very quickly, we’re inviting catastrophe to this planet' John Kerry: ‘People are going to die because of the decision Trump made’ Continue reading...
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Would-be fathers have long been advised to wear boxer shorts and avoid hot tubs, to avoid too much heat damaging their reproductive chances.
Crop scientists at the John Innes Centre in Norwich have developed a technique that subjects crops to 22 hours a day of LED light and promotes rapid growth of plants.
As ESA’s ɸ-week draws to a close, it’s worth remembering that the science and technology involved in observing our planet from space isn’t entirely for the preserve of experts. With a growing interest in the environment and the climate, there are plenty of opportunities for the general public to take part.
Cuadrilla won’t say if it has halted Preston New Road exploration, at cost of £94,000 a day The shale gas firm Cuadrilla has refused to confirm whether it has halted fracking after triggering a series of minor earthquakes near Blackpool, raising questions over the operation’s future prospects. Dozens of small tremors have been registered near the company’s Preston New Road site, after it started pumping high volumes of water underground in October to explore for gas. Continue reading...
Germany's Hambach Forest has become a symbolic battlefield and magnet for the global climate protection movement. Over past months, hundreds of people from abroad have traveled there to call for an end to coal.
In a Democratic clash on Capitol Hill, progressives are pushing an ambitious plan to wean the U.S. off fossil fuels, boost renewables and build a "smart" grid. Meet the "Green New Deal."
Sanitation and energy generation in one go.
Ronen Tivony/Getty LIVERMORE, California—Tom Price took a leap of faith the weekend after the Camp fire broke out to deliver his camp trailer to someone who lost their home. He didn’t even know who that “someone” would be, but the veteran of Burning Man and co-founder of Burners Without Borders , didn’t care. Price eventually found the perfect match. “I literally hooked up my trailer and searched for people to give it to,” says Berkeley resident Price, 51, who works in renewable energy. “I found someone who needed it and gave them the trailer to use until they can find a place to live.” Read more at The Daily Beast.
Crude oil prices were seeing a robust recovery Friday morning, as the market appeared to shrug off reports of a U.S. inventory build-up and instead saw buying opportunities, analysts said.
The Dutch government on Friday said it would ask the country's highest court to overturn a ruling ordering it to speed up reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
The S&P 500 edged lower on Friday as chip stocks tumbled after weak forecasts from Nvidia and Applied Materials, but a recovery in oil prices for a third day lifted energy stocks.
Oil rose on Friday on expectations that OPEC and its allies would agree to cut output next month but prices remained down on the week on concerns that the global market was oversupplied.
THE HEAD of New Zealand's largest fishing company is calling for strong action on climate change - including replacing meat and dairy products in people's diets with fish.
From Belize to Barbados, tourist beaches have been swamped by huge tides of foul-smelling sargassum – and climate change could make the problem worse “It was like something out of a science fiction movie,” says Barbara Hall from the office of the beachside hotel she runs in Placencia, southern Belize. “I woke up at 6am, looked out my window and realised we had a big problem. It was absolutely overwhelming.” Continue reading...
Experts who calculate risk for North American insurance companies said yesterday that extreme weather, sea-level rise and other climate-related stressors have driven threats to health, home and property to their highest levels ever.
Transitioning to renewable energy isn't the only way to combat climate change.
Climate hawks are cheering after Democrats wrested control of governors' mansions in key states last week.
Oil companies have pushed through draconian cost cuts during the recent industry slump, but they're not quite done yet.
Australia is poised to become the world's largest exporter of liquefied natural gas within a few months, overtaking Qatar, says a new industry report.
Fears of resource nationalism rising with the spread of renewable energy technologies are overblown, an energy geopolitics expert argues in a new paper.
NEW Fortress Energy (NFE) recently announced that 14 students at The University of the West Indies, Mona, have been awarded with scholarships to the tune of $16 million.Among the recipients are recent graduates Rickel Williams, who completed her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Gary McDonald, who received his Bachelor of Laws degree with first-class honours and is now enrolled at the Norman Manley Law School, specialising in environmental law.
[Nation] Kenyans will enjoy cheaper power with the commissioning of the 310 megawatts (MW) Lake Turkana Wind Power Plant in Loiyangalani, Marsabit, County.
Oil rose on Friday on hopes that supply cuts will be agreed at OPEC's meeting on Dec. 6, but failed to recoup recent losses on oversupply concerns that have shaved more than a fifth off the Brent crude benchmark since early October.
AEMO is warning that the number of forced outages is rising dramatically. As Warren Buffett advised, it's smarter to change vessels than try and patch leaks.
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Authors of a recent climate change study are forced to make a correction when an independent researcher notes a mistake in their calculations. Does this mean we can't trust peer-reviewed studies?
Oil prices rose on Friday amid expectations of supply cuts from OPEC, although record U.S. production dragged.
Ai Group expresses significant concern with the Morrison government’s controversial plan to underwrite new power generation A leading business group has expressed significant concern with the Morrison government’s controversial plan to underwrite new power generation, noting it could leave taxpayers exposed to liabilities “with a net present value of billions of dollars”. The Ai Group has used its submission to flag major problems with the proposal, ranging from its “extremely aggressive” administrative timetable, with projects being drummed up before the next federal election; a lack of obvious “strong independent governance” arrangements, and the lack of an overarching climate and energy policy. Continue reading...
From e-receipts to recycling clothes, five ways to help save the planet when you hit the high street.
The ex-US secretary of state, speaking at a Guardian Live event, predicts mass movement from Africa Europe faces even deeper political turmoil and the possibility of mass migration from Africa unless the world urgently addresses the threat of climate change, the former US secretary of state John Kerry said on Thursday. Speaking at a Guardian Live event, at Central Hall in London, he said he was deeply disturbed at how issues such as climate change, cyber wars and the future of the oceans were not ballot box issues, admitting it was hard to translate these issues into an acceptable set of choices for voters. Continue reading...
Labor forecast to deliver lowest power prices, Greens to deliver lowest carbon emissions
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Few governments are prepared to care for the people forced to leave their countries as a result of conflict or climate change. Here's why.
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The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that bold climate action could deliver at least $26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030. This ground-breaking research, produced by the Global Commission and more than 200 experts, highlights proof points of the...
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Oil prices were stable on Friday, supported by expected supply cuts from OPEC but held back by record U.S. production.
Nearly 19 million Americans take fish oil supplements and some 37 percent of us take vitamin D. Many may be motivated by research that has suggested these pills can protect heart health and prevent cancer. On Saturday, NPR published a story on long-awaited research on both supplements that called those claims into question. The findings of the trial, called VITAL, were complex. When researchers looked at cancer and overall cardiovascular events, they found no protective benefit from taking Vitamin D or fish oil supplements. But when they looked only at heart attacks, they did find a benefit, especially for African Americans and people who eat little fish. (Researchers say further study is needed to see if those benefits hold up.) The story prompted a wave of questions from our readers and listeners...
Heatwaves can limit generator capacity and lead to equipment failures, Aemo warns Extreme weather over summer could reduce the output of coal, gas and hydro power generators and cause problems with the reliability of electricity supply, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator. While there has been extensive political debate in Australia about the reliability of various forms of energy supply, the market operator will make the point on Friday that extreme weather imposes significant stress on the supposed ramparts of the system – thermal generators and transmission infrastructure. Continue reading...
"GENEVA, November 9 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is inviting experts and governments to review the Second Order Drafts of two Special Reports that will be launched next year. The Expert and Government Review for the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) takes place between 16 November 2018 and 11 January 2019. The Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL) can be reviewed from 19 November 2018 to 14 January 2019." LINK
Bala, G.; Gupta, A. (2018): Solar Geoengineering Research in India. In: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0122.1. "We present here a brief account of the Indian scientific research into solar geoengineering. Climate modeling constitutes the major component of this geoengineering-relevant climate science research. The recent funding initiative by the Department of Science and Technology, the main funding agency for scientific research in India, in support of geoengineering modeling research and its efforts to bring natural, social and political scientists together for an evaluation solar geoengineering at meetings are also discussed. Finally, the directions for future scientific research into geoengineering in India are also discussed." LINK
The race to build a better electric car battery is turning to silicon, with several companies working to engineer types of the material that can boost driving range and cut production costs.
A new report a British advisory body has called for a 20%-50% cut in the number of sheep and cattle to help combat climate change -- adding to the growing international consensus that eating red meat is not only bad for your health, it is also bad for the environment.
U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to join a key panel of independent energy regulators, who helped roll out a Department of Energy (DOE) directive to bail out aging coal and nuclear plants, told senators on Thursday he did not know if he would recuse himself if the issue reappears before the commission.
The Union of Concerned Scientists has overturned its longstanding opposition to nuclear power. Other green groups should follow suit, says Mark Lynas
Worried by a drop in oil prices, Russia is talking about a policy U-turn just months after increasing production.
Dominion Energy Inc. said in a long-awaited report yesterday that it would cost billions of dollars to recycle Virginia's toxic coal ash or move it to lined landfills, an endeavor that customers would pay for over several years.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, today signaled her intent to push through President Trump's energy and environment nominees by year's end despite Democrats' opposition and calls for recusal.
AEMO outlines summer readiness plan, saying it needs less emergency reserves thanks to the addition of more wind, solar and storage.
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