World can limit global warming to 1.5C by ‘improving energy efficiency’ Written by Daisy Dunne, carbonbreif.org, June 4, 2018 It is possible to limit global warming to 1.5C and achieve many of the sustainable development goals without “negative emissions technologies”, a new study finds. The research suggests that improving energy efficiency – chiefly by saving […]
Put energy efficiency first, says United Nations at COP23 r744.com, November 9, 2017 The United Nations’ Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN) is urging the Parties to the Paris Agreement to foster the adoption of energy-efficient technology. shecco – the publisher of this platform – reports from COP23 in Bonn, Germany. This week’s international climate […]
Amber Plante, ERS, for Zondits. April 21, 2016 All eyes will be on United Nations headquarters in New York on April 22, 2016, as United States President Barack Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and representatives from approximately 150 other countries gather to sign the Paris Agreement, a historic document that tackles climate change head-on by reducing […]
Aligning economic development and climate change mitigation strategies remains a challenge at Paris Climate Talks Gita Subramony for Zondits, December 14, 2015. Image credit: www.wfs.org The Paris Climate Talks began over a week ago with the atmosphere rich with the spirit of negotiation. The future of the planet is at stake here. If emissions go unchecked, global […]
Poll Finds Most Californians Say Climate Change Linked To Drought CBS SF Bay Area, July 29, 2015. Image credit: Don DeBold Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe global warming is having an impact on the state’s persistent drought, sharing Gov. Jerry Brown’s environmental concerns as he presses for tougher climate change standards, according to a new statewide […]
Ryan Pollin for Zondits, April 3, 2015 The Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project, otherwise known as the Kinder Morgan pipeline, is a natural gas capacity expansion project that aims to deliver more gas from the Marcellus shale fields to New England area power plants, devised by Texas oil and gas company Kinder Morgan. Former Massachusetts […]
This in-depth calculator lets you play around with ways to solve global warming Vox, February 6, 2015 The world’s leaders are having a tough time figuring out how to solve global warming. This week, UN officials all but admitted it was unlikely that any new climate deal would avoid 2°C (3.6°F) of warming — the agreed-on limit. […]
That was the logic behind the company’s RE-C project, which aimed to produce one gigawatt of renewable electricity for less than the price of coal. The hope was to do this within years, not decades. Among other things, the company invested in new geothermal drilling R&D and put $168 million toward Brightsource’s Ivanpah solar tower in the Mojave Desert.