- Consumers, PV and storage critical to low carbon grid: AEMOAEMO underlines push on demand side of grid, wanting new market rules and regulations to facilitate rooftop solar, storage, energy efficiency and demand management. It marks major shift for the grid operator, and for the ... read more
- EPA Administrator Met Privately with Dow Chemical CEO Before Reversing Pesticide BanThe EPA scored much criticism when it reversed a ban on the pesticide chlorpyrifos in March. Even low exposure to chlorpyrifos has been shown to cause developmental delays in children. Now it turns out EPA ... read more
- Dreamliner — the Linchpin for KLM’s Emission Reductions GoalsThe Dutch air carrier KLM has been investing heavily in the Dreamliner. The long-distance jumbo jet from Boeing is key to the airline's goal of reducing its emissions 20 percent by 2020. ... read more
- In Madagascar, A Waterless Toilet May Provide a Global SolutionLoowatt is a startup based in the United Kingdom that has been selling waterless toilets in Madagascar since 2012. The contraption at a first glance looks like the familiar western toilet. But instead of water, ... read more
- Health Impacts of Climate Change Happening NowAs policy makers, scientists, environmental activists and others work to convey the importance of climate change, some are beginning to focus less on saving the polar bears and more on global warming’s effect on human ... read more
- SkS Analogy 9 – The greenhouse effect is a stack of blanketsTag Line The greenhouse effect is like a stack of blankets on a winter night. Elevator Statements More blankets = more warmth: The greenhouse effect is like blankets warming the Earth. If it is -18°C ... read more
- Is The U.S. Close To Achieving ‘Energy Dominance’?If you hadn’t heard, the Trump Administration has declared this week to be “Energy Week”, a week during which the President and his senior officials are focusing on the theme of “U.S. Energy Dominance.” Not ... read more
- U.S. Biofuels Take Revenue Hit But Get New Target Less Constrained by ‘Blend Wall’The biofuels market in the United States is primarily driven by the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). While Congress set the original targets in 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets the final mandate for ... read more
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- GTM predicts 27% drop in solar prices by 2022GTM highlights what is becoming an increasingly common refrain these days — solar prices continue to fall, and they’re not slowing down. ... read more
- Energy Efficiency Deserves Center Stage During President’s Energy WeekThe Trump Administration recently launched an Energy Week to promote our nation’s “energy dominance” by increasing fossil fuel production. Notably absent in White House plans so far are discussions on how to increase energy efficiency, ... read more
- Coal on limited lifespan as CCS hopes go up in smokeCall for new coal generation to be stopped by 2020 comes as the industry's flagship "clean coal" project terminated after $10 billion investment, and as Coalition considers new coal generator and threatens to turn financial ... read more
- Stellata wins approval for 120MW solar farm, largest in W.A.Perth-based Stellata Energy has won approval for a 120MW solar plant near Merredin, in Western Australia’s wheatbelt, adding to the growing queue of large scale renewable projects lining up for construction after a near four-year investment drought. ... read more
- Brexit, One Year On: Green Tape, Fossil Fuels, and Climate Science DeniersOn June 23 2016, 46 million voters merrily skipped to the polls to have their say about whether the UK should remain in the European Union. Early the following morning, it was revealed that 52 percent of ... read more
- Self-driving cars must learn trust and cooperationSelf-driving vehicles will not only need to “see” the world, they’ll need to communicate and work together.. ... read more
- Grow Heathrow runway protest community given 14 days to leave siteHigh court orders 20 residents must leave the community garden that was set up on a formerly derelict site to protest the airport expansionA community project set up to protest against a third runway at ... read more
- Education, a Building Block for Sustainable PeaceUNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 (IPS) - Millions lack access to quality education around the world—but how can the international community change this?Read the full story, “Education, a Building Block for Sustainable Peace”, on globalissues.org → ... read more
- A Warm and Wet First Quarter Negatively Impacted Solar Performance in the USThe early months of 2017 brought a departure from normal global horizontal irradiance, the key variable for PV plants. GTM has partnered with Vaisala, a company that monitors solar performance across the U.S., to ... read more
- We need to talk about plastic bottles – videoA million plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and despite the rise in recycling culture over the past few decades, just 7% of those collected last year were turned into new bottles. ... read more
- If you drop plastic in the ocean, where does it end up?
- The Case for Utilities to Bundle Their Energy Businesses—Before They’re CannibalizedThe utility industry has already been undergoing significant change over the past 25 years, with the rise of independent grid operators and competitive energy markets and the split of a once-monolithic, vertically integrated business ... read more
- Merkel vows to put climate change at centre of G20 talksGerman chancellor says Trump administration’s decision to quit Paris climate agreement means EU must show leadership on issueTackling climate change will be one of the central tasks of the upcoming Hamburg G20 summit of the ... read more
- You Don’t Have to Wait to Make Money on MicrogridsIt’s neither widespread nor easy, but people can actually make money now on microgrids. The localized, islandable networks of interconnected loads and energy resources have long eluded commercialization, in part because they are ... read more
- EPA to Publish Proposed Guidelines Clarifying Waters of the United States RuleThe Environmental Protection Agency is about to publish its proposed guidelines to clarify the Waters of the United States rule so that it mirrors the language used before 2015, which is when the Obama administration ... read more
- How a 110-year-old postal company is repackaging sustainabilityAn interview with Ed Rogers, global director of sustainability for UPS. ... read more
- Dear USDA: Stop squeezing the food industry with outdated subsidiesFood and farm facts to chew on. ... read more
- How Apple is moving its supply chain toward clean energySo far, the tech giant has helped eight companies move toward solar and wind power. The latest commitment, by Jabil, represents the largest pledge yet. ... read more
- Could a money-back scheme clean up the UK’s plastic bottle plague?Deposit return schemes for plastic bottles have been shown to cut litter and increase recycling in many countries – but not everyone agrees they’re a good ideaMore than 4m plastic bottles a week could be ... read more
- IBM, Dell and what’s next for technology emissionsReal signs of progress from two of the world's biggest data center equipment companies. ... read more
- Index’s summer magazine launch party marks 100th anniversary of Russian Revolution
- Mobisol Acquires Lumeter To Expand Off-Grid Solar Pay-As-You-Go SolutionThis week, Mobisol has announced that it has acquired Lumeter, one of the largest providers of pay-as-you-go (PAYG) software for the off-grid solar industry. This acquisition aims to create strong synergies between Lumeter and Mobisol’s ... read more
- Sparking Grid Savings At Home Report: Part 2 — Deepening Of Peak Energy Reduction In Homes
- UK’s Low-Carbon Transition At Risk Due To Lack Of Government ActionA lack of government action on climate change is putting the United Kingdom's transition to a resilient, low-carbon economy in danger of being derailed, according to a new warning voiced this week by the country's ... read more
- China To Install 403 Gigawatts Of Wind Energy Over Next Decade, According To MAKE ConsultingOver the next ten years, China is expected to install an annual average of more than 25 gigawatts of new wind capacity, resulting in a cumulative growth across the decade of about 403 gigawatts, according ... read more
- Sunrun Expands Into Seven New States, Nearly Doubles Market ReachSunrun, one of the United States' leading residential solar developers, announced this week that it has recently completed expanding into seven new US state markets, nearly doubling its market reach in just under four months. ... read more
- Climate change may cause expansion to ice-free areas across AntarcticaIce-free areas in Antarctica could expand by close to 25 per cent by 2100 and drastically change the biodiversity of the continent, research published this week in Nature has shown. … ... read more
- Officials question climate change while praising carbon cutsSource: Climatewire - Energy Secretary Rick Perry was emblematic yesterday of an administration that questions the science behind climate change while at the same time it praises America's ability to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. ... read more
- Garcetti and Schwarzenegger urge cities and states to lead fight against climate change in Trump eraSource: LA Times - Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday called on cities and states to lead the nation's fight against global warming as the federal government begins to ... read more
- G20 stage set for climate change battleSource: Deutsche Welle - The environment is expected to get unprecedented attention at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg next week - as the resolve of 19 countries is put to the test following ... read more
- House panel wants to know how climate change impacts the militarySource: Reuters - U.S. lawmakers on the House of Representatives Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon on Wednesday to produce a report on climate change and its effects on the military. ... read more
- G20 task force issues framework for climate-related financial disclosureSource: Reuters - A global task force set up by the G20 has developed a voluntary framework for companies to disclose the financial impact of climate-related risks and opportunities, drawing support from more than 100 ... read more
- OPINION: Climate change, our biggest threat, can’t be stopped at the borderSource: LA Times - ... read more
- Antarctica: Decline in biodiversity expected as climate change leads to growing ice-free areasSource: ABC Australia - Areas of Antarctica that are permanently without ice could increase by up to 25 per cent by the end of the century because of climate change. ... read more
- Task force report puts material risks of climate change in focusSource: The Globe and Mail - Momentum is growing for energy companies and other corporations to formally and clearly spell out the risks that climate change poses to the value of their assets and their ... read more
- Banks should disclose lending to companies with carbon-related risks, says reportSource: Guardian - International climate task force says companies should disclose all of their direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions ... read more
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