GHG Emissions Reduction

5.8 Earthquake Centered In Mineral, Virginia

President Obama recently announced his support of nuclear power plants smaller than 300 megawatts in size (known as small modular reactors or “SMR”s), as a clean energy source by way of an executive order. This was a good start. However, it is my view that the President’s endorsement for nuclear energy didn’t go nearly far… Keep reading →

New EPA Regulation To Cut Emissions From Coal-Fired Plants In US

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just released its US Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report for the time period of 1990-2013. In this report the EPA tracks total annual US emissions and removals by source, economic sector, as well as greenhouse gas using national energy data, data on national agricultural activities, et alia in order… Keep reading →

Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country

Canada’s premiers – most of them, anyway – gathered in Quebec City this week to talk climate. But host Philippe Couillard, premier of Quebec, said provincial and territorial leaders can’t do it all on their own. “(W)e call upon the federal government right now to start working with us, first technically, then with the ministers,… Keep reading →

Despite High Emissions, New Coal Power Plants Planned in Germany

Conservative policy group ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, threatened legal action against activist groups that accuse it of denying climate change. While ALEC does not deny that presentations skeptical of climate science have occurred at meetings in the past, they insist that their new leadership is open to debate and welcomes members who support… Keep reading →

President Obama Visits Largest Photovoltaic Plant In U.S. In Nevada

President Obama announced a new program that reflects his conviction that climate change poses one of the greatest threats to future generations. The “Solar Ready Vets” program aims to train 75,000 workers, including veterans, to enter the solar industry by 2020. The Department of Energy will join the Pentagon to run the training program which… Keep reading →

Obama Nominates New Energy Secretary, New EPA Administrator

Today President Obama singed an executive order regarding federal government energy targets, he toured a solar panel installation on the Department of Energy’s roof and gave some brief remarks before kicking off a roundtable with large US companies that do over $1 billion in business with the federal government. These companies are all making significant… Keep reading →

Energy Secretary Moniz Delivers Address On Energy Supply And Exports

In comments at the ARPA-E Summit on Wednesday, US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz said the following with regard to climate change: “The announcement in October in Beijing [on carbon emissions] six months ago has changed the discussion in many ways and in many places. We see it in lots of other discussions we are… Keep reading →

German Astronaut Alexander Gerst Aboard The International Space Station

The debate about the development and deployment of geoengineering technologies is slowly creeping into the mainstream media, as both analysts and commentators seem to increasingly doubt the international community’s ability to agree on a comprehensive and effective international agreement at UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris. With many countries facing political and/or economic obstacles to pursuing… Keep reading →

EnBW To Launch Offshore Windpark In Baltic Sea

Back in October 2014, EU leaders agreed on the 2030 framework for climate and energy policies – aimed at making both the EU economy and its energy system more sustainable, secure and competitive – with a ‘domestic’ 2030 greenhouse gas emissions reduction target of at least 40 per cent compared to 1990 levels. Here, the… Keep reading →

China Daily Life - Pollution

In this “energy things to watch for in 2015” article, the author sums up the Lima climate talks with the following mostly pessimistic description and does not expect much more to come out of the COP21 talks in Paris next year: “It would take a lot for the Paris talks to be anything more than what Lima… Keep reading →

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