Germany’s lower house of parliament, the Bundesrat, voted in October to ban the sale of cars with internal combustion engines by 2030. It is a resolution with no binding implications, but it did garner cross-party support. It is certainly a powerful statement of intent. Show More Summary
The Guardian has an update on the "great pacific garbage patch" - 'Great Pacific garbage patch' far bigger than imagined, aerial survey shows. The vast patch of garbage floating in the Pacific Ocean is far worse than previously thought,...Show More Summary
From deep underground to outer space, researchers supported by the DOE’s Office of Science are working to understand this mysterious type of matter.
The second phase of greenhouse gas standards for heavy-duty vehicles were published in the Federal Register yesterday, officially setting the schedule for fuel efficiency and emissions reductions.
Beyond net metering: How location can help put a value on DERs; A new report outlines an algorithm that could help streamline value-of-solar processes Herman K. Trabish, February 18, 2016 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note: Since this story...Show More Summary
General Motors, Johnson Controls, Apple and Microsoft are among the 193 companies on CDP’s Climate A List 2016, meaning they receive an “A” grade for their actions to mitigate climate change.
Is a national high voltage transmission system the cheapest way to cut emissions?; Scientists call for HVDC lines connecting the nation’s wind, solar, and power markets Herman K. Trabish, February 19, 2016 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note:...Show More Summary
Partnering for success: Utilities leverage innovative vendor relationships at the grid edge; A new study reports on opportunities utilities could seize to expand distribution system technologies Herman K. Trabish, February 23, 2016 (Utility...Show More Summary
Cashing in on climate change projects offers a huge financial opportunity for companies. Addressing the annual global environmental damage estimate, projected to reach $28 trillion by 2050, can be a profitable endeavor, Mark Ward, general manager of UL EHS Sustainability, said at the UL EHS Sustainability-hosted user forum last week. Show More Summary
There really is a feasible way to build our way out of the climate crisis in time to avoid the worst effects of global warming, writes Tom Solomon of 350 New Mexico. We do it by rapidly replacing all fossil fuel-based energy with renewable energy built with current technology, installed in a smart grid.
Short positions in West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil futures contracts held by producers or merchants totaled more than 540,000 contracts as of October 11, 2016, the most since 2007, according to data from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).
It’s no secret that companies use goals to push their businesses in a positive direction. Whether it’s about creating more value or reducing impacts, goals provide focus, direction, and a sense of urgency. Recently, a wave corporate, climate-related goals, such as renewable energy and emissions-reductions targets, have grabbed the public’s attention.
Utilities are undergoing a fundamental transformation as they wrestle with the challenges of climate change. The earth is warming and that can cause large, potentially hazardous changes in the climate and weather and have a widespread impact on human and natural systems. Show More Summary
Perhaps, amid the nail-biting drama of the second presidential debate, you caught Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump make a quick and passing reference to “clean coal”, offhandedly stating that coal “could last a thousand years in this country.”
Habitat III – the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, which took place in Ecuador's capital, Quito, last week – solved the question of how cities can meet the needs of their expanding populations while at the same time being inclusive and sustainable.
It has been an exciting, action-packed first few days of Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador, where discussion ranges from resilience in informal settlements to data metrics for the world’s megacities. Much of the discourse so far has touched on the link between the Paris Agreement and the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many of which have not yet been explored.
As electric vehicles would make "dramatic" inroads into the car market, they could have noticeable effect on traditional cars that run on petroleum and the internal combustion engine.
The latest IEA renewable market report conspicuously failed to mention Australia in it's list of desert-rich countries in developing solar thermal power - Australia In Danger Of Missing Out On Solar Thermal And Storage. The latest mid-term...Show More Summary
The IEA has released their Medium-Term Renewable Market Report - IEA raises its five-year renewable growth forecast as 2015 marks record year. The International Energy Agency said today that it was significantly increasing its five-year growth forecast for renewables thanks to strong policy support in key countries and sharp cost reductions. Show More Summary
The steel industry in India continues to be a baffling box of contradictions. While Indian steelmakers are ramping up newly installed capacities and increasing output, Indian consumers remain stubbornly unmoved about consuming all that local steelmakers are making. Show More Summary