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The release of “An Ecomodernist Manifesto” last year sparked a variety of critiques. Some took issue with ecomodernism’s embrace of large-scale agriculture. Others differed with the Manifesto’s focus on growth and modernization, arguing for the opposite: degrowth and lower consumption. Show More Summary

TODAY’S STUDY: Wind Right Now

2015 Wind Technologies Market Report Ryan Wiser, Mark Bolinger, et. al., August 2016 (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Executive Summary Annual wind power capacity additions in the United States surged in 2015 and are projected to continue at a rapid clip in the coming five years. Show More Summary

QUICK NEWS, August 22: Having Children In A Time Of Climate Change; Tips On Picking Solar Panels; 4 Things To Think About Before Buying An EV

Having Children In A Time Of Climate Change Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change? Jennifer Ludden, August 18, 2016 (National Public Radio) Editor’s note: This is a deeply thoughtful piece worth taking a full-length look...Show More Summary

ANU team cracks solar thermal efficiency of 97% – a world record

ReNew Economy has an article on a new efficiency record for solar thermal power - ANU team cracks solar thermal efficiency of 97% – a world record The ANU team, whose CST technology harnesses the power of the sun using a 500 square meter...Show More Summary

Saul Griffith Shows How All The Energy In The U.S. Is Used

Saul Griffith has produced a Sankey diagram showing how energy is used in the United States - This Very, Very Detailed Chart Shows How All The Energy In The U.S. Is Used.

Five Things You Need to Know Before the Clean Power Plan Oral Argument

The Clean Power Plan oral argument is coming up soon. On September 27, attorneys will present their arguments in front of the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. EPA and the many supporters of the Clean Power Plan have already filed their written arguments – and so has the coalition of coal companies and their allies that are challenging the rule.

The Ukrainian Crisis Can Be Solved, With an Energiewende

A Ukrainian Energiewende could go a long way to resolving the current geopolitical crisis around the country, writes Oleg Savitsky of the National Ecological Centre of Ukraine in a new report for the Succow Stiftung. According to Savitsky,...Show More Summary

China’s Gas Ambitions Could Have A Huge Impact On Energy Markets

China has been working on developing its shale gas resources for a few years now, with mixed success, mainly because of the difficult geology. But times are a changing and, due to developments in shale, Asia’s biggest economy is well on its way to becoming the world’s second-largest producer of natural gas.

What’s Happened to Geothermal Energy?

While the A-List celebrities of the renewables world such as solar and wind often get the headlines, particularly here in the UK, there are plenty of other energy sources that have the power to transform our world and lower our collective carbon footprint.

The Case for Recycling High Voltage Advanced Batteries

The recycling of high voltage advanced batteries used in automotive, industrial and stationary energy storage (ESS) applications has long been a regular topic of conversation in the battery industry. The topic is a challenging one because,...Show More Summary

Our New Analysis Finds Energy Efficiency is the 3rd Largest Resource in the US Electric Power Sector

Have you ever described efficiency as an energy resource and gotten a quizzical look in return? We have, even though utility system planners have been using energy efficiency for decades to make sure that power for their customers is both reliable and affordable.

California Climate Policies a $48 Billion Boon for State’s Economy, Analysis Finds

Assembly Bill 32, also known as AB 32 or the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, requires California to reduce climate-cooking greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 — which meant cutting emissions about 25 percent from where they were at in 2006, when AB 32 was passed by the California State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Composition of Trade Influences Goods Output, Shaping Industrial Sector Energy Intensity

Industrial sector energy intensity is heavily influenced by the composition of goods and services, which is based on both domestic and international demand. In EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2016 (AEO2016), industrial energy intensity is expected to decline by 15% from 2015 to 2040.

The Road from Paris Leads to Science-based Targets

The Paris agreement is a clear signal of international will to tackle climate change and governments around the world are under pressure to ramp up efforts to cut carbon emissions. Trucost analysis shows that achieving the 2°C target...Show More Summary

Exxon, GT Technology Could Slash Plastics Manufacturing’s Emissions, Energy Use

ExxonMobil says it has developed a technology that could massively reduce emissions and energy used to manufacture plastics. The oil giant, working with scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology, say if brought to industrial scale, the technology could reduce industry’s global annual carbon dioxide emissions by up to 45 million tons and also reduce […]

Apple Final Assembly Sites in China 100% Zero Waste Compliant

Apple says all 14 of its final assembly site in China are now compliant with UL’s Zero Waste to Landfill validation.

Sustainable Procurement Standard Coming Soon

Purchasing represents a significant piece of a company’s budget. In the public sector alone, procurement accounts for around 12 percent of GDP and 29 percent of government expenditure in OECD member countries. So it makes sense that when considering sustainability initiatives, executives should take purchasing decisions into account. An ISO standard in the final stages of […]

US flat-rolled sheet producers on their road to recovery

On August 5, US sheet producers saw the culmination of many months of work as the US Department of Commerce released its final determinations of countervailing and anti-dumping duties against hot-rolled coil (HRC) imports, the last of the three major unfair trade cases on sheet steel. Show More Summary

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