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
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
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
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 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.
Foam and bubble wrap help concentrate heat without mirrors or lenses
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.
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 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.
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 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
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.
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.
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 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
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 says all 14 of its final assembly site in China are now compliant with UL’s Zero Waste to Landfill validation.
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 […]
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