Saudi Turns to Solar, Israel Stuck on Shale

Green Prophet

” Along with former US Vice President Dick Cheney and Lord Jacob Rothschild, Murdoch has a huge stake in Israel since he sits on the board of Genie Energy Ltd., Cleantech, Science & Technology Climate Energy Climate Change co2 emissions fossil fuels global warming Golan Heights shale oil

UN New Urban Agenda: President Markkula calls for binding targets

Green (Living) Review

A delegation of the CoR, led by President Markkula, took part on 16-17 March in Prague at the Habitat III Europe Regional Meeting, a preparatory session ahead of the Quito conference. " According to President Markkula: "EU regions and cities have developed a concrete experience of bottom-up innovation in crucial policy areas ranging from air quality to energy efficiency, from social inclusion to support for SMEs.

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Carbon Capture and the Oil Sands

Living In a Toxic World

President Obama has hinted at a green energy policy that would limit "dirty" sources of fuel, like the oil sands. Tags: renewable energy CO2 emissions resource exploration alternative energy Obama oil prices politics During yesterday's meeting with the Canadian Prime Minister the issue was discussed but no details were given. Canada has hinted at developing carbon capture and storage ( CCS ) technology to make the oil sands development cleaner.

Satellites and Speeches

Living In a Toxic World

Last night, President Obama included a request for legislation on carbon emissions. Without the satellite it will be difficult to verify what amount of CO2 is being released or if the levels are coming down. That leaves a carbon tax more viable because, from my understanding, it would be applied at source before the CO2 is emitted. Will there be any regulations on a secondary emissions market or will it grow to a bubble too?

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Marginal Revolution: Why they call it Green Energy

Environmental Economics

The article doesn’t have a lot of new information (the key players are clearly protecting themselves) but it does link to a fascinating  briefing memo written for the President in October of 2010 by Summers, Ron Klain (then chief of staff to the Vice President), and energy advisor Carol Browner. Did I really stay up until midnight and watch the Braves lose in 13 innings, after leading in the ninth, and get knocked out of the playoffs? Anyway.

2011 116

Will the Kyoto Protocol Survive Qatar 2012?

Green Prophet

Qatar has one of the highest per capita CO2 emission rates in the world , but it will host The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)’s climate change conference this year – shortly before the Kyoto protocol’ s first emission targets expire at the end of this year. One hundred and ninety one countries went on to ratify the agreement and committed themselves to various greenhouse gas emission targets. President George W.

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"Pruitt blasts Europe, Merkel for ‘hypocrisy’ on climate" [part 2]

Environmental Economics

Some people will say just about anything: Pruitt repeated his criticism of the Paris deal, casting doubt on whether the United States would remain part of the climate agreement even if the Trump administration rewrites former President Barack Obama's aggressive plan to cut U.S. emissions. carbon dioxide emissions have declined since President George W.

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G8 Recognizes Need to Act on Super Greenhouse Gases, Considers More Aggressive Stance on CO2

Green (Living) Review

July 2009 – As the Group of Eight began discussions on targets for reducing climate emissions, talk was circulating of a possible commitment to limit warming to 2?C. The only way to meet these goals however, will be to pursue fast and big cuts in both CO2 emissions, which are causing half of the warming, and non-CO2 emissions which are causing the other half. C scenario to stabilize CO2 at 450 ppm. Washington, D.C.,

2009 100

Over Polluted Qatar Hosts UN Climate Conference

Green Prophet

This month’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18) will be hosted by Qatar, the tiny peninsula nation in the Persian Gulf that holds the world record for per capita CO2 emissions. increase in carbon dioxide (CO2). Qatar has held the emissions world record for two decades. Stratospheric emissions are likely due to high energy consumption by natural gas processing, water desalination , and electricity production to support ubiquitous air conditioning.

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Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll

Green Home Blog

California Institute of Technology, or Caltech , in Pasadena, a small private university that has implemented energy-efficiency projects which save the campus 8,300 megawatt-hours of electricity and cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by more than 6,000 metric tons over their lifetimes. Princeton Review’s Green College Honor Roll. The holidays are the one time of the year when college students are glad to come home again.

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Himalayan Glaciers Melting at Alarming Rates; Reducing Soot and Other Non-CO2 Forcers Key to Survival

Green (Living) Review

The findings of the report, “High mountain glaciers and climate change” were announced during the UN climate meetings in Cancun , where negotiators are working towards an agreement to reduce climate emissions. The Himalayan glaciers are the main freshwater source for hundreds of millions of people across several countries,” said Durwood Zaelke, President of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development.

2010 125

Airbus launches international species conservation project

Green (Living) Review

Every day, the aerospace industry makes robust efforts to continue reducing the two percent share of our industry to CO2 emissions. This is because 18 percent of CO2 emissions are caused by the deforestation of tropical rain forests. Cutting down forests is also a major threat for species protection,” says Airbus President and CEO Tom Enders. “In

2010 116

Los Angeles Leads the Nation in Rooftop Solar

Sierra Club Compass

All told, the program, originally proposed and supported by the Los Angeles Business Council and the CLEAN LA Solar Coalition, will generate 150 megawatts (MW) of clean, renewable solar energy-enough energy to power over 43,000 typical homes and reduce 147 metric tons of CO2 emissions, which is equivalent to removing 28,300 cars off the road. " LABC President Mary Leslie praised the Mayor's leadership and the coalition that joined the LABC in advocating for the program. "The

Is France moving away from pledge to reduce nuclear capacity?

Green Blog

When Francois Hollande was elected President of France in 2012, he pledged that he would reduce the nuclear energy contribution to the country''s electricity mix from 75% to 50% by 2025. Royal refused to confirm whether the government would stick with the 2025 deadline, one of President Francois Hollande''s key election promises, and enter the new amendments to the text.

Doha Climate Conference: Beyond Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy

Sierra Club Compass

They mitigate carbon emissions, aid in climate adaptation, and generally improve the capacity of populations through greater opportunities for education, communication and productivity. Reducing Emissions: Since 2006, the U.S. has seen the largest reduction in carbon dioxide emissions of any country or region, according to a recent report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). CO2 emissions have fallen by 7.7 CO2 emissions by 17 percent by 2020.

Best Practice for Green City Planning

Green (Living) Review

Michael Kruklinski, Vice President in Corporate Development & Strategy at the Siemens Corporation, and Alex Marshall, Senior Fellow at Regional Plan Association, did also share their expertise with the audience.

Arava’s 40 MW Solar to Power a Third of Touristy Eliat’s Peak Power

Green Prophet

Arava, for example, has already endured two and a half years of environmental reviews, which uncovered the hardly novel findings that their solar farm will reduce carbon emissions (ya think?) by some 60,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year, and (duh) will prevent the emission of millions more tons of greenhouse gases each year over the course of its operation.

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David Brooks/Alexander Hamilton on COP21

Environmental Economics

A bunch of national leaders get together and make some resolutions to cut their carbon emissions over the next few decades. Unlike weight loss, the pain in reducing carbon emissions is individual but the good is only achieved collectively. And the EU Emissions Trading Program is a continuing experiment itself. has the fastest rate of reduction of CO2 emissions of any major nation on earth, back to pre-1996 levels.

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Protect the Earth: Take action on the other half of Climate Change

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Carbon dioxide may be the primary culprit when it comes to climate change, but it’s still only half of the problem: black carbon soot, ground-level ozone, methane and HFCs (a group of super greenhouse gases with hundreds to thousands the global warming potential of CO2), are some of the non-CO2 gases and pollutants that make up the other half of climate change. C and bring CO2 concentrations back down to safe levels.

2010 131

Habitat for Humanity Equips Bay Area Homeowners With Solar Powered Hot Water Systems

Green (Living) Review

It is a pleasure and an honor to help Habitat build homes with lower electric bills for these hardworking families,” said Wayne Wallace , President of Solar Source. Replacing a traditional water heater with a solar powered system will reduce more than 40,000 pounds of CO2 emissions over 20 years. Solar Source installs solar water heaters to help struggling families save money on their electricity bills.

Small Island Nation Leads Push for Biggest Climate Opportunity of 2010

Green (Living) Review

He made the point that the Montreal Protocol (the “volunteer brigade”) is ready and able to put out the “fire” that HFCs would cause with regard to climate change, and that the world cannot wait for the Kyoto Protocol (the “firefighters”) – where HFC emissions are included as one of the six gases in the basket – to take action. “We Goal is up to 209 billion tonnes of CO2-equivalent, Nearly 10% of total mitigation needed to stay below 2?C

2010 132

Verbatim to announce European entry into LED and OLED lighting markets at Light + Building 2010

Green (Living) Review

Gary Milner, President, Verbatim EUMEA: "At the Light + Building show we will reveal LED lighting technology that not only provides superior performance over compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) but also offers visible advantages over other LED lighting products on the market today. This means that LED lights create the lowest CO2 emissions when powered by conventional sources.

2010 116

The Massive Carbon Footprint of Email Spam (And it’s meaty!)

Eco Friendly Daily

To give another perspective, it is equivalent to the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from 3.1 grams of CO2 emission across its processing cycle. Jeff Green, senior vice-president of product development and McAfee Avert Labs, said, “Spam has an immense financial, personal and environmental impact on businesses and individuals. Spam mail is probably the most wasteful expenditure of the communication age.

Non-CO2 Agents Are Key Targets in Climate Change Fight

Green (Living) Review

FSM co-hosted the side event on “Targeting Non-CO2 Climate Forcers for Fast Mitigation to Complement CO2 Cuts” along with Sweden , and has also submitted a proposal to the UNFCCC for a Programme of Work for rapid climate mitigation. There’s no question that reducing CO2 emissions is absolutely essential and the number one target,” said Durwood Zaelke, President of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development.

2009 100

Climate Attitude Adjustment?

Sightline Daily

Well, for starters, big, fat majorities of voters want Congress and the President to get to work on American clean energy and climate solutions. Americans increasingly looking to corporations and industry to take responsibility and do something about global warming (to lesser degrees they look to Congress, themselves, and the president to get to work). Six in ten Americans (59 percent) say the US should reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions regardless of what other countries do.

One Hundred-Day Countdown to WILD9

Green (Living) Review

WILD9’s central theme, Wilderness and Climate Change, underscores the critical role of wilderness as carbon sinks absorbing CO2 emissions, and as a key component of global strategy to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s commitment to the environment, eagerness to host the Congress, and his country’s rich biodiversity and ecologically significant land and marine scapes, drove the decision to hold WILD9 in Mexico,” said Vance G.

2009 126

The Other Climate Changers: Why Black Carbon and Ozone Also Matter

Green (Living) Review

August 2009 – According to an essay published in the September/October issue of Foreign Affairs, reducing emissions of black carbon soot and ground-level ozone would quickly make a considerable dent in the climate change problem and would also contribute to public health and protect crop yields. The fact that reducing black carbon and ozone by 50 percent could offset the warming effect of up to three decades worth of CO2 emissions makes this a critical strategy to pursue.”

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Scientists to U.S. Congressional Committee: Time for Serious Action on Black Carbon

Green (Living) Review

March 2010 – Black carbon soot, produced from incomplete combustion of diesel fuel and biomass, is one of the largest contributors to climate change apart from CO2, as well as a danger to public health, and should be a prime target of policymakers according to scientists and experts testifying at today’s hearing of the U.S. Effectively, BC reduction may provide a possible mechanism for buying time to develop and implement effective steps for reducing CO2 emissions,” said Dr. V.

2010 100

When the Tide Turned on Climate Change — And (Almost) No One Noticed

Conservancy Talk

This: Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli quietly announcing that China’s policy now is to “reach peak emissions” as soon as possible. And yes, it was Zhang, not President Xi Jinping. The diagram shows the annual increase in CO2 emissions in various countries. It should be noted that the per capita emissions in developed countries are still substantially higher than in China or India. © Were we asleep?

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GE Announces Major European Offshore Wind Expansion

Green (Living) Review

Offshore wind will play a vital role in meeting the growing global demand for cleaner, renewable energy and has a bright future here in Europe,” said Ferdinando (Nani) Beccalli-Falco, president and CEO of GE International. If all of the offshore wind projects currently in development are completed, they could produce 10% of the European Union’s total electricity while avoiding 200 million tons of CO2 emissions each year.

2010 116

Runaway Warming Ahead, According to Ancient Climate Records

Green (Living) Review

They complement efforts to cut CO2 under any climate treaty. F) when concentrations of CO2 were at the levels that will be reached by 2100 under business-as-usual trends. Current emissions have warmed the Planet about 0.76?C. CO2, for example, is causing 50 to 60% of warming, while four other pollutants are causing the other 40 to 50%. Downstream emissions of HFCs are included in the Kyoto Protocol.) But cutting CO2 is not enough.

2011 118

ENER-G launches Mexico's first landfill gas capture project to power manufacture of Nissan cars

Green (Living) Review

Project will help Mexico deliver on binding emissions reduction targets and renewable energy generation targets of its new Climate Change Act Manchester, UK, April 2012 : ENER-G Natural Power and its sister company Biogas Technology are generating clean electrical energy from biogas for use by Nissan at its manufacturing site in Aguascalientes. million investment by ENER-G will reduce carbon dioxide emissions at the landfill site by approximately 90,000 tons per year.

Oil and Gas Company Climate Commitments Are Encouraging—But They Need to Do More

Conservancy Talk

Shell’s ambitious “Sky” scenario outlines the potential for “net zero” CO2 emissions by 2070. And because methane is a far more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, continued use of natural gas will also require that methane emissions in the production and transport of natural gas be tightly controlled. to end flaring and are adopting practices such as green completions that rein in methane emissions.

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Non-CO2 Pollutants Are Promising Target in Cancun, Could Delay Warming by Several Decades

Green (Living) Review

Ramanathan and Victor highlight the importance of aggressively reducing CO 2 emissions, but note that the road ahead will be long, difficult, and expensive, and that “in the meantime, a fast-action plan is needed.” For example, reducing emissions from open cooking and diesel vehicles could save many of the 1.9

2010 109

New Science: Time to Step Away from the Ecological Footprint?

Nature Conservancy - Science

On a global level, the EF shows the supply and demand for all the ecological products it measures in balance except for carbon emissions — making it little more than a carbon footprint. • But how the EF calculates that carbon footprint is also arbitrary — using the additional area of forest needed to sequester all net anthropogenic CO2 emissions minus ocean absorption of CO2. • Image credit: Mikael Leppä /Flickr through a Creative Commons license.

Polish EU budget chief questions global warming and climate targets

Green Blog

Janusz Lewandowsk, the Polish budget commissioner and chief architect of the EU’s forthcoming €130 multi-annual budget, is receiving strong criticism after expressing his doubts about global warming and the future emission policies of the EU. In an interview with a Polish newspaper Lewandowsk said that : “We already have overambitious agreements on CO2 emission reduction. European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso shows no sign of worry though.

Ozone Treaty Lauded for Climate Protection

Green (Living) Review

According to the 2010 UN Millennium Development Goals Report released last week, the Montreal Protocol’s regulation of ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) – also powerful greenhouse gases – “will have reduced greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 135 gigatons of CO2. HFCs are the current replacements for ozone-depleting HCFCs and can pack hundreds to thousands more global warming potential than CO2.

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Desert plants fed with saltwater produce amazing new biofuel for Boeing and Etihad

Green Prophet

In 2012, the world’s airlines transported three billion people, emitting 689 million tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere. While the aviation industry only contributed two per cent of the world’s total CO2 emissions, its environmental impact is significant enough, and fossil fuels sufficiently infinite, that major airlines such as Boeing and Etihad are concerned to find new sources of clean energy.

The Swedish government completes its climate wrecking track record with a pro-nuclear vote

Green Blog

The biggest of them all must be the complete embarrassment during the climate summits in Poland (Cop14) where the Swedish government called for as much as 88% of the EU emission cuts to be allowed to do overseas in development countries. Critics to Bypass Stockholm have complained that the new motorway will results in increased CO2 emissions. Sweden, not so green anymore? Photo by: Per Ola Wiberg.

2010 49

Green Mountain Energy Company Donates $20,000 Solar Array to Habitat for Humanity Rice Centennial House

Green (Living) Review

The Centennial House is such an incredible gift to the Houston community and we’re proud to contribute to this effort,” said Helen Brauner, senior vice president, Marketing and Strategic Planning, Green Mountain Energy Company. “As million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. billion pounds of CO2 emissions.

Fish Get Stoned, Too | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

Without Top Predators, CO2 Emissions Skyrocket Sydney Brownstone Senior Editorial Fellow Sydney Brownstone is senior editorial fellow at Mother Jones. Obama Administration Says President Can Use Lethal Force Against Americans on US Soil. Skip to Navigation. Skip to Content. Mother Jones. Politics. Environment. Culture. Photo Essays. Blogs Political MoJo. Kevin Drum. Blue Marble. Tom Philpott. Mixed Media. Subscribe. Support.

2013 74

Achieve a State of Zen

Eco Friendly Daily

In November 2007, ZENN (Zero-Emission No-Noise) Motor Company, a Toronto based manufacturer of electric vehicles, was granted use of Transport Canada’s National Safety Mark, which means the vehicle was confirmed to meet or exceed all of Canada’s standards in its vehicle class. The ZENN is a zero emission vehicle, powered 100 per cent by electricity. Even when a power-generation mix (including coal) is considered, using a ZENN results in a 77 per cent net reduction in CO2 emissions.

Denmark’s new government promises far reaching green policies

Green Blog

If they live up to the promises their political programs share we can expect some of the following from the next Danish government: Actual legislation on CO2 targets and reduction rate – CO2 emissions reduced by at least 40% by 2020. And the first half of 2012 the new Danish government will hold Presidency of the Council of the European Union. On Thursday the 15th of September 2011 the Danish right wing government of the past decade lost its slim majority.