Nuclear energy might see increased opposition after Japan crisis

Green Blog

The ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan has sparked new life in the nuclear energy debate in many countries. And the fear for possible nuclear accidents in other countries forces politicians to reconsider and review their current energy policy stance.

What Is Cap & Trade: Understanding the Waxman-Markley Climate Bill

Green Life Smart Life

They’ve tackled bank bailouts, reforming health care and saving the automakers – the U.S. There is a new climate energy bill making its way through the House this week, named after its two sponsors, Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) Each year, the number of permits will be reduced, thus increasing the market value of each permit and gives companies the incentive to install and use renewable energies.

Al Gore Talks Turkish Climate Policy

Green Prophet

Turkey has a critical role to play in a clean energy future, says former vice president Al Gore. The unusual political identity of Turkey — a stable, democratic, Islamic country — serves as inspiration for democratic reformers in the Arab world.

Urgent challenges fuel debate at The Economist Events’ UK Energy Summit 2013

Green (Living) Review

Key figures discuss the capital challenge, shale gas, security of supply, and affordability as Energy Secretary Ed Davey announces DECC reshuffle The UK can no longer afford to bury its head in the sand when it comes to climate change. This was the rallying call from Energy Secretary Ed Davey during his opening speech at The Economist Events’ UK Energy Summit 2013.

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New Government energy rules could undermine climate strategy

Green (Living) Review

A new report by a committee of MPs of Wednesday, 26 January 2011, warning that new UK planning rules could lead to a new 'dash for gas' and stall low-carbon energy investment, has been welcomed by Friends of the Earth. The green campaigning charity is calling on the Government to amend its energy planning rules - or National Policy Statements - to ensure that they play their part in ensuring UK climate targets are met.

Sustainability Science Fellowships at Harvard University

The Green Changemakers

This year’s competition is focused on three thematic areas related to energy and sustainability. Sustainable Energy and the European Union Faculty leader: Henry Lee , Jassim M. water, air, land) and/or the adoption of cleaner and less carbon-intensive industrial and energy technologies.

China to promote ethanol to minimize pollution

Eco Friendly Daily

China is considering a change in its energy policy to encourage the wider use of ethanol, a clean fuel made from agricultural products, to target the nation’s worsening air quality, a leading trader of the commodity said. Alternative Energy Climate Change Environment

Latino Voters, Environmentalists at Heart

Sightline Daily

More surprising, perhaps, is that Latino voters see certain environment issues as higher priorities than even immigration reform. 84 percent of Latinos support the US mandating more clean energy sources, like solar and wind power.

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Government must seize once-in-a-generation chance to green UK electricity

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Reforming the UK's electricity market is a once-in-a-generation chance to avoid locking us into a dangerous, high-carbon future, warns Friends of the Earth, on the day before Government published a consultation on the proposed changes. Only a localized renewable electricity generating capacity will give Britain (and every other country that would implement such a regime) the needed energy security.

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Renewable energy coalition releases 12 step manifesto

Green (Living) Review

UK’s leading renewable energy organisations sign up to joint General Election manifesto 12 proposals to help ensure delivery of 2020 targets Urgent need to act due to climate change, decommissioning of ageing plant and energy security Nine of the UK’s leading renewable energy trade associations have signed up to a joint Manifesto, outlining proposals for the timely delivery of 2020 targets and urging the Government to act now on the looming energy and climate crisis.

Record profits for British Gas

Green (Living) Review

They said their profit had been made in a difficult market with rising wholesale energy prices, with prices in the UK around 40% higher in 2011 than they were in 2010. The company's chairman, Sir Roger Carr, appears to be saying that the price hike of his company is being used to invest in new energy sources to meet Britain's carbon reduction targets. The Government's consultation on Electricity Market Reform will lead to major changes in energy policy.

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5 Ways We Can Turn Paris Climate Commitments into Action

Conservancy Talk

A carbon tax would incentivize new technologies that accelerate the transition to cleaner energy and enhance our competitiveness in the global marketplace. Bloomberg New Energy Finance recently reported that clean energy made up 68 percent of new electric power generation installed in the U.S.

China to promote ethanol to minimize pollution

Eco Friendly Daily

China is considering a change in its energy policy to encourage the wider use of ethanol, a clean fuel made from agricultural products, to target the nation’s worsening air quality, a leading trader of the commodity said. Alternative Energy Climate Change Environment

The Conservative Case for a Carbon Tax: Q&A with Jerry Taylor

Conservancy Talk

climate and energy policy. First, it is a less expensive, more efficient and more effective policy than the status quo: EPA regulation via the Clean Air Act and a host of green energy subsidies and mandates. Second: How to deal with energy-intensive trade?

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A Renewable World: Energy, Ecology, Equality

The Green Changemakers

The former can be achieved through a transformation in energy production, saving and use, and the latter through biological carbon sequestration. This book sets out examples of these strategies, in policy and practice, from around the world. MB) Chapter 3: Renewable Energy (PDF, 2.06

The Nature Conservancy’s U.S. Climate Strategy

Conservancy Talk

To meet that commitment, and move beyond it in future years, we must push for continued policy change and innovation. And to do that, we need to emphasize the opportunities, such as scientific innovation, energy security and healthier, more productive landscapes.

Nuclear power threat to the UK

Green (Living) Review

Nuclear power threat to the UK – as energy security handed over to the French while British taxpayers pick up the bill On March 13, 2012, four of the UK’s leading environmentalists [1] have been warning that the government is about to hand over control of Britain’s future energy and climate security to the French government. Should the French subsequently decide not to proceed, the UK would be faced with a humiliating policy melt-down. Market reform 2.

Farewell, Obama's "Green Dream Team" | Mother Jones

Mother Jones

→ Climate Change , Energy , Environment , Obama , Regulatory Affairs. 18, 2013 9:02 AM PST Tweet Energy Secretary Steven Chu speaks at a Bike to Work Day event in May 2009. Please read our comment policy before posting. Privacy Policy. Skip to Navigation.

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Salazar: On Energy, Expect Four More Years of the Same | Mother.

Mother Jones

Energy , Environment , Obama , Tech , The Climate Desk. Salazar: On Energy, Expect Four More Years of the Same. Speaking today to a conference of leaders of the offshore wind industry in Boston , outgoing Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar hinted at the nations energy future.

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Top 4 Reasons the US Still Doesn't Have a Single Offshore Wind.

Mother Jones

Energy , Environment , International , Regulatory Affairs , Tech , The Climate Desk , Top Stories. Salazar: On Energy, Expect Four More Years of the Same The outgoing interior secretary predicts little change in second-term Obama energy policies. Privacy Policy.

Innovative Solutions for Nature and Climate

Conservancy Talk

In my view, environmental law and environmental protection are two of the most successful examples of government policy over the last 40 years. In most respects, environmental policy has been more successful than budget policy, energy policy, foreign policy, education policy—you name it.

Obama's Climate Legacy and the Keystone XL Pipeline - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

« New Campaign Calls for Climate, Clean Energy Leadership from President Obama | Main. The short list of those issues, including gun violence and immigration reform, is pretty clear. This week, the Sierra Club is launching its Obama Climate Legacy and Clean Energy Project.

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Turkish Coal Tragedy Puts Emphasis on Transition to Clean Energy

Sierra Club Compass

But Energy Minister Taner Yildiz recently declared, “ Regarding the rescue operation, I can say that our hopes are diminishing. ”. This is an important decision that will not only affect Turkey’s energy industry but also its environment and the people of this vibrant country.

Conference Presentations (downloadable): Building Safe, Healthy and Livable Communities

The Green Changemakers

Swimming Upstream: How Sustainability is Faring at the State Policy Level [CM 1.5] Achieving Equity through Regional Vacant Property Policies [CM 1.5] 1:30-5:00 PM | Concurrent Trainings Implementing Sustainability and Energy Efficiency at the State and Local Level [CM 3.5] HOMEConnecticut: Affordable, Energy-Efficient, Transit-Rich Housing that can Deter Sprawl Anywhere [CM 1.5] A District Energy Policy Framework for Existing Neighborhoods [CM 1.5]

A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis

The Green Changemakers

Dreaming the Rational Of course, successful reformism often involves radical means and revolutionary demands. Mitigation means moving toward clean energy sources, such as wind, solar, geothermal, and tidal kinetic power. Most of the energy technologies we need already exist.

Policy Action on Climate Toolkit

The Green Changemakers

The climate policies the world urgently needs Tackling climate change means rapidly changing the way we generate and use energy. PACT aims to help lawmakers and advocates to envisage and implement laws and policies that effectively protect the climate. The two main areas of our work so far are Feed-In Tariffs and Energy Efficiency. FITs are a crucial element of the policy framework for promoting renewable energy. Energy, Ecology, Equality.

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State of the world 2008

The Green Changemakers

Improved energy productivity, deployment of renewable energy technologies, and enlightened government energy policies are key to achieving this goal. Mobilizing Human Energy Jason Calder, Future Generations Billions in aid have been spent over the decades on developing economies, often with shockingly little effect. Reforms of the WTO and the broader global trading system could help promote sustainable economic activity. Mobilizing Human Energy Jason S.

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