After two weeks of largely fruitless climate negotiations at the UNFCCC meeting in Bonn/Germany, the world is one step closer to miss the overarching target of international climate policy: limiting the mean temperature increase to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/maintaining-the-2-degrees-target-by-shifting-assumptions-overarching-target-of-international-climate-policy/ 2 degree rise, Carbon and De-carbonization, Climate, climate policy actors, Environment, Environmental Policy, European Union, International Climate Conferences, international climate policy, pre-industrial levels, Sustainability
By Adam James
I have a confession to make. I am one of those folks who consistently write on wonky energy things without ever taking the time to write out simple explanations of the basic concepts or why they matter.
So, this piece will give a brief description of what electricity capacity…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/how-a-capacity-market-works-electricity-capacity-markets/ Biofuels, capacity market, capacity markets, Carbon and De-carbonization, Cleantech, Climate, Coal, electrical system, Electricity, Energy, Environment, natural gas, Nuclear Power, Oil, power plants, Solar Power, Sustainability, Wave & Tidal, Wind
By Jim Hopf
As I discussed last fall, a federal appeals court ordered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to perform more thorough evaluations in support of its new Waste Confidence Rule, particularly with respect to the potential impacts of long-term storage of spent fuel at plant sites. While…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/articles/the-bigger-picture-nuclear-energy-vs-fossil-fuels-court-ordered-the-nuclear-regulatory-commission-to-perform-long-term-storage-of-spent-fuel-at-plant-sites/ Carbon and De-carbonization, Energy, Energy Security, Environmental Policy, Fossil Fuels, Negligible risks impacts, nuclear energy, Nuclear Energy vs. Fossil Fuels, nuclear generation, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Regulatory Commissio, nuclear regulatory commission (nrc), Politics & Legislation, REAL environmental, Waste Confidence Evaluations
Guest Post by Geoff Russell. Geoff is a mathematician and computer programmer and is a member of Animal Liberation SA. He has published a book on diet and science, CSIRO Perfidy.
Back in 2011, the federal Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency commissioned the Australian Energy…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/renewable-energy/welcome-to-renewable-electricity-nirvana-climate-change-and-energy-efficiency-commissioned-the-australian-energy-market-operator-aemo/ (AEMO), australia, Australian Energy Market Operator, Biofuels, Carbon and De-carbonization, Climate, climate change policy, Department of Climate Change, Electricity, energy efficiency, Environment, Nuclear Power, Politics & Legislation
While global greenhouse gas emissions continue to soar, U.S. emissions are back down to where they were in the mid-1990s. This decline is partly due to the economic downturn, but a key contributor has been electricity generators’ shift from coal to natural gas.
Natural gas generated 30…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/electricity-solutions/leveraging-the-natural-gas-boom-to-cut-carbon-opportunities-beyond-electricity-generation/ Carbon and De-carbonization, carbon emissions, Climate and Energy Solutions, Efficiency, electricity generators, Energy, Energy Policy, global greenhouse gas, natural gas, Utilities
A recent multi-agency study led by the World Bank and the International Energy Agency has found that if we continue as we do, i.e. a business as usual approach, it will be nowhere near sufficient to achieve the goals of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for ALL (SE4ALL) Initiative. As a…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/energy-poverty-we-need-to-do-so-much-more-led-by-the-world-bank-and-the-international-energy-agency/ Carbon and De-carbonization, carbon pricing, China, economic development, Electricity, Energy and Economy, energy poverty, Environment, Environmental Policy, HIV/AIDS, International Energy Agency, Politics & Legislation, population of India, Public Health, World Bank
38 of the ministers who voted against the amendment to set a decarbonisation target for 2030 last week in the House of Commons have received support from, or are in some way connected to, the fossil fuel industry.
Together with other accusations of influence by lobbyists on MPs, and the alleged…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/ministers-against-decarbonization-target-connected-to-fossil-fuels-2030-last-week-in-the-house-of-commons-have-received-support/ Carbon and De-carbonization, Climate, decarbonization, emissions targets, Environment, Environmental Policy, Fossil Fuels, Oil, Politics & Legislation, Target Connected, UK
President Obama and President Xi announced a breakthrough in bilateral cooperation on climate change, by agreeing to work together on a phase-down of hydro fluoro carbons (HFCs) – the super potent heat-trapping chemicals used in refrigeration, air conditioning and other applications – under…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/us-china-breakthrough-on-curbing-greenhouse-gases-phase-down-of-hydro-fluoro-carbons-hfcs/ Carbon and De-carbonization, China, chloro fluoro carbons (CFCs), Climate, climate change, Environment, Environmental Policy, hydro fluoro carbons (HFCs), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC’s), Politics & Legislation, US-China
At the very end of May Carbon Expo was held in Barcelona. It was an excellent event, overall attendance was good and there were still quite a few exhibitors at the Expo hoping for life in the project mechanism market of the current “global carbon market”. But this is an area of trade that…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/can-a-second-global-carbon-market-emerge-may-carbon-expo-was-held-in-barcelona/ Cap-and-Trade, Carbon and De-carbonization, Carbon Expo, carbon market, carbon pricing, Energy and Economy, Environment, Environmental Policy, global carbon market, News, Politics & Legislation