Global greenhouse gas emissions are higher than ever. What’s to be done?
“Redrawing the Energy-Climate Map,” a special report [pdf] by the International Energy Agency (IEA), was released on Monday, and the findings are sobering. (See related story: “What’s Behind the New Warning on…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/national-news/climate-change-china-u-s-not-doing-enough-the-organization-for-economic-cooperation-and-development-or-oecd/ China, China U.S. Not Doing Enough, Climate, climate change, Environment, global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, International Energy Agency (IEA), Keeping Climate Change in Check, OECD, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Politics & Legislation, US-China
Solar energy is becoming increasingly important. According to the Photovoltaic Industry Association in late 2012 had worldwide photovoltaic installations with more than 100 gigawatts. And that amount was added over 31 GW.
Solar energy Photovoltaic Industry Association worldwide…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/photovoltaic-solar-energy-exceeds-100000-mw-according-to-the-photovoltaic-industry-association-in-late-2012-had-worldwide-photovoltaic-installations/ australia, China, European Union solar PV, India, nuclear power plants, Photovoltaic Industry Association, Photovoltaic solar energy, PV india, south africa, USA. UU., Winfried Hoffmann, worldwide photovoltaic installations
The informal summit between the presidents of China and the United States last week yielded one very one important climate-related agreement. After years of opposing international efforts to restrict hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs – a potent family of greenhouse gases), China has now agreed to…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/china-and-u-s-agree-to-cooperate-to-reduce-powerful-greenhouse-gas-one-important-climate-related-agreement/ (HFCs), China, Cleantech, Electricity Grid, Energy and Economy, Environment, Environmental Policy, hydrofluorocarbons, News, Politics & Legislation, power generation, Public Health, solar energy, Solar Power
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
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
The US Energy Information Administration recently released its report showing oil consumption by country updated through 2012. Based on this report, it appears that at current high oil prices, demand in both China and India is being reduced. Thus, for those who are wondering how high oil…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/high-oil-prices-starting-to-affect-china-and-indiaenergy-security-us-energy-information-administration/ China, economic development, Energy and Economy, Energy Security, Finance, high oil prices, India, Oil, Oil prices, Politics & Legislation, Risk Management, US Energy Information Administration