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
At an event in Brussels earlier this week the EU Commission shared some initial thinking with business and NGOs on the consultation they have launched with regards the EU international position on climate change as we head towards COP 21 in France in 2015 where a deal is targeted for agreement….http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/climate-change-policy-should-ambition-always-be-first-eu-international-position-on-climate-change/ Cap-and-Trade, Carbon and De-carbonization, carbon capture and sequestration, Climate, climate change policy, Climate Conferences, Climate Environmental Policy, Energy and Economy, Environmental Policy, eu emission trading scheme, International Climate Conferences, Politics & Legislation
Concerned about the availability and sustainability of water resources now and in the future, experts from around the world have gathered in Bonn, Germany to “synthesize major global water research achievements in the last decade and help assemble the scientific foundations to articulate a…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/bonn-addressing-climate-change-threats-to-water-in-the-anthropocene-a-capstone-event-for-the-global-water-systems-project-gwsp/ Agriculture, anthropocene, capstone event, Climate, climate change policy, Environment, GWSP, International Climate Conferences, lobal Water Systems Project, Risk Management, Sustainability, Water, water scarcity
Renewable energy is ideologically very attractive. After all, who would not want clean and “free” energy for everyone forever? Such ideological perfection can easily switch off the critical thinking of environmentally conscious individuals and this is exactly what we are seeing at…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/renewable-energy/the-renewable-energy-reality-clean-and-free-energy-for-everyone-forever/ Carbon and De-carbonization, carbon capture and storage (ccs), Cleantech, Climate, climate change policy, energy for everyone forever, Environmental Policy, nuclear energy, Politics & Legislation, Renewables, Sustainability, The Renewable Energy Reality clean
There is vastly more carbon in the ground than can safely be put into the atmosphere, whatever temperature limit you think there should be. Policy should be seeking to ensure that the available carbon budget is used as wisely as possible.
The Carbon Tracker project recently published another…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/climate-change-math-more-carbon-in-ground-than-atmosphere-can-take-carbon-and-de-carbonization-climate-environmental-policy/ Carbon and De-carbonization, carbon budget, carbon emissions, Climate, climate change policy, Energy and Economy, Environment, Environmental Policy, Politics & Legislation, Risk Management
Last month the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported that the amount of carbon dioxide emitted for each unit of global energy use was essentially unchanged between 1990 and 2010, despite the implementation of global climate agreements and the expenditure of hundreds of billions of…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/how-is-expanding-oil-and-gas-production-consistent-with-addressing-climate-change-international-energy-agency-iea/ Carbon and De-carbonization, Cleantech, Climate, climate change, climate change policy, domestic oil and gas, Energy and Economy, Energy Security, Environmental Policy, Finance, Global Energy, greenhouse gas emissions, International Energy Agency (IEA), natural gas, Oil, Oil and Gas Production, Renewables, US Environmental Protection Agency, US greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
The latest round of climate negotiations wound down last Friday in Bonn, Germany with most delegates from the nearly two hundred countries represented expressing guarded optimism that progress has been made toward laying the groundwork for an international agreement to be signed in 2015 at…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/climate-change-negotiations-in-bonn-and-the-road-to-paris-and-cop-21-executive-secretary-of-the-united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change-unfccc/ Cap-and-Trade, Carbon and De-carbonization, Climate, Climate Change Negotiations, climate change policy, COP 21, Environment, Executive Secretary, International Climate Conferences, Road to Paris, UNFCCC, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Renewable energy advocates wait as European ministers consider whether jobs and industry should take precedence over environmental regulation.
LONDON – Europe’s program to halt climate change is in disarray with lawmakers in the region expressing concern the drift is undermining the…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/eu-debate-over-climate-change-policy-could-dampen-renewable-energy-growth-precedence-over-environmental-regulation/ climate change policy, environmental regulation, EU Debate, precedence, Renewable Energy Growth
It is critical that countries agree in 2015 to significantly reduce their climate pollution and secure a global agreement to address climate change. There are at least five reasons that should drive countries to agree to such action (as I discussed in an earlier post). But will countries take…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/5-reasons-countries-can-agree-to-action-on-climate-change-by-2015-significantly-reduce-their-climate-pollution-and-secure-a-global-agreement-to-address-climate-change/ Action Climate Chang, Africa, Asia-Oceania., Carbon and De-carbonization, clean energy innovation, Climate, climate change, climate change policy, climate pollution and secure, Efficiency, Energy and Economy, Finance, global agreement, International Climate Conferences, Latin America, Middle East, Politics & Legislation, Reasons Countries Agree, Renewables, significantly reduce, UNFCCC
Last year climate change became reality for the United States. New York City flooded, a historic drought blanketed the Midwest, and we saw one of the worst fire seasons ever recorded. By July, the U.S. had shattered over 40,000 daily heat records.
The question now is whether last year’s…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/climate-change-is-in-the-air-became-reality-for-the-united-states/ carbon disclosure project, Cleantech, Climate, climate change policy, Energy and Economy, Energy Security, Environment, Green Military Technology, New York City, Renewables, United States