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
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
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
The Coast Guard recently wrapped up a hearing about the Shell drill rig that ran aground in December. The rig and its tow vessel were part of Shell’s reckless attempt to drill for oil in the wild and remote Arctic Ocean. Witnesses described the uncertified equipment that broke off the tow,…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/oil-gas-energy/six-reasons-arctic-offshore-drilling-cannot-be-done-safely-shells-reckless-attempt-to-drill-for-oil-wild-and-remote-arctic-ocean/ America’s national heritage, Arctic offshore oil drilling, Canada’s National Energy Board, Climate, Climate Disruption, e oil industry, Energy and Economy, Environment, extraordinary wildlife, Finance, News, Oil, Politics & Legislation, Reasons Arctic Offshore Drilling, Risk Management, safety, support emergency response
The utility industry gets much attention about sector-wide disruptions triggered by new Smart Grid regulatory policy, technology, and financial drivers on the path to grid modernization. But the insurance sector is also facing real challenges on two fronts – dealing with the downsides of…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/renewable-energy/national-renewable-energy-policy-would-benefit-the-insurance-policy-industry-by-new-smart-grid-regulatory-policy-technology-and-financial-drivers/ Climate, climate change, distributed energy resources (DER), Energy and Economy, Energy Policy, Energy Storage, Environment, extreme weather, Finance, National Energy Policy, Politics & Legislation, renewable Energy Insurance Policy, Renewable Energy Insurance Training Kit, renewable generation, Renewables, Smart Grid
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
Investment in improving the energy efficiency of buildings is widely acknowledged as a high-potential and cost-effective means of improving Europe’s Energy security, reducing operating costs, reducing CO2 Emissions and creating jobs. Studies have indicated that such investment is one of…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/soalr/italy-energy-performance-contracts-fund-energy-efficiency-eu-energy-and-climate-change-objectives-energy-efficiency/ 2020 target, Climate, CO2 Emissions, Efficiency, Energy and Economy, energy efficiency standards, Green Building, Politics & Legislation, Sustainability, Utilities