“All of the Above” is just a cliché if not tempered by an appreciation of the strengths and weaknesses of different energy sources, and a standard basis of comparison.
Renewable energy is gaining market share, but fossil fuels–especially oil and gas–will play…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/all-of-the-above-energy-policy-must-be-weighted-by-common-sense-energy-summit-in-washington-dc-entitled-fueling-americas-future/ Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS), climate conference, Energy and Economy, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, Energy Policy, Energy Trends Insider, Environment, fuels, National Mining Association, Nuclear Energy Institute, panel on energy issues, Politics & Legislation
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
In making that statement, Lyman questioned the credibility of the film and insulted one of my frequent Atomic Show guests, who happens to be one of the most concerned human beings I know. According to a correction posted on his blog entry, Gwyneth Cravens has responded.
Gwyneth Cravens…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/nuclear/harming-humans-by-reinforcing-nuclear-energy-fearmongering-the-union-of-concerned-scientists/ documentary, Energy and Economy, Environment, Harming Humans, News, nuclear energy, Nuclear Energy Fearmongering, Nuclear Power, Union of Concerned Scientists
Music fans at the ongoing Isle of Wight Festival (ongoing, to Sunday 16th) are taking part of an experiment, although not of a sonic nature. British cell phone company Vodafone is using the festival to try out the Power Pocket, a wearable gadget designed to power peripherals with body heat and…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/renewable-energy/british-cell-phone-company-vodafone-debuts-energy-harvesting-clothes-at-uk-festival/ (UK) United Kingdom, amazing renewable energy, Biofuels, body heat, Electronics and Computer Science Department, energy efficiency, Energy Harvesting, Environment, Green Business, News, Tech, Vodafone
If you are the average American, chances are your power bill will be lower this summer than last summer. It’s not because of falling energy prices or eco-friendly practices, but because this year is expected to be cooler than 2012, which was much warmer than normal.
The U.S. Energy…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/can-we-curb-our-addiction-to-ac-u-s-energy-information-administration/ air conditioning, electricity demand, Energy, Energy and Economy, Environment, falling energy prices, Sustainability, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Utilities
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
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
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