Tag: Global Warming

The environmental case for natural gas

The environmental case for natural gas

Reducing oil and gas methane emissions remains cost-efficient way of reducing emissions compared with others By International Energy Agency analysts Tim Gould, head of WEO Energy Supply Outlook Division, Christophe McGlade, WEO senior analyst The role that natural gas can play in the future of global energy is inextricably linked to its ability to help […]

By October 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
#ExxonKnew campaign claims global warming caused Exxon valdez spill

#ExxonKnew campaign claims global warming caused Exxon valdez spill

Exxon Valdez is most studied industrial incident to date, no study on Valdez spill and climate change by Katie Brown, PhD, EnergyInDepth How irrelevant and desperate has the #ExxonKnew campaign become? Well, they’re now claiming that global warming caused the 1989 Exxon Valdez spill, and that Exxon should have known it would happen. The claims […]

New solar reflecting film can cool homes without air conditioning – scientists

New solar reflecting film can cool homes without air conditioning – scientists

Solar reflecting film slightly thicker than aluminium foil By Alex Whiting LONDON, Feb 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – While Australians struggle to keep their air conditioners humming as a heatwave threatens to overwhelm the country’s power grid, U.S. scientists say they have found a way to cool homes without using electricity or water. A team of […]

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Green Climate Fund approves $745 mln for projects

Green Climate Fund approves $745 mln for projects

Green Climate Fund likely won’t meet 2016 funding goal By Alister Doyle and Megan Rowling OSLO/BARCELONA, Oct 14 (Reuters) – An international fund set up to help developing nations tackle global warming approved $745 million for projects on Friday, but a senior official said a goal of signing off on $2.5 billion by the end of […]

By October 14, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
At ground zero of global warming, Greenland seeks to unlock frozen assets

At ground zero of global warming, Greenland seeks to unlock frozen assets

Greenland seeks “new thinking” to benefit from thaw By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle BUKSEFJORD, Greenland, June 13 (Reuters) – On top of the world, by a fjord in western Greenland, a remote hydro power plant is buzzing with extra water from the melt of ancient glaciers. This island at ground zero of global warming is […]

Americans want government, industry to improve energy security, independence – UT poll

Americans want government, industry to improve energy security, independence – UT poll

47% of Americans support fracking, 37% oppose it (down from 43% in Sept.) – energy poll A majority of Americans say government and industry should collaborate to strengthen US energy security and energy independence, according to the latest edition of the UT Energy Poll. The semi-annual survey polled 2,043 Americans on a wide array of […]

By February 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Business leaders want COP 21 implementation to follow American model

Business leaders want COP 21 implementation to follow American model

“API will closely scrutinize the COP 21 agreement to see how it references the US model of reducing emissions through technological innovation and increased use of natural gas.” – Gerard Now that COP 21 has wrapped up, American energy leaders are promoting their model of private sector market-led emissions reductions they say has already proven to […]

By December 14, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Alberta has done its share for climate, even under tighter limit: minister

Alberta has done its share for climate, even under tighter limit: minister

Greenpeace says 1.5-degree limit puts more pressure on Alberta to reduce emissions EDMONTON _ Alberta’s environment minister says the province is doing its share to fight climate change, even under a more stringent limit for global warming. “We have unveiled a robust package of policies that we believe signals our willingness to do our part,” […]

By December 8, 2015 1 Comments Read More →
For many Americans, religion and environmentalism a natural mix: AP NORC poll

For many Americans, religion and environmentalism a natural mix: AP NORC poll

Environmentalism a moral issue to Religious Greens WASHINGTON _ As a group, the most religious Americans are less likely than others in the U.S. to trust the science of global warming. Yet one group of faithful Americans not only believes the threat is real, but also feels obliged to help save Earth’s climate, an analysis […]

By December 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Congress votes to stop carbon limits on power plants as Obama pushes Paris climate deal

Congress votes to stop carbon limits on power plants as Obama pushes Paris climate deal

Carbon limits decision likely to be vetoed by the White House WASHINGTON _ As President Barack Obama worked to hammer out a global climate agreement in Paris, Republicans in Congress moved to block his plan to force steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants. The House passed two resolutions Tuesday disapproving Obama’s […]