Several oil companies have said that they would cut their methane emissions, acknowledging that doing so would help fight climate change. In doing so, they will be transparent while pushing for meaningful regulations.
The transport sector represents 26% of the greenhouse gas emissions. But it is now primed for the growth of electric vehicles. What effect will that phenomenon have?
According to the International Energy Agency's 2016 World Energy Outlook, the big winners through 2040 are natural gas and renewables. Meanwhile, both coal and oil will get scaled back.
According to the International Energy Agency in Paris, if the world wants to meet its climate targets set last December, something must be done. To that end, it says that more enforcement of building codes is necessary, which will in turn create more efficient buildings that would require less cooling.
China is getting sick of breathing dirty air. So the top brass there says that the country will cut output from its coal-burning power plants over the next three years. But what does it mean to the United States and is this really a concession? The bottom line is that ... Read more »
Is there is a correlation between economic growth and the rate of growth in greenhouse gas emissions? If the current presidential campaign is the benchmark, one would suspect a close link. But, at least for the last two years, those heat-trapping releases are stable while global economic growth is on ... Read more »
Carbon capture from coal-fired power plants takes energy. So more coal has to be used to get the same amount of power from the plant. Thus reducing the energy demand of carbon capture is vital to making it more attractive. In a report for the International Energy Agency Clean Coal ... Read more »
Some 22 carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects are operating or under construction worldwide — double the number at the beginning of the decade — according to the Global CCS Institute’s annual report, Global Status of CCS: 2015. “The CCS industry is poised to move through its most active construction ... Read more »
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released a review of US energy policies, stating that while the United States is in a strong position to deliver a reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable energy system, the country must establish a more stable and coordinated strategic approach for the energy sector than it ... Read more »
Johnson Controls has partnered with World Resources Council to accelerate energy efficiency action in cities. The Building Efficiency Initiative will combine Johnson Controls’ expertise in building efficiency solutions with WRI’s analytical know-how and policy experience. The goal is to encourage cities to save on energy use in buildings. Cities will account ... Read more »
Nearly 350 global institutional investors have called on government leaders on the eve of the Climate Summit to provide stable, reliable and economically meaningful carbon pricing that helps redirect investment on a scale necessary to effectively deal with global climate change. The investors — BlackRock, CalPERS, PensionDanmark, Deutsche, South African ... Read more »
Carbon-free wind power and solar photovoltaics (PV) can be fully integrated into power systems in large volumes without compromising grid stability and at a reasonable cost, according to a new study. A study released by the International Energy Agency, The Power of Transformation – Wind, Sun and the Economics of ... Read more »