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Efficiency Could Cut Electricity Use 15%, Report Says

Energy efficiency is likely to bring down U.S. electricity consumption by five to 15 percent by 2020, relative to forecast trends, according to a report by The Brattle Group. Energy Efficiency and Demand Response in 2020 (pdf) is based on a survey of 50 energy experts from utilities, non-profits, government, … Read more »

Renewables to Grow Fastest in Next 25 Years – But Carbon Keeps Soaring

Renewables to Grow Fastest in Next 25 Years – But Carbon Keeps Soaring

Renewable power will be the fastest-growing energy source over the next 25 years, but fossil fuels will remain the dominant energy source as carbon emissions rise by 43 percent, according to the reference case of the Energy Information Administration’s annual global projections. The International Energy Outlook 2011 (IEO2011) reference case, … Read more »

Loosening Oil and Gas Regs Could Create 1.4m Jobs, API Says

Loosening Oil and Gas Regs Could Create 1.4m Jobs, API Says

A reversal of current policy could increase daily oil and natural gas production by 10 million barrels by 2030, while creating 1.4 million U.S. jobs and adding $800 billion to government revenue, according to a study sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute. The report, U.S. Supply Forecast and Potential Jobs … Read more »

CO2 to Hold Steady This Year, But Rise Coming in 2012

CO2 to Hold Steady This Year, But Rise Coming in 2012

The Energy Information Administration expects fossil-fuel CO2 emissions to remain flat in 2011, as higher petroleum and natural gas consumption is offset by a decline in coal, according to the agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook. Increases in hydroelectric and other renewable energy generation will help to mitigate growth in emissions, … Read more »

Google: 90% of Cars Could be EVs and Hybrids By 2030

Google: 90% of Cars Could be EVs and Hybrids By 2030

Electric, plug-in and hybrid vehicles could garner a collective 90 percent market share by 2030, and grid-scale electricity storage could actually increase emissions in the short term, according to an analysis by Google.org. Google’s philanthropic arm prepared the study using McKinsey & Company’s US Low Carbon Economics Tool, an analytic … Read more »

Carbon Management Market to Grow 700% in 7 Years

Carbon Management Market to Grow 700% in 7 Years

The global market for carbon management grew 84 percent from 2009 to 2010, and will grow at a rapid compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of almost 35 percent through 2017, according to a report by cleantech analysts Pike Research. That means that the market is now set to expand by … Read more »

World GHG Emissions Hit Record Level

Greenhouse gas emissions reached their highest point ever last year, making it “extremely challenging” to prevent global temperature rising to dangerous levels, the International Energy Agency said this weekend. The IEA said that 30.6 gigatons of carbon dioxide were emitted in 2010, up five percent from 2008’s level of 29.3 … Read more »

Aussie Sustainability Spend ‘to Hit $3bn’

Aussie Sustainability Spend ‘to Hit $3bn’

The Australian sustainable business market is poised to grow to AU$2.9 billion (US$3.1 billion) in 2014, dependent on the outcome of the country’s hotly debated carbon tax, analyst firm Verdantix has projected. A Verdantix study predicts that the market will increase at a 13 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) … Read more »

Solar Water Heating in Commercial Buildings Poised for 20% Yearly Growth, Study Says

Businesses are increasingly installing solar water heating to help them meet environmental goals and hedge against rising energy prices, according to a study. The report by research and consulting firm AltaTerra Research says that the U.S. solar water heating market is growing at about 20 percent per year in the … Read more »

Smart Grid, Renewables to Drive Canadian Sustainability Market Up 38%, Report Says

Smart Grid, Renewables to Drive Canadian Sustainability Market Up 38%, Report Says

The Canadian sustainable business market will grow from US$2.3bn in 2010 to US$3.7bn in 2014, a 38 percent rise, according to an analyst report. The Verdantix report Canadian Sustainable Business Spending 2009-14 found that the market will experience a 12 percent compound annual growth rate from 2009 to 2014. Sustainability … Read more »

BP Environmental Reporting ‘Wildly Unrealistic’; First Post-Spill Deepwater Permit Issued

BP’s environmental reporting practices were under attack yesterday, as the federal government granted the first deepwater drilling permit since the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Environmental law organization ClientEarth filed a complaint with the U.K.’s Financial Reporting Review Panel (FRRP), which assesses whether companies’ annual reports comply with the law. … Read more »