Month: March 2013

Renewable Energy Solutions Video

Video Friday: Solar Impulse Across America

I had the opportunity to attend a press conference yesterday for Solar Impulse Across America at Moffett Field outside San Francisco. Solar Impulse is a Swiss-built solar powered airplane envisioned by Bertrand Piccard and co-founder André Borschberg. Solar Impulse has already set several records in Europe, including the first solar-powered night flight, staying aloft for […]Read More

Carbon Emissions Climate Change and Civil Society Climate Change Mitigation Global Warming News

How RGGI is Growing Renewable Energy and Reducing GHGs

A new report demonstrates that emissions markets can increase renewable energy, decrease greenhouse gases (GHGs) and grow the economy. The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) is the first U.S. market-based regulatory program designed to reduce GHGs. RGGI is a cooperative effort among the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode […]Read More

Climate Change and Civil Society Climate Change and Human Rights Environmental News Global Warming News International United Nations Water Resources

UN Zooms In On Water Security and its Role in

The cross-cutting and mutually reinforcing social and environmental benefits of assuring equitable access to safe, clean, sustainable supplies of water have long been recognized as central to building and maintaining healthy societies and assuring environmental health and integrity. In a warming world experiencing ever-increasing greenhouse gas emissions and environmental degradation, water security has taken on […]Read More

China Climate Change and Politics Energy Environmental News Extreme Weather Fossil Fuels Global Warming News Green Economy Renewable Energy

Enviro News Wrap: Growth in US Solar; Changing Perceptions of

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Growth in the solar industry in the US is strong and likely to become the second largest of new energy production in 2013. Chinese solar manufacturing took a hit this month though because Suntech is falling into bankruptcy. It […]Read More

Climate Change and Civil Society Climate Change and Human Rights Environmental Environmental News Global Warming News Human Rights International Sustainability Video Water Resources

Video Friday: World Water Day 2013

Water is the foundation of life on our planet and of sustainable human development. Today is United Nations World Water Day and 2013 is the International Year of Water Cooperation. The objective of the day and the year is to raise awareness both of the opportunities for increased cooperation between communities and nations and of the challenges […]Read More

Agriculture Climate Change and Business Climate Change and Civil Society International Op-Ed Water Resources

Solutions to the World Water Crisis Requires International Cooperation

Sharing water across international boundaries is a complex international challenge that requires coordinated water policy formulation and responsible governance. To meet global water requirements governments at all levels need to work together to craft clear policies and enact enforceable laws. To address the world water crisis, governments, corporations and other concerned parties need an ambitious […]Read More