Month: January 2016

Carbon Emissions Climate Climate Change Mitigation Global Warming News New Energy Economy Renewable Energy Solutions

Renewables Could Meet Most of U.S. Power Needs, Cut GHG

Renewable resources could meet most of U.S. electricity needs at costs comparable to today's even as demand for electrical power increases. National greenhouse gas emissions could be slashed 78% by doing so, according to a new study from the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). Read More

Climate Change and Business Climate Change and Civil Society Energy Fossil Fuels Global Warming News Natural Gas

The Invisible Climate Nightmare Unfolding in California

One of the biggest environmental disasters in US history is happening right now in southern California. The methane leak at the SoCalGas Aliso Canyon Storage Facility, located in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of northwest Los Angeles, is already the largest such leak in U.S. history and it is far from over. The leak started in […]Read More

Climate Change and Business Climate Change and Civil Society EarthTalk Government International Policy

EarthTalk: Environmental and Social Concerns Over the Trans-Pacific Partnership

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Why do many green groups oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) governing trade in the Pacific? – Jane Donahue, Larchmont, NY The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an international agreement that seeks to unite the economic interests of […]Read More

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IRENA Members Aim to Raise Renewables’ Share of Global Energy

Raising renewable energy's share of world energy production would have broad, positive and long-lasting impacts on national economies, societies and the environment, according to a study from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released January 16.Read More

Climate Change and Business Climate Change and Civil Society COP21 Energy Energy Policy Global Warming News International New Energy Economy Renewable Energy Solutions

COP21 Aftermath – How Climate Finance Can Support Development And

By Arnaud Henin The Paris climate negotiations have exceeded most expectations, concluding in an ambitious global agreement on limiting carbon emissions to restrain the impacts climate change. The agreement has several important aspects including a commitment from developed countries to a significant sum of $100 billion per year to support the transition of developing countries […]Read More