(Pic: Joe Hunt/Flickr) http://sumo.ly/lwEf via @ClimateHome Detailed policy proposals by influential Chinese and US researchers show potential to speed up low carbon shift
July 9, 2016 — China could speed up its climate plans to peak carbon dioxide emissions in six years, under proposals presented to policymakers this week.
Continue reading How China could peak CO2 emissions by 2022 The view of the 12 Pipestill at sundown at BP’s Whiting Refinery outside of Chicago, USA (Pic: BP/Flickr) Research shows that a “controlled implosion” of the fossil fuel industry and a technological explosion of renewable energy are needed to meet climate targets
July 6, 2016 — National promises made late last year to contain carbon dioxide emissions will not be nearly enough to meet the global warming target agreed last December by 195 nations, according to a new assessment.
Continue reading Paris climate deal needs fossil fuel giants to ‘implode’ FINDING A BALANCE. ‘We lack capacity for dependable power. We can’t just merely rely on renewables for now,’ DOE Secretary Alfonso Cusi says. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler ‘We have to help one another find that solution. I’m sure Ms. Gina Lopez is open to a solution to adequate power supply,’ says Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi
MANILA, Philippines (July 4, 2016) — “We cannot just discount coal,” Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi said in reaction to Environment Secretary Gina Lopez’s advocacy to stop coal-fired power plants.
Continue reading Let’s find balance between coal and renewables Image by Bloomberg The slump in oil prices that’s brought upheaval and cost-cutting to the traditional energy industry spared renewables such as solar and wind, which raked in a record $329.3 billion of investment last year.
January 18, 2016 — The 4 percent increase in clean energy technology spending from 2014 reflected tumbling prices for photovoltaics and wind turbines as well as a few big financings for
Continue reading As Oil Crashed, Renewables Attract Record $329 Billion Interior Secretary Sally Jewell Credit Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press
January 18, 2016 — One intriguing if slightly mysterious passage in President Obama’s State of the Union address contained a pledge to “accelerate the transition away from old, dirtier energy,” in part by changing “the way we manage our oil and coal resources so that they better reflect the costs they impose on taxpayers and our planet.”
Continue reading Putting an Environmental Price Tag on Coal