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The boss of British Gas’s parent company has criticised the Government for allowing “old, dirty coal stations” to qualify for subsidies worth hundreds of millions of pounds in a scheme designed to promote green energy.
Sam Laidlaw, the ...
The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources such as corncobs are starting operations in the Midwest as the industry worries that they might also be the last -- at least in the United States.
After a decade of ...
change is a “threat multiplier” and worse than many of the challenges the U.S. military is already grappling with, according to a new report by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). The New York Times indicated that the report marks a ...
The first large ethanol plants to produce biofuel from nonfood sources like corn cobs are starting operations in the Midwest amid industry worries that they might also be the last -- at least in the United States.
After a decade of ...
Leading economists at the “Mecca” of free-market economics, the University of Chicago, evoked their most prominent predecessor, Milton Friedman, last week in advocating a price on carbon
to address climate
At a forum called “What ...
An Australian senator released on Wednesday a proposal to penalise companies failing to meet carbon
emission targets and give firms access to the international carbon
market, in a move to try and break a deadlock in the country's climate
Labor will not bring a carbon tax
to the next election but a market mechanism is still the best way of dealing with emissions, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says.
While urging the government to address China's recently introduced tariff ...
As I have said before, the GOP position on climate
is unstable, both intellectually and politically. You can`t credibly deny the science at this point, but if you accept it, "do nothing about it" is an incoherent response. They`ve only gotten ...
The most attention-grabbing event during the week of the U.N. Climate
Summit was the People`s Climate
March, of course. But the second most attention-grabbing event was perhaps the Divest-Invest coalition’s announcement that at least 656 ...
ing greenhouse gases is a policy
that deserves serious consideration -- the kind of consideration it just isn't getting in the U.S. The approach makes sense in theory and, where it has been tried, has worked in practice.
The record ...
Kevin Croswhite once appeared to have a promising future in Wisconsin Republican politics.
At 22, his résumé included work on several political campaigns and as a party field director during the 2012 presidential election.
“There is no Planet B,” “Climate Change is a Health Crisis,” “Pricing Pollution is the Solution,” and “Jobs, Justice, and Clean Energy.” These are but a few of the hundreds of messages held aloft by an estimated 310,000 to 400,000 marchers in the ...
Less than two weeks have passed and yet it isn’t too early to say it: the People’s Climate
March changed the social map—many maps, in fact, since hundreds of smaller marches took place in 162 countries. That march in New York City, spectacular as ...
We`re all familiar with climate
deniers - the politicians who proudly declare that 97 percent of climate
scientists are wrong, and human carbon
emissions aren`t driving up global temperatures to a potentially catastrophic degree. Opposing them ...
A study published today in the journal Environmental Research Letters found that switching from coal to natural gas would not significantly lower the greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate
"That’s chiefly because the shift ...
National governments have been notoriously slow to address global warming. But a lot of mayors -- from Seoul to New York to Rio de Janeiro -- are far more enthusiastic about tackling the problem. And, as it turns out, they can do a surprising ...
Using natural gas to produce electricity is a major part of the Obama administration's policy
change, which aims to reduce carbon
dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants in favor of renewables and natural gas-fired plants that ...
With the boom in shale gas opened up by fracking, there’s been a lot more talk about natural gas as a “bridge fuel,” an energy source that could wean us off coal and smooth a transition to renewable energy. President Obama brought up this “bridge ...
UK’s prime minister David Cameron said in a speech at the UN’s climate
summit that the country is on track to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 but that businesses and the poorest countries need assistance in order to thrive in a low-carbon ...
Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate
change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to ...
As has become the norm for media outlets owned by Rupert Murdoch, just before a half million people participated in the People’s Climate
March around the world, The Wall Street Journal published an opinion piece downplaying the risks and threats ...
ON Tuesday, world leaders will converge at United Nations headquarters in New York for a summit meeting on the climate
that will set the stage for global negotiations next year to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the threat of global climate
The disturbing implications of climate
change are rarely taken to their logical conclusions in public discussion.
Scientists who spend their careers researching the climate
system and publishing findings in professional journals are ...
Given the growing challenges to life on this planet and the concomitant need for policy
change and political courage -- notably from climate
change deniers, whether they are governed by profit or political cowardice -- one yearns for ...
Australia’s international greenhouse pledge is getting easier to reach, with new calculations obtained by Guardian Australia showing it may now require less than a third of the emissions reductions envisaged despite both major parties insisting ...