COP climate pledges global warming
COP 21 report overview
The historic Paris Agreement on climate change sets the course for a fundamental transformation of the global economy over the next decades.
The Agreement’s overarching goal of limiting global average temperature rise to “well below 2°C” will entail profound changes in the global energy system.
Trump may disrupt the transition towards renewables, but he can not reverse it. The revolution to clean energy is irreversible.
With Trump as the new president, the world is worrying about the climate damage, he will cause.
Still we hear an increasingly interviews with relativizations.
, professor transition science and international authority in the field of transition and sustainability, gave his reaction. Jan Rotmans Read More
That molten salt can be used immediately to superheat water, or stored in insulated tanks to drive the thermal-power process during cloudy weather or at night.
, the biggest coal producer in the world, and the American company SolarReserve intent to invest 2 billion dollars in concentrated solar power. Shenhua Group in China
The aim is to realize 1GW of solar projects in China.
Burning coal is the most polluting form of energy production: 25% of all greenhouse gases is from coal. Within the built environment a large share of emissions is because of coal combustion.
Coal is the main cause of global . A quarter of the emissions is because of the worldwide coal combustion. greenhouse gas emissions
concluded this out of their latest calculation. World Resources Institute Read More
Thinking small is big deal: DOE to push US manufacturing of small modular reactors
Students chose nuclear – summed up the buzz around nuclear technology innovation during a recent roundtable on advanced nuclear power: “Now is an exciting time to be in nuclear energy,” she said. University of California-Berkeley professor Rachel Slaybaugh
“Nobody told today’s students that nuclear innovation is supposed to be slow. They chose nuclear because they want to save the world.
Defining how the universities facilitate collaboration between students and industry will be key to our success.”
On average, manufacturers give 25 to 30 years warranty on solar panels. In practice, the panels will last much longer.
Now, solar energy is really going to break through. This is what the believes. US Rocky Mountains Institute
The institute listed ten reasons for it. BetterWorldSolutions is pointing out 7 of them.
Adoption of a global green energy infrastructure would provide power to 4 billion! people and the energy independence of countries would eliminate a major cause of global conflict.
makes the case that the world could be fully powered by renewable energy as early as 2050 by detailing the necessary resources for each country. A new study by Stanford University’s Atmosphere/Energy Program
and calculated how much energy they would need to meet demand for: energy roadmaps for 139 countries
G20 Summit: India and Saudi Arabia rejected world climate ambitions
Are fossils still lucrative for investors? Does the divestment campaign have a material effect on the industry that they are attacking, and thus the transition to sustainability and the reduction of CO2 emissions? Read More
We should be grateful to them, because without them, Paris would not have been such a success.
The Paris Climate Agreement will change the world into a green era. Already, smart investors ignore the fossil industry.
They started to move because of the brutal pressure from activists 350.org and their divestment movement.
A portrait of the most successful climate campaign ever. Read More
The United States is the greatest risk, CarbonTracker states, with a cost of $ 412 billion in stranded assets “unnecessary fossil projects in 2025.
Second in risk is Canada (220 billion). Than China (179 million), Russia (147 billion ) and Australia (US $ 103 billion).
The next decade fossil energy companies will lose possibly $ 2.2 trillion in investments, according CarbonTracker in a recent report.
The money will be lost in a low carbon future.
Global action on climate change and renewable energy investments will ensure the
. Research was done at the current and future projects from oil, gas and coal companies until 2025. It concluded which projects would stop because of political actions to waste for fossil energy companies . reduce greenhouse gas emissions to below two degrees global warming
Decarbonizer doesn’t judge, so why not see if you’re leaving money on the table?
Not only fossil investments are undesirable because they annoy the green energy supplies, it also scores badly financially.
Pension Fund ABP have lost $ 9 billion investing in fossils according to 350.org, a movement against fossil investment. Read More
Monster greenhouse gas levels seen
Two Dutch CEO’s are firmly stimulating international companies to major climate action: Paul Polman (CEO ) and Peter Bakker (president of the Unilever ) are leading the ‘Low Carbon Technology Partnerships Initiative (LCTPi). WBCSD
Already 86 large enterprises have signed the LCTPi. Read More
Energy storage and transport are the greatest challenges
A few weeks ago, MIT published an interesting report about the future of solar energy. An important conclusion of the report is that in its various forms, is essential for our future. solar energy
Another important conclusion is that solar energy on a large scale, will develop best if governments ensure that there is a price attached to CO2 emissions. Read More
Much of the pressure on the coal industry is the result of demanding new environmental regulations from the Chinese government
In 2014, the coal production fell 2.1% in China.
Further decreases are expected this year . Business Green reports
The impact of China’s clean air and renewable energy policies are beginning to have an impact on the country’s coal industry.