Critical List: U.N. is optimistic about renewables, U.S. studies ‘safe hydrofracking’
The U.N.'s climate change panel reports that, by 2050, 80 percent of the world's energy could come from renewables. The panel also issued this reassuring news: As long as we fulfill the most ambitious of renewable build-out plans and cut one-third of greenhouse gas, it is possible to keep the planet from nosediving into life-altering, irreversible climate change. So, no pressure.
For starters, you could seriously just turn the effing A/C down.
America's working on that whole clean energy thing, President Obama said this weekend.
But China's getting there faster, surprise surprise.
Japan wants to shut down another vulnerable nuclear plant; the plant's owners aren't exactly down with the idea.
The Obama administration put together a panel to figure out how to make hydrofracking cleaner and safer. The panel will also consider how to make pigs fly.