Climate & Energy

Climate & Energy

Global carbon emissions jumped 3 percent in 2007

The Global Carbon Project released its “Carbon Budget 2007” [PDF] today. The report shows a continuation of the grossly unsustainable growth rate in CO2 emissions since 2000, which is nearly four times the growth rate …

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PowerVote erects 30 nine-foot windmills at Ole Miss for presidential debate

Thirty nine-foot-tall windmills today are spinning a big welcome message for John McCain and Barack Obama on the campus of Ole Miss for tonight’s first presidential debate. Power Vote — a nonpartisan youth voter campaign …

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More than $6 billion pledged to boost clean-tech in developing countries

Industrialized countries have promised to put more than $6.1 billion in the World Bank’s Climate Investment Funds, which aim to boost clean technologies and reduce greenhouse-gas emissions in developing countries. On Friday, the United States …

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House passes bill not to Bush’s liking, endangering tax credits for renewables

The House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill to extend billions of dollars in renewable-energy tax credits — an action that may mean the tax credits don’t get extended at all. Confused? Let us …

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Pulitzers await the enterprising journalist who digs into the RGGI efficiency story

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the first legally binding cap-and-trade system in the hemisphere, kicked off yesterday with the world’s largest carbon credit auction. The program immediately failed. I don’t know anything about the results …

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Vital video

The best concise explanation of the climate tipping points I’ve seen (11 min.): Wake Up, Freak Out – then Get a Grip from Leo Murray on Vimeo.

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U.K. eco-watchdog: No more coal without CCS

The U.K.’s environmental watchdog agency, aptly called the Environment Agency, has called for the government to prevent the construction of any further coal plants without carbon capture and sequestration. This has always struck me as …

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Last year’s world CO2 emissions exceeded most dire IPCC predictions

The world’s carbon dioxide emissions in 2007 exceeded even some of the direst predictions of climate scientists, growing 3 percent from 2006 according to an annual report from the Global Carbon Project. The climb in …

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Danish P.M. urges United States to reengage in climate talks

Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen is in the United States this week to encourage engagement in the negotiations over a new global climate pact between now and the United Nations Climate Change Conference scheduled …