The Nature Conservancy is set to receive $2.5 million in federal funds to help implement conservation practices across 10,000 acres of cropland in the Saginaw Bay Watershed, federal officials announced Thursday, March 26.
If all goes as planned, a virtual 1,000-megawatt power plant will "open" for business near Erie, Pa., in 2019. It would be just in time to help fill the void left by some of the coal-fired plants that are shuttered or scaled back in the PJM Interconnection in response to U.S. EPA's climate and environmental rules.
A plane powered by “gutter oil” completed its first commerical flight in China on Saturday. It was an elegant solution to two of China's most pernicious problems: its vast consumption of fossil fuels and the unfortunate tendency of restaurants to recycle cooking oil dredged from the drains.
When Oslo sells the coal investments in its pension portfolio next month, it will set a historic precedent: the first capital city in the world to divest itself of that most polluting of fossil fuels. And the city is just the highest profile in a series of major urban areas that have made bold moves in recent weeks, ridding themselves of fossil fuel investme […]
"We are prepared to reduce the use of coal, alleviate pollution caused by traffic, extend the use of new energy vehicles and ask more polluting plants to move out of Beijing," Mayor Wang Anshun said, according to the official China Daily.
Preliminary figures suggest that last year, for the first time, global emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels failed to rise despite economic growth. Even more surprisingly, emissions seem to have fallen in China.
By signalling that the cost of carbon will continue to rise into the future governments will provide incentives for investors to research how best to reduce carbon. Governments can also finance research into new technologies.
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