Two issues that greatly concern the US power sector—grid capability and carbon reduction needs—have just gained attention with a $48 million Clean Energy Initiative from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Heising-Simons family. The organizations announced the initiative on Wednesday. It will advance state-created clean energy solutions by funding a broad range of local, state, and national energy stakeholders. New $48M Clean Energy Initiative To Advance State-Based Solutions was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other...

Conservative MP calls for fracking moratorium as Labour says fracking should not be allowed unless regulatory loopholes are closedThe former Tory environment secretary, Caroline Spelman, has called for a ban on fracking in the UK ahead of a report by an influential committee of MPs that is expected to conclude fracking could derail efforts to tackle climate change.The intervention by Spelman, a member of the Environmental Audit Committee, comes as the government’s drive for fracking came under heavy political attack...

Commitment to development index places Australia second to last on environmental policy in terms of how it affects poorer countriesAustralia has come 12th on an index that ranks wealthy nations according to how their policies affect poorer countries, performing strongly on trade but placed second to last on its stance on the environment.The 2014 commitment to development index, compiled by the US thinktank the Center for Global Development (CGD), found Australia was second only to New Zealand on trade policies...

Solar = Energy Equity Solution

Published - Jan 22, 2015

Originally published on ilsr.org. For over 100 years, the American economy has been fueled by enormous expansion of fossil fuel energy. It has emitted a disproportionate share of its environmental impact (too much) and economic rewards (too few) on those less fortunate. More than any 21st century energy source, solar can power an equitable and Solar = Energy Equity Solution was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook...

The language adopted by the Senate on Wednesday did not specify whether human activity was triggering the phenomenon.

We must leave fossil fuels unburned, Gore says, adding the transition to clean energy will be ‘unstoppable’• What bold pledges would you like to see from business leaders?• Public trust in business at its lowest since 2008• ‘It is profitable to let the world go to hell’It’s not possible to listen to petroleum industry executives defending their reckless extraction of oil without feeling that we are living in an age of madness.In a recent private conversation under the Chatham House...

Jonathon Porritt is one of the greatest environmentally oriented media personalities of the past century, a writer, a speaker, and much more. He is also founded Forum for the Future in 1996 and is on the “Selection Committee” of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. He recently came out make made big statements about oil companies not taking global warming and the Jonathon Porritt on Oil & Gas Companies Failing Society, Divestment, The Zayed Future Energy Prize, & Masdar was originally...

Financial crisis pushed global warming down the agenda but Lord Stern’s respected climate economics are leading its way back upThe private jets lined up at Zurich airport and the helicopter rides into the high Alps tell their own story. Executives running the world’s biggest companies have always struggled to take the threat of climate disaster seriously.In part, that’s because they tend to have such short time horizons; they care more about the next set of quarterly results than what will...

Over 150 investors, including Environment Agency and Church of England, demand that BP test whether their business model is compatible with international pledge to limit global warming to 2COil giant BP is being challenged to confront the risk that climate change may pose to its future in a shareholder resolution published on Wednesday.Pension funds controlling hundreds of billions of pounds are among the 150 investors demanding the company tests whether its business model is compatible with the international community’s pledge...

In his penultimate State of the Union address, Obama chided lawmakers who have been skeptical of climate change or humanity's role in it and delivered a thinly veiled critique of the GOP-controlled Congress' focus on the Keystone XL pipeline.

Senators are about to wade into heated debates over climate change, the disposal of petroleum coke, a refining byproduct, and how environmental regulations apply to power plants burning coal refuse left behind from 19th-century mining operations.

Today’s publication of the GHG Protocol Scope 2 Guidance by the World Resources Institute will go a long way toward helping the business sector apply and advance its use of renewable energy. Investments in that sector, largely driven by offshore wind in Europe, and solar in China and the US, quintupled over the past decade, expanding to $310 New GHG Scope 2 Protocol Lets Corporations Measure Renewable Success was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over...