carbon reduction commitment

Building a Global Climate Agreement that Will Work: Country Action by All Major Emitters

September 30, 2015 by Jake Schmidt

Global Cimate Emissions and Reductions

Almost 20 years ago opponents to climate action ran advertising campaigns throughout the US with the tagline "it's not global and it won't work". This framing still seems to pop up from policymakers and companies that want to deny the need for climate action.[read more]

US-Brazil 20% Renewable Commitment is a Good Start, But We Can Do More

July 3, 2015 by NRDC Switchboard

International Renewables Commitments

President Obama and his Brazilian counterpart, Dilma Rousseff, announced a pretty impressive clean energy commitment at their joint White House appearance recently. They pledged that each country would get 20 percent of its electricity from non-hydro renewable sources, like solar and wind power, by 2030.[read more]

Three Key Questions About China's Climate Commitments

December 10, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

China Climate Commitment?

China’s announcement that it will cap its carbon pollution by 2030 – earlier if possible­­­­­ – and increase the share of non-fossil fuel in its primary energy mix to 20% by the same year, represents a major departure from China’s previous position in the international climate negotiations.[read more]

Carbon Conversion is Key to Solving Climate Change Problems

February 10, 2014 by Edward Dodge

Carbon Conversion

In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law an amendment to the Clean Air Act that mandated emissions reductions of the harmful pollutant sulfur dioxide, SO2, from coal-fired power plants. The government did not instruct industry how to achieve the reductions, only that they were required to.[read more]

California Cap And Trade Expanding In 2014 After Successful 2013

December 9, 2013 by Silvio Marcacci

Cali Cap and Trade

California’s cap and trade market will be expanding in 2014 after a very successful first year of operations that quelled fears of a possible European Union-style carbon allowance glut while powering a clean energy economic boom.[read more]

Mexico Sets Legally Binding Carbon Reduction Targets

May 4, 2012 by Joseph Romm

Since Mexico’s legislative body passed sweeping climate change legislation on April 19, Mexico joins the UK as the only two countries in the world with legally binding emissions goals to combat climate change.[read more]

The UKs New Low Carbon Rewards

April 8, 2010 by

. As promised The UK has introduced 2 carbon reducing incentive programs for homes and businesses with a goal of reducing carbon emissions by 34% of targets set for 1990. The two wings that make this plan fly are FITs or Feed in Tariff's for home owners, and CRCEES -that's Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme, for...[read more]

UK’s Carbon Reduction Commitment legislation – the shape of things to come globally

December 4, 2009 by Tom Raftery

Photo credit Tom Raftery The world is getting warmer. 2008 was the 9th warmest year on record. 2009, barring a sudden, severe, global cold snap, will end up being the 4th or 5th warmest year on record and with El Niño coming on in the Pacific, 2010 looks likely to set a new temperature record for the hottest year in recorded history....[read more]