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2014 is the Hottest Year on Record: Some Thoughts

Was 2014 the hottest year or wasn’t it? And does it matter?Widely reported this past week was confirmation from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), concurring with the Japanese Meteorological Agency, that ...

Posted January 23, 2015    

Could the World Be 100 Percent Solar? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What is the global potential of solar energy? -Perhaps the only thing more unrealistic than the idea of a modern world powered 100 percent on solar energy is the idea that extracting every last bit of fossil energy is sustainable, good for the long-...

Posted January 4, 2015    

Baked Alaska: Climate Change in the Arctic

Arctic Report CardIf there’s been any “pause” in global warming, the Arctic  hasn’t seen it. The latest Arctic Report Card issued from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows a continued acceleration of climate change...

Posted January 2, 2015    

Lima Call For Climate Action: The Long Road to Paris Begins

The long road to Paris begins -It seems little has changed in the negotiating process at the latest Conference of the Parties in Lima, Peru. Negotiations spilled into a marathon extended session at the COP 20 climate talks, finally ending...

Posted December 17, 2014    

Wind Energy Primary Source of New U.S. Generating Capacity in October

More than two-thirds of new U.S. generating capacity in October 2014 is from wind energyWith the latest release of the Energy Infrastructure Update report by the Federal Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects,...

Posted November 29, 2014    

U.S Commits $3 Billion to Green Climate Fund

Last week signaled two potentially significant advances in the international effort to deal with climate change.On Wednesday China and the United States, the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters, announced a “historic”...

Posted November 19, 2014    

Business Profitability and Climate Change [VIDEO]

Andrew Winston is an environmental strategist and author of The Big Pivot, a book advocating a “green-shift” in business priorities, away from short-term profits toward long-term economic, social and environmental sustainability. In this...

Posted November 13, 2014    

Renewable Energy Provides More Than 40% of New Generating Capacity

According to data from the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report just released from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Office of Energy Projects, renewable energy sources including solar, wind, biomass, geothermal and...

Posted November 1, 2014    

Solar Energy: Quantifying Emissions Reduction

Blymyer Unveils Major Gains in Reducing Greenhouse Gas EmissionsAlameda, California-based Blymyer Engineers, an industrial, civil and commercial engineering firm established in 1961, has been actively involved in designing and building PV solar...

Posted October 30, 2014    

Final Climate Negotiations Before COP 20 Underway in Bonn

 The final round of negotiations in preparation for the COP 20 climate conference got underway yesterday at UNFCCC headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Set for December in Lima, Peru, COP 20 is an important stepping stone to forging a new universal...

Posted October 27, 2014    

The High Cost of Hurricanes [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Cost of HurricanesThe past ten years have seen a spike in catastrophic hurricanes in the Atlantic basin, causing more than $300 billion of damage, over 2000 deaths, and displacing hundreds of thousands of people. Cities along the eastern...

Posted October 19, 2014    

Latest EIA Report Shows Marked Increase in U.S. CO2 Emissions

As the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) recently reported, atmospheric CO2 concentrations have risen to record levels. In line with this report is the latest Monthly Energy Review from the U.S. Energy Information Administration...

Posted September 30, 2014