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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    

Greenland Ice Melt 2014 and Beyond: Follow the Water

Greenland ice melt acceleratingRecent high quality satellite measurements of the ice mass of Greenland and Antarctica taken over the past eleven years indicates rapidly accelerating rates of mass loss in the past decade.Ten years ago Greenland’...

Posted September 20, 2014    

Renewable Energy Provides 100 Percent of New Electrical Generation in July

Data from the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report just released from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects shows that 100 percent of new U.S. electrical generating capacity put into service for July...

Posted August 28, 2014    

Research Suggests Climate Models Underestimate Climate Sensitivity

Climate models are wrong?Climate models are mathematical representation of an enormously complex system. They are intended to project trends, not predict events. They are an imperfect but indispensable tool to gain an understanding of what we can...

Posted August 15, 2014    

Slight Uptick in U.S. New Vehicle Fuel Economy in July

U.S. fuel economy near record highAs we reported early last June, new vehicle fuel economy (window-sticker value) in the U.S. hit an all-time high in May of 25.7 miles per gallon (MPG) as reported by the University of Michigan Transportation...

Posted August 11, 2014    

Renewable Energy Provides 56 Percent of New Electrical Generation Capacity in First Half of 2014

Renewable energy on the marchKeeping with the steady growth and adoption of renewable energy, the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report just released from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects states...

Posted July 23, 2014