Climate Change News

Texas Is Wired for Wind Power, and More Farms Plug In

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:14am
Source: NY Times - The wind is so relentless that a week can go by before it is calm enough for a crane operator to install the 30-ton blades atop the 260-foot towers at the Panhandle 2 wind farm here. It’s worth the wait; a single turbine at the farm can produce 40 percent more energy than an average one.
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U.S. scientists urge 'national vision' to curb coastal risks in report

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Reuters - A group of top scientists has called for a fundamental change to how the United States deals with risks to its Atlantic and Gulf coasts from storms and climate change in a National Research Council report released Wednesday.
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Cuba looks to mangroves to fend off rising seas

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:14am
Source: AP - Many people in this tiny hamlet on the southern coast of Cuba remember when the shore lay about 100 meters (yards) farther out. That was four decades ago.
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Forest Rights Offer Major Opportunity to Counter Climate Change

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:14am
Source: IPS - The international community is failing to take advantage of a potent opportunity to counter climate change by strengthening local land tenure rights and laws worldwide, new data suggests.
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A village in India now runs entirely on its own solar power grid

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:14am
Source: The Week - A few months ago, Greenpeace and two other NGOs that work in the area (BASIX and CEED) started building a solar power micro-grid to serve the village, and after a few months of testing, the autonomous 100 kilowatt system officially went online this past weekend.
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Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:14am
Source: AFP - A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers said Wednesday.
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Loss and damage: UN receives new climate compensation plans

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:14am
Source: RTCC - Over the next two years, countries will draw up a framework that will shape the responses of the poorest countries to climate-caused catastrophes.
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EU Commission agrees 30 percent energy savings goal for 2030: sources

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Reuters - The European Commission agreed on Wednesday to put forward a target to improve energy efficiency by 30 percent as part of a package of climate and energy policy for 2030, EU sources said.
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EU Confirms Approval of Germany's New Renewable Energy Law

UNFCC Climate Change Headlines - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:14am
Source: Wall Street Journal - European Union antitrust authorities confirmed Wednesday their approval of Germany's new renewable energy law, which aims to help the country shift away from nuclear- and fossil fuel-generated power.
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Mars unwraps plan to drive global renewables investment

Business Green - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:00am

Food giant promises investment in 200MW US wind farm is set to be the first of many large scale renewables projects


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Online retailers accused of failing to explain energy performance of products

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:05pm

Major new survey reveals how internet shoppers could be missing key energy efficiency information when buying white goods


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How bird-friendly wind farms can help meet green energy demand

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:05pm

BirdLife International aims to help deliver a huge increase in wind and solar capacity without threatening endangered bird species


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TGE Group reveals plan to deliver green 'flower power'

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:05pm

Major project to supply nearly 5,000MWh of clean energy to Nocton Nurseries in a bid to slash carbon emissions


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The business case for green energy tariffs keeps getting stronger

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:05pm

Good Energy's Juliet Davenport argues that green energy tariffs are helping to stabilise energy costs, improve security, and cut emissions


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NHL warns climate change threatens future of ice hockey

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:05pm

US league publishes ground-breaking sustainability report detailing efforts to cut environmental impacts


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EU green lights key mechanisms in UK clean energy market overhaul

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:40am

Contracts for Difference and Capacity Market mechanism secure state aid approval, as critics warn reforms throw a lifeline to dirty coal power


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Breaking: EU Commission proposes energy efficiency goal for 2030

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:13am

30 per cent target designed to curb emissions and boost energy security amid Ukraine crisis


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Updated: What will happen to the Big Six ECO "windfall"?

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 8:58am

Energy industry declares "there is no windfall" and hints any savings could take years to filter through to customers, as energy efficiency sector calls for savings to be reinvested in insulation


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European wind industry slashes growth forecasts

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:40am

EWEA predicts 192.4GW of installed capacity by 2020, blaming economic slowdown, policy uncertainty, and falling energy demand


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New Environment Agency chairman has fracking links

Business Green - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 5:24am

Sir Philip Dilley was previously chairman of engineering firm that wrote environmental reports on fracking for Cuadrilla


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