by Jeff Spross Posted on December 16, 2014
"The pledges made so far lead to earlier emission peaking in many countries, with 1-1.5 °C less total warming than without these policies, but not sufficient to meet the 2°C target."
The proposal, passed by Austin's city council last Thursday, is also anticipated to cut carbon emissions from the city's power generation by 75 to 80 percent.
by Jeff Spross Posted on December 10, 2014
A letter the Senators sent to the agency on Tuesday laid specific modifications that would get even more carbon emission cuts out of the new rule for power plants.
by Jeff Spross Posted on December 9, 2014
Navigant Research anticipates that small-scale solar, wind, and other forms of electricity will increase from 87.3 gigawatts of capacity around the world in 2014 to 165.5 gigawatts in just nine years.
Previous estimates said developing countries would need to invest $70 to $100 billion per year through 2050. But a new U.N. report says it's more like $250 to $500 billion per year.
by Jeff Spross Posted on November 21, 2014
Those two countries and a host of other developing nations had opposed discussing hydrofluorocarbons under the Montreal Protocol, but agreed to "informal discussions" this week.
by Jeff Spross Posted on November 20, 2014
A new report by top environmental groups lays out how the federal government could cut methane emissions 42 to 48 percent with three regulatory reforms.
by Jeff Spross Posted on November 18, 2014
Research shows that a carbon tax on Vermont's transportation and heating sectors, if properly designed, would increase disposable income and jobs for state residents.
by Jeff Spross Posted on November 12, 2014
Because the economy is running below capacity, meeting the deal's requirements could actually mean employing workers and capital that would otherwise be lying idle.
The pledge commits the U.S. to cut its carbon emissions 26 to 28 percent below their 2005 levels by 2025, and for China to peak its emissions by 2030.