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The EPA announced that instead of mandating specific control technologies when it begins regulating greenhouse gas emissions next year, it will push coal plants and manufacturers to become more energy efficient. Efficiency improvements cut emissions and are less costly than other measures.
Date: 11/10/2010
Type: News
An Electric Power Research Institute report shows that a portfolio of energy technologies could simultaneously slow carbon emissions while limiting increases in the cost of electricity.
Date: 08/04/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Developing countries are more vulnerable to changes in climate and often face greater consequences than developed countries. This AlertNet article looks at the growing food insecurity and troubles with power generation in Sri Lanka as climate becomes more unstable.
Date: 04/08/2013
Type: Article
Wind and solar get all the attention, but a key path to lowering emissions involves finding a less expensive way to do carbon capture.
Date: 06/05/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
China’s finance ministry has selected hundreds of projects totaling nearly $3 billion in costs for its subsidy plan to dramatically boost the country’s solar energy production.
Date: 11/16/2009
Type: News
Tags: China, PV, solar
Charlie Kolstad
Institute for Energy Efficiency group head comments on new McKinsey report
Date: 09/01/2009
Type: Blog
The New York Times summarizes the energy and climate change chapter from the Economic Report of the President in seven key points. The report stresses the importance of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Date: 03/19/2013
Type: Article
An assessment of the city of Boston identifies Boston's vulnerability to climate change and provides steps to help property owners reduce their vulnerability to severe storms and sea level rise.
Date: 08/09/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Buildings, Climate Change
The eyes of the United States are on California as the state prepares to launch its cap and trade program, the first of its kind in the U.S., on January 1.
Date: 10/17/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change

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