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Shell has predicted that global emissions of carbon dioxide will drop to near-zero by 2100, in response to earlier predictions of doubling global energy demand.
Date: 03/07/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
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
A recent paper argues that planetary stability must be integrated with United Nations targets to fight poverty and secure human well-being, because the planet is being transformed in ways that could undermine development gains.
Date: 03/28/2013
Type: Article
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
On May 3rd, the carbon-dioxide concentration in the atmosphere around the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii hit 400 parts per million, forcing scientists to believe that we are not even close to slowing down climate change.
Date: 05/13/2013
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Mother Jones features an interactive map and article showing the 2011 renewable energy consumption in each of the 50 U.S. states.
Date: 05/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
Although over 97 percent of scientific papers point to humans as the cause of climate change, surveys show that Americans are pretty evenly divided when asked whether they think scientists agree that humans are causing global warming.
Date: 05/20/2013
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
A report by the Carbon Disclosure Project shows that many cities around the world are taking big steps to improve their energy efficiency and sustainability, even though nations struggle to forge a global response to climate change.
Date: 06/21/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
President Obama laid out his new Climate Action Plan in a speech at Georgetown University yesterday. This Energy Manger Today article cover the major points discussed in the plan.
Date: 06/26/2013
Type: Article

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