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Soot, or black carbon, is the second largest man-made contributor to global warming and its influence on climate has been greatly underestimated, according to the latest Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres.
Date: 01/17/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change
Borrowing
Jesse Jenkins of the Breakthrough Institute makes the case that despite rising deficit concerns and austerity measures, borrowing from the future may still actually be an appropriate way to pay for clean energy innovation today
Date: 10/28/2010
Type: Blog
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
Power Plant
New research has found that just seven countries, including the UK and USA, account for 63% of climate change. Relative to population size, the UK has pumped the most greenhouse gases into the atmosphere because of historical use of coal.
Date: 01/22/2014
Type: News
Technologies: Climate Change
Roland Geyer, Assistant Professor at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, UCSB, and faculty member of the IEE Economics & Policy Solutions Group discusses the importance of a life cycle approach to quantify the environmental impacts of different automotive materials.
Date: 10/14/2009
Type: Slides, Video
California will require utilities to pay consumers for generating more solar and wind power than they use and will boost the payoff for certain solar facilities. The laws take effect Jan 1.
Date: 10/13/2009
Type: News
China plans to spend billions on research and on building nuclear and renewable energy plants as part of a plan to have clean energy account for 15 percent of total consumption.
Date: 03/02/2010
Type: News
A new book recently published by the National Academy of Sciences describes how existing energy efficiency technologies can help the US use less energy while maintaining economic growth.
Date: 01/05/2010
Type: Article
Robert Ayers, co-author of the book "Crossing the Energy Divide" discusses how inefficiently the American economy uses energy and how this might be improved.
Date: 01/19/2010
Type: Blog
India drafts a National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC) specifying eight missions including solar capacity, energy efficiency, and sustainability.
Date: 01/29/2010
Type: News

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