Tagged Global Warming

What steps can the UK take to reach net zero emissions by 2050?

By Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent The government has pledged to review its long-term climate targets. Renewable energy, housing and and transport are just some areas where new policies could cut emissions fastMore wind farms, solar power and electric cars: these are likely to be the future of the UK, under government plans announced this week…

NGOs Get Charged Up Over Batteries in Climate Fight

By [email protected] Clean Energy Group has published a battery guide for activists and foundations as pressure groups increasingly see energy storage as a key component of their clean-energy toolkits. The Vermont-based nonprofit said its report, Jump-Start: How Activists and Foundations Can Champion Battery Storage to Recharge the Clean Energy Transition, should prompt action and support…

Clean energy projects stifled by Tory reforms, says Labour

By Adam Vaughan ‘Outrageous financial demands will have serious repercussions across the renewables sector’Labour has accused the government of holding back clean energy projects in the UK by allowing energy networks to impose “outrageous” charges on renewables developers.This week, two of the six companies that run the country’s local electricity grids began making green energy…

Fishermen fear fallout from proposed wind project #MA

By National Wind Watch NEW BEDFORD – Comments surrounding Vineyard Wind’s offshore wind projects filled the Waypoint Convention Room on Monday night and they came from a diverse group ranging from climate change deniers to environmentalists. But the main discussion revolved around jobs. Fishermen strongly criticized the process with one saying he feared Europeans would…

Cigarette Companies To Exxon Execs: Damn, Sucks To Be You!

By Frank Andorka By Frank Andorka, Senior Correspondent What Happened: Massachusetts’ Supreme Judicial Court told Exxon it couldn’t hide evidence it knew about global climate change (and its role in producing it) for years before they admitted it. The ruling crushed Exxon’s hopes of keeping the information from the state’s attorney general, Maura Healey, who…

Listen to Our New Podcast, Political Climate

By [email protected] House Speaker Paul Ryan announced last week that he won’t seek reelection in 2018. His decision will have major consequences for the Republican Party — and potentially for climate and energy policy. In the second episode of GTM’s new podcast Political Climate, co-host Shane Skelton, former energy adviser to Paul Ryan, explains why…

H2FUTURE building world’s largest green hydrogen pilot plant; targeting the steel industry

By mmillikin The European H2FUTURE project consortium, comprising voestalpine, Siemens, VERBUND, and Austrian Power Grid, together with the research partners K1-MET and ECN, officially gave the green light to the construction of a 6 MW “green” hydrogen pilot production plant—the world’s largest—at a voestalpine Linz steel plant. (Earlier post.) The partners from industry and power…

ICCT: IMO committee agrees to establish first climate framework for international shipping

By mmillikin The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) reports that the Marine Environment Protection Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted a resolution codifying an initial greenhouse gas (GHG) strategy for international shipping. This strategy, which represents the first global climate framework for shipping, includes quantitative GHG reduction targets through 2050 and…

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