Thursday April 06th 2017, 10:00 AMIn a post-Hazelwood world, how will the national electricity grid cope during hot days as we seek comfort by cranking up our cooling systems? [News Source]
Suddenly next summer: What happens when a heatwave hits in a post-Hazelwood world?
The end of coal: EU energy companies pledge no new plants from 2020.
Thursday April 06th 2017, 10:00 AMEurope’s energy utilities have rung a death knell for coal, with a historic pledge that no new coal-fired plants will be built in the EU after 2020. [News Source]
Intensifying sun and increased CO2 a ‘double-whammy’ for climate change.
Thursday April 06th 2017, 10:00 AMThe sun is getting stronger and Earth has only escaped a frying because plants sucked up the extra carbon dioxide, reducing the heat caught in the atmosphere. [News Source]
Is this the end of US participation in the Paris climate deal? Not necessarily, says Obama’s former envoy.
Thursday April 06th 2017, 10:00 AMWe spoke with Obama’s former climate envoy, Jonathan Pershing, to find out what President Trump's recent executive order means for the Paris agreement. [News Source]
Complacency threatens climate change action.
Thursday April 06th 2017, 10:00 AMThe world is “meandering into a failed future” because of its unwillingness to take decisive action on climate change, a leading UK academic has warned. [News Source]
Antarctic ice reveals Earth’s accelerating plant growth.
Thursday April 06th 2017, 10:00 AMScientists compiling a record of the atmosphere based on air trapped in Antarctic ice found that rising carbon dioxide has accelerated plant growth. [News Source]
Salt, silicon or graphite: Energy storage goes beyond lithium ion batteries.
Thursday April 06th 2017, 10:00 AMTechnologies that use gels, liquids, and molten silicon or salt could all claim a slice of the growing renewable energy storage market. [News Source]
EPA cuts threaten to ‘shut down’ vehicle lab.
Thursday April 06th 2017, 10:00 AMU.S. EPA is considering making the auto industry pay to ensure that cars and trucks comply with vehicle emissions standards. [News Source]
Thousands of tree species are at risk of extinction.
Thursday April 06th 2017, 10:00 AMThe Botanical Gardens Conservation International, based in London, compiled a list of tree species around the world recently and discovered 9,600 types of trees were threatened by extinction. [News Source]
A beginner’s guide to the debate over 100% renewable energy.
Thursday April 06th 2017, 10:00 AMIt’s not about whether to go to zero carbon, but how to get there. [News Source]
With climate change deniers in charge, time for scientists to step up.
Thursday April 06th 2017, 10:00 AMIn a Yale e360 interview, researcher Kevin Trenberth talks about why climate scientists need to speak out in the face of the Trump administration’s denial of the facts about climate change. [News Source]