Wednesday April 12th 2017, 10:00 AMIntegrating renewable electricity sources onto our grid relies on gas plants. Imagine if those plants were powered by renewable gas - we’d be getting twice the emissions reductions. [News Source]
California needs to develop natural gas supplies.
Florida makes case for climate research at Mar-a-Lago’s doorstep.
Wednesday April 12th 2017, 10:00 AM"In West Palm Beach, we say the words 'climate change,' and we say them frequently." The city's mayor made the bold declaration just miles from the Mar-a-Lago estate of a skeptical president. [News Source]
Signatories to climate change agreement in dispute over financing.
Wednesday April 12th 2017, 10:00 AMA gap of at least $40bn in financing commitments is hampering efforts to combat climate change, signatories to the Paris agreement have warned, as they try to keep the agreement going in the face of doubts over US support under President Donald Trump. [News Source]
Disastrous 2016 shows butterflies are ‘failing to cope’ with climate change.
Wednesday April 12th 2017, 10:00 AMButterflies are “failing to cope” with climate change and the pollution of the British countryside, experts have warned after a disastrous year saw population declines in 40 out of 57 species. [News Source]
Emerging nations urge rich countries to honour climate finance pledges.
Wednesday April 12th 2017, 10:00 AMChina, Brazil, India and South Africa have urged industrialised countries to honour financial commitments made in Paris in 2015 to help developing countries fight against global climate change, they said in a statement on Tuesday. [News Source]
Salt Lake City publishes plan to combat climate change, carbon pollution.
Wednesday April 12th 2017, 10:00 AMThe Salt Lake City Council and Mayor Jackie Biskupski have jointly published a plan to tackle climate change and carbon pollution after both made a promise last year to hit sustainability benchmarks by 2040. [News Source]
Malcolm Turnbull tells Indian billionaire native title will not stop Adani coalmine.
Wednesday April 12th 2017, 10:00 AMMalcolm Turnbull has assured the Indian billionaire hoping to build Australia’s largest coal mine in Queensland, Gautam Adani, that native title issues will not stop the $16bn project. [News Source]
Arctic ice in retreat.
Wednesday April 12th 2017, 10:00 AMThe effects of climate change can be felt growing slowly but subtly in most parts of the world as temperatures inch up and extreme weather occur more frequently. [News Source]
Scientists just uncovered some troubling news about Greenland’s most enormous glacier.
Wednesday April 12th 2017, 10:00 AMGreenland's biggest driver of sea level rise could push oceans even higher in coming years. [News Source]
China solar, wind to attract $780 billion investment by 2030 – research report.
Wednesday April 12th 2017, 10:00 AMChina's wind and solar sectors could attract as much as 5.4 trillion yuan ($782 billion) in investment between 2016 and 2030 as the country tries to meet its renewable energy targets, according to a research report published on Tuesday. [News Source]
Automakers hope to reach US deal on 2025 vehicle emissions.
Wednesday April 12th 2017, 10:00 AMA trade group for automakers said on Tuesday it hopes to reach a deal with California and the Trump administration over vehicle fuel efficiency standards. [News Source]