A reflection on climate change and the daunting but exciting task at hand in energy, transportation, industry, food production and so on.
A lot of news and noise surround electric cars but another vehicle is also benefitting largely from elecrification: buses. Running not for just a little bit in the morning and in the evening, they run all day, and sometimes, even part of the night. Tranporting not just one or two people to work at a… Continue reading Electric buses are a solution to our cities’ worst problems
Walmart made headlines as it launched its Project Gigaton, an effort to help its supply chain cut by a billion metric tons its carbon footprint.
There are still reasons to cheer in our fight against climate change. According to the respected International Energy Agency’s new report, global greenhouse gases emissions from energy remained flat in 2016 while the global economy grew by 3.1 percent.
Further to the election in the United States, a lot of people are fearing that this may be a death blow to global climate change mitigation efforts.
According to two recent studies, 2015 was yet another record year for renewable energy sources as no less than $285.9 billion (256 billion euros) have been invested in that sector last year.
I stated early this year that 2016 would be a bad year for fossil fuels. It seems I was quite right as bad news keep on piling for coal in the United States.
As odd as it might seem, oil prices at $60 are not making it any easier for Big Oil and the likes. The Financial Times published two articles on how coal, oil and gas are through tought times. Let us review them here.
Hailed as a ” game changer “ by Grist or Climate Progress, the climate change deal signed by the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China is a new step in the fight against global warming.
Wasted food is a serious problem around the world as to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, ” Each year, 30 percent of global food production is lost after harvest or wasted in shops, households and catering services.”
As Al Gore pointed out on Twitter, both the United States of America and the People’s Republic of China unveiled huge efforts to curb greenhouse gases emissions on the same week, or rather on two consecutive days. About the US, Climate Progress has this to say : ” On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new regulations to… Continue reading China and USA unveil drastic actions on climate
While coal might still be the first source of energy for electricity generation in the world, the tides may be turning in two of its largest markets, the People’s Republic of China and the United States of America. Several facts are pointing to that conclusion.While China consumes now as much of the black dirty stuff… Continue reading King Coal is dying in China and the USA