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EPA Approves New Climate-Friendly Refrigerants

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 2, 2015)

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing the options for refrigerants used in various kinds of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in the United States that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer. This final action addresses refrigerants ...

R.I. Officials, EPA Celebrate Successful Climate Showcase Communities Partnership

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 2, 2015)

Rhode Island’s Congressional delegation today joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), elected officials, and community leaders to celebrate innovative work accomplished by four Ocean State communities to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in municipal and residential buildings. The communities -- East ...

World-leading auctions to provide major green electricity boost

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Feb. 26, 2015)

The green energy auction has driven down prices, by as much as 58% for one technology. The projects will lead to the UK emitting 4m fewer tonnes of CO2 into our atmosphere each year. That’s the equivalent CO2 savings of taking up to 2 million cars off the UK’s roads. The auctions have successfully led to over £315m of new ...

United Nations Reports Its 2013 Greenhouse Gas Emissions

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Feb. 26, 2015)

In 2013, the United Nations emitted about 1.7 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent - the same as 155,109 homes in the United States - according to the organization's annual publication dedicated to reporting its own impact on climate change. The sixth edition of Moving Towards a Climate Neutral UN, released today, details the emissions from 64 United ...

We Do Not Need to Isolate Climate Change From Other Devt Activities, UK Official Says

by DelAgua Group  (Feb. 25, 2015)

Sir David King is the UK Foreign Secretary Special Representative for Climate Change, a position he assumed in September 2013. Previously King served as the government chief scientific advisor from 2000 – 2007, during which time he raised awareness of the need for governments to act on climate change and was instrumental in creating the ...

Two New England Businesses and One Individual Recognized by EPA for Climate Leadership

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 24, 2015)

EPA has recognized the leadership of one individual and two New England companies for their climate actions, such as investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and preparing for the impacts of climate change. In addition to Bridgeport, Conn. Mayor Bill Finch, the companies recognized by EPA in the fourth annual Climate Leadership Awards ...

Brown-Forman Corporation Among 16 Organizations Across the U.S. Recognized for Climate Action

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 24, 2015)

From an innovative partnership enabling colleges to sell carbon credits to fund clean energy projects on campuses to some of the country’s leading corporations setting and exceeding aggressive emission reduction goals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leadership ...

Speech by UNEP Executive Director at the Opening of the 41st Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Feb. 24, 2015)

The latest UNEP Emissions Gap Report released in November 2014 indicated that the world only have an estimated budget of 1000 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide that can be emitted into the atmosphere and exceeding this budget would increase the risk of severe, pervasive and in some cases irreversible climate change impacts. Mr Jeremiah Lengoasa, ...

IPCC Agrees on Acting Chair after R.K. Pachauri Steps Down

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Feb. 24, 2015)

The Bureau of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) agreed on Tuesday, in accordance with its procedures, to designate Vice-Chair Ismail El Gizouli as Acting IPCC Chair. The designation of Gizouli follows the decision by Rajendra K Pachauri, PhD, to step down as Chairman of the IPCC effective today. The decision to name Gizouli was ...

UPS in Atlanta, Ga. Among 16 Organizations Across the Country Recognized for Action on Climate Change

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 24, 2015)

From an innovative partnership enabling colleges to sell carbon credits to fund clean energy projects on campuses to some of the country’s leading corporations setting and exceeding aggressive emission reduction goals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leadership ...

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