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Better batteries to beat global warming: A race against time

by Associated Press  (Nov. 24, 2015)

One of the key technologies that could help wean the globe off fossil fuel is probably at your fingertips or in your pocket right now: the battery. If batteries can get better, cheaper and store more power safely, then electric cars and solar- or wind- powered homes become more viable - even on cloudy days or when the wind isn't blowing. These ...

CLIMATE COUNTDOWN: When`s a warming treaty not a treaty?

by Associated Press  (Nov. 12, 2015)

It's the elephant in the negotiating room that few officials want to acknowledge: Whatever international deal comes out of Paris climate talks, it likely won't be a treaty that needs ratification by a reluctant Republican U.S. Congress. That's not the only complication in Paris. China, the U.S. and India don't want the international community ...

Department of Energy and Climate Change`s settlement at the Spending Review 2015

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 25, 2015)

The Spending Review and Autumn Statement delivers on the government’s priority to provide security to working people at every stage of their lives. It sets out a 4 year plan to fix the public finances, return the country to surplus and run a healthy economy that starts to pay down the debt. By ensuring Britain’s long term economic ...

EI Aberdeen branch hosts annual MSc student best paper competition

by Energy Institute (EI)  (Nov. 25, 2015)

The Energy Institute (EI) celebrated Aberdeen's best MSc students by hosting a special competition evening on 24 November. The event, sponsored by Wood Group PSN, was organised by the EI Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands branch to honour the best energy papers from MSc students at Robert Gordon University (RGU) and the University of Aberdeen (UoA). ...

Gearing up to Host Climate Conference, France Emerges as Green Finance Leader

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Nov. 23, 2015)

A week before the crucial COP 21 climate conference in Paris, a new report by the UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System (UNEP Inquiry) and I4CE - Institute for Climate Economics - shows how France is successfully integrating sustainability factors into its financial architecture. The report, entitled France's Financial ...

Shipping emissions 17% of global CO2, making it the elephant in the climate negotiations room

by Transport and Environment (T&E)  (Nov. 23, 2015)

Shipping could be responsible for 17% of global CO2 emissions in 2050 if left unregulated, according to a new scientific study. Any agreement at the Paris Climate Summit must therefore send a clear signal to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that ...

Paris climate talks explained

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Nov. 23, 2015)

Climate change is one of the most serious threats facing our world. It is not just a threat to the environment. It is also a threat to national and global security, poverty eradication and economic prosperity. Find out more about climate change A global agreement is the only ...

Alberta – A New Climate Leader for a New Era

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 21, 2015)

It was a bold step forward by any measure, and a clear signal that things have changed forever in energy-rich Alberta. Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan, announced today by Premier Rachel Notley, accelerates the phase out of coal fired power generation, sets targets for renewable electricity sources, puts a price on carbon emissions, and ...

Canadian Tire Earns Top Marks on Climate Disclosure Index

by GLOBE Foundation  (Nov. 20, 2015)

Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited  is proud to announce that it is the only Canadian retailer to make CDP’s Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for 2015. CDP, formerly known as the Carbon Disclosure Project, is an international not-for-profit that aspires to drive sustainable economies and works to transform how businesses and ...

Eaton Earns CDP Leadership Recognition for Global Climate Change Transparency

by Eaton Corporation  (Nov. 19, 2015)

Power management company Eaton has been recognized as a leader among S&P 500 companies and named to the Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) by environmental non-profit CDP. This is the seventh year Eaton has received a position on the CDP’s S&P 500 CDLI in recognition of the depth and quality of its climate change data ...

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