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€300m in Euro Funding for UK Carbon Capture Project

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Jul. 8, 2014)

A UK carbon storage project that would support up to 2,000 jobs and provide clean electricity to more than 630,000 homes today received a funding boost of €300m from the European Commission. The White Rose project, based at Britain’s largest coal-fired power station, the Drax plant in Yorkshire, is one of Europe’s first carbon ...

Judge Says Ocean Sound Blasts Need Not Be Halted

by Associated Press  (Jul. 8, 2014)

Scientific research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves can go ahead despite an effort by Gov. Chris Christie's administration to halt it, a judge ruled Tuesday. The project, years in the making, emerged suddenly last week as a major public issue in New Jersey as commercial fishermen and environmentalists spoke up about worries ...

Climate Action: Commission Uses Polluters` Revenues to Fund Clean Energy Projects Across Europe

by Europa Press Room  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The European Commission today awarded €1 billion funding to 19 projects to fight climate change under the second call of the so-called NER 300 funding programme. The funding for the projects comes from revenues resulting from the sale of emission allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System. This makes the polluters the driving ...

Inventor Pushes Solar Panels for Roads, Highways

by Associated Press  (Jul. 11, 2014)

The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate ...

Advancing Water Sector Resilience through Collaboration: NACWA and AMWA Release Summit Report

by NACWA - National Association of Clean Water Agencies  (Jul. 11, 2014)

NACWA and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) has released the Water Resilience Summit Summary and Next Steps white paper. NACWA and AMWA co-hosted the Water ...

Rampion offshore wind farm gets go ahead from Government, supporting over 750 jobs

by Department of Energy and Climate Change  (Jul. 16, 2014)

The project is expected to support over 750 jobs and bring over £2 billion of investment into the UK’s economy. Once built, the wind farm would generate enough electricity to power approximately 450,000 homes. The decision underlines how the government’s policies have made the UK the best place in the world to invest in offshore ...

Feds approve oil exploration off US Eastern Coast

by Associated Press  (Jul. 21, 2014)

The Obama administration has sided with energy developers over environmentalists, approving the use of underwater blasts of sound to pinpoint oil and gas deposits in federal Atlantic Ocean waters. The regulatory decision is the first real step toward what could be an economic transformation in East Coast states, potentially creating a new energy ...

Climate Bonds – State of the Market Report

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 17, 2014)

The Climate Bonds Initiative today launched its 2014 market sizing report “Bonds and Climate Change: the state of the market in 2014”. The report was commissioned by the HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence. The report finds that: The total universe of bonds linked to key climate changes solutions stands at US$502.6bn, compared to ...

Are emissions fueling Australian droughts?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 17, 2014)

American scientists have just confirmed that parts of Australia are being slowly parched because of greenhouse gas emissions – which means that the long-term decline in rainfall over south and south-west Australia is a consequence of fossil fuel burning and depletion of the ozone layer by human activity. Such a finding is significant for two ...

UK government confirms fourth carbon budget

by Energy Team (UK) Ltd.  (Jul. 22, 2014)

The Government has today confirmed the UK will retain its fourth carbon budget in its current form, ending speculation that the target for the mid-2020s could be relaxed. A written ministerial statement from Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey was released mid-morning confirming the Fourth Carbon Budget would not be amended. Davey ...

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