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Climate Action in the US

by Energy Institute (EI)  (May 16, 2016)

I had the good fortune to be invited to the Climate Action 2016 Summit in Washington DC in early May. This was a truly stellar event hosted by the UN Secretary General, the World Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. The broad aim was to galvanise bottom-up climate change action as implied by ...

A Radical Change in Supply and Demand Needed to Reach Paris Agreement

by GLOBE Foundation  (May 4, 2016)

The climate agreement reached in Paris in December 2015 was an unprecedented global achievement. Delegates from 195 countries agreed to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees C and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 degrees C. Signatory countries submitted national climate plans—Intended National Determined Contributions ...

How better weather forecasting can help stretch water supplies

by Ensia  (May 12, 2016)

Reservoir managers look to storm predictions to make smarter choices about dam operations Last year, New York City faced an unusual situation. An epic winter in the city’s Delaware River watershed brought heavy snow and very little rain. Stubborn cold meant there was no snowmelt to refill water-supply reservoirs, even as the city’s ...

OTEC in Paradise: The Philippines

by Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTEC)  (May 25, 2016)

Paradise Legend has it that the Republic of the Philippines was born when the gods tossed 7,100 pearls into the ocean and islands popped up. Centrally located in Southeast Asia – just North of Australia and Indonesia, South of Japan and China, and East of Thailand and Singapore – the Philippines are considered by many to be the ...

How 4 Tech Companies Are Making a Difference with Sustainability & Energy Efficiency Programs

by Antea Group - USA  (May 12, 2016)

Across the nation, companies large and small are realizing both the environmental and operational benefits of sustainability and energy efficiency programs. We’d like to take some time to recognize inspiring technology companies that are successfully using these programs to reduce their environmental impact and make the world a better place. ...

Wind turbine controlling of the future

by G. Lufft Mess- und Regeltechnik GmbH  (May 12, 2016)

Higher, more robust, more reliable: Parallel to the growing requirements for wind turbines, the requirements for monitoring sensors grow as well. But how can wind sensor manufacturers fulfil these wishes? And how should a future wind sensors look like? After analysing the current conditions and trends on the wind energy market, our CEO Klaus ...

Out with climate change, in with climate risk

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 24, 2012)

The impacts of the negative externalities caused by human actions and inactions towards the environment are often shrouded by the bickering debates of scientists, environmentalists, politicians and other stakeholders regarding the science of climate change. While the 'controversy' surrounding climate change continues, the realities of ...

Climatic identity assessment of the climate change

by Inderscience Publishers  (Jan. 22, 2013)

In the last few decades, due to the potentially serious impacts upon the atmosphere, earth, and ocean the climate change issue become internationally disputable subject among many scientists including various specialists such as climatologists, atmospheric researchers, oceanographers, hydro–meteorologists, agriculturalists, in particular, ...

Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Coming To An Island Near You

by Ocean Thermal Energy Corporation (OTEC)  (May 24, 2016)

Ocean Thermal Energy (OTE) Corporation may be landlocked in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but that isn’t stopping them from looking to the ocean for 24/7 electricity. Their primary technology is Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC), which uses the temperature differentials in the ocean to produce steam. The steam, in turn, activates a turbine, ...

Developing countries and climate change

by Inderscience Publishers  (Feb. 10, 2004)

This paper is a discussion of the policies of developing countries in the negotiations on climate change. To most developing countries, this is not considered a major issue (except for OASIS countries) but it was used as an instrument for leveraging their claims for a better distribution of wealth among nations and an increase in Official ...

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