carbon future Articles

  • Biological Filtration: Future of Drinking Water Treatment

    Water is essential for all human life on the planet, but the fresh water supply is limited and is susceptible to being contaminated by all manner of toxins like arsenic, calcium, and mercury. There are many techniques to remove contaminants, including popular methods that add chemicals to balance others out, but one that not many people understand is biological water system filtration. ...

  • What classifies as water pollution and why is it an issue?

    The UN declared 2005-2015 as the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’. Yet each day thousands of people still die as a result of contaminated water. This does not even take into account the millions of organisms that perish every year thank to polluted water sources. Water pollution is a huge issue that is made more so by the fact that unfortunately, water is ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Why actions speck louder than words

    Making the resource revolution a reality can only be achieved if our actions speak louder than our words. The resource revolution comprises many elements, but chief among them is the need for action to be taken to ensure optimal resource productivity across the world. Much has been made of the need for businesses and other organizations to assess the planet’s use of its ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • EU Industrial Policy Strategy: Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry

    On 13 September, in his annual State of the Union address, President Jean-Claude Juncker stated: "I want to make our industry stronger and more competitive. The new Industrial Policy Strategy we are presenting today will help our industries stay or become the world leader in innovation, digitisation and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • A low carbon future with public transport

    The contribution public transport makes to reducing carbon use and the mitigating the risk of climate change; this paper will provide a short background on greenhouse gases (ghg), detail the share and responsibility for public transport; and provide recommendations.   ...

  • Is technology the path to a lower carbon future?

    Advances in technology will keep energy supplies plentiful and affordable – enough to meet projected demand many times over — and help pave the way to a lower carbon energy mix, according to data published today in the BP Technology Outlook. “Technology opens up a whole range of possibilities across the energy sector,” said Bob Dudley, BP Group Chief Executive. “It ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Report on carbon sensitive urban water futures

    The challenge of supplying water and energy required for food production and development while mitigating climate change and adapting to its consequences has been termed the Energy Water Nexus. Water, energy, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change are interlinked through a series ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Diversifying power generation in a carbon-constrained future

    The US electricity industry faces operational and environmental challenges of unprecedented scope and complexity. Demand for electric power is increasing even as much of the generation fleet ages and capacity stagnates. Climate research and policy cloud the investment picture as utilities wrestle with this fundamental question: What technology portfolio must utilities develop to meet demand ...

  • Investing in a Low-Carbon Energy Future in the Developing World

    The need to address climate change while facilitating continued economic growth and social progress is one of the key challenges facing world leaders today. Energy is critical to continued economic growth and according to the International Energy Agency (IEA); population growth and increasing industrialization will drive demand for energy upwards by more than 50% between now and 2030. Fossil ...

  • Policy Brief on Carbon sensitive urban water futures

    Supplying quality water to a growing population in a world that is changing at breakneck speed is one of the biggest challenges facing society in the 21st century. Attempting at the same time to reduce the amount of embedded carbon and energy used in the delivery systems provides an added test. The "Policy Brief on Carbon sensitive urban water futures" illustrate that the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managing the transition to a secure, low-carbon energy future

    In the years to come, the world must meet the energy needs of a growing and developing world population while mitigating the impacts of global climate change. This policy brief seeks to establish a framework for considering the complex and evolving links between energy security and climate change, and identifies three challenges: the evolving and interconnected nature of energy security and ...

  • Opinions on a low carbon future - a research study

    In our experience, people find it difficult to fully understand the impacts of climate change and what it will mean to live a more sustainable life. This research study certainly bears this out. 45% of respondents state that they don’t understand what a low carbon lifestyle means. At WSP Environment & Energy, we are committed to shaping a progressive vision of the future. We believe it is of ...

  • 3 Steps to Decarbonizing Development for a Zero-Carbon Future

    A new World Bank Group report lays out three steps countries can follow to reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases to zero and stabilize climate change: Plan for the end goal, not just the short-term; get prices right as part of a broad policy package that triggers changes in investment and behavior; and smooth the transition for those most affected. The actions ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Towards a low carbon future: European Strategic Energy Technology Plan

    On 22 November, the European Commission presented the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan). Low carbon technologies will play a vital role in reaching our energy and climate change targets. The main goal of the SET-Plan is to accelerate the development and implementation of these technologies. This background note sets out the details of the SET Plan. Its rationale accompanied by ...

  • New analysis shows Ohio can meet future carbon pollution standards

    New analysis of Ohio’s power sector shows that the state is in a strong position to meet – and possibly exceed – national carbon pollution standards that will be established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the coming years. The analysis, conducted by experts at ...

  • How cities can lead the way toward a low-carbon future

    Cities around the world currently account for two-thirds of global energy consumption. By 2050, some 70 percent of people will live in cities. If cities embark on a low-carbon development path today, global greenhouse gases could be 30 percent lower in 2050 than they are today. These are just a few of the insights highlighted in a recent infographic created by the World Bank. ...


    By Ensia

  • In next practice collaborative, top companies transition to low-carbon future

    The world 20 years ago looked very different from today. There was no widespread use of the internet. VHS movies rather than streaming video were the norm, and few could (nor did) imagine oil costing $100 a barrel. Innovations over this timeframe, like instant global financial transactions, social networking, and virtual communications unheard of when today’s managers entered the workforce, ...

  • With more investment, the developing world can lead the way to a low-carbon future

    Global business can find good investments that also address climate change by looking to the world’s most vulnerable populations. When it comes to helping the world transition to a low-carbon future, developing nations are in a unique position to lead — but they can’t do it alone. Investments are needed. Luckily, the opportunities are promising for ...


    By Ensia

  • Clean Technology: The Answer for Washington`s Low Carbon Future

    The emerging clean technology economy in Washington provides a unique opportunity to drive economicdevelopment and create high paying jobs while reducing the state’s fuel usage and greenhouse gas emissions. Emerging research and studies reveal that greater use of renewable energy systems provides an abundance of economic benefits through job creation, investments in creative technologies and ...

  • Climate change and the future of agriculture

    The purpose of this paper is to review our current knowledge of the potential effects of climate change on agriculture and world food supply. Attention is first directed to the types of climate change, particularly reductions in soil water availability, likely to be most critical for agriculture. Secondly, a number of types of effects on agriculture are considered: 'direct' effects of elevated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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