Posts Tagged ‘carbon’

Baloney Meter: will Liberal carbon tax really mean paying more for everything?

Pedestrians battle the blowing snow and wind chills in the -30C range, Friday, January 5, 2018 in Montreal. As many Canadians shivered through the country's widespread, brutal cold snap in recent weeks, anyone on the Conservative Party of Canada's fundraising list may have felt they had more to make them shudder.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz Pedestrians […]

How to Get Wyoming Wind to California, and Cut 80% of U.S. Carbon Emissions

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Shell doubles up on green spending and vows to halve carbon footprint

Anglo-Dutch giant to spend $2bn on wind power, biofuels and electric cars as it bows to shareholder pressure by setting new company climate change target Shell has doubled its spending on clean power and bowed to shareholder pressure by promising to halve the carbon footprint of the energy it sells by 2050, as the oil […]

SaskPower carbon capture project uneconomical from the start, critics say

SaskPower's president has said it is 'highly unlikely' his company will recommend pursuing further carbon capture and storage projects in the foreseeable future because they are too expensive. Following SaskPower's announcement it is unlikely to recommend government pursue more carbon capture and storage projects because of the high cost, critics are saying pursuing carbon capture […]

Americans want a tax on carbon pollution, but how to get one? | Dana Nuccitelli

A new study finds that Americans are willing to pay an extra $15 per month on energy bills to tackle climate change. According to a new study published by Yale scientists in Environmental Research Letters, Americans are willing to pay a carbon tax that would increase their household energy bills by per month, or about […]

Trump’s carbon rules change won’t end battle over air quality

“President Trump's executive order rolls back one of the most draconian overreaches in the history of big government”. “Texas is once again experiencing an energy boom – this time, with wind power”. View full post on Wind Power News

Renewables cut Europe’s carbon emissions by 10% in 2015, says EEA

European Environment Agency report solar and and wind is reducing fossil fuel dependency but clean energy capacity still not growing fast enough A surge in the use of wind and solar energy helped Europe to cut its fossil fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by about 10% in 2015, an authoritative new report has found. […]

Carbon fibre: the wonder material with a dirty secret

Researchers are scrambling for ways to get the strong, light material out of landfill and make it ready for recycling and reuse Carbon fibre is increasingly celebrated as a wonder material for the clean economy. Its unique combination of high strength and low weight has helped drive the wind power revolution and make planes more […]

Energy positive: how Denmark’s Samsø island switched to zero carbon

The small island’s energy makeover took less than a decade and was spurred on by local commitment, providing a template for how regional Australia could transition to renewables Anyone doubting the potential of renewable energy need look no further than the Danish island of Samsø. The 4,000-inhabitant island nestled in the Kattegat Sea has been […]

Nova Scotia wants recognition of its emissions reductions in carbon…

Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil is shying away from a verbal joust with Ottawa over potential carbon pricing, even though his province would like to avoid the measure. McNeil says in talks with federal officials, Nova Scotia is looking for recognition of steps it's already taken to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. View full post on […]