Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

New data gives hope for meeting the Paris climate targets | Dana Nuccitelli

Global carbon pollution appears to be close to peaking Over the past half-century, growth in the global economy and carbon pollution have been tied together. When the global economy has been strong, we’ve consumed more energy, which has translated into burning more fossil fuels and releasing more carbon pollution. But over the past four years, […]

Pittsburgh and Paris join over 200 cities and states rejecting Trump on climate | Dana Nuccitelli

Local and international efforts might be enough to limit the damage Trump’s scorched Earth approach I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris So said Donald Trump in a speech justifying his irrational, historically irresponsible decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris international climate treaty. Of course, 75% of Pittsburgh […]

Trump gets it wrong on China and the Paris climate agreement

Of the 189 nations that have committed to actions under the Paris climate agreement, no two will be more important than China and the United States. Together, these countries release nearly half of the world's carbon emissions. View full post on Wind Power News

Rapid switch to renewable energy can put Paris climate goals within reach

Increasing renewables to 36% of the global energy mix by 2030 would provide about half emissions reductions needed to hold warming to 2C, says International Renewable Energy Agency Countries can deliver on the promises of the historic Paris climate change agreement by rapid scaling up wind and solar power to 36% of the global energy […]

Paris agreement is India’s defeat, says Rajendra Singh

Bhopal, Dec 19 : The Paris Agreement on climate change is a defeat for India and a blow to the culture of conservation and enrichment of water, wind, energy, food and shelter, ‘Water Man’ Rajendra Singh said. The Indian knowledge system, which venerated and loved nature, conserved resources and was antithetical to exploitation, had emerged […]

Major energy U-turn needed to meet Paris targets, government warned

Conservatives’ attacks on wind, solar and other ‘clean’ technologies has undermined ability to meet CO2 targets, experts say The government has been warned that a major U-turn in energy policy is required if it is to avoid charges of blatant hypocrisy following the commitments it made in the Paris climate deal this weekend. Critics say […]

China promises action on climate ahead of Paris talks

A worker takes measurements on a part for a wind turbine power generator at a factory in Beijing, Monday, Nov. 9, 2015. Heading into this month’s Paris climate meeting, China, the world’s biggest source of climate-changing gases, has yet to accept binding limits. View full post on Wind Power News