The mayors of the largest cities in Europe and the United States have co-authored a mutual declaration, “The Stockholm Appeal on Climate Change” that urges international leaders to arrive at an international climate change agreement at the upcoming meeting in Co
The development of aviation biofuels using biomass sources such as jatropha, camelina and algae will be an important factor in the drive to drastically reduce aviation industry emissions, says a report this week from the Frost & Sullivan consulting firm.
Australia, the world’s largest exporter of coal, relies on the inefficient and dirty resource to supply over 80% of its own electricity. But the cheap and plentiful sedimentary rock's high carbon output happens to be a major contributor to climate change, something that hasn't gone unnoticed by the government (Australia emits more greenhouse gases per capita than any other country).
The small, Pacific island state of Tuvalu has set a goal of generating 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2020.
The government believes it will take only $20 million USD in investment to power the state, and its 12,000 residents, with renewable energy. The primary energy sources Tuvalu will use are wind and solar power.
On Thursday, the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate, a group of 17 countries that account for nearly four-fifths of the world's greenhouse-gas production, agreed to measures designed to combat the rise in global temperatures.
Proposing co-processing coal and biomass isn’t new but The Energy Group at the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) has a unique approach.