Energy ministers will decide which technologies will be eligible in a capacity mechanism, but the ESB chief says emissions cuts could be built into its design.
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An oppressive heatwave has broken temperature records from the Arctic Circle to North Africa.
STATEMENT: US Supreme Court Curtails EPA’s Authority to Regulate Power Plant Emissions
Thu, 06/30/2022 - 10:27
WASHINGTON (June 30, 2022) – Today the U.S. Supreme Court curtailed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate carbon emissions from the power sector. The Supreme Court ruled that the agency is not authorized to consider shifting generation from dirtier to cleaner power generating sources when establishing greenhouse gas...
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Government report shows greenhouse gas emissions in 2020 equivalent to 33.8 million tonnes of carbon dioxide, about 16 per cent lower than in 2019.
Carbon dioxide emissions in China and Europe have sunk to the same levels as the lowest point of the Covid-19 pandemic, potentially signaling a major recession for both economies.
Temperature records have been broken in Spain and France as a heatwave sweeps across Europe.
France forced to import electricity as air-conditioners and fans switched on for record heatwave.
French officials urged caution Thursday as a record pre-summer heatwave spread across the country from Spain, where authorities were fighting forest fires on a sixth day of sweltering temperatures.
PARIS - French officials urged caution Thursday as a record pre-summer heatwave spread across the country from Spain, where authorities were fighting forest fires on a sixth day of sweltering temperatures.
Anthony Albanese has written to the United to Nations to increase Australia's emissions reduction targets.
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A traditionally unpopular approach could make us healthier while also reducing emissions.
The Egyptian Meteorological Authority announced Friday that temperatures will begin to drop on Sunday by six to eight degrees, marking an end to a severe heat wave gripping the country over the past five days. The EMA warned citizens against exposure to direct sunlight on Saturday and of dusty winds in the western parts of …
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PARIS: The world needs "early, aggressive and sustained" government intervention to cut aviation emissions if Paris Agreement temperature goals are to be met, a think tank said Thursday.
Producing the steel, concrete and other materials that go into our cars and homes accounts...
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SCOTLAND’s Net Zero Secretary has warned cuts to harmful emissions are expected to “substantially rebound” after the pandemic helped push the country into hitting a key climate target.
As U.N. talks begin Monday on whether the world should to more to rein in greenhouse gas emissions from the shipping industry, many are pushing the Biden administration to act on its own to curb pandemic-fueled carbon pollution.
Australia's regulators have been cut off at the knees, forced to ignore the biggest cost of electricity (GHG emissions) in infrastructure projects designed to reduce them.
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Welcome to Carbon Brief’s China digest. We handpick and explain the most important climate and...
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“Every time you lose a foot of peat, there are just so many emissions associated with that," says one federal official. But the long-running restoration efforts need private partners in order to scale up.
Experts from the Egyptian Meteorological Authority warned of a heatwave for the 72 hours, with very hot weather in Cairo, and Lower Egypt up to the southern parts of the country. Temperatures in Cairo will reach 37C during the day and 23C degrees at night, and will exceed 40C in the southern governorates of Upper …
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(CNN) – Parts of Spain have experienced a record heatwave for the month of May as temperatures reached 40.3 degrees Celsius (104.5 degrees Fahrenheit) in one city, according to the country’s national weather agency AEMET. On Sunday afternoon, the weather agency had warnings of high temperatures in place across 17 Spanish regions. According to Reuters, …
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In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at some of the accounting around oilsands emissions and examine the effect a bee shortage is having on Canadian berry farmers.
A brutal heatwave is wreaking havoc on the health and livelihoods of India's working poor
Seven years after the 2015 Paris Agreement, a growing number of countries and companies have...
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Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson will do the PM's weekly post-Cabinet press conference at 4pm today as reaction comes in on the unveiling of the carbon emissions reduction plan.
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Heatwave across Pakistan is creating a major health crisis with mercury shooting as high as 51° Celsius in Jacobabad, Sindh on Saturday. Residents said that prolonged drought and unavailability of clean water are compelling people to drink contaminated water to beat the heat. Unconfirmed reports suggest at least three people died of acute water diarrhoea in a remote area of Sindh, Kaccha, in Dadu.
Australian experts call for a national transport decarbonisation strategy, saying Australia risks "streets full of toxic exhausts and noise".
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(CNN) – Against the backdrop of the water crisis in the Colorado River Basin, where the country’s largest reservoirs are plunging at an alarming rate, California’s two largest reservoirs — Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville — are facing a similar struggle. Years of low rainfall and snowpack and more intense heat waves have fed directly …
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He wants to be seen as a dependable global leader, but faces harvest-killing heat waves and inflation — the very issue that brought down the ...
Beyond Highways: Funding Clean Transportation through the US Bipartisan Infrastructure Law
Fri, 05/06/2022 - 09:00
U.S. President Biden has touted the potential climate benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which makes historic investments in transportation, the country’s largest and fastest-growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. But while the bill’s investments could significantly lower transportation emissions, those reductions are not guaranteed....
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To safeguard domestic supplies amid a heatwave-fuelled shortage, the government is considering limiting wheat exports.
Delhi (CNN) – Temperatures in parts of India and Pakistan have reached record levels, putting the lives of millions at risk as the effects of the climate crisis are felt across the subcontinent. The average maximum temperature for northwest and central India in April was the highest since records began 122 years ago, reaching 35.9 …
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Scientists from Arizona State University have released aerial maps that show the effects a marine heatwave in Hawaii in 2019 had on coral.
Satellite used to identify California farm as source of methane plumes, marking a new level of precision for independent monitoring of agriculture’s greenhouse gas emissions
The ongoing heatwave in the country will intensify in the next four days, with the IMD issuing an 'orange' alert for some states. The temperature in Delhi is likely to touch 44 degree Celsius.
An unusually early heatwave has brought extreme temperatures to large swathes of India's northwest, central and eastern, raising concerns that such weather conditions could become the new normal. (April 28)
[The Point] The European Commission unveiled plans on Tuesday (5 April) to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions by 60% before the end of the decade, saying the remainder will be compensated with carbon removals.
The site in northern New Delhi is taller than a 17-story building and bigger than 50 football fields; about 2,300 tons of rubbish is dumped there every day; capital is in the midst of a record-shattering heatwave.
Managing agricultural soil with rock dust can capture a lot of greenhouse gas emissions.
Greenhouse gas emissions in the N.W.T. are on a "downward trend," but Frame Lake MLA Kevin O'Reilly says there's no way it will reach its 2030 target.
Australia set to fall short of its weak Paris Agreement target for emissions, thanks to the lack of meaningful federal policy.
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Megafires, melting permafrost and the massive emissions for which no nation is responsible.
Canada's greenhouse gas emissions declined for the second year in a row in 2020 — the first year of the pandemic, when many Canadians stayed at home in response to mandatory lockdowns to contain the spread of COVID-19.
‘The real work has to start,’ says the co-author of a new study that analyzes the promises nations have made to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Researchers have used advanced ocean modelling techniques to reveal how greenhouse gas emissions contribute to warmer oceans and resulting melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.
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Almost a third of Scottish land and sea is to be brought under Scottish Government protection within four years under ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions and safeguard nature
Starting Tuesday Egypt will be exposed to a sharp rise in temperatures up to seven degrees in Cairo to around 39C. Very hot weather will prevail during the day on Greater Cairo, Lower Egypt, the northern coasts, South Sinai and Upper Egypt. Moderate weather is expected at night on all areas, according to the forecasts …
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After a sharp fall in 2020, the UK’s emissions of carbon dioxide and other planet-warming gases increased by 4.7 per cent in 2021, the biggest annual rise since records started in 1990
About half of U.S. states contributed their own inventories to the latest federal database on greenhouse gas emissions. Arizona was not one of them.
ERF changes mean government could be up to 112 million tonnes of CO2-e behind on its emissions reduction task, facing further financial and climate risk.
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Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology revealed that over-60s are now responsible for a third of global emissions and are likely at the top of the emissions ladder.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Not a single country managed to meet the World Health Organization's (WHO) air quality standard in 2021, a survey of pollution data in 6,475 cities showed on Tuesday, and smog even rebounded in some regions after a COVID-related dip. The WHO recommends that average annual readings of small and hazardous airborne particles known as PM2.5 should be no more than 5 micrograms per cubic metre after changing its guidelines last year, saying that even low concentrations caused significant health risks. But only 3.4% of the surveyed cities met the standard in 2021, according to data complied by IQAir, a Swiss pollution technology company that monitors air quality. As many as 93 cities saw PM2.5 levels at 10 times the recommended level. "There are a lot of countries that are...
The dramatic heatwave is believed to be a random weather event -- but climate change is making heat waves more common.
Supplied the Science for Better Emissions Standards
Thu, 03/17/2022 - 12:18
Under a groundbreaking new rule the SEC is expected to propose Monday, hundreds of businesses would be required to measure and disclose greenhouse gas emissions in a standardized way for the first time, according to people briefed on the matter.
Mumbai announced detailed plans to zero out carbon emissions by 2050, a target that puts it two decades ahead of India’s national goal and makes it the first city in South Asia to set such a timeline.In the plan announced Sunday, India’s financial centre, home to South Asia’s biggest corporations, stock bourses and the central bank, has proposed exhaustive changes to the way it manages energy, water, air, waste, green spaces and transport for its 19 million residents.Climate action needs more…
The tech giant said the move was intended to cut waste and drew praise from environmentalists when it claimed it would reduce annual carbon emissions by two million tons.
The British indie band's hypnotic track Heat Waves first came out in June 2020 but it took more than six months for the track to even feature on Billboard's Hot 100.
In a major environmental case, the US Supreme Court has ruled to limit the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Here's what you need to know
The landmark ruling curbs federal power to limit greenhouse gas emissions in a setback for President Biden.
The U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in a key environmental case, WV v. EPA, says the federal agency lacks authority to use greenhouse gas emissions caps to force fossil fuel power plants out of business.
Kayrros, a firm that analyzes satellite data, say emissions of the potent greenhouse gas ‘appear to be going in the wrong direction.’
A study has shown that 19 per cent of all food-related greenhouse gas emissions come from its transport. Scientists from the University of Sydney say the solution is to eat more locally.
Britons go to the beach as they enjoy the heatwave as UK temperatures reach highs of 32.7C.
President Joe Biden on Friday urged China and other industrialized nations to cut back on greenhouse gas emissions when he hosted a major international climate meeting.
With a stalemate in Congress over Build Back Better, the president had little new to offer in a virtual summit on Friday.
Albanese formally commits Australia to a stronger 2030 emissions reduction target, as Bowen blames energy crisis on slow renewables investment.
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The French government announced 500 million euros on Tuesday to encourage urban vegetation projects to tackle high temperatures in towns and cities as a heatwave began to strike in the south and southwest.
An Australian invented "shark skin" coating, which can reduce drag for planes and ships, gets an investment boost from the CEFC.
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More than 200 million Americans are in the path of a heatwave that is moving east across the central plains and to the Atlantic Ocean this week.
Thousands expected to protest gun violence nationwide, pats of the country to see record-breaking heat waves and more news to start your weekend.
The proposal would make New Zealand, which has about 10 million cattle and 26 million sheep but only 5 million people, the first country to make farmers pay for greenhouse gas emissions from livestock.
The Egyptian Meteorological Authority warned against hot weather on Wednesday and Thursday, as the country is facing a severe heat wave brought on by the coming of the Indian summer monsoon. Meteorologists announced that Kuwait – Iraq – Iran – the Arabian Peninsula will also be exposed to the heat wave. Temperatures are expected to …
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However, research shows that prospects for meeting the Paris Agreement’s backstop of 2°C is still well within reach, provided emissions are cut rapidly
The Michigan-based arm of the international automaker Stellantis has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay $300 million in penalties to settle an investigation into alleged cheating on emissions tests for some of its diesel-powered vehicles.
The United States fell in the latest global ranking. Just four countries — China, India, Russia and the United States — will account for 50 percent of residual global emissions in 2050 if current trends hold.
In 2021, the US raised its Paris climate pledge, committing to cut its greenhouse gas...
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The biggest collaboration in New Zealand's agriculture history will this week deliver a world-first plan for a system to price agricultural emissions.
The product of two years work by food producer organisations ...
The biggest source of Australian household emissions is the car you drive, while the trade emissions don't include burning of coal and gas overseas.
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The Biden administration is announcing that school districts around the nation can apply for the first round of funding to transition to clean, zero emissions buses.
The future of petrol and diesel cars appear doomed in Australia as the world moves towards cutting emissions and hitting carbon net zero.
And so it begins. Nobody should be under any illusion how hard it has been to get ourselves to this point, as a country, with a real, budgeted plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To make ...
Australia's commitment to net zero carbon emissions will give China an economic and military advantage, controversial MP Craig Kelly has warned at a pre-election debate.
Firm director William Ma says e-trucks have hit the road in ‘trial run’ and currently transporting high-end fashion goods.
Dame Glenys Stacey, OEP chairman, said the crisis in England's air, water, landscapes and seas should have the same level of urgency as climate efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero.
NORTH Sea oil firms could slash the emissions associated with offshore production by around 80 per cent using power generated by floating windfarms while achieving significant cost savings, a study has found.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted a fresh spell of heatwave conditions over parts of northwest and central India for three days, beginning Sunday. Maximum temperature in many parts of the region is expected to be over 42-44 degree celsius. On Saturday, the highest maximum temperature of 45 degree celsius was recorded at Barmer in west Rajasthan.
As the Met Office predicts a heatwave in many parts of the UK, RSPB is urging Brits to consider leaving 'mud pies' in their gardens to help birds keep cool.
Several parts of the country have logged all-time high temperatures under the impact of the torrid heatwave
The Australia Institute calls on major parties to overhaul troubled Emissions Reduction Fund, after doubts raised over carbon offset integrity.
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A study of more than 200 square kilometres of reefs in the Hawaiian islands found that those further from pollution and coastal developments held up better after a 2019 marine heatwave
This could be a serious blow to global wheat supplies after Ukraine war upended trade flows out of the critical Black Sea breadbasket region
The heatwave that has been pummeling the country for weeks is expected to intensify over the weekend. In some hard-hit areas, it may be weeks before the region's annual monsoon sweeps in to provide relief. Heatwave to severe heatwave swept across Rajasthan, Gujarat, Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Telangana and even West Bengal, with some have been experiencing severe hot weather this month of April.
The masks, which use state of the art technology to reduce the emissions of toxic greenhouse gases emitted by cows’ mouths and nostrils, were designed by Zelp as part of the Prince of Wales’ Sustainable Markets initiative.
The ongoing heatwave sweeping through vast swathes of the country will intensify in the next five days, with the IMD issuing an "orange" alert for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and parts of Maharashtra, and predicting a rise of another two degrees Celsius in northwest region.
Amid a punishing heatwave building up in large parts of India, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for Delhi-NCR and the plains of northwest India over continued heatwave conditions until May 1.
New legislation that would see planes forced to use "sustainable aviation fuel" might actually end up increasing emissions, depending on which fuels are included
The actions aim to help Ukraine by cutting dependence on Russian oil and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
emissions, greenhouse, greenhouse gas 6 takeaways from our investigation into greenhouse gas emissions
Emissions in fiscal 2020 marked an 18.4% drop compared with the fiscal 2013 level, which Japan uses as a base year in pursuing a 46% ...
Renewables responsible for Australia's emissions cuts, while gas reservation policy in WA outweighs benefits in that state.
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[The Conversation Africa] Measures adopted to control the spread of the COVID pandemic resulted in a worldwide reduction in economic activities. This benefited the environment by reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. That said, we should not lose sight of the devastating impact the measures had on poor households.
[The Conversation Africa] The world has its best chance yet to reduce greenhouse gas emissions quickly, but hard and fast cuts are needed across all sectors and nations to hold warming to safe levels, the global authority on climate change says.
Temperatures on Earth will shoot past a key danger point unless greenhouse gas emissions fall faster than countries have committed, the world's top body of climate scientists has said, warning of the consequences of inaction but also...
The Saskatchewan government says the province may not comply with the federal government’s plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions, as environmental groups call for more climate action in the province.
Barnaby Joyce secured up to $34billion for regional areas and critical infrastructure after his National Party backed net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault today released the government's plan to dramatically curb greenhouse gas emissions over the next eight years to meet ambitious 2030 reduction targets. It's a plan that leans heavily on deep cuts in the electricity, oil and gas and transportation sectors.
The mercury shot past 40 degrees Celsius at several weather stations in Delhi-NCR on Monday as heatwave-like conditions gripped the region, ringing in an early onset of summer in the capital and surrounding places that have been seeing a prolonged dry spell since the beginning of March.
Phoenix Sky Harbor set a new daily high temperature as a heatwave settles in for the weekend.
Bangkok Aviation Fuel Services (BAFS) Intech has joined forces with Spain's aircraft refuelling vehicles manufacturer ITURRI in order to hit a net-zero emissions target.
The groups filed a petition with the government asking it to create a policy that forces a “complete analysis of multi-phase GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions” for development and infrastructure projects worth more than $500,000, and to make that information public.
The carbon fibres would make vehicles much lighter, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and improving the range of electric models, according to researchers at MIT.
The new proposal would require hundreds of businesses to measure and disclose greenhouse gas emissions in a standardized way for the first time.
After heavy rain and strong winds this month, Britain may get to see a very early heatwave this year with temperatures in April looking to soar up to 28C by the middle of the month.
Five Ways the Glasgow Climate Pact Aims to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Thu, 03/10/2022 - 16:09
In November 2021, the climate negotiations in Glasgow made headlines with new announcements on a wide range of climate change solutions, such as those that address forests, finance and methane emissions. While these initiatives grabbed the headlines, behind the scenes, negotiators hammered out the formal outcome of COP26: The Glasgow Climate Pact. Unlike the sectoral...
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Kunwar Khuldune ShahidContinuing its annual year-ending trend of plummeting air quality numbers, Lahore—the capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province and home to 12.5 million people—finished 2021 topping the list of the world’s most polluted cities. On the Air Quality Index (AQI), a 500-point scale used around the world to measure air pollution, parts of Lahore crossed a score of 450—well beyond the “hazardous” threshold of 300—multiple times in just the final 10 weeks of the year.These apocalyptic numbers are caused by smog, mostly produced by outdated industrial and agricultural practices along with automobile emissions. The winter climate and cooler temperatures allow pollution particles to hang in the air for longer periods of time. Residents ended 2021 plagued by low visibility and worsened...