Archives for April 2013

‘Peak Fossil Fuels’ Is Closer Than You Think: BNEF

Bloomberg | By Tom Randall | Link to article Every time an iPhone is charged or an episode of “Mad Men” plays on a television, puffs of vaporized carbon join the atmosphere, products of power-plant combustion. And every year the world demands more. That era may be nearing an end, as the world approaches “peak […]

U.N. official describes a ‘dark night’ for global carbon trading

E&E Publishing | By Debra Kahn, | Link to article SAN FRANCISCO — Depressed carbon markets in the European Union underscore the need for a globally linked trading scheme, including California’s first-in-the-U.S. economywide cap-and-trade program, a top international climate official said yesterday. The European Parliament’s rejection of a plan to fix a heavily oversupplied emissions […]

NV Energy to decommission coal plants, shift to gas and renewables

Las Vegas Sun | By Andrew Doughman | Link to article CARSON CITY — NV Energy will roll out a major policy initiative Wednesday, announcing that it will shutter its coal-fired plants, increase investment in renewable energy and create thousands of construction jobs over the next 12 years. Under the plan, Nevada’s coal plants would […]

Climate Maverick to Quit NASA

NY Times | By Justin Gillis | Link to article James E. Hansen, the climate scientist who issued the clearest warning of the 20th century about the dangers of global warming, will retire from NASA this week, giving himself more freedom to pursue political and legal efforts to limit greenhouse gases. His departure, after a […]