There is a fascinating - and terrifying - race going on in China.
The government has displayed an extraordinary commitment to cutting carbon emissions and eliminating industrial waste. In the past three years, they have shut down more than 1000 inefficient coal-fired power plants. They have become the world's biggest investor in clean energy technology. And they have recently adopted world-class efficiency standards for both automobiles and lighting.
With the eyes of the world glued to the World Cup, there’s no mistaking that one sport can bring together people across the globe. But beyond the soccer field, this year’s World Cup is showing how a global clean energy future could unite us in an even more powerful way.
For the first time ever, people in Kenya’s Kibera, the largest slum in Africa, are watching the heroes of their favorite sport on television – solar-powered television.
This bill (like the House version introduced in March) provides environmentally beneficial job opportunities for fishermen. It increases support for cooperative research management and monitoring projects that improve ocean science (such as identifying and protecting essential fish habitat).
The July 4th deadline for home installation contractors to register for the Green Job Continuing Education Scholarships is quickly closing in as the summer heats up. On Memorial Day 2010, GREENandSAVE’s Eco Academy, announced the launch of an unprecedented $1 million Energy Service Scholarship Program (ESSP) to help create green job opportunities and stay ahead of the expanding demand for trained green building and energy specialists.
Leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies met at the G20 Summit in Toronto over the weekend, and, on Sunday, they made a collective pledge to clean up energy policy.
The joint statement (.pdf) calls for a "phase out over the medium term of inefficient fossil fuel subsidies that encourage wasteful consumption, taking into account vulnerable groups and their development needs."
The companies that BP has hired to oversee the disposal of oil-soaked debris on the Gulf Coast say that everything is going smoothly. According to those companies, cleanup workers are gathering used booms, contaminated sand, tar balls, oily garbage, and all other spill-related toxic material, packing them away in sealed containers, and shipping them to landfills.
Today, in a decision that increases the risk of another uncontrollable oil well blowout, U.S. District Court Judge Martin Feldman of New Orleans, Louisiana, issued an injunction that halts enforcement of the Obama Administration’s six-month moratorium
At a meeting of mayors in Louisiana on Monday, Roger Laferriere of the US Coast Guard put the Deepwater Horizon disaster in perspective: "Every day it's a new oil spill. In previous spills, we always had a known quantity of oil."
Laferriere is absolutely right. In this spill, the numbers have changed constantly.
BP is trying to borrow $7 billion.
Reuters reported on Friday that the company has put requests in with seven different banks, hoping that each bank would lend them $1 billion.
“We take the oceans for granted. The amount of money spent on oceanographic research is trivial compared to space. How weird is it that we can drive a robot around the surface of Mars and can’t fix a leak in our backyard that’s going to impact millions of lives around the Gulf Coast?"