October 1, 2014
Carbon Capture and Storage
IEA: How Solar Could Lead Electricity Generation By 2050
Optics.org — October 1
Speaking at the launch of the IEA reports, the agency’s executive director Maria van der Hoeven said that meeting climate protection goals would require “revolutionary” changes to electrical power generation. “First, energy efficiency must significantly reduce energy demand,” she said. “Second, renewables must ramp up to 65 per cent of global electricity production along with a significant expansion of nuclear power and carbon capture and storage.”
'World's Largest' Carbon Capture Plant To Be Launched In Canada
Business Green — October 1
The carbon capture and storage (CCS) industry moves into a new era this week with the inauguration tomorrow of the world's first commercial-scale project, a 110MW retrofit of SaskPower's Boundary Dam coal-fired power plant in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Why ccs is an essential part of the solution to climate change?
Bellona — October 1
The most ambitious plans to replace fossil fuels with renewables see only about half of our energy needs being met by zero-carbon renewables by 2050. In order to succeed in reducing CO2 emissions to the desired target while meeting our energy demand needs, CCS must be part of the portfolio of mitigation technologies.
Germany Is First in G-8 Where Renewables Lead for Power
Businessweek — October 1
“While this brings us closer to a low-carbon energy mix and helps combating climate change, the challenge is how to integrate the intermittent renewable capacity into a system that wasn’t built for it,” said Anna Czajkowska, an analyst for clean energy policy at Bloomberg New Energy Finance in London.
Source Of The Sizzle: Climate Change Fueled Heat Waves
USA TODAY — September 30
Climate change influenced several of the world's most extreme weather events of 2013, including heat waves in Australia, Europe, China, Japan and Korea, says a series of studies out Monday in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Climate Change Has Jumped the Shark
Forbes — September 30
Lay aside for now all of the arguments that can be made about the weaknesses of catastrophic climate change predictions. The paradox of climate change is exactly this: the more serious the problem, the more implausible are the remedies of the environmental community.