More than two-thirds of those surveyed in a recent poll by researchers at Yale and George Mason Universities said they would support curbing emissions at power plants even if doing so meant they’d pay more for electricity, Bloomberg reports.
A report from the International Council on Clean Transportation found that U.S. airlines failed to improve their fuel efficiency last year, a trend attributed in part to their retention of older aircraft, which may well continue as the recent slump in oil prices is easing pressure on them to cut their consumption, FuelFix reports.
SAO PAULO (AP) — Emission levels of greenhouse gases in Latin America's biggest country were almost 8 percent higher in 2013 than one year earlier, a Brazilian network of environmental groups said Wednesday.
The Observatorio do Clima, or Climate Observatory, is comprised of more than 30 non-governmental organizations focused on climate change.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world still isn't close to preventing what leaders call a dangerous level of man-made warming, a new United Nations report says. That's despite some nations' recent pledges to cut back on carbon dioxide emissions.
The report looks at the gap between what countries promise to do about carbon pollution and what scientists say needs to be done to prevent temperatures rising another two degrees. The two-degree level is a goal that world leaders set in 2009.
GENEVA (AP) — Two anti-corporate campaign groups say they will stop staging protests at the World Economic Forum because the annual meeting of political and business leaders in the Swiss Alps is no longer relevant.
Environmental group Greenpeace Switzerland and the Berne Declaration, which campaigns for responsible business, said Wednesday they will present the final "Public Eye Award" in Davos in January following 15 years of protests.
The 14 Democratic senators who supported the Keystone XL pipeline in Tuesday’s vote had received some $820,000 in campaign contributions from environmental groups, but an official with the Natural Resources Defense Council said her organization has also been giving consideration to lawmakers’ overall support of the Obama administration’s climate program, National Journal reports.
A carbon tax, not on the table because it’s not considered politically feasible, may be the only way to effectively and consistently boost renewable energy installations and cut emissions, The New York Times reports.
The GOP chorus denouncing the Environmental Protection Agency move to lower the ozone standard was joined by House Majority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., senior figures on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, as well as Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., who is chairman of the Republican Senate caucus, The Hill reports.
Ahead of the OPEC meeting in Vienna, oil prices recovered Wednesday from earlier drops triggered by word of a greater-than-expected increase in U.S. crude inventories as well as a comment from Saudi Arabia's oil minister that there would be no need for a production cut. West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery slipped just 3 cents to $74.06 a barrel on the Nymex, while in London Brent was 5 cents lower to $78.28, Bloomberg reports.
Freeport LNG has closed on financing deals – from Japanese sources -- for two of three planned liquefaction trains at its export facility, and should begin construction on its plant in Quintana, Texas this week, with operation projected to start in 2018, FuelFix reports.
Uranium prices are on track for an 18 percent increase in 2014, which would be the first annual gain for the energy commodity in four years and make it the best performing category in the sector, Bloomberg reports.
Nearly all of the claims dealt with through the settlement process after the 2010 BP Gulf of Mexico spill were handled correctly, according to a third party audit released Tuesday by claims administrator Patrick Juneau, The Times-Picayune reports.
The legal fight over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Waters of the U.S. rule could revolve around what’s meant by the words “adjacent” and “neighboring,” as well as how the regulation defines a flood plain, E&E reports.
After a shareholder lawsuit filed to stop the $2.86 billion merger announced in June between C&J Energy Services and the fracking business of Nabors Industries, a judge in Delaware Tuesday ordered a 30-day suspension to allow for competing offers, but C&J said it would appeal, FuelFix reports.
Oncor’s proposal to install battery storage across the grid in Texas is coming in for criticism from a state lawmaker – Republican State Sen. Troy Fraser said his support for the $5.2 billion project came before he realized an increase in transmission rates would be part of the package, The Dallas Morning News reports.
Speaking about the failure of Google’s renewable energy project RE<C, two engineers, writing in IEE Spectrum recently, said trying to fight climate change using only existing technologies like wind and solar energy won’t work, Fox News reports.