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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

May 26 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “Conservative Movement Allows ‘No Room For Independent Thinking'” People who identify as conservative, but take stances such as acknowledging the connection between humans and global warming, often find themselves disowned by the conservative movement. [Huffington Post]
  • “Climate change is real, so do something about it” With a new study showing 97% of scientific papers on climate change since 1991 agree that fossil fuels are largely responsible, the doubters need to stand aside so public-policy initiatives to protect the Earth can proceed. [Philly.com]

World:

  • The momentum in Australia for a big push into community solar projects appears to be gathering pace, with several different organisations planning public launches in the next month, and suggestions that several dozen projects could be built on NSW rooftops in coming years. [CleanTechnica]
  • Dozens of “windcrofters” are emerging across Scotland under a new drive that offers landowners free power in exchange for allowing developers to erect mini-turbines on their property. The drive targets smallholders and communities who cannot afford to buy expensive green technology.[Scotsman]
  • The British government is preparing to oppose attempts to update the EU’s renewable energy target for 2030, calling it “inflexible and unnecessary”, and opting instead to pledge deep emissions cuts of 40%, or even 50% if pledges can be had from the rest of the world. [Wired.co.uk]

US:

  • In a town hall meeting with staffers last week, new Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz indicated he  sees natural gas not as a permanent fixture in the US energy landscape, but merely as a temporary “bridge” to a globally competitive, low-carbon future that is well within our grasp. [CleanTechnica]
  • A new Yale survey shows strong support both for clean energy and for regulating carbon dioxide as a pollutant, regardless of political party. [Energy Collective]

 

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