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Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

June 26 Green Energy News

Opinion:

  • “Obama’s Climate Plan to Ditch Coal Will Be Good for Business. Really.” [Businessweek]
  • “Redesigning The Electricity Market For Wind And Solar” The world’s energy markets need to be redesigned, otherwise they cannot cope with the impact of wind and solar. [CleanTechnica]

Science and Technology:

  • Water is essential to thermoelectric power generation, but drought and growing competition for water from myriad other uses can have major effects inside the power plant, impacting operations and, ultimately, reliability. [POWER magazine]

World:

  • Farmers in Fukushima Prefecture are turning to “solar sharing,” a process in which they can generate solar power on the same land where they grow crops and sell the power to utilities. [The Japan News]

US:

  • President Obama unveiled an aggressive new climate change strategy that would limit pollution from existing coal-fired power plants. He also said the Keystone XL pipeline would not be approved if it raises carbon emissions. [CNN]
  • During the speech announcing the plan, he called for more solar and wind power projects to help curb the country’s appetite for fossil fuel and reduce the U.S.’s carbon pollution to 17 percent below 2005 levels. [AltEnergyMag]

 

 

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