In its annual progress report, the International Energy Agency (IEA) unsurprisingly called for more urgency and action from nations across the globe in the development and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
This week, Los Angeles, a member of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, announced a new program that will help the city’s commercial building owners cut energy use and thus reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are contributing to global warming and climate change.
The University of California at Davis (UC Davis) plans to build America’s biggest zero net energy community and have it ready for initial occupancy adjacent to its core campus by this fall.
The latest data from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency's (NOAA) Earth Systems Research Laboratory shows that carbon dioxide levels have reached the highest the laboratory has ever recorded in its 50 year history.
With the fossil fuels era winding down, renewable energy sources—like solar, wind, geothermal and hydro—could supply nearly 80 percent of the world's power needs by 2050, ultimately cutting greenhouse gas emissions and halting climate change, according to a United Nations panel of 120 researchers. The UN has long called for a public policy push toward cleaner energy alternatives.
A recent poll of Canadians and Americans suggests that Canadians believe in climate change and support government policies to mitigate its effect, including cap and trade; more so than their neighbours to the South.