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Climate progress in power, 5 other sectors too slow to limit global warming: report – Utility Dive

None of the six key sectors expected to lead climate change mitigation — power, buildings, industry, transportation, forests and agriculture — are making fast enough progress to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, according to a joint report from…

Scott administration floats a court challenge to the Global Warming Solutions Act – vtdigger.org

Secretary of Administration Susanne Young is the chair of the new Vermont Climate Council, but says the Scott administration is considering a legal challenge to the Global Warming Solutions Act, the law that established the council. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger…

The Paris Climate Agreement Is All Hot Air For Zero Gain

The anti-democratic sentiments of the climate change cult have been exposed again. According to them, the results of an election in the United States should change the Australian government’s policy on climate change. Despite allegations of interstate voting, ballot harvesting,…

Squad Member Wants Green New Deal Included In Any COVID Relief Bills

As Democrat leaders in both chambers of Congress continue to stall progress on the passage of another COVID relief package, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) added another provision to the “liberal wish-list.” A member of the “squad” in the House of…

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Pressure grows on Boris Johnson over UK carbon emissions plan

Boris Johnson is facing a fresh test of his green commitments as the UK prepares to submit its national plan on future carbon emissions, before crucial UN climate negotiations. Pressure is growing on the prime minister to come up with…

Major new £1.3m project leads creation of sustainable energy systems across Latin America

(University of Birmingham) UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) today announced investment of £147 Million for international development research programme awards, which includes an award of £1.3 million to the ESLatinA (Energy Solidarity in Latin America) project.

Indonesian wildfires a ‘fixable problem’

(University of Exeter) Indonesian wildfires that cause widespread air pollution and vast carbon emissions are a “fixable problem”, according to the leader of a project set up to help tackle the issue.

Turning waste plastic into carbon nanotubes to transmit electricity

(Swansea University) Scientists at Swansea University are extracting carbon atoms found in waste plastics and turning them into a nanotube format that can be used for the transmission of electricity. They are producing plastic electric cables without the copper wire inside them, which can be used in residential and industrial construction.The Welsh government is investing in the plastics upscaling project, which has the potential to create highly-skilled jobs in Wales.

Vibrations of coronavirus proteins may play a role in infection

New research finds vibrations of the protein spikes on coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2, play a crucial part in allowing the virus to penetrate human cells. The findings could help determine how dangerous different strains or mutations of coronaviruses may be, and might point to a new approach to developing treatments.