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The Decarbonization Fantasy Versus Reality In Woke-Land

JP Morgan Chase — it’s hard to find a more “woke” company than that one. Under celebrity CEO Jamie Dimon, JPM in its corporate pronouncements consistently positions itself at the most exquisitely correct end of the politically correct spectrum. But…

Climate change risk is complex: here is a way to assess it – The Conversation CA

A key feature of climate change is that it doesn’t pose one single risk. Rather, it presents multiple, interacting risks that can compound and cascade. Importantly, responses to climate change can also affect risk. In our highly connected world, climate…

EPA Rule to Phase Out Gases Used in Refrigerators, Coolants – NBC10 Boston

In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The proposed rule follows…

A Growing Summertime Risk for Cities: Power Failures During Heat Waves

WASHINGTON — The growing risk of overlapping heat waves and power failures poses a severe threat that major American cities are not prepared for, new research suggests. Power failures have increased by more than 60 percent since 2015, even as…

EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants – The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners. The…

E.P.A. to Announce Sharp Limits on Powerful Greenhouse Gases

WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday took its first significant step under President Biden to curb climate change, moving to sharply reduce a class of chemicals that is thousands of times more potent than carbon dioxide at warming…

In Minnesota, fighting climate change means changing how to heat buildings – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Brian DeGidio admits he hasn’t thought much about the environmental benefits of the air-source heat pumps he’s working on atop a large apartment complex under construction in St. Paul. It’s a drizzly Friday and DeGidio is hooking refrigerant lines to…

Humanity’s greatest ally against climate change is the Earth itself – The Washington Post

Advertisement Story continues below advertisement And when the fierce waves of winter come and kelp is ripped from its rocky anchors and washed out to the deep sea, that carbon gets buried on the ocean floor. It may stay there…

Coating Buildings With This Paint Might Cool Them Down Enough to Reduce the Need for Air Conditioning

In an effort to curb global warming, Purdue University engineers have created the whitest paint yet. Coating buildings with this paint may one day cool them off enough to reduce the need for air conditioning, the researchers say. In October, the team created an ultra-white paint that pushed limits on how white paint can be. […]

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1 of 695 Fast mitigation of power grids instability risks

(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)) Skoltech scientists in collaboration with researchers from the University of Arizona and the Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed an approach that allows power grids to return to stability fast after demand response perturbation.