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How to stop global warming? The most controversial solutions explained – Eco-Business

Depending on who you ask, geoengineering is either a threat to serious climate action, a faraway back-up plan or a necessary part of today’s climate policy. All would likely agree it is contentious. Geoengineering encompasses a broad spectrum of proposed…

URI researcher: Housing prices decline within mile of solar energy arrays

(University of Rhode Island) A study of the impact of utility scale solar power installations on nearby housing prices by University of Rhode Island economists found that house prices within a mile of a solar array declined.

Untapped potential exists for blending hydropower, floating solar panels

Hybrid systems of floating solar panels and hydropower plants may hold the technical potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe, according to a new analysis.

EU hydrogen strategy

(European Academies’ Science Advisory Council, Leopoldina – Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften) Hydrogen is an important alternative for sectors that are stuck in the fossil fuel economy. As national governments and European parliamentarians negotiate the EU’s hydrogen strategy, EASAC issues a new commentary.

Achieving clean air for all is possible

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Air pollution is currently the largest environmental risk factor for human health globally and can be linked to several million cases of premature deaths every year. A new study however shows that it is possible to achieve clean air worldwide with fundamental transformations of today’s practices in many sectors, supported by strong political will.

Untapped potential exists for blending hydropower, floating PV

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Hybrid systems of floating solar panels and hydropower plants may hold the technical potential to produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe, according to an analysis by researchers at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Global warming boosts the economies of some 70 countries – Consultancy.eu

Deloitte has released a study that details how warming of temperatures across the world could generate an economic boost to some 70 countries in the coming decades. The Big Four accounting and advisory firm’s analysis is based on four scenarios…

The video origin of the myth that global warming is good for agriculture » Yale Climate Connections – Yale Climate Connections

Misinformation is at the root of many scientific controversies, and fighting it can feel like a losing battle. But one effective method is to expose the mechanics of misinformation, to show tactics and deceptive processes in broad daylight. And learning…

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Doing Something About Global Warming Is Cheaper Than Doing Nothing – CleanTechnica

September 25th, 2020 by Steve Hanley  The rallying cry from conservatives for the past 40 years is that doing something about our overheating planet is just too darn expensive. Better to do nothing and continue marching into the future using…

Hot Air And The Offshore Wind Industry

For an American working-class ravaged by Covid-19’s economic destruction, the promise of tens of thousands of new, high-paying jobs in the offshore wind industry sounds like welcome news. Sadly, however, the economic benefits of job creation will be more than…