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Uncertain climate future could disrupt energy systems

(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) An international team of scientists has published a new study proposing an optimization methodology for designing climate-resilient energy systems and to help ensure that communities will be able to meet future energy needs given weather and climate variability. Their findings were recently published in Nature Energy.

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The Pros and Cons of Planting Trees to Address Global Warming – EcoWatch

Shell’s Strategy <p>According to the report, there are three parts to Shell’s overall strategy going forward: to thrive in the energy transition, to provide a world-class investment case, and to sustain a strong societal license to operate. That may sound good…

Thousand-ton scale demonstration of solar fuel synthesis starts operation in Lanzhou, China

(Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters) The world’s first demonstration project for direct solar fuel synthesis started operation in Lanzhou, China on Jan. 17, 2020. The project represents that China now takes the first step in the world for industrial production of liquid fuels from solar energy.

Sustainable supply of minerals and metals key to a low-carbon energy future

(University of Sussex) The global low-carbon revolution could be at risk unless new international agreements and governance mechanisms are put in place to ensure a sustainable supply of rare minerals and metals, a new academic study has warned.

Carbon Tax: Vermont Readies Raising Fuel Taxes For Utopian Climate Vision

Progressive legislators, interest groups, and government entities are clamoring to impose their utopian climate change agenda on Vermont’s citizens when the legislature commences its 2020 session. There are numerous Achilles heels in these well-laid (if foolish) plans, and they are…

Angus Taylor addresses international community at COP25 without mentioning bushfire climate crisis

On Tuesday 10 December Australian Energy Minister delivered Australia’s national statement to the United Nations climate conference COP25 in Madrid. While bushfires raged in the state of New Soutrh Wales and across Australia, and even in Angus’s own southern Tablands…

Huge climate march in Madrid calls for action from COP25 as world faces climate emergency

Madrid turned out on mass to send a message to the delegates in the UN Climate Change Conference COP25 at Feria de Madrid on Friday night. Organisers estimated 500,000 people. whether this number is accurate is irrelevant, the crowds were…