Tag: Coal Fired Power Stations
Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, according to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency. The shock rise means the goal of preventing a temperature rise of more than 2 [...]
Posted: June 4th, 2011 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, General, World News.
Tags: #BREAKING NEWS, catastrophic climate change, China, Climate Change, climate change emissions reductions, CO2 levels, Coal Fired Power Stations, emissions reductions, global warming, greenhouse emissions, science, Tipping Points, World News
Today we know that our past road has led us to the consumption of non renewable energy sources. What would the World now look like had our visions been for the benefit of humanity as a whole rather than the pursuit of profit at all costs for a few? Nikola Tesla – The Forgotten Wizard [...]
By Daniel Gros Director of the Centre for European Policy Studies. Sometimes the most important news is what is not happening. This summer has given us one such example: the climate change bill, for which the US President Barack Obama had pushed so hard, will not even be presented to the US Senate because it [...]
Posted: August 13th, 2010 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, General.
Tags: Cancoon, China, Climate Change, CO2 levels, coal, Coal Fired Power Stations, India, International negotiations, Kyoto, United States
The following presentation may make you think twice about how you use or limit the use of electricity. For Jeff Goodall, author of Big Coal, the Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future, he says: Clean coal is sort of like healthy cigarettes or limited nuclear war or fat free donuts. It’s one of the great oxymoron’s [...]
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) thinks global carbon emissions will increase 43 percent by 2035 if major nations maintain the status quo as far as energy policies go and do not try to stop climate change. The EIA’s 2010 long-term global energy analysis predicts that energy use will increase 49 percent between 2007 and [...]
Posted: June 4th, 2010 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, General, Tipping Points, World News.
Tags: Climate Change, CO2 Emissions, CO2 levels, Coal Fired Power Stations, coal lobby, emissions reductions, global warming, greenhouse emissions
by Guy Pearse The greatest coal rush the world has seen is being conducted as if climate change is not happening, and coal is king. It wasn’t always this way. Coalmining has a long history in Australia, but coal wasn’t an important export until the last few decades. Before 1960, Queensland had no coal-export industry. [...]
Posted: May 24th, 2010 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, General.
Tags: Australia, CO2 Emissions, coal, Coal Fired Power Stations, coal lobby, Coal mining, global warming, Stop Coal, subsidies
How Does the Global Warming Pollution from Cars Compare to Other Major Sources Such As a Coal Power Plant?
Ask a Scientist – May 2010 S. Tompkins from Charlotte, NC, asks “How does the global warming pollution from cars compare to other major sources such as a coal power plant?” and is answered by Clean Vehicles Senior Engineer Jim Kliesch. Looking at the big picture, about a third of U.S. global warming pollution comes from [...]
HONG KONG — Even as China has set ambitious goals for itself in clean-energy production and reduction of global warming gases, the country’s surging demand for power from oil and coal has led to the largest six-month increase in the tonnage of human generated greenhouse gases ever by a single country. China’s leaders are so [...]
Posted: May 7th, 2010 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, General, World News.
Tags: China, Climate Change, CO2 Emissions, coal, Coal Fired Power Stations, Copenhagen, global warming, greenhouse emissions
A proposed carbon capture and storage cluster at Kingsnorth in Kent. Photograph: EON A new research paper from American academics is threatening to blow a hole in growing political support for carbon capture and storage as a weapon in the fight against global warming. The document from Houston University claims that governments wanting to use [...]
Posted: May 2nd, 2010 under Action Needed, Climate Change, General, Technologies, World News.
Tags: Carbon Capture & Storage, Clean Coal Technology, Coal Fired Power Stations, coal lobby, Stop Coal
This analysis & posting by Michael Graham Richard of TreeHugger shows us where we are headed with our addiction to burning fossil carbon. Total World Coal Consumption in 2008: 7,238,207,000 Short Tons! When it comes to global warming and air pollution, coal is the number one enemy. We were curious to know which countries burned [...]
Posted: May 2nd, 2010 under Climate Change, Climate Politics, World News.
Tags: China, Climate Change, CO2 levels, coal, Coal Fired Power Stations, global warming, greenhouse emissions, pollution