Energy

EU carbon price hits five-month high on snag
November 20, 2007 11:40 AM - Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon credits hit a 5-month high on Tuesday, as the market rallied on higher natural gas and weaker coal prices, and as a trading snag raised fears of a bottleneck in supply of cheap carbon offsets.

Invenergy to buy 800 MW of GE wind power turbines
November 20, 2007 10:38 AM - Reuters

In a release last week, Invenergy said this purchase along with previous purchases provides 2,100 MW of wind turbines for its 2007-2009 build programs.

AskPablo: How can I reduce the emissions of my company's fleet?
November 19, 2007 05:07 PM - , Triple Pundit

This week Jamie asked me about the climate change impact of her company’s vehicle fleet and the options for reducing it. Her company has a vehicle fleet of 738 vehicles that average around 30,000 miles per year each. That adds up to 22,140,000 vehicle miles per year, or 0.00131% of US annual passenger miles (22,140,000 miles / 1,689,240,950,000 miles).

 

Fuel costs seen cutting holiday spending
November 19, 2007 12:06 PM - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of consumers expecting to cut holiday spending is at its highest level in recent years, with most citing high gasoline and home heating costs, according to an industry survey released on Monday.

StatoilHydro plans bigger renewable energy profile
November 19, 2007 11:16 AM - Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian oil and gas producer StatoilHydro is working to promote carbon capture and storage (CCS), offshore windmills and biofuels as part of a strategy for its renewable energy portfolio.

Clean Energy's Best-Kept Secret: Waste Heat Recovery
November 19, 2007 08:18 AM - Alana Herro, Worldwatch Institute

Recycling the heat that spews from industrial smokestacks may be one of the biggest opportunities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, yet not many climate-savvy entrepreneurs are aware of it. When it comes to energy conservation, "[b]y and large, the world ignores the biggest, single most cost-effective, most profitable thing to do, which is recycle the energy that we’re wasting,"says Thomas Casten, chairman of the Illinois-based company Recycled Energy Development (RED).

Clinton Library Earns LEED Platinum
November 19, 2007 08:11 AM - , Green Progress

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) announced last week during Greenbuild that the William J Clinton Presidential Library has earned Platinum Certification under the LEED for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) Rating System. President Clinton received the certification plaque from USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi. This certification recognizes that the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas, has implemented a continuous sustainability improvement process guided by LEED-EB. Leonardo Academy was the primary LEED consultant for this project, supporting the successful implementation of LEED-EB and advancing the Library’s LEED rating from the Silver Certification earned under LEED for New Construction (LEED-NC) to the Platinum Certification earned under LEED-EB.

Nobel laureate urges Iran to halt atom work
November 19, 2007 06:41 AM - Reuters

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi called on the Islamic Republic on Monday to suspend sensitive nuclear activities to avert a "serious" threat of a U.S. military attack.

Other OPEC members yet to join Saudi climate pledge
November 18, 2007 04:21 AM - Reuters

Riyadh (Reuters) - No other OPEC leaders at a summit in Riyadh have joined the world's top oil exporter Saudi Arabia in committing cash for research into helping the environment, Algeria's energy minister said on Sunday.

Technology alone will not solve energy crisis
November 17, 2007 09:01 AM - , SciDevNet

There is a strong sense of déjà vu in the bleak picture that the International Energy Agency (IEA) –– sometimes described as "the rich world's energy watchdog" –– painted last week of likely global energy consumption over the next two decades, and its consequences for climate change.

In the early 1970s, open conflict between the Arab states and Israel set oil prices skyrocketing. Simultaneously, the Club of Rome and other organisations warned that the world risked running out of many key natural resources. Both led to widespread calls for massive investment in alternative renewable-energy sources, and for new, non-energy-intensive lifestyles.

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