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2010-10-14 14:03:32

Sixty-three percent of Americans believe that global warming is happening, but many do not understand why, according to a national study conducted by researchers at Yale University. The report titled "Americans' Knowledge of Climate Change" found that only 57 percent know what the greenhouse effect is, only 45 percent of Americans understand that carbon dioxide traps heat from the Earth's surface, and just 50 percent understand that global warming is caused mostly by human activities. Large...

2010-10-06 17:44:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by Oil Change International, released on the eve of the World Bank's Annual Meetings, dispels the myth that World Bank support for coal and oil projects increases access to energy for the world's poorest. This finding stands in contrast to government, Bank, and industry claims that ongoing taxpayer support for these large coal and oil projects is necessary to alleviate energy poverty. The World Bank has used arguments around...

2010-09-25 01:15:14

A radical new heating system where homes would be heated by district centres rather than in individual households could dramatically cut the UK's greenhouse gas emissions. In a series of reports to be presented at a major conference this week, scientists at The University of Manchester claim using sustainable wood and other biofuels could hold the key to lowering harmful greenhouse gases. Building district heating schemes which would provide heat and hot water for a neighbourhood or community...

2010-08-24 17:13:31

Scientific findings by international research group of scientists from England, China and Denmark just published suggest that sea level will likely be 30-70 centimetres higher by 2100 than at the start of the century even if all but the most aggressive geo-engineering schemes are undertaken to mitigate the effects of global warming and greenhouse gas emissions are stringently controlled. "Rising sea levels caused by global warming are likely to affect around 150 million people living in...

2010-07-29 10:32:00

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) lent their support today to local elected leaders launching a national campaign to secure ongoing federal investment in local job-creating clean energy initiatives. The campaign launch comes one week after U.S. Senate leadership announced it doesn't have support to pass climate legislation this summer. "The Senate missed an opportunity to reduce our dependence on foreign energy and...

2010-07-29 10:00:00

BEIJING, July 29 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- On 19 June the meeting of APEC's Energy ministers ended in the Japanese city of Fukui with a declaration giving directions to improve energy efficiency, advance energy security and increase the clean energy supply in the APEC region. Among the new initiatives prescribed by the Energy Ministers is the "Low Carbon Model City" project, aimed at developing the best practices to achieve low-emissions urban communities. The first to be selected...

2010-07-28 12:00:00

BREA, Calif., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Chevron Energy Solutions, a unit of Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX), and the City of Brea announced today the start of construction of an energy efficiency and solar project expected to save the city more than $13 million in net energy savings over the life of the project. Brea will become the largest municipal producer of solar energy in Orange County once the 1.8MW of solar panels are installed at the Community Center, Civic and Cultural...

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2010-07-20 09:15:00

Can light-colored rooftops and roads really curb carbon emissions and combat global climate change? The idea has been around for years, but now, a new study by researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that is the first to use a global model to study the question has found that implementing cool roofs and cool pavements in cities around the world can not only help cities stay cooler, they can also cool the world, with the potential of canceling the heating effect of up to two years...

2010-07-19 12:32:00

BERKELEY, Calif., July 19 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 100 Ph.D. economists with expertise in California energy and climate issues released an open letter today warning against any delay in the implementation of California clean energy policies. The letter was organized by the Union of Concerned Scientists. A broad array of the nation's leading economists, including Nobel laureate Kenneth Arrow, a former professor at Stanford University, disagree with those who support suspending...

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2010-06-30 10:20:29

Switching off lights, turning the television off at the mains and using cooler washing cycles could have a much bigger impact on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power stations than previously thought, according to a new study published this month in the journal Energy Policy. The study shows that the figure used by government advisors to estimate the amount of carbon dioxide saved by reducing people's electricity consumption is up to 60 percent too low. The power stations that supply...


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