Five Energy Stories Worth Reading Today (6/26/15)
Here are five recommended reads for today (6/26/2015)
- “Bill Gates has announced he will invest $2bn (£1.3bn) in renewable technologies initiatives, but rejected calls to divest from the fossil fuel companies that are burning carbon at a rate that ignores international agreements to limit global warming,” according to The Guardian.
- “The International Energy Agency last week sounded an unusually positive note, with one piece of data at the center: global growth is now possible without increased carbon emissions. In 2014, for the first time, global GDP grew but CO2 emissions stayed flat,” reports Quartz.
- “The EU has set itself a goal of cutting emissions 40% on 1990 levels by 2030, and an aspiration for a 27% share for renewables across Europe’s full energy mix, which includes sectors such as transport, agriculture and buildings that do not necessarily rely on electricity,” reports The Guardian.
- “The coal industry is making a last-ditch appeal to the Obama administration to loosen its strict proposed limits on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants,” says Inside Climate News.
- “President Obama has announced that by 2025 he wants the United States to reduce its total carbon footprint by up to twenty-eight per cent of 2005 levels. The Borkowskis reduced the footprint of their house by eighty-eight per cent in a matter of days, and at no net cost,” says The New Yorker.
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