It may be counter-intuitive, but a global economic slowdown could help the United States and China work together on climate change.
There is an international dimension of capital flows to lowcarbon technologies.
The discussion around investing in low-carbon technologies often centers on investment in technology development.
CCS is a broad term that encompasses a number of technologies that can be used to capture CO2 from point sources, such as power plants and other industrial facilities; compress it; transport it mainly by pipeline to suitable locations; and inject it into deep subsurface geological formations for
Will the nation's economic downturn dampen the availability of private funding for new power generation and transmission infrastructure?
This week's first-ever CIF Partnership Forum must ensure that new Clean Technology Funds will help developing countries quickly transition to zero-carbon technologies.
An aggressive energy intensity target and a national renewable energy standard highlight a suite of Chinese policies that will slow greenhouse gas emissions growth.
Climate change, national security, and energy are inter-connected through our persistent and growing dependence on fossil fuels. We must address all three.
p>A thriving renewable energy industry is a critical solution to problems such as high energy prices and climate change. But unless Congress extends the renewable tax credits soon, the industry’s steady growth could stall.
p>The Olympics are an opportunity for the U.S. and China to better understand each other and move forward together on fighting climate change.
Surging energy prices are renewing calls to open highly sensitive Arctic areas to oil exploration. One condition of access should be greater public oversight.
EGI offers a new hope for electricity in Brazil.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is both hailed as a "silver bullet" for the coal industry, and reviled as a pipe dream. The reality is that the U.S. needs CCS, and a comprehensive policy framework for rapid development and deployment.
Coal is a key fuel source for current and future electric power generation. Coal becomes even more critical when cost of electricity and security of supply issues are viewed in light of other fuel sources such as gas or uranium. Yet coal combustion
Note: the size of the bubbles indicates the total CO2 emissions from the industry in 2002.
The recent energy efficiency advances are due to a combination of more aggressive government policies, higher energy and production costs as well as an increasingly competitive environment for Chinese energy-intensive fi rms. As a result,