BBC Parliament
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reduce our energy use, that's always the starts point when it comes to energy policy, but then increase the percentage of energy which is produced from renewable sources. Plaid Cymru's aim in order to enable us to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 and 40% by 2020 is to produce as much energy as is used in Wales from renewable sources by 2035 and there would be a key role for Cymru to play in achieving that particular ambition. As we have heard in the last.
Informed Comment
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By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | China and India have knocked the United States off the top spot of the index of best places to invest in renewables. Analysts cite the impact of Trump's policies in favor of coal and petroleum. Meanwhile, as Trump talks up a return of coal in the US, global coal markets have been shaken to the core by the Indian government's decision to cancel planned 14 gigawatts of coal plants. They took the decision because solar power has fallen in price so dramatically that the coal plants were no longer competitive. India's plans for so many dirty coal plants had raised alarms among climate activists, who suggested that they would make it impossible for New Delhi to meet its emissions reduction goals under the Paris climate treaty. That consideration has now been removed. Solar's share of India's electricity output increased 80 percent last year.
Informed Comment
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Climate change is “a visible reality that people can measure, like the sun coming up in the morning or the moon appearing.” It’s all just “a matter of common sense,” Kerry added. And “if you dont begin to get a sense of what’s happening,” then “you’re really not exercising your brain in the way that God gave us the privilege of doing.” Consequently, officials in Washington began to take a number of steps to confront the problem. From 2015 to 2016, they joined three major international initiatives to slow global warming, including an amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, a new United Nations agreement to reduce global aviation emissions, and the Paris Agreement to reduce global emissions of greenhouse gases. “Of course, the Paris Agreement alone wont solve the climate crisis,” President Obama acknowledged in September 2016, when the United States formally entered the agreement.
BBC News 24
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UK. You are recalling a number of thousands of gas hovers. There has been a settlement as well. $327 million with BW ABV diesel emissions scandal. What you're doing is selling products to Asian households
BBC News 24
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implicated in the BW emissions scandal and had to recall thousands of gas hob is earlier this year. The company says trust is at the basis of all it does. In this week's two minutes with, I of all it does. In this week's two.
Futurism
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In fact, while passing through Earth's magnetic field is a uniform experience, passing through Jupiter's changes, depends on whether the magnetosphere is expanding or contracting in response to solar winds. Differences in the auroral emissions of the two planets are also striking. Jupiter has more to tell us, and Juno is on the case. It has thus far completed only 5 of 33 planned flyby investigations, so we can expect more strange revelations. Next up, on July 11, Juno will pass over the Great Red Spot, and hopefully tell us more about the most famous storm in the Solar System — and perhaps about our Universe's origins as well. The post NASA's Juno Reported Back, and Things Are Getting Weird appeared first on Futurism .
The Economic Times
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“For us, the priority is higher in getting from BS IV to BS VI than in just adding hybrids. NOX emissions will reduce by 80 per cent once we move to BS VI. You cannot achieve that with normal hybrids,” Folger said, adding that even for bringing in plug-in hybrid vehicles, the company would require fuel for BS VI technology. Folger, however, said that to effectively reduce vehicular emissions, electric technology is the way forward, although the solutions are far from being simplistic in view of the infrastructural challenges in the country. “If you really want to address air pollution concerns, electric is the only solution…You need to shape a comprehensive and sustainable electric vehicle policy,” said Folger. The government would have to work along with the industry to set up charging stations and incentivise consumers to move over to electric vehicles.
Phys.Org
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The Guardian - Environment
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ScienceDaily
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A researcher has developed a mathematical model that determines the optimal conditions for sustainable urban distribution. The model can reduce logistical pressure in cities and make goods transport more sustainable. In some cases, it may be possible to reduce emissions in cities by seventy per cent.
France 24
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Under a dual onslaught of global warming and localised, urban heating, some of the world's cities may be as much as eight degrees Celsius (14.4 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer by 2100, researchers warned Monday. Such a temperature spike can have dire consequences for the health of city-dwellers, robbing companies and industries of able workers, and put pressure on already strained natural resources such as water. The projection is based on the worst-case-scenario assumption that emissions of planet-warming greenhouse gases continue to rise throughout the 21st century. The top quarter of most populated cities, in this scenario, could see the mercury rise 7 C or more by century's end, said a study in the journal Nature Climate Change. For some, nearly 5 C of the total would be attributed to average global warming. The rest would be due to the so-called Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect, which occurs when cooling parks, dams and lakes are replaced by heat-conducting concrete and asphalt -- making cities warmer than their surrounds, the researcher said.
ABC News - Technology
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Economists say countries should ramp up the price of carbon emissions to as much as $100 by 2030 to stop catastrophic global warming
Autocar
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Although NOx emissions have decreased with each Euro emissions standard, the discrepancy between official limits and the values achieved via ‘real worldtesting has increased. The government wants to reduce air pollution with these plans – but do they go far enough? On Friday 5 May, just two days after parliament was dissolved in preparation for the general election, a long-awaited government air quality consultation paper was made public. But with the current parliament now history, why release a policy that is, arguably, no longer valid because the government that drew it up no longer exists? The move had been ordered by the High Court in London after an activist law firm, Client Earth, had taken the government to court for the second time in six months. Client Earth demanded that plans to meet EU air pollution regulations be published immediately, because the issue was a “public health emergency”.
Phys.Org
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Informed Comment
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Since many refugees go north from the drought-stricken Sahel, which has been desertifying under the impact of human-caused climate change from toxic carbon dioxide emissions, these two crises are inter related. The European economy, and especially employment rates, still has not recovered from the 2008-2009 crisis. Instead of promoting trade, Trump is talking up protectionism. He called Germans very wicked for running a trade surplus with the US and selling cars to Americans. Having Trump plastered on front pages next to quotes about evil Germans while Merkel was meeting with him at the G7 must have been poisonous. Then Germany was convinced by Obama to slap sanctions on Russia because of its unilateral annexation of Crimea, something that had not happened in post-war Germany and which looked sinister to Western Europe. Trump seems to be in Russia's back pocket, so that the whole sanctions policy is up in the air.
BBC News 24
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to the Paris accord and reduce emissions. Angela Merkel was not impressed. The Taye Diggs gush and about climate was very difficult if not.
Autocar
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And yet in Europe and the US this growth is more of a creep than an avalanche, and even the most ambitious projections can’t account for the levels of money being invested to develop these cars. For comparison, fewer than 4000 Renault Zoes were sold in Europe in March, compared to just under 48,000 Ford Fiestas . Furthermore, profit margins, even on big-ticket Teslas, are said to be waferthin, to the point of making any hope of a return on investment unlikely for years to come. So what’s driving this trend? Firstly, and most publicly, the much-heralded emissions targets, led in Europe by the EU’s fleet-average CO2 target of 95 g/km in 2021 and then the next targetpossibly as low as 70g/km — by 2025. The regulations are broadly echoed around all global markets, albeit to varying degrees, and underline that legislators and public health officials are determined to reduce carbased emissions come what may.
Carscoops
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Voice Of America
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S. and the other G-7 members. Trump’s refusal to reaffirm the 2015 Paris pact on climate change aimed at reining in greenhouse gas emissions was the headline dispute of the G-7 summit in the cliff-top town of Taormina on Sicily’s Ionian coast, but European commentators noted that across the board there was very little meeting of minds. Italian newspapers noted the disappointment of Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in his efforts to get U.S. backing for a new partnership between G-7 nations and Africa involving aid and investment in a bid to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean. Deadlock over climate change European newspapers have now taken to dubbing the G-7 as "G-6 plus one" — a characterization prompted partly by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s remarks on the summit deadlock over climate change. “The whole discussion on the topic of climate was very difficult, not to say very unsatisfactory,” Merkel said as the summit of the leaders of the world's most economically advanced nations was drawing to a close.
Voice Of America
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S. and the other G-7 members. Trump’s refusal to reaffirm the 2015 Paris pact on climate change aimed at reining in greenhouse gas emissions was the headline dispute of the G-7 summit in the cliff-top town of Taormina on Sicily’s Ionian coast, but European commentators noted that across the board there was very little meeting of minds. Italian newspapers noted the disappointment of Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in his efforts to get U.S. backing for a new partnership between G-7 nations and Africa involving aid and investment in a bid to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean. Deadlock over climate change European newspapers have now taken to dubbing the G-7 as "G-6 plus one" — a characterization prompted partly by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s remarks on the summit deadlock over climate change. “The whole discussion on the topic of climate was very difficult, not to say very unsatisfactory,” Merkel said as the summit of the leaders of the world's most economically advanced nations was drawing to a close.
Voice Of America
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S. and the other G-7 members. Trump’s refusal to reaffirm the 2015 Paris pact on climate change aimed at reining in greenhouse gas emissions was the headline dispute of the G-7 summit in the cliff-top town of Taormina on Sicily’s Ionian coast, but European commentators noted that across the board there was very little meeting of minds. Italian newspapers noted the disappointment of Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in his efforts to get U.S. backing for a new partnership between G-7 nations and Africa involving aid and investment in a bid to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean. Deadlock over climate change European newspapers have now taken to dubbing the G-7 as "G-6 plus one" — a characterization prompted partly by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s remarks on the summit deadlock over climate change. “The whole discussion on the topic of climate was very difficult, not to say very unsatisfactory,” Merkel said as the summit of the leaders of the world's most economically advanced nations was drawing to a close.
Voice Of America
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S. and the other G-7 members. Trump’s refusal to reaffirm the 2015 Paris pact on climate change aimed at reining in greenhouse gas emissions was the headline dispute of the G-7 summit in the cliff-top town of Taormina on Sicily’s Ionian coast, but European commentators noted that across the board there was very little meeting of minds. Italian newspapers noted the disappointment of Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in his efforts to get U.S. backing for a new partnership between G-7 nations and Africa involving aid and investment in a bid to stem the flow of migrants across the Mediterranean. Deadlock over climate change European newspapers have now taken to dubbing the G-7 as "G-6 plus one" — a characterization prompted partly by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s remarks on the summit deadlock over climate change. “The whole discussion on the topic of climate was very difficult, not to say very unsatisfactory,” Merkel said as the summit of the leaders of the world's most economically advanced nations was drawing to a close.
Auto Express
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The Toyota Prius is a great hybrid, but is the new plug-in version even better? We compare it with the VW Golf GTE and Kia Optima PHEV 2017-05-28 10:00 Electric car sales are slowly increasing, but for many buyers range anxiety remains a big hurdle. So plug-in hybrids could be the perfect answer; they combine the eco-friendly benefits of zero emissions motoring with the confidence-boosting fallback of a conventional fuel engine. The latest model to join the fray is the second-generation Toyota Prius PHV , which follows hot on the heels of the more conventional petrol-electric model. Featuring bespoke looks, bigger batteries and an electric range that’s twice as long, the newcomer has all the on-paper credentials. Yet plug-in models are proving more popular, so before the Toyota can celebrate, it must face a pair of tough rivals. • Best hybrid cars on sale right now The Volkswagen Golf GTE is the ultimate mean green machine, mixing EV capability with hot hatch pace, plus it benefits from the same facelift and improvements as the standard Golf .
BBC News 24
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with these fellow leaders to tackle the world's problems. Well, Donald Trump did turn up, but he didn't always look comfortable. He refused to reaffirm his country's commitment to curb carbon emissions, to the anger of his allies