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Mainstream media sensationalism undermines low carbon future

Mainstream media sensationalism undermines low carbon future

Having started my career in wind energy 30 years ago, I have become weary of the many attempts to undermine the case for the development of this clean, renewable source of energy which I see as an essential part of our low carbon future. My fi ...

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What are the challenges the world will face on its trajectory to 2060?

What are the challenges the world will face on its trajectory to 2060?

I attended the World Energy Council's (WEC) World Energy Leaders Dialog in the China Hall of Science and Technology, Beijing today and feel I did not manage to get all my points across in the short slot I had during Ged Davis' excellent 'World Energy ...

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Vacating MATS, Delaying Clean Power Plan

In a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court on Monday agreed with those challenging the Mercury Air Toxics Standard (MATS). The court agreed with the plaintiffs that claim that costs had not been sufficiently taken into account when deciding to implement th ...

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Climate Bonds – Are they a means to build Smart Green Cities?

Climate Bonds – Are they a means to build Smart Green Cities?

Funding projects using climate bonds or "green bonds" is gaining attention in the US and could play a supporting role in emerging Smart Green Cities. Already used in Europe and other parts of the globe, climate bonds offer a way to invest in socially ...

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What factors drive countries' environmental protection and perceived risk from climate change?

What factors drive countries' environmental protection and perceived risk from climate change?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Over the past few decades, various countries have displayed extremely different levels of interest in addressing climate change as a major threat and, for that matter, protecting the environment more general ...

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US Clean Power Plan Building Blocks

US Clean Power Plan Building Blocks

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Introduction While the Clean Power Plan (CPP) requires compliance at the state level, we know from our recent discussion that a close collaboration between the state regulators and the electric utilities wi ...

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Four issues utilities should consider when incorporating distributed solar photovoltaic systems for building more resilient local communities

This author no longer works for DNV GL. According to the World Meteorological Organization (WPO), 2014 was the hottest year on record, with global temperatures 1.03 degrees Fahrenheit higher than the "normal" temperatures averaged over a 30-year s ...

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Driving climate innovation through cities

This author no longer works for DNV GL. As I write this post, negotiators in Lima at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are meeting past the scheduled conference end in the hopes of preparing a draft agreement for c ...

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Climate Change: Implications for Buildings – AR5 Summary

This author no longer works for DNV GL. The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is the most comprehensive and relevant analysis of our changing climate. It provides the scientific fact base that will be ...

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Is your strategy for responding to extreme weather events up to the challenge?

Is your strategy for responding to extreme weather events up to the challenge?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. I'm a big fan of Yogi-isms. "It ain't over 'til it's over" is regarded as one of the most well-known quotes from Yogi Berra, a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for the New York Yankees. He fir ...

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