Guardian: Donald Trump Would Be the World's Only National Leader to Reject Climate Science
Donald Trump would be the only national leader in the world to dismiss the science of climate change should he become president, putting him out of step even with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea.
The potential isolation of the U.S. on climate change has been laid bare by a new Sierra Club report which found universal acceptance of climate science among the leaders of the 195 countries recognized by the U.S. State Department.
Close U.S. allies such as Britain, Israel, Canada and France all have heads of government who have voiced their understanding that the world is warming primarily due to human activities.
Climate Progress: The Republican Party’s Platform Says Coal Is ‘Clean’ Energy
For the Republican Party, internet porn is a “public health crisis.” Coal, however, is perfectly “clean.”
That’s at least according to the party’s official draft platform, which is being crafted ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. On Monday, the GOP’s platform committee unanimously voted to declare coal “an abundant, clean, affordable, reliable domestic energy resource.”
New York Times' Dot Earth: Ahead of the Election, Americans’ Climate Concerns Slosh
Fresh analysis from a research group tracking voter views on global warming shows the country’s range of attitudes sloshing more than surging.
There was some drama on this issue as liberals and centrists sparred over the Democratic climate and energy platform in recent days. But given such findings, and now that Bernie Sanders has endorsed Hillary Clinton, don’t expect global warming to take center stage in the fall fight.
Since 2008, the “Six Americas” survey by researchers at Yale and George Mason University has provided a valuable running view of the range of American views on climate change and related issues. A new analysis in the context of the election, drawing on data from March, shows we’re going back in time, in essence.
Utility Dive: MIT Researchers See 'Window of Opportunity' for Non-Battery Storage
A report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on the value of energy storage finds that combining certain storage technologies with wind and solar power projects can be economic at current prices in some locations.
“There is a window of opportunity right now with storage costs and wind and solar costs where they are,” says Jessika Trancik, one of the authors of the report and the Atlantic Richfield career development assistant professor of energy studies at MIT.
The study was published in Nature Climate Change and co-authored by graduate students William Braff and Joshua Mueller.
The premise of the study is that wind and solar penetration is currently so small that “they do not measurably contribute to climate change mitigation at current installations levels.”
Renewable Energy World: Going Net-Zero in California With the Help of Geothermal
When it was time to build its Americas headquarters in California to LEED Platinum and net-zero standards, power management solutions provider Delta looked to a geothermal exchange system for the building's heating and cooling functions.
As the first of the company's global facilities to use the ground-source technology, the new headquarters in Fremont, Calif., represents a step into the future for Delta. The new building, which opened last fall, also features solar PV generation and energy efficiency solutions that are helping reduce -- and will ultimately eliminate -- the energy load required from the local utility.