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Desert Peak 2 enhanced geothermal system project delivering power to grid

The Desert Peak 2 geothermal power plant in Nevada has successfully delivered 1.7 megawatts of power to the grid. With this announcement from the United States Department of Energy on April 12, the geothermal project from Ormat Technologies has become the country’s first grid-connected commercial enhanced geothermal system project. Based in Churchill County, Nevada, the Desert Peak 2 uses an enhanced...

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Stricter air pollution standards to drive shift from coal to natural gas for power generation

The United States’ Environmental Protection Agency has been cracking down on air polluters, setting air-quality standards to ensure all sectors – especially the power production sector – to bring down their emissions in order to clean the air. According to a study from Duke University, these air-quality standards could have an additional, beneficial effect of spurring the power production sector to shift from its...

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Brazil to experience transport fuel shortage

A recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance report has suggested Brazil to either boost investment in biofuels or amend policies in order to prevent impending transport fuel shortage. The Latin American country, which boasts its energy self-sufficiency, will not be able to meet its domestic light vehicle demand for fuel over the next four year, if current trends continue, warned the report. By 2021, demand...

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Cutting fossil fuel subsidies to benefit economy and environment – I.M.F.

Cutting global energy subsidies, estimated to amount to $1.9 trillion worldwide, would deliver significant gains for the economy and the environment, suggested a new study by the International Monetary Fund. The international organization estimated that subsidies for fossil fuels are equivalent to 2.5 percent of the world gross domestic product, or about eight percent of all government revenues. Globally,...

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Melbourne now a carbon neutral city

Melbourne is now a carbon-neutral city, as certified by the Australian government’s independent carbon offsetting authority. In an effort to become one of the world’s sustainable and liveable cities, Victoria’s capital has reduced and offset its carbon emissions, meeting the National Carbon Offset Standard set by Low Carbon Australia. “We’re already one of the world’s most liveable cities, our challenge now is to ensure we are...

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China mandates stringent fuel economy standards

After months of discussion, China has finally imposed fuel economy standards to tackle the issue of pollution caused by the transportation sector. According to a Reuters report, China placed strict fuel economy standards to reduce fuel consumption by 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers by 2015 and a further 5.0 liters by 2020. China’s current passenger car fuel consumption stood at 7.8 liters per 100...

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Ocean plankton storing more carbon than originally thought – U.C. - Irvine

The world’s ocean plays an even more vital role as carbon storage centers than previously thought, according to a study by the University of California – Irvine. The researchers found that plankton forum near the surface of warm waters are far more carbon-rich than has long been thought and global marine temperature fluctuations could mean these microorganisms digest double the carbon previously calculated...

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Japan’s seas yielding natural gas

The waters of Japan are offering the Asian country an alternative to the importation of fossil fuels, as researchers have successfully extracted gas from its offshore deposits of frozen methane hydrate. State-owned Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation announced on March 12 that they had successfully conducted the world’s first tests to extract natural gas from methane hydrate deposits located in the Nankai Trough,...

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Melting sea ice opening new trade routes in Arctic

Global warming and thinning sea ice could open up new shipping lanes throughout the Arctic Ocean. “This development is both exciting from an economic development point of view and worrisome in terms of safety, both for the Arctic environment and for the ships themselves, said Laurence C. Smith, a professor of geography at the University of California – Los Angeles. According to findings from the U.C.L.A., global warming will...

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Concern over environmental problems hitting a 20-year low

With the world feeling the impacts of a changing climate; it is surprising that people have been showing less and less concern about the environment. A multi-country survey by GlobeScan, a public opinion research consultancy, revealed that environmental concerns among citizens worldwide have been declining since 2009 and have now reached a twenty-year low. “Scientists report that evidence of environmental damage is...

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