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Author Archives: Joshua S Hill

Hecklers & Protestors Shout Down Trump’s “Laughable” Coal Sideshow At COP24

December 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

First hinted at back at the beginning of November, the Trump Administration followed through with its intention to host a pro-fossil fuel event on the sidelines of the COP24 UN climate talks currently being held in Katowice, Poland, much to the mockery of observers and attendees, and the jeers and protests of climate campaigners. 


Current Climate Targets Put Us On Track For 3.0˚C Of Warming By 2100

December 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The current state of global climate policies has the world on a path to 3.0˚C of warming by 2100, twice the 1.5˚C limit agreed upon in Paris three years ago, according to the Climate Action Tracker's annual update which was published on Wednesday at the COP24 United Nations climate change talks currently underway in Katowice, Poland. 


Denmark, UK, & Canada Lead In Using Technologies To Limit Climate Change

December 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Denmark, the United Kingdom, and Canada lead the world when it comes to implementing measures to mitigate climate change, according to new research published earlier this month at the UN climate change conference, COP24, currently underway in Katowice, Poland, which assessed 25 countries that account for 80% of the world's population


Siemens Gamesa Signs Second Order With Enel In Russia

December 12th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Spanish wind energy giant Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy announced on Tuesday that it had signed a second order in Russia from Enel Russia for the supply of 57 wind turbines totaling 201 megawatts (MW) for the Kola wind farm. 


The EU Could Halve Emissions By 2030 By Acting In Just Three Key Sectors

December 11th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The European Union could reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by up to 52% below 1990 levels by 2030 if they were to take action in three key sectors --- electricity supply, residential buildings and passenger road transport --- according to new research published by the Climate Action Tracker. 


Global Investors Worth $32 Trillion Call For COP24 Leaders To Address Climate Change “Ambition Gap”

December 11th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A total of 415 global investors with $32 trillion in assets under management have this week called on leaders at the United Nation's COP24 global climate change conference currently underway in Katowice, Poland, to address the climate change "ambition gap" by strengthening their Nationally Determined Contributions to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement


8minutenergy Renewables Completes 328 Megawatt Solar Farm, Celebrates By Being Bought Out By Co-Founder

December 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Just a day after 8minutenergy Renewables, the largest independent solar and storage developer in the United States, announced the completion and commercial operation of the 328 megawatt (MW) Mount Signal 3 Solar Farm, built in conjunction with Capital Dynamics, 8minutenergy announced an ownership transition as one of its co-founders was bought out. 


China, Japan, & South Korea Lead Global Push To Expand Coal Plants

December 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Despite countless warnings and mounting economic evidence to the contrary, countries continue to expand the number of new coal-fired power plants, a push which is currently being led by China, Japan, and South Korea, according to the latest figures from CoalSwarm released last week


COP24 Begins To Devolve As Key Countries Block IPCC 1.5 Report

December 10th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, better known as COP24, currently underway in Katowice, Poland, is quickly beginning to devolve into chaos after two key aspects of negotiations have incensed participants and observers alike and left any potential unanimity more fragile than when we began. 


Trump’s EPA Proposes Rollback Of 2015 Carbon Standards On Coal

December 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The Acting Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced on Thursday a proposal to roll back Obama-era regulations on emissions from new coal plants which required the use of carbon capture and storage technologies, describing them as "excessive burdens on America's energy providers." 


US Senate Confirms Fossil Fuel Hawk To FERC

December 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The United States Senate on Thursday confirmed fossil fuel hawk Bernard McNamee to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which regulates interstate electricity and natural gas transmission and sales, a move which has immediately angered environment and clean energy campaigners. 


Trump’s Coal Sideshow Set To Proceed At COP24

December 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The Trump Administration is expected to follow through with a rumored fossil fuel side-event at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, better known as COP24, being held in Katowice, Poland, in an effort to reportedly tout the benefits of coal, natural gas, and nuclear power. 


US Energy Storage Project Pipeline Doubles To Nearly 33 Gigawatts In 2018

December 7th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The US energy storage project pipeline has doubled in 2018, reaching an impressive 32.9 gigawatts (GW) according to the latest US Energy Storage Monitor published this week, providing what the authors describe as a "clear signpost" that energy storage in the United States is the bullish new technology for developers. 


Carbon Emissions Set To Hit All-Time High In 2018

December 6th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

In the space of two days, the International Energy Agency and the Global Carbon Project announced that not only will carbon emissions from advanced economies increase this year for the first time in five years, but that global carbon emissions are set to hit an all-time high, growing by more than 2%


Global Climate Financing As High As $530 Billion In 2017, But Is It Enough?

December 6th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Global climate financing has steadily increased over recent years, according to new research from the Climate Policy Initiative, and might have reached as much as $510 billion to $530 billion in 2017, but while this is, on its own, relatively good news, investment in climate action is falling short in several key areas. 



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