A senior official in the Trump administration may have violated US law by publishing papers downplaying the climate crisis

A White House spokesperson said the papers organised by NOAA scientist, Dr David Legates, were not cleared or approved by the administration. Louise Boyle discusses in an article on The Independent website.   ‘Grotesque disinformation’: Trump official fakes White House approval on papers that downplay climate crisis A senior official in the Trump administration may … Continue reading A senior official in the Trump administration may have violated US law by publishing papers downplaying the climate crisis

A growing chorus of experts caution carbon capture technology may not be that effective and in some cases could even add to GHG emissions

Molly Segal writes on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website about the growing doubts of the expected effectiveness of carbon capture technology in addressing our climate and energy concerns. What are your views?   How carbon capture technology can add to the emissions problem Carbon capture is often talked about as a climate solution, but a … Continue reading A growing chorus of experts caution carbon capture technology may not be that effective and in some cases could even add to GHG emissions

Working at the district level will bring many benefits to combat climate change

It is good to see an article on the important role of districts. Laurie Stone & Matt Jungclaus,  from the Rocky Mountain Institute write on the CleanTechnica website discuss released report, A Guide to Energy Master Planning of High-Performance Districts and Communities. It reminds EiD of a recent report by Sophie Shnapp for the EC … Continue reading Working at the district level will bring many benefits to combat climate change

How the Trump White House attempted to put its mark on the National Climate Assessment, and why those efforts stumbled

The White House repeatedly attempted to thwart the country’s premier climate science document, one meant to steer policy for years. Scientists got in the way. Christopher Flavelle explains in an article on The New York Times website.   How Trump Tried, but Largely Failed, to Derail America’s Top Climate Report The National Climate Assessment, America’s … Continue reading How the Trump White House attempted to put its mark on the National Climate Assessment, and why those efforts stumbled

Overcoming the problems of finding easily and quickly trustable energy data

Data is at the heart of good analysis.  Our policymaking in energy policy depends on it, yet so often we face major data problems. One project funded by the European Commission, entitled EnerMaps, has developed a new tool to help overcome some of these problems.  Below is a short version describing the project. A longer … Continue reading Overcoming the problems of finding easily and quickly trustable energy data

The maritime industry gives considerable attention to real-time data

Every sector is encouragingly giving more attention to the importance of data. The maritime industry is no different. This is an article originally published on the Sofar Ocean website. Sofar connects the world's oceans to provide insights to science, society, and industry for a more sustainable planet. The company deploys and grows the world’s largest … Continue reading The maritime industry gives considerable attention to real-time data

New report from JRC: Enabling Positive Energy Districts across Europe: energy efficiency couples renewable energy

From an energy perspective, zero or positive energy districts (PED) provide opportunities to achieve cost-effective levels of high-energy efficiency and renewable energy systems. This newly published report by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) aims to understand how to handle energy performance targets by moving beyond individual buildings towards a district level. This is a … Continue reading New report from JRC: Enabling Positive Energy Districts across Europe: energy efficiency couples renewable energy

Looking back at the 30 years of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

You probably know colleagues who are involved in the IPCC process that is currently underway. It is a daunting task involving a wide range of experts globally. Marc Hudson, Research Associate in Social Movements at Keele University gives us some background about how things have evolved over the 30 years the process has been underway … Continue reading Looking back at the 30 years of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Continuing concern over US federal government tampering with information about climate change

These groups have documented four ways that climate-related information has become less accessible since Trump took office. Morgan Currie, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University and Britt S. Paris, Ph.D. Student in Information Studies at University of California, Los Angeles explain about the four ways in an article on The … Continue reading Continuing concern over US federal government tampering with information about climate change

The world is on a path to warm around 3C above pre-industrial levels by 2100 under policies and commitments currently in place

The Madrid climate conference is over but the analysis and the arguments for where we are going and where we need to be going. Zeke Hausfather, Director of Climate and Energy at Breakthrough, provides a very detailed article about what he feels should be the new business as usual scenario to 2100. He argues that … Continue reading The world is on a path to warm around 3C above pre-industrial levels by 2100 under policies and commitments currently in place