Denmark’s parliament adopted new climate law on Friday

Denmark’s parliament adopted a new climate law on Friday, committing to reach 70% below its 1990 emissions in the next eleven years. The new law binds Denmark to the international climate process, including climate finance to developing countries. Joselyn Timperley explains in an article on the Climate Home News website.   Denmark adopts climate law … Continue reading Denmark’s parliament adopted new climate law on Friday

Toyota’s reputation at stake because it is not siding with California over fuel-efficiency standards

Toyota has spent decades cultivating an environmentally conscious reputation for pioneering the Prius, the first mass-market hybrid in the United States, along with other hybrid cars. Now that reputation may suffer because it has sided with the federal government against the government of California over stricter fuel efficiency standards for vehicles.  Dino Grandoni explains in … Continue reading Toyota’s reputation at stake because it is not siding with California over fuel-efficiency standards

Understanding the importance of EU energy performance standards in Britain

Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation, asks an important question in the October issue of Energy in Buildings & Industry about Britain’s future in EU energy performance standards. They have had an important impact in lowering electricity consumption in recent years but, because of Brexit, there are worries that Britain may take … Continue reading Understanding the importance of EU energy performance standards in Britain

Canadian youth taking government to court over its role in climate change

There was just a federal election this week that now has the government in a minority position. Already, there is controversy over a new pipeline, seen by many to help support the fossil fuel industry.  Meanwhile, several youth are keeping up the pressure on the government to be more ambitious addressing climate change. 15 children … Continue reading Canadian youth taking government to court over its role in climate change

US military is world’s single largest consumer of oil, and as a result, one of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters

Neta C. Crawford, Professor of Political Science and Department Chair at Boston University explains in an article on The Conversation website about the climate change concerns of America’s military.   The Defense Department is worried about climate change – and also a huge carbon emitter Scientists and security analysts have warned for more than a … Continue reading US military is world’s single largest consumer of oil, and as a result, one of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters

Ireland becomes second country to declare climate emergency

As Greta Thunberg said, having heard of Ireland’s decision, “Who is next?”  Michelle Devane writes in the Irish Independent to discuss the decision made May 9th. For background, the International Energy Agency recently reviewed Irish energy Policies.  In its review it is stated: “Ireland is not on track to meet its climate target of a … Continue reading Ireland becomes second country to declare climate emergency

Promising signs for Britain’s energy efficiency policies?

Andrew Warren reveals in an article on the Business Green website how three years after the Energy Efficiency Deployment Office was scrapped, a new directorate has been quietly launched within government to drive forward UK energy efficiency efforts. Andrew, a regular contributor to EiD, is a former special advisor to the House of Commons environment … Continue reading Promising signs for Britain’s energy efficiency policies?

Expert reaction to Trump administration plans to roll back on fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

While announced a week ago, there is still great concern about the pull back on fuel efficiency standards. Alyssa Danigelis provides a good article on the Environmental Leader website about the reaction from auto industry experts.   Auto Industry Responds To Fuel Efficiency Standards Rollbacks In the wake of the Trump administration’s announcement last week … Continue reading Expert reaction to Trump administration plans to roll back on fuel efficiency standards for vehicles

Britain’s genuinely ambitious project to significantly improve the energy performance of its building stock as an important element of its strategy to meet its Paris climate obligations

It is widely recognised in Europe and throughout the world that a key aspect of meeting our Paris climate obligations is by improving the energy performance of our existing buildings. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation and a regular contributor to EiD, has written in the July/August issue of Energy in Buildings … Continue reading Britain’s genuinely ambitious project to significantly improve the energy performance of its building stock as an important element of its strategy to meet its Paris climate obligations

New Zealand has set itself a target of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050

It is encouraging to see the level of ambition shown in New Zealand. Robert McLachlan, Professor in Applied Mathematics at Massey University explains latest developments in an article on The Conversation website.   New Zealand's productivity commission charts course to low-emission future New Zealand has set itself a target of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050. A … Continue reading New Zealand has set itself a target of becoming carbon-neutral by 2050