Archive: Energy

23 Sep 2015

One Scientist’s Hopeful View On How to Repair the Planet

Ecological crises may be piling up in a seemingly hopeless cascade, but Swedish scientist Johan Rockström says the next few decades offer an unparalleled opportunity to undo the damage. READ MORE

21 Sep 2015

Beyond Sprawl: A New Vision of The Solar Suburbs of the Future

The concept of the "solar suburb" includes a solar panel on every roof, an electric vehicle in every garage, ultra-efficient home batteries to store excess energy, and the easy transfer of electricity among house, car, and grid. But will the technological pieces fall in place to make this dream a reality? READ MORE

15 Sep 2015

What Pope Francis Should Say In His Upcoming UN Address

Pope Francis will speak to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 25 about poverty, the environment, and sustainable development. In a Yale Environment 360 forum, seven leading thinkers on the environment and religion describe what they would like to hear the pope say. READ MORE

14 Sep 2015

Will the Paris Climate Talks Be Too Little and Too Late?

At the upcoming U.N. climate conference, most of the world’s major nations will pledge to make significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. But serious doubts remain as to whether these promised cuts will be nearly enough to avoid the most severe impacts of climate change. READ MORE

08 Sep 2015

Bitter Wind: A Town Divided Over A Controversial Maine Wind Farm

The winning entry in the 2015 Yale Environment 360 Video Contest explores the competing economic interests and sharply divergent worldviews that emerge over plans to erect wind turbines on a scenic ridgeline in Maine. Videographer Roger Smith captures both sides of a debate that divides a rural New England community. READ MORE

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e360 digest

02 Oct 2015: Brown Carbon Plays Larger Role In Climate Than Assumed, Study Says

29 Sep 2015: Electric Buses Could Lead to Significant Savings Even for Smaller Cities

28 Sep 2015: Shell Ends Arctic Oil and Gas Exploration Bid for Foreseeable Future

23 Sep 2015: New and Reactivated Coal Mines Fell to Lowest Levels Ever Recorded

23 Sep 2015: Interview: A Scientist’s View On How to Repair the Planet

16 Sep 2015: Unchecked Consumerism Causing Record-Breaking Resource Use, Study Says

15 Sep 2015: Forum: What the Pope Should Say in His Upcoming UN Address

14 Sep 2015: Global Solar Panel Production Rate Slowed in Recent Years, Analysis Finds

09 Sep 2015: Natural Gas Pipeline Updates Can Cut Greenhouse Gas Leaks by 90 Percent

02 Sep 2015: Alaskan Wind Power Capacity Increased 20 Fold since 2007, Report Says


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