Advanced power-grid research finds low-cost, low-carbon future in West
The least expensive way for the Western U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions enough to help prevent the worst consequences of global warming is to replace coal with renewable and other sources of energy ...
Reduction in US carbon emissions attributed to cheaper natural gas
In 2009, when the United States fell into economic recession, greenhouse gas emissions also fell, by 6.59 percent relative to 2008.
Energy-dense biofuel from cellulose close to being economical
A new Purdue University-developed process for creating biofuels has shown potential to be cost-effective for production scale, opening the door for moving beyond the laboratory setting.
Australian PM faces toughest test on carbon tax
(AP) -- Australia's leader faces her toughest political test to date as she tries to sell the nation on a carbon tax that would lead to higher power prices while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
World powers 'plan anti-carbon tax talks'
India, Russia, the United States, China and other countries will meet in Moscow this month to decide whether to retaliate against the EU's decision to impose a carbon tax on air travel, a report says.
Climate laws advancing in many countries, survey says
Major economies are now implementing important legislation on climate change, according to a survey published on Monday.
Australia's Qantas makes first commercial biofuel flight
Australia's Qantas Friday launched the nation's first commercial flight using a mixture of refined cooking oil, saying it would not survive if it relied solely on traditional jet fuel.
Research: Negative leakage could be key to reducing carbon emissions
(Phys.org) -- The unilateral efforts of a single country or region to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases could reduce exports, increase imports and lead to higher emissions elsewhere what economists call leakage. ...
Experts say cap and trade not enough
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University report in a new policy brief that cap and trade climate policies alone will not be sufficient to put the nation on track to achieve a 50 to 80 percent reduction in greenhouse ...
Third of firms still have no strategy to address carbon risk
With only days to go before July 1 when the carbon tax comes into effect, Deakin University researchers have found nearly a third of businesses surveyed still have no coherent strategy to address their company's carbon risk.
EU court backs bloc in airlines emissions fight
An EU decision to force foreign airlines to buy carbon permits "is compatible with international law," the advocate general of the European Union Court of Justice said Thursday.
Cheers as Australia's carbon tax hits parliament
Cheers erupted in Australia's Parliament House after Prime Minister Julia Gillard presented her bill for a new pollution tax she hopes will help counter climate change.
Reducing cash bite of wind power
The State of Illinois is facing an important renewable energy deadline in 2025, and Northwestern University's Harold H. Kung has a piece of advice for Springfield to consider now: Investment Tax Credit.
Australia sets carbon price to fight climate change
Australia Sunday announced plans to tax carbon pollution at Aus$23 (US$24.74) per tonne to help battle climate change, as it moves towards an emissions trading scheme similar to that of Europe.