Renewable energy is saving lives in the US

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Report shows that renewable energy has helped prevent 12,700 deaths The proliferation of solar and wind energy has had a major impact on the health of people in the United States. According to a new study published in Nature Energy, some 12,700 premature deaths have been prevented due to the use of solar and wind power. The report also highlights the economic impact that renewable energy has had throughout the country. According to the report, billions of dollars have been saved as a result of reducing emissions by avoiding the…

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Methane emissions are growing, which may be accelerating climate change

Report shows that methane emissions are growing very quickly Rising carbon dioxide emissions are often cited as a major contributor to climate change, but methane may actually be much more problematic for the environment. Scientists from Stanford University have released a new report, which highlights the growth in methane emissions and the potential effect this can have on climate change. The report notes that methane emissions hit new heights in 2014 and 2015. Moreover, methane emissions have been growing since 2007 and researchers are not entirely sure why this is…

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Canada may be falling behind in its fight against climate change

Country may miss its emissions reduction targets by 2030 Canada may miss its environmental goals by a large margin, according to a projection from Environment and Climate Change Canada. The organization predicts that the amount of emissions that Canada is producing will increase through 2030, which runs counter to the country’s efforts to reduce the amount of emissions it is responsible for. Over the coming decades, emissions in Canada are likely to increase by as much as 5%, dealing a blow to the country’s efforts to fight climate change. Organization…

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US and China make a pact on climate change

US and China form one of the largest cooperative agreements concerning climate change The United States and China have formed an agreement concerning climate change. The two countries are the world’s leading polluters and have been working to address environmental issues for several years. While neither country has plans to abandon fossil-fuels any time soon, the new agreement between them could go a long way in reducing emissions in both countries. This agreement represents one of the largest cooperative efforts targeting climate change to be formed between two countries. US…

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China is growing more aggressive on clean transportation

Government will be enforcing automotive regulations more strongly next year China may soon be enforcing its automotive regulations more aggressively in the coming months. The Central Government has been working to tackle emissions recently, after air pollution in some of the country’s most populated cities was linked to serious health problems. The government has had relatively lax regulations focused on the auto industry for some time, but these regulations have rarely been enforced. Soon, however, vehicle manufacturers may be punished if they cannot meet the country’s fuel economy standards. China…

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California may change regulations that have supported electric vehicles

State agency is considering softening emissions regulations targeting the transportation sector The California Air Resources Board is set to hold a hearing concerning the softening of emissions regulations in the state. The hearing could create some problems concerning the state’s clean transportation plans. California is currently considered one of the most active and attractive markets for clean vehicles and this has to do with state regulations concerning emissions. The California Zero Emission Vehicle mandate requires automakers to sell a certain percentage of clean vehicles in the state, and this initiative…

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Worst case scenario climate change may be unavoidable

Report on climate change predicts a troubling future Leaders from around the world flocked to New York City earlier this week to attend a special, one-day United Nations summit on climate change. The gathering focused on a report from the Global Carbon Project, which shows that the world is on course to experience the worst case scenario of climate change. Despite the efforts that several countries have made to mitigate the effects of climate change, it may be too late to avoid the devastating consequences of this phenomenon. Not enough…

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EPA rules focused on emissions reduction could make vehicles more expensive

New EPA rules could have implications regarding the cost of vehicles The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been proposing changes to its regulations regarding the emissions produced by various industries within the United States. The federal agency recently instituted regulations that aim to cut down on the emissions produced by the country’s power plants and is now turning its focus on to the transportation sector. The agency aims to introduce new rules to the transportation sector concerning the way vehicles are built and placing a limit on the emissions they…

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New EPA rules focus on emissions reduction for power plants

EPA institutes new rules targeting the country’s power plants Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced plans to tackle carbon emissions produced by the country’s power plants. The vast majority of the country’s electrical power is currently produced by power plants burning fossil-fuels. These facilities are responsible for a significant amount of emissions and the federal agency is keen to place a limit on the emissions that these power plants produce on a yearly basis. The EPA believes that more stringent regulation of these emissions will help the U.S.…

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Wind energy is cutting down on emissions

Wind power has become an effective tool in the fight against emissions Renewable energy may be growing in prominence as an economic and political issue, but it still retains its environmental roots. As more countries around the world begin to embrace clean power, they are doing so to take advantage of both the economic and environmental benefits it offers. Emissions reduction in one of the environmental benefits that renewable energy has become quite famous for. When it comes to emissions reduction, wind energy may be beating out other forms of…

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Denmark takes a step toward a future of renewable energy and low emissions

New legislation aims to establish Denmark as a leader in emissions reduction Denmark may be approaching a point where it will single-handedly surpass the whole of Europe in terms of renewable energy and emissions reduction goals. New legislation facing the country’s parliament aims to approve new, more aggressive targets for Denmark’s fight against climate change and other environmental issues. These targets would outshine those recently established by the European Union. Denmark is currently considered a leader in wind energy and environmental policy. Legislation would call for new emissions targets and…

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Report sheds light on EU emissions reduction

New report highlights low-cost emissions reduction for Europe The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research has released a report suggesting that the European Union can cut its carbon emissions significantly through “low-cost” measures. Reducing carbon emissions has become a priority for the European Union, but efforts to accomplish this goal have been slow going. Many European countries are concerned with the costs associated with reducing their emissions and have opted to avoid the issue to some degree for the sake of economic stability. EU emissions targets prove to be a…

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Chicago amps up adoption of renewable energy

Chicago aims to be coal-free Like other large cities in the U.S., Chicago has been working to embrace renewable energy in a more aggressive fashion. Clean power has become quite attractive for large cities, especially from an economic standpoint. Traditional fuels are beginning to grow more expensive than they are worth, which is placing inordinate strain on cities that are already facing serious financial problems. By embracing renewable energy, cities are able to produce electrical power domestically, which removes the costs associated with the transportation of fossil-fuels and other associated…

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New solar energy plant coming to Lingwu City, China

Jinko Solar set to develop new project Jinko Solar, a leading solar energy company based in China, has signed an agreement with the Lingwu City government. Per the agreement, Jinko Solar will be developing a new solar power plant that will help reduce some of the city’s energy strain while also reducing its consumption of fossil-fuels. Several cities throughout China have been looking to invest in renewable energy as a way to combat air pollution, which has been linked to serious health conditions in many parts of China recently. 200MW…

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Emissions drop in the US thanks to renewable energy, efficiency, and economic strain

Renewable energy helps US reduce emissions The U.S. has been making efforts in recent years to cut down on the emissions it is responsible for by reducing its consumption of energy. This endeavor has been slow-going, but the country has managed to make some progress by supporting different forms of renewable energy. The U.S. remains strongly focused on the use of fossil-fuels, however, which is somewhat counterproductive to the country’s emissions reduction goals. A new report from the Energy Information Association, however, shows that the U.S. has made significant progress…

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Renewable energy companies come together to spur action in the EU

Companies call for more action concerning renewable energy Several renewable energy companies have come together to co-sign an open letter to the European Union. In the open letter, industry leaders are calling for more aggressive action on the issue of energy. This action is outlined in what the letter calls the Climate and Energy Framework for 2030. The European Union has been an advocate of renewable energy for several years, but the governing body has somewhat loose requirements when it comes to the clean power adoption of its member states.…

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