Renault-Nissan Alliance to provide 200 EVs for Paris climate conference

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The Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide a fleet of 200 all-electric vehicles as the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation’s COP21 climate conference in Paris later this year. More than 20,000 UN participants from 195 countries are expected to attend the annual climate summit. The vehicles will be available to shuttle delegates 24 hours, seven days week to key venues around the conference, as a complement to public transportation.

Elon Musk On Climate: Tax Carbon Appropriately, Tesla Founder Says (Video)

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The COP21 climate summit in Paris is now in its second week. Presentations, conferences, trade shows, and probably thousands of individual meetings are being held among attendees from almost all the countries of the world.

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LowCVP Conference attracts 200 delegates and leading speakers

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Andrew Adonis, making his first public speech since his promotion to Secretary of State for Transport, told delegates at the LowCVP Conference that climate change is an issue which defines this age. Lord Adonis and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, made the keynote speeches at the Conference which was attended by 200 delegates and which was held alongside the What Car? Feedback following the conference has been very positive. Tags: LowCVP conference

While Fossil Fools Ignore Climate Crisis EcoMedia Acts Aggressively to Protect Environment

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Climate scientists now agree that we won’t be able to restrict warming to just 2 degrees – which would have been bad enough. Those in the know, including NOAA say there is no doubt that the world’s extreme weather is being caused by climate change.

Electric cars head to UN Durban climate change talks

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As climate talks in Durban, South Africa get underway today, a host of electric cars will be on hand to give COP17 delegates the chance to try out the cleaner future in the automotive industry. A dozen electric cars from the Renault-Nissan Alliance will be on hand for the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference which [.]. Green credentials Africa climate conference COP17 Electric cars

GSI/UNEP conference report finds fossil-fuel subsidy reform complex and challenges sobering; ~1% of global GDP spent on fossil-fuel subsidies

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Although momentum behind reforming subsidies for fossil fuels (for both consumers and producers) worldwide has gained significant momentum during the past few years, and although the benefits of subsidy reform seem evident, countries’ experience of reform and the challenges involved are “sobering”, according to a recently published report from a conference convened on the subject last year by the Global Subsidies Initiative (GSI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Renault-Nissan Alliance to provide 200 EVs for UN climate conference; expecting 400,000 km of travel

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As the official passenger-car provider for the United Nation’s COP21 climate conference in Paris, the Renault-Nissan Alliance will provide 200 pure electric vehicles to the annual summit which runs this year from 30 Nov. The vehicles will be available to shuttle delegates 24 hours, seven days a week to and from the Le Bourget conference venue, as a complement to public transportation.

Group of 285 global investors with more than $20T in assets under management calls for urgent action on investment-grade climate change and energy policies; guidelines for governments

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Saying that “ investment-grade climate change and clean energy policy is required to shift private sector investment from high-carbon to low-carbon assets ”, a group of 285 investors has urged governments and international policy makers to take new and meaningful steps in the fight against climate change. Climate change presents major long-term risks to the global economy and to the assets in which we invest. Investment Grade Climate Change Policy.

Chevrolet one of 16 organizations across US recognized by EPA for Climate Action; only automaker

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded 2015 Climate Leadership Awards to 16 organizations and one individual representing a wide array of industries from finance and manufacturing to retail and technology for showing what the agency said was exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in response to climate change. San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative (San Diego, Calif.):

Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

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But that’s the way it felt to the Creative Greenius as I covered the EcoMotion Palm Desert AB 811 Conference on Friday at the University of California Riverside Graduate Center. Chairman of the AB 811 Conference & my new favorite Republicans.

Symposium to focus on climate, energy impacts on US military

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is hosting “Adapting to Climate and Energy Challenges: Options for US Maritime Forces,” on 29-30 March, an in-depth symposium covering how changes in climate and energy availability may impact the US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. A newly released report by the National Research Council concluded that in response to the measured and projected effects of climate change, US naval forces—i.e.,

Greenland Conference Concludes Arctic Climate is Changing Drastically and Rapidly

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The Arctic climate is changing drastically at a rapid pace and the effects will be felt on a global scale. That was the overall conclusion from a scientific conference on climate changes in the Arctic which was held in Nuuk, Greenland last week.

France launches new climate plan; Euro 7 lead; targeting ending the sale of vehicles emitting GHGs by 2040

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Nicolas Hulot, France’s new minister responsible for environment and energy, presented the country’s new climate plan at a press conference at the Ministry. Climate Change Electric (Battery) Emissions Engines Europe Oil Policy

Garnaut Climate Change Review issues first of 8 update papers in 2011; reaffirms decision-making framework and need for mitigation efforts

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As commissioned by the Australian Government in 2010, the Garnaut Climate Change Review, led by Professor Ross Garnaut, has issued the first of a series of papers scheduled for this month and next updating the 2008 Climate Change Review. —2008 Climate Change Review. To answer this central question, Garnaut developed a framework to consider whether the costs of policies designed to mitigate the effects of climate change exceeded the benefits of mitigation.

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. I have no illusions that what I’m doing is so important or vital that it makes up for the climate damage my flights are responsible for.

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

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Joe Galliani Selected As Climate Leader Just As Global Warming Reaches Tipping Points. I have no illusions that what I’m doing is so important or vital that it makes up for the climate damage my flights are responsible for.

I’ve Done The Math – Now I’m Doing Something About It

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I can’t do it with the climate clock ticking so loudly now and with so many critical parts of the math equation in my own South Bay backyard. square mile town will cause, there’s the bad math this adds up to for the climate.

UOP/Solazyme Neat Renewable Diesel from Algae Oil Powers Vehicle at United Nations Climate Change Conference

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Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has organized a “ Driving the Future ” showcase during the COP 15 climate conference that begins today. Attendees needing a ride to the center of Copenhagen or journalist wanting to visit Danish cleantech solutions are free to use the COP15 showcase vehicles.

Toyota sponsors Milken Institute Global Conference, advocates for fuel cell vehicles

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Toyota used the 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles—which it sponsored, becoming the first automaker to do so—as a platform to argue for fuel cell vehicles and the opportunities they represent. The Milken Institute Global Conference is the perfect place to bring together energy providers, investors and a broad range of leaders to discuss how we can work together to make this technology a reality.

Adaptation of rice shows use of symbiogenics as a new strategy for reducing impacts of climate change and catastrophes on plants

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Rice—which provides nearly half the daily calories for the world’s population—could become better adapted to stresses resulting from climate change and some catastrophic events through what researchers are calling “symbiogenics”—symbiosis-altered gene expression. One group of fungal endophytes [Class 2] confer habitat-specific stress tolerance to plants through a process defined as Habitat Adapted Symbiosis.

Nissan and ENEL announce V2G system, launch smart grid trials in Europe

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At the 21 st UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris this week, Nissan announced the development of a Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) system which will allow drivers to operate as individual energy hubs with the ability to store, use or return electricity to the grid.

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BREAKING NEWS: US Science Report Proves All Out Effort To Fight Climate Change Needed Right Now Or Everyone Is Screwed. Get It?

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Here’s the way the rest of the legacy media reported this story yesterday with links to their none-too-urgent coverage – courtesy of my FaceBook friends: White House Report Warns of Climate Change Effects – CNN. The Economic Impact of Climate Change – NY Times.

Greenius Talks Climate Change Sense of Urgency with Bill Nye the Science Guy

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In August I covered the Plug-In 2009 Conference in Long Beach for Creative Greenius and provided exclusive photos and commentary. On the final night of the conference, August 13, a public night was held featuring a forum with Bill Nye the Science Guy, Chelsea Sexton and “Who Killed the Electric Car&# Director, Chris Paine.

If You Love the Ocean Consider This… Then Do Something

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That’s why I’m so happy to learn today that Oceana, the international ocean conservation group, is rolling out a new ad campaign tomorrow designed to influence policy makers arriving in Copenhagen for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15), December 7 -18, 2009.

Perspective: Why Carbon Emissions Should Not Have Been the Focus of the UN Climate Change Summit and Why the 15th Conference of the Parties Should Have Focused on Technology Transfer

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Oceans, already expanding from warmth and melting glaciers, would rise, increasing coastal flooding; a chain reaction of climate changes is projected to lead to harsher, more widespread droughts and more powerful storms. Unfortunately, this conference focused primarily on setting a cap on carbon emissions and providing financial aid to developing countries to build capacities to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change. Tags: Climate Change Perspective Policy

World's largest solar powered boat reaches Cancun for climate change conference

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Last week they arrived in Miami for a promotional stop, and they are now in Cancun for the UN Climate Change Do you like this story? The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a large 100% solar powered "multi-hull" catamaran boat that's on an around the world trip.

World's largest solar powered boat reaches Cancun for climate change conference

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Last week they arrived in Miami for a promotional stop, and they are now in Cancun for the UN Climate Change Do you like this story? The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a large 100% solar powered "multi-hull" catamaran boat that's on an around the world trip.

World's largest solar powered boat reaches Cancun for climate change conference

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Last week they arrived in Miami for a promotional stop, and they are now in Cancun for the UN Climate Change The TÛRANOR PlanetSolar is a large 100% solar powered "multi-hull" catamaran boat that's on an around the world trip.

These Kids and the Greenius Say No Holiday Vacations for World Leaders Who Didn’t Finish Their Work

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citizen volunteer climate change environmental legislation Copenhagen Climate Change Conference While world leaders and a bunch of legacy environmental groups were patting themselves on the backs and raising toasts to themselves for their “accomplishments&# in Copenhagen, the youth of the world, along with your Creative Greenius were not among those applauding.

IEA estimates energy-related CO2 emissions in 2010 highest in history; 80% of projected 2020 emissions from the power sector are already locked in

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Global leaders agreed a target of limiting temperature increase to 2 °C at the UN climate change talks in Cancun in 2010. These latest estimates from the IEA are “ a stark warning ” to governments to provide strong new progress this year towards global solutions to climate change, UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres said. It is clear that they need to push the world further down the right track to avoid dangerous climate change.

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GM first automaker to sign Ceres’ Climate Declaration

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General Motors is the first automaker among 40 major US companies to sign a “ Climate Declaration ,” collectively asserting that responding to climate change is good business. Originally endorsed by 33 businesses and launched a few weeks ago, the Climate Declaration has now been signed by a total 40 businesses that collectively provide approximately 550,000 US jobs and generate a combined annual revenue of approximately $611 billion.

Monsanto, BASF Scientists Discover Gene Conferring Drought Tolerance in Corn Plants

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Monsanto Company and BASF scientists have discovered a naturally-occurring gene that can help corn plants combat drought conditions and confer yield stability during periods of inadequate water supplies. The announcement comes at a time when recent studies, including one by the US National Academy of Sciences, are warning of declining crop yields and global food shortages as a result of climate change.

NASA testing new boundary layer ingesting (BLI) propulsor; 4-8% fuel burn savings over current advanced engines

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Arend (2012) “ Aircraft System Study of Boundary Layer Ingesting Propulsion ” 48 th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit. Engineers at NASA Glenn are testing a new boundary layer ingesting (BLI) inlet-fan combination—the first of its kind ever to be tested.

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Bush Says Farewell to Blair with Empty Rhetoric on Climate Change

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And make one final pitch for American cooperation on climate change. At a Rose Garden press conference within earshot of anti-war protesters beyond the White House gate, Bush's prepared remarks included this: And we talked, of course, about climate change. We spent a lot of time on climate change. Harlan Watson, President Bush's chief climate negotiator, rejected any caps on US emissions or participation in carbon trading. Tony Blair came to DC to say farewell.

California and Shenzhen, China, sign agreement to cooperate on fighting climate change

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Moving to further strengthen California’s ties with China, California Air Resources Board Chairman Mary Nichols and Director of the Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission Xu Anliang signed a memorandum of understanding in Shenzhen that will expand cooperation at the subnational level to tackle global climate change. Additionally, California and Shenzhen agree to monitor and share the best available climate and pollution-related science and research.

Scientists at Climate Talks Call for New Assessment of Nitrogen and Climate

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A side event organized by the International Nitrogen Initiative (INI) at the COP-15 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen will highlight nitrogen’s role in climate change. The event organizers are calling for an immediate new assessment of nitrogen and climate which will identify innovative nitrogen management strategies for global climate change mitigation and associated co-benefits.

Perspective: The Role of Offsets in Climate Change Legislation

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This article shows that including offsets in climate change legislation would likely make an emissions program more cost-effective by: (a) providing an incentive for non-regulated sources to generate emission reductions; and (b) expanding emission compliance opportunities for regulated entities. From a global climate change perspective, it does not matter where or from what source the reduction occurs: the effect on the atmospheric concentration of GHGs would be the same.

Bosch study highlights potential of e-fuels to reduce CO2 emissions

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If the climate targets set by the Paris conference are to be achieved, CO 2 emissions from traffic worldwide will have to be reduced 50% over the next four decades, and by at least 85% in the advanced economies, Bosch notes.

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Analysis: Current Climate Commitments Will Double Emissions By 2040, Almost Double GHG Concentrations By 2100

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Working with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Ecofys and Climate Analytics developed the Climate Action Tracker, a web-based climate policy assessment system that quantifies the projected GHG emissions of individual countries, as shaped by that country’s proposed GHG reduction strategies. Data will be updated as climate talks progress in Copenhagen. Tags: Climate Change Policy by Jack Rosebro.

Letter from Copenhagen

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Contrary to some reports, the Copenhagen Climate Conference was a great success. Tags: International Projects Production Diary Better Place Copenhagen Copenhagen Climate Conference Renault Late night on the streets of Copenhagen, and biting cold. It was a dark and snowy night. But what I really wanted was…a bicycle. Two weeks in on a trip to Denmark and my perspective on weather and transportation had shifted.