UK wave and tidal has huge potential – needs
The UK could become a leading exporter of wave and
tidal power equipment and expertise if the Government adopts a more
visionary approach to developing marine renewables, according to
the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee.
Atlantis in talks to create joint tidal and wind
A leading tidal power developer has revealed it is
in talks to create a new marine energy farm capable of producing
both wind and tidal power, in a bid to cut costs and boost the reliability
of intermittent green energy technologies.
The coast of Cornwall could become home to a pioneering
"floating wind farm" as part of a £25 million project
to link into the world's largest wave energy test site and pave
the way for more offshore turbines.
Civilisation faces 'perfect storm of ecological and
Celebrated scientists and development thinkers today
warn that civilisation is faced with a perfect storm of ecological
and social problems driven by overpopulation, overconsumption and
environmentally malign technologies.
Canada has threatened a trade war with European Union
over the bloc's plan to label oil from Alberta's vast tar sands as
highly polluting, the Guardian can reveal, before a key vote in Brussels
on 23 February.
Environmental factors must be included in GDP, say
Countries must move beyond tracking economic growth
using measures of gross domestic product (GDP) and incorporate environmental
and social dimensions into a new measure of wealth if they are to
avoid an escalating series of climate, biodiversity and poverty crises.
EU ministers mull climate aid from airlines, ships,
European Union finance ministers will ask the bloc’s
regulator to analyze how putting a price on carbon from aviation
and shipping could help raise funds to fight climate change, according
to a draft EU document.
British scientist warns AAAS of the threat posed
by ocean acidification
One of the UK’s leading voices on ocean acidification
has addressed a prestigious conference in Canada with a warning
that marine biodiversity is at risk due to the corrosive effects
of carbon dioxide.
Activist deceived institute to obtain climate change
A prominent environmental researcher, activist and
blogger from Oakland admitted Monday night that he had deceitfully
obtained and distributed confidential internal materials from the
Heartland Institute, a libertarian group based in Chicago devoted
in part to questioning the reality of global warming.
European Union governments remain split on whether
to support a pathway to long-term climate goals drafted by the bloc’s
regulator that some investors say could bolster carbon prices, according
to an EU document.