FLASHES & RELEASES

07 Aug

2015

Coal isn’t good for humanity, but renewables aren’t the only answer to energy poverty

Coal isn’t good for humanity, but renewables aren’t the only answer to energy poverty

Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency | AUSTRALIA
Published by : Care 2 Trade

Jonathan Symons, The Conversation Last week Oxfam released a report, “Powering up against poverty: why renewable energy is the future”, which argued that advances in renewable energy mean there is “no trade-off between improving lives and tackling climate change". Comforting as this message is, it is also fundamentally inaccurate. Given existing technologies, expanding access to electricity almost always increases CO2 emissions. There are real trade-offs between…

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06 Aug

2015

Can’t we just remove carbon dioxide from the air to fix climate change? Not yet

Can’t we just remove carbon dioxide from the air to fix climate change? Not yet

Resource Recovery & Environment Management | UNITED STATES
Published by : Care 2 Trade

John Shepherd, University of Southampton If we have put too much CO2 into the air, wouldn’t it make sense to find ways to remove it again? Well, yes: it would. But sadly it isn’t likely to be easy or cheap and, according to new research, it isn’t an adequate “solution” to the problems of climate change. The possible “carbon removal” techniques are very diverse. They include growing trees on land or algae in the sea and capturing and burying some of the carbon…

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