2018 was another defining year for the lithium supply chain as the global population continued to make remarkable strides towards the implementation of clean energy and transportation.
Researchers have developed a powder to extract carbon dioxide from power plant emissions.
Coal consumption is expanding after two years of decline, but miners should brace for another period of sluggish growth, according to the International Energy Agency. In its latest annual report, the IEA forecasts global coal demand will remain essentially stable over the next five years, inching up by just over 1 percent between 2017 and 2023.
Carbon-emitting fossil fuels can be used as a weapon, hijacked by militants or sold on the black market, creating costs that humanitarian groups can ill afford.
Developing countries such as Vietnam can’t be expected to stop using coal right away, despite the urgent warnings to decarbonise in the recent IPCC report, its co-chair has said in an interview with Eco-Business at COP24.
After a brief slowdown, carbon emissions grew last year, and are set to grow again almost twice as much, driven by coal based power in India and China, as well as global transport emissions.
Implementing green strategies like bike lanes and better building codes could bring world cities more than $580 billion in benefits, researchers say
Not enough governments are on track to cut carbon emissions, but private sector could be the saviour if coal, oil and gas subsidies are removed, UN Environment suggests
The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently warned that global warming could reach 1.5℃ as early as 2030. The landmark report by leading scientists urged nations to do more to avert an impending crisis.
Growing enough greenery to provide cleaner fuel and slow climate change will need a biofuel land grab: a 10 to 30-fold rise in land devoted to green crops.
The governments behind the landmark Kigali Amendment on climate-busting hydro-fluorocarbon refrigerants are taking aim at energy efficiency improvements that could double the benefit of the HFC phasedown from 0.5 to 1.0°C.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has said electric vehicles and more efficient fuel technology will cut transportation demand for oil by 2040 more than previously expected, but the world may still face a supply crunch without enough investment in new production.
Funding for new access to power is still going to coal plants, which drive climate change and can cause health problems, experts say.
In a new report, the IEA explores what these changing dynamics mean for six major oil-producing states and the consequences of a global push to meet climate change goals.
China’s environment ministry has called out officials in a north western coal producing zone for lacking the “will” to fight pollution, the latest region to come under scrutiny in Beijing’s war on smog.
The head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned energy sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions will rise in 2018 after hitting record levels the year before, dimming prospects for meeting the United Nations sponsored Paris Agreement climate goals.
While the technology has not advanced far enough to make a full swap viable, some solar projects are already underway in the field and aid workers expect many more to follow
Biofuels will dominate future growth in renewables and are essential for decarbonizing the most difficult sectors; China and India should lead the way, argues new EIA report
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) bioenergy from liquid biofuels and biogas will lead growth in renewable energy consumption to 2023, due to its rising use in the heating and transport sectors.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has warned plastics and other petrochemical products will drive global oil demand to 2050, offsetting slower consumption of automotive fuel.