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Articles

  • Eastern Australia Could Provide Revelations for Climate Change

    Volcanic ash found along Eastern Australia is helping researchers from the University of New England determine the age and duration of climate change and mass extinction during the Permian period millions of years ago.

  • $1.45 Billion San Onofre Settlement Approved

    This photo is an aerial view of California

    The California Public Utilities Commission approved it Nov. 20.

  • Deal Provides Wider Access to Methane Flaring Solution

    This photo shows the Ener-Core Powerstation KG2-3G/GO, which integrates Ener-Core’s proprietary Gradual Oxidation technology with a highly efficient 2MW gas turbine. It is engineered to meet demanding emissions regulations and to provide continuous power generation on a wide range of fuel qualities. (Ener-Core, Inc. photo)

    "Most industries that currently flare their waste gases will soon be able to use these waste gases productively while also significantly reducing their emissions of waste gases into the atmosphere. This is great news for our world's air quality and great news for the financial bottom lines of the industries that currently emit these greenhouse gases into the atmosphere," said Alain Castro, CEO of Ener-Core.

  • G-20 Summit Countries Promise Greater Female Labor Force Participation

    The participating countries agreed to boost female labor force participation rates by 25 percent by 2025. Doing so will bring an estimated 100 million additional women into the labor force by that year.

  • Climate Change Standards Webinar Set for Nov. 18

    This photo taken at Normandy Beach, N.J., on Sept. 4, 2013, 10 months after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, shows reconstruction work at an apartment complex that was severely damaged. (Photo by Rosanna Arias/FEMA)

    The webinar will focus on the work program of ISO Technical Committee 207's Subcommittee 7 on greenhouse gas management and related activities; it mainly deals with measuring, reducing, managing, and verifying greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Automakers Settle Greenhouse Gas Case

    EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice announced Hyundai and Kia will pay a $100 million penalty and will pay about $50 million more on actions to prevent further violations.


Whitepapers

  • Perspectives on Energy Policy: Security, Economics, and the Environment

    On March 18 and 19, 2009, Sandia National Laboratories and the University of California San Diego Sustainability Solutions Institute brought together 27 leaders from academia, government, and the private sector to discuss key energy policy issues and proposed values- and outcomes-based approaches to energy policy. The goal of the workshop was to bring together leaders from diverse backgrounds to identify promising areas for energy policy, based on the understanding of intersecting issues, assumptions, and priorities from the national security, economic, and environmental perspectives.

  • Energy Market and Economic Impacts of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009

    This report responds to a request to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) from Chairman Henry Waxman and Chairman Edward Markey for an analysis of H.R. 2454, the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACESA).1 ACESA, as passed by the House of Representatives on June 26, 2009, is a complex bill that regulates emissions of greenhouse gases through market-based mechanisms, efficiency programs, and economic incentives.


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