Obama says confident in legal footing after Supreme Court carbon decision

U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called the Supreme Court’s decision to delay implementation of his administration’s Clean Power Plan “unusual” and expressed confidence that the White House would prevail. “We’re very confident that we’re on strong legal footing here,” he told a group of Democratic donors in California in …

Commission welcomes landmark deal on CO2 standard for aircraft emissions

The Commission welcomes the agreement reached yesterday within the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) on the first ever-global standard to cap CO2 emissions from aircraft. EU Commissioner for Transport Violeta Bulc said, “This agreement is an important step to curb aviation emissions. An ambitious climate policy is an integral part …

China Tops World In Total Installed Solar PV, Passes Germany

China now represents the largest market for solar photovoltaic (PV) technology in the world — with a total installed capacity of 43.2 gigawatts (GW) — according to the latest statistics from the National Energy Administration (NEA). The new statistics echo those released by the state news agency Xinhua, revealing that …

Global initiative introduces first proposal to reduce airplane pollution

Governments proposed for the first time on Monday to reduce climate pollution from airplanes, plugging one of the biggest loopholes in last December’s landmark Paris agreement. The global initiative was a first attempt to halt carbon emissions from air travel – one of the fastest growing sources of climate pollution. …

Governor Cuomo Launches $5 Billion Clean Energy Fund to Grow New York’s Clean Energy...

Clean Energy Fund will advance solar, wind, energy efficiency and other clean tech industries to spur economic development and reduce harmful emissions. Today’s unprecedented action will result in lower energy costs for consumers and business beginning this year. Work also begins to establish the Clean Energy Standard to meet the …

China’s new wind power capacity hits record high

China’s newly installed wind power capacity reached a record high in 2015 amid increasing efforts from the government to boost clean energy. The new wind power capacity jumped to 32.97 gigawatts last year, more than 60 percent higher than 2014, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Tuesday. Wind power …