"Generating electricity from biomass, such as urban waste and sustainably-sourced forest and crop residues, is one strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, because it is carbon-neutral: it produces as much carbon as the plants suck out of the atmosphere."
“The new Republican leaders in Congress have pledged to roll back the EPA’s proposed new regulations on coal-fired power plants – a key component of President Obama’s strategy to reduce global warming.”
“On January 16th, 2015, I expect NASA and NOAA to make a major announcement that 2014 was the warmest year on record for the planet. This is pretty astounding given that we didn't even have an El Nino (e.g., the 1998 anomaly warm year happened during an El Nino).”
‘At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a “safe operating space” for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking points in the natural world.’
"Those living in the United States probably wouldn’t have guessed it, but globally, 2014 was just confirmed the hottest year on record. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) made the announcement after reviewing 120 years of data on record. NASA and NOAA (U.S.) and the Hadley Center (U.K.) also collect global temperature data but have yet to release their analyses."
The United Nations World Meteorological Organization is out today with a report that’s sure to get people on the left and right all riled up: According to the UN, the Earth’s average temperature over land and sea in 2014 will be among the hottest—and likely the hottest—of any year since record-keeping began in 1880.
"The U.S. EPA's final Renewable Fuel Standard volumes will continue to remain in a holding pattern nearly a year after the government said it would release them, the EPA said in a pre-publication Federal Register announcement Friday morning."
“The Energy Department today announced up to $14 million to support landscape design approaches that maintain or enhance the environmental and socio-economic sustainability of cellulosic bioenergy through the improvement of feedstock production, logistics systems, and technology development. This supports the Department’s efforts to promote the commercialization of environmentally sustainable advanced bioenergy that reduces petroleum consumption and carbon emissions, as well as enhances national security.”