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Carbon taxes and nuclear power will be necessary to cut CO2 emissions quickly enough to avert disastrous climate change, they say Unless significant, steady reductions in the emissions of carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuels begin extremely soon, the Earth might be much closer to potentially catastrophic warming than is widely believed. So argues climatologist James Hansen of the

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On Monday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that Freshkills Park on Staten Island, once the world’s largest landfill, will soon be converted into the city’s largest solar energy facility. Once completed, the plant will produce up to 10 megawatts of power — five times more than any solar energy system in the city and enough

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Continued global warming poses a risk of rapid, drastic changes in some human and natural systems, a scientific panel warned Tuesday, citing the possible collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life and the threat of immense dead zones in the ocean. At the same time, some

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A mobile military gasification waste to energy machine is to be developed by Washington based defense industry giant, Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and Detroit based sustainable energy technology developer, Cirque Energy (OTCQB: EWRL), following a Joint Development Agreement. Cirque Energy, formerly Green Energy Renewable Solutions, has previously worked with Northrup Grumman as a subcontractor in

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Dr Ella Stengler, managing director of the Confederation of European Waste-to-Energy Plants (CEWEP), and Luc Valaize, President of the French Waste-to-Energy association (SVDU), have presented the role waste-to-energy plays in ensuring sustainable waste management and in helping the EU reach its resource and energy efficiency goals , at the European Parliament in Brussels. Ella Stengler

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ALBANY, N.Y., Nov. 29 (UPI) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo appointed a Citigroup Inc. executive to head a state-run, $1 billion fund whose purpose is to finance green-energy projects. Alfred Griffin, director of Citigroup Global Markets Inc., will oversee the Green Bank’s use of private money to encourage investment in the alternative energy industry, the governor’s office

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Detroit Renewable Energy and General Motors Corp. are starting a project to turn municipal solid waste (MSW) into process steam to heat and cool portions of GM’s Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant. The facility will provide 15.8 megawatts of renewable energy to the plant, which equals 12 percent of GM’s overall goal of putting 125 megawatts of renewable energy into its energy portfolio by 2020,

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Biomass and waste-to-energy provider DP Cleantech has developed a biomass combustion technology to convert coconut waste into clean energy. DP recently signed a contract to deliver the new turnkey solution for the Mahachai Green Power project in Samut Sakhon Province, Thailand. The 9.5MWe high pressure, high temperature plant will be delivered on an EPC basis

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