'A major step forward.' China launches its carbon market
China has launched its long-awaited national emissions trading system, a set of market-based greenhouse gas regulations to be imposed first on 2,392 coal- and natural gas-fired power plants that produce 40% of the nation's massive carbon dioxide emissions.
Vt. has 'skinny wires.' So it might use frozen air storage
The system that supplies clean electricity to Vermont is not exactly a model of Yankee ingenuity.
How sunshine and robots can move people out of gas cars
GOLDEN, Colo. — The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is experimenting with two types of electric vehicles that promise to change American transportation habits and, eventually, help reduce one of the world's fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions: gasoline-powered cars.
IBM announces battery breakthrough
IBM is developing a safer, more powerful electric battery that promises to reduce the charging time for electric vehicles and may enhance the possibility of electric aircraft, the company announced yesterday.
U.S. ignores climate benefits of heat pumps — study
A new study says the wider use of heat pumps for heating and cooling homes and buildings could sharply reduce global fossil fuel emissions, but the solution has received relatively little policy support from governments, and its advantages are poorly understood by consumers.