LONDON – The World Coal Association (WCA) has today called for governments worldwide to show a genuine commitment to widening the deployment of all low emission technologies, in order to meet global energy needs and make significant cuts in CO2 emissions.
One of the main arguments supporters use in favor of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan is that it will help solve the so-called “climate change” problem. “We are taking the most significant step in U.S. history toward reducing the pollution that causes climate change,” declared the Environmental Defense Fund.
Emissions reduction pledges by a range of countries in the lead-up to the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris demonstrate the need for more investment in low emission coal technology, World Coal Association (WCA) Chief Executive Benjamin Sporton said today. Many more countries will be making their pledges in the coming months.
No form of support for renewable energy sources has an effect on the actual amount of CO2 reduction, says Magdeburg-based environmental economist Joachim Weimann, recommending emissions trading and burden-sharing with developing countries to tackle climate change.
CALGARY, Alta., and VANCOUVER, B.C. — BC Hydro's planned project for a hydroelectric dam on the Peace River - known as the Site C dam - is proving to be controversial, with some industry groups panning the plan while touting renewable energy sources such as wind. One wind energy champion recently claimed "it would be a breeze for $10-billion worth of wind-energy projects to inflate B.C.'s economy."
By Armond Cohen
Executive Director, Clean Air Task Force
Most of my thirty-year professional career as an environmental organization lawyer and then environmental group CEO has been focused on reducing the environmental impact of the global energy system. Yet much of the last ten years of my career has been focused on demonstrating and deploying coal power generation technologies utilizing carbon capture and storage (CCS). What’s wrong with this picture?