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World could warm by massive 10C if all fossil fuels are burned

World could warm by massive 10C if all fossil fuels are burned | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Arctic would warm by as much as 20C by 2300 with disastrous impacts if action is not taken on climate change, warns new study
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Rocks record Totten Glacier's rapid retreat history 

Rocks record Totten Glacier's rapid retreat history  | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
A study finds unchecked climate change could destabilise Antarctica's huge Totten Glacier in the coming centuries, pushing up global oceans by 2m, or more.
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Tomorrow's buildings: Is world's greenest office smart? - BBC News

Tomorrow's buildings: Is world's greenest office smart? - BBC News | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
The Edge has been given the highest ever marks for sustainability but is its radical technology helping workers?
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Ford: 'We assume Apple is working on a car' 

Ford: 'We assume Apple is working on a car'  | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Ford's chief executive tells the BBC that Apple wants to build a car, "autonomous vehicles" will be on the streets by 2020 and some cities may outlaw private cars.
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Climate change will wipe $2.5tn off global financial assets: study

Climate change will wipe $2.5tn off global financial assets: study | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
First estimate from economic modelling also warns of a worst case scenario where the losses could soar to $24tn and wreck the global economy
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$1tn could be wasted on 'unneeded' new coal plants, report warns

$1tn could be wasted on 'unneeded' new coal plants, report warns | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Investment in 1,500 new coal plants around the world could be wasted if action on climate change and pollution prevent them from being used
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Carbon emission release rate ‘unprecedented’ in past 66m years

Carbon emission release rate ‘unprecedented’ in past 66m years | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Researchers calculate that humans are pumping out carbon 10 times faster than at any point since the extinction of the dinosaurs
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Record-breaking temperatures 'have robbed the Arctic of its winter'

Record-breaking temperatures 'have robbed the Arctic of its winter' | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Fort Yukon has recorded Alaska’s coldest ever temperatures but this winter temperatures have been much warmer than usual, leading to dangerously thin ice
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Smart energy could save £8bn a year, say advisers - BBC News

Smart energy could save £8bn a year, say advisers - BBC News | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
The government's infrastructure advisers say the UK could save up to £8bn a year by using electricity better.
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'Store more energy in water', says Scottish Power - BBC News

'Store more energy in water', says Scottish Power - BBC News | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Scottish Power is asking for government support to expand its pumped storage hydro-electric power plant.
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Climate activists threaten to shut down world's major coal sites

Climate activists threaten to shut down world's major coal sites | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Reclaim the Power says it will use direct action at a dozen international sites in May, including the UK’s largest opencast coal mine in south Wales
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LA gas leak: worst in US history spewed as much pollution as 600,000 cars

LA gas leak: worst in US history spewed as much pollution as 600,000 cars | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Emissions from Aliso Canyon leak, which took 112 days to plug, totalled 97,100 tonnes of methane – equal to annual output of a medium-sized EU country
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Electric cars 'will be cheaper than conventional vehicles by 2022'

Electric cars 'will be cheaper than conventional vehicles by 2022' | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Analysis predicts that the total cost of ownership of electric cars will dip below those with internal combustion engines in 2022
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India records its hottest day ever as temperature hits 51C (that's 123.8F)

India records its hottest day ever as temperature hits 51C (that's 123.8F) | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
The previous record of 50.6C stood since 1956 but wilted in the latest summer heatwave to hit the country
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MPs: UK air pollution is a 'public health emergency'

MPs: UK air pollution is a 'public health emergency' | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Cross-party committee of MPs says the government needs to do much more to tackle the crisis, including a scrappage scheme for dirty old diesel cars
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Wind farms' climate impact recorded for first time 

Wind farms' climate impact recorded for first time  | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
In the first study of its kind, scientists have been able to measure the climatic effect of a wind farm on the local environment.
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Tesla Motors receives $10bn in Model 3 pre-orders in just two days

Tesla Motors receives $10bn in Model 3 pre-orders in just two days | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Elon Musk’s company took $276m in deposits for the ‘affordable’ $35,000 car, which is primed for a 2017 launch
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Arctic sea ice extent breaks record low for winter

Arctic sea ice extent breaks record low for winter | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
With the ice cover down to 14.52m sq km, scientists now believe the Arctic is locked onto a course of continually shrinking sea ice
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World's biggest floating solar farm powers up outside London

World's biggest floating solar farm powers up outside London | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Five years in planning and due to be finished in early March, more than 23,000 solar panels will be floated on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir near Heathrow and used to generate power for local water treatment plants
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Scotland urged to adopt more ambitious carbon emissions target

Scotland urged to adopt more ambitious carbon emissions target | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
UK Committee on Climate Change says Holyrood should aim to reduce greenhouse gases by 61% over next 14 years
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Climate change deal: 'Zero carbon' laws promised by government 

Climate change deal: 'Zero carbon' laws promised by government  | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Climate laws will be tightened to cut carbon emissions effectively to zero, the government says.
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Europe's largest floating solar farm to open near Heathrow - BBC News

Europe's largest floating solar farm to open near Heathrow - BBC News | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
The biggest floating solar panel farm in Europe is being constructed on a reservoir near Heathrow.
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China's pollution problem gets hairy with 'nose-tache' to filter smog

China's pollution problem gets hairy with 'nose-tache' to filter smog | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Quirky video shows a population of ‘pollution survivors’ who have adapted by growing luxuriant nose hair
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Bill Gates: World will deliver 'clean energy breakthrough' within 15 years

Bill Gates: World will deliver 'clean energy breakthrough' within 15 years | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
Business Green: Tech billionaire predicts innovation will deliver the clean energy the world desperately needs, but only if young people, businesses, and governments step up to the plate
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How Northern European waters soak up carbon dioxide

How Northern European waters soak up carbon dioxide | Renewable energy | Scoop.it
The seas around the UK and other parts of northern Europe take up about 24 million tonnes of carbon a year - the mass equivalent to two million double-decker buses.
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