Can solar energy be generated in old gas power plants?

Sohail Hasnie and Xavier Lara | Published: August 15, 2021 20:31:58 As signatories to the Paris Agreement, Central Asia’s fossil fuel rich countries have all committed to reduce emissions. Solar power is a natural alternative but the challenges are numerous. Solar power’s first criticism as being expensive is no longer there. Cheap solar power has […]

Handful of cities driving urban greenhouse gas emissions: study

A woman wearing a mask walks past buildings on a polluted day in Handan, Hebei province, China January 12, 2019. REUTERS

In per capita terms, however, emissions from cities in the richest parts of the world are still generally higher than those from urban centres in developing countries, researchers found in the study published in the Frontiers journal. The study compared greenhouse gas emissions reported by 167 cities in 53 countries, and found that 23 Chinese […]

Changes in farming practices could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 70% by 2036

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Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory participated in a study that shows innovation in technologies and agricultural practices could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from grain production by up to 70 percent within the next 15 years. Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of […]

Can Irish farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Can Irish farmers reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

Cork dairy farmer Harold Kingston turned to social media in May to voice his anger about how farmers are often portrayed as destroying the environment. Standing in a field of cows and pointing to a grove of trees planted when his father was a teenager, he said that it takes generations to farm the land. […]

General Motors hits the gas on electric, autonomous push

GM CEO Mary Barra said momentum is building for electric vehicles

GM CEO Mary Barra said momentum is building for electric vehicles. General Motors is hitting the accelerator on its drive towards electric autos, significantly boosting its near-term investments as it unveils new models and builds production capacity. The biggest US automaker announced it will raise spending by 30 percent to $35 billion through 2025 and […]

ED: Cutting down the methane

Matuail Landfill emits about four tons of methane gas into the atmosphere every single hour One of the major drivers of climate change in the world is methane, the impact of which is 80 times greater than that of carbon dioxide, and it is worrisome that Bangladesh has serious sources of methane emission across the […]

Flared natural gas latest prize in bitcoin miners’ energy quest

As the value of bitcoin soars and concerns rise about the  energy-intensive process needed to obtain it, cryptocurrency  entrepreneurs in the United States believe they have found a solution in  flared natural gas. Profitably creating, or mining, bitcoin and  other cryptocurrencies requires masses of computers dedicated to solving  deliberately complicated equations — an endeavor that […]

Fourteen US states sue Biden administration over oil and gas leasing pause

US President Joe Biden speaks about the mass shooting in Colorado from the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington, US, March 23, 2021. REUTERS

The legal actions, which seek to restore regular federal drilling auctions, come a day before the administration is set to launch a review of the oil and gas leasing programme Biden, a Democrat, in January signed an executive order putting on hold new leasing pending that review. During his election campaign, he pledged to end […]

Thousands of trees to be felled for new gas pipelines in Tangail

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Gas pipes to be used under the project kept at Pratima Banki in Sakhipur upazila of Tangail Dhaka Tribune Locals called on the authorities concerned to take an alternative initiative to set up gas pipelines without cutting down forest trees The government has decided to cut down thousands of social forestry and reserved forest trees […]