Yes, the U.S. can reduce emissions 80% by 2050 — in six graphs

Yes, the U.S. can reduce emissions 80% by 2050 — in six graphs

grist.org 25 Nov '14, 7pm

The good news: There is no substantial technical or economic barrier that would prevent the U.S. from reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050, a target that would help put the world on track to limit global average temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius. In fact, there are multiple pathways to that target, each involving a different mix of technologies. Achieving the goal would cost only around 1 percent of GDP a year out through 2050, and if we started now, we could allow infrastructure to turn over at its natural rate, avoiding stranded assets.

If you liked solar roadways, you’re going to love the Shweeb SkySMART!

treehugger.com 25 Nov '14, 4pm
If you liked solar roadways, you’re going to love the Shweeb SkySMART!

Remember the Shweeb? It's the pedal-powered monorail transit system that won a million bucks from Google . It started in an amusement park in...

World Bank to focus its financing on 'all forms of renewable energy' - The Ecologist

theecologist.org 25 Nov '14, 3pm
World Bank to focus its financing on 'all forms of renewable energy' - The Ecologist

The focus is on being able to ramp up our lending and the leveraging of our lending into all forms of renewable energy. That's the strategy. ...

New #data on Europe’s 14 325 largest industrial facilities: 1% of plants cause 50% of damages. ht…

eea.europa.eu 25 Nov '14, 8am
New #data on Europe’s 14 325 largest industrial facilities: 1% of plants cause 50% of damages. ht…

Fifty percent of the damage costs were caused by just 147 facilities, or 1 % of the 14 325 facilities assessed over the period 2008 to 2012. ...

WWF is thankful for you! Watch our thank-you video: (via @World_Wildlife)

worldwildlife.org 25 Nov '14, 8am

Each year on Thanksgiving, we like to show our appreciation for our generous supporters. Your support has allowed us to continue our vital wo...

Energy

New wind energy poll: 75% want to keep production tax credit for wind energy.

New wind energy poll: 75% want to keep production tax credit for wind energy.

awea.org 25 Nov '14, 6pm

New national poll: Wide majorities of both Republicans and Democrats want more American wind power, back PTC extension November 25, 2014 Wash...

Bluestar Elkem to purchase REC Solar: Move is designed to expand Elkem’s presence in the solar in...

renewableenergyfocus.com 25 Nov '14, 9pm

REC Solar ASA has reached an agreement with Bluestar Elkem Investment Co. Ltd. of Hong Kong, whereby Bluestar Elkem will purchase 100% of the...

US Planning Largest Wind-Energy Auction Off Massachusetts

renewableenergyworld.com 25 Nov '14, 3pm

NEW YORK -- The U.S. Interior Department is planning the nation’s largest competitive auction for offshore wind projects, 742,000 acres off M...

Transportation

Driving all 50 U.S. states in Model S:

teslamotors.com 25 Nov '14, 8pm
Driving all 50 U.S. states in Model S:

Lita Elbertson had never seen a lake before she decided join her friend Michael Fritts on an epic cross-country tour of the United States. In...

Fashion

#Luiis_3x ] The Attendant: London’s 19th Century Toilet Converted into a Haven for Coffee Lov... ...

inhabitat.com 25 Nov '14, 3pm
#Luiis_3x ] The Attendant: London’s 19th Century Toilet Converted into a Haven for Coffee Lov... [ #Luispokel ]

The Attendant serves not only coffee, but has breakfast and lunch menus, serving food seven days a week. It provides protection from the elem...

Enhancing Livability in Turkey and in Cities Worldwide

EMBARQ Turkey’s Livable Cities Symposium will highlight the importance of bikeability and wal...

"How a hotel chain led #greenbuildings in India":@USGBC,@Prasanto,@Cisco @ITC...

usgbc.org 25 Nov '14, 6am
"How a hotel chain led #greenbuildings in India":@USGBC,@Prasanto,@Cisco @ITCHotels

This article first appeared on Cisco's Technology News Site, The Network. When Hillary Clinto...

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