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NREL Releases Report Describing Guidelines for PV Manufacturer Quality Assurance

NREL - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 08:00
The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released an updated proposal that will establish an international quality standard for photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing. The document is intended for immediate use by PV manufacturers when producing modules on an industrial scale so they can increase investor, utility, and consumer confidence in PV system performance.
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Ontario and Quebec sign cap-and-trade deal, urge Ottawa to take leadership role

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:19
Source: Montreal Gazette - As Quebec and Ontario announced that they would link their carbon markets, they urged Ottawa to work more closely with the provinces to curb climate change
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Ontario confirms it will join Quebec, California in carbon market

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:19
Source: Reuters - Ontario will join a cap-and-trade market set up by Quebec and California to reduce carbon emissions and slow the pace of climate change, provincial Premier Kathleen Wynne said on Monday.
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China to surpass U.S. as top cause of modern global warming

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:19
Source: Reuters - China is poised to overtake the United States as the main cause of man-made global warming since 1990, the benchmark year for U.N.-led action, in a historic shift that may raise pressure on Beijing to act.
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Japan's CO2 emissions hit second-highest on record

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:19
Source: Reuters - Japan's greenhouse-gas emissions rose to the second-highest on record in the year ended March 2014, revised government figures showed on Tuesday, reflecting a rise in coal-fired power after the indefinite closure of nuclear power plants.
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France to invest two billion euros of climate-linked finance in India

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:19
Source: RTCC - France will invest two billion euros in clean energy and efficiency projects in India, president Francois Hollande announced last week.
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Sustainable development won't happen without the means to implement it

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:19
Source: Guardian Global Development -
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Scrap fossil fuel subsidies now and bring in carbon tax, says World Bank chief

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:19
Source: Guardian - Jim Yong Kim calls for five-point plan to deliver low-carbon growth, including removal of incentives to exploit oil, gas and coal
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MIT holds debate on divestment as part of 'climate change conversation'

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:19
Source: MIT Tech - MIT became the first university to hold an administration-sponsored debate on fossil fuel divestment last Thursday, amid demands from student group Fossil Free MIT (FFMIT) that the Institute reallocate what they call “investments that will lock us in to catastrophic climate change.”
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Climate change has made a sailboat race through the Arctic possible

UNFCCC headlines - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 07:19
Source: Quartz - A sailing race across the icebound Northwest Passage is being planned for 2017, through a route the organizers say has been made possible by climate change.
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Environment council finishes its largest congress

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:59
Source: Korea Joongang Daily - The International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (Iclei), a global association of local governments and organizations committed to sustainable development, concluded its largest-ever congress in Seoul on Sunday.
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India plans push for green bonds

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:59
Source: Livemint - The government has approached at least eight lenders to raise low-cost and long-term funds to help finance the plan
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Modi gifts 'Tree of Life' painting to French President

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: PTI - Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who wound up his first visit to France, gifted President Francois Hollande a painting titled 'Tree of Life' which reflects the traditional societal respect for nature in India.
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Forests can soak up a third of carbon emissions

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: eco-business.com - Report commissioned by Prince Charles’s charity says protecting tropical forests could enable them to absorb billions of tonnes of the Earth’s emissions of carbon.
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New Zealand's forests shrinking, warns greenhouse gas emissions report

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: eco-business.com - New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions fell by 1.4 per cent year on year in 2013, but deforestation is continuing apace, according to a government report out Friday.
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France urges Australia to stick to its climate commitment

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: ABC Australia - World leaders will decide on future emissions targets at a UN meeting in Paris at the end of the year and the Federal Government is coming under international pressure to take an ambitious position.
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Ottawa requests provincial input to devise national climate-change plan

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: Globe and Mail - Canada’s fight against global warming is taking a big step forward Monday, when Premier Kathleen Wynne formally announces Ontario’s plan for a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions
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Vancouver commits to run on 100% renewable energy

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: Guardian - Canadian city of 600,000 people is the latest to announce it will use only green energy for electricity, transportation, heating and air conditioning within 20 years
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Pope Francis is a powerful messenger for climate change

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: Quartz - This summer, Pope Francis plans to release an encyclical letter in which he will address environmental issues, and very likely climate change.
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Get ambitious on emissions cuts (opinion)

UNFCCC headlines - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 07:39
Source: Japan Times -
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