Ecology and Environment

28.08.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Plea: urgent – shift from non-renewable to renewable energy!

Plea: urgent – shift from non-renewable to renewable energy!

Recently, the Bangladesh government has set its target for power generation. According to “Power System Master Plan 2010″ announced by government, power generation target is 39,000MW against a demand of 38,000MW by 2030, where half of the generation will come from domestic and imported coal-fired power plants. It also forecast … »

28.08.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Renewables as baseload power? Yes.

Renewables as baseload power? Yes.

As pointed out in this article, some environmentalists and clean energy advocates remain skeptical that a nuclear-free, carbon-free energy system is attainable; and we’ve had a few strong and interesting responses to my recent post The archaic nature of baseload power–or why electricity will become like long-distance.  In … »

12.08.2015 Pressenza IPA

August 13th is Earth Overshoot Day this year

August 13th is Earth Overshoot Day this year

Carbon emissions continue pushing the Ecological Footprint further above the planet’s annual budget (OAKLAND, CA, USA) — AUGUST 13, 2015 —In less than eight months, humanity has used up nature’s budget for the entire year, with carbon sequestration making up more than half of the demand on nature, according … »

04.08.2015 Deutsche Welle

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change

Obama unveils landmark regulations to combat climate change

US President Barack Obama has unveiled a landmark decision to tackle climate change. Republicans were quick to criticize it, with some saying it would have “devastating consequences” for the US economy. In a bid to combat climate change, US President Barack Obama announced the Clean Power … »

14.07.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Belo Monte Dam May Begin Operations Despite Noncompliance

Belo Monte Dam May Begin Operations Despite Noncompliance

The dam has failed to comply with conditions for the protection of the health, integrity and way of life of affected communities. Organizations reiterate the validity of the precautionary measures granted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in favor of the indigenous communities of the Xingú River basin, … »

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