People seem to think that adaptation to climate change is a free good. Some people tout it as a "no regrets" alternative to questionable mitigation efforts such as decarbonization. It is certainly not free and if the projected changes fail to occur it can easily be very bad.
African Development Bank breaks with anti-fossil fuel banks to fund coal power, prosperity.
USAID's goal should be real development, not this kind of spooky anti-development.
Five "multilateral development banks," along with the European Investment Bank and Islamic Development Bank, released a joint report on what they call “climate finance” – which last year jumped a whopping 30% – to a staggering $34 billion dollars! How does this impact getting energy to the poor?
The request for information invites us "to think boldly about the opportunities for advancing environmental research and education into its next stage through a lens focused on economic competitiveness and/or national security."
The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol would make air conditioning less efficient and more expensive.
Energy efficiency means doing the same job with less energy. If performance is degraded then this is energy rationing or restriction, not energy efficiency. DOE has no statutory authorization or mandate to impose energy rationing or restriction on appliances.
EPA is asking for your input! EPA is considering changing how it does cost and benefit analysis for new regulations. This is great news, because the Agency's analyses have often been biased in favor of regulation, sometimes to the point of absurdity.
The Greens have launched a massive and coordinated attack on EPA's proposed regulation to end the use of "secret science" in Agency rule making.
Strengthening transparency in regulatory science.
Commenting is easy. Just click on the "Comment Now!" button and write or paste in your comment.
This particularly hurts Sub-Saharan Africa, where only a small fraction of the people has access to electricity.
Many researchers (or their institutions) are likely to want their work to be EPA usable, even if EPA does not fund it. They will then adopt usability practices from the beginning, which may be a new way of doing research. This is exactly what the open science movement is calling for.
Loss and damage is diplomatic code for the idea that the developed countries, especially America, should pay the developing countries for the bad things that they attribute to climate change. This includes pretty much all bad weather, plus the supposed effects of sea level rise, and who knows what else.
The question is what, if anything, will Pompeo do about the Bonn semi-summit? So far the answer is nothing. The US negotiating team is still basically unchanged from the Obama era. It is led by Obama appointee Trigg Talley.