Putting a price on carbon

carbon tax

Carbon cap and trade/ ETS Carbon cap and trade systems are regulations in which countries, provinces, states, and even cities, set a limit (a cap) on the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions industries/ power plants can emit. (Carbon pricing plans incorporating...


The United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference

World leaders gather every year for the United Nations Framework Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) to assess progress in dealing with anthropogenic climate change and negotiate protocols and treaties between countries to further address the plethora of issues. These meetings include the following discussions: plans for global...


Decoupling and Divestment to Reach Sustainability

decoupling and divestment

Decoupling in eco-environmental terms can be defined as a striving for economic growth without creating corresponding environmental impacts. Nations, industries, and corporations will still reach full potential and economic growth, and perhaps even greater potential, by following sustainable practices. Economic growth for industry can be achieved...


Micro-grids spread across Africa

microgrids in Africa

Communities in developing countries (such as India and countries in Africa), especially those in remote locations, benefit from the deployment of micro-grids. As African nations push for rural electrification, they look to micro-grids as a solution to the problem. Micro-grids that use renewable energy are more...


Is Nuclear Energy Needed to Fight Climate Change?

nuclear power plants

When looking at climate solutions for clean energy generation, it is reasonable and prudent to look at both renewable energy (the obvious choice); as well as nuclear energy (which is non-renewable, and a not-so-obvious choice). How Much Better Is Renewable Energy Than Coal? The reason...