- “Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit a New Record in 2017, UN Says” • The amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere hit a new record last year with emissions showing no sign of slowing down, the UN World Meteorological Organization said. The annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin dashed hopes for a slowdown in emissions of CO2. [Reuters UK]
- “Peak Oil and Drastic Oil Shortages Imminent, Says IEA” • With the current lack of new exploration, peak oil will be hit well before 2020, according to the International Energy Agency. This means that a collapse of oil supply to half of its current size within only six years simply cannot be compensated by new oil discoveries. [CleanTechnica]
- “Colorado Joins California Low Emission Vehicle Program in Rebuke to Trump” • Under the Clean Air Act, only California got a waiver permitting it to impose stricter vehicle emissions rules than the federal standard, though other states are free to adopt the California rules if they wish to. Colorado is the thirteenth state to do so. [CleanTechnica]
- “Trump Confuses Climate Change with Weather, Prompting Widespread Despair” • Donald Trump again confused weather with climate change, suggesting cold weather means global warming is not real. ‘I have never had a student dumb enough to make the kind of inference Trump is making,’ one professor and former Bush adviser says. [The Independent]
- “Maryland Puts Value of Solar at $7 Billion over 10 Years” • As part of a broader investigation begun in 2016, the Public Service Commission of Maryland issued its final report on the benefits and costs of solar resources in Maryland. It found economic returns of over $7 billion over the coming decade, if new solar keeps up its growth drive. [CleanTechnica]
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