Enviro News Wrap: Solyndra's Impact on Nuclear; Renewable Energy's Advance; IEA's Warming on Carbon Emissions, and more...
GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week:
- Renewable energy is growing in America but its still a young industry with many challenges ahead. One of the best ways for renewable energy to gain traction is for large companies like Siemens to invest and become interested the success of new technologies.
- The attack of Solyndra and the loan guarantee model has threatened the nuclear industry since all nuclear plants need loan guarantees from the US government.
- More developments in PV Solar panel manufacturing.
- Those hurt by the Gulf Oil Spill are still fighting for compensation for damages done to them and their businesses.
- Oil prices are on the rise in the US, increased demand has reduced supply. Oil prices will fluctuate but as long as they stay high it will continue to be economical for oil companies and countries to explore and extract expensive oil, like the Alberta Oil-Tar Sands.
- While business as usual continues for global carbon emissions, global warming is taking hold and predictions for warming are re-adjusted upwards to accommodate data from the last few years.
- Foreign Affairs writes about global climate change negotiations and their inability thus far to fully accomodate the demands of climate change.
- Our generation is seeking to live long lives, this means we will see the earth carry the most humans ever that use the most resources ever.
- Climate change skepticism as a populist belief is mainly restricted to the countries that have benefited the most from the past 150 years of the industrial revolution: UK and the US.