Noticias

Viernes, 07 Septiembre 2012

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

The UNFCCC is proud to announce that the one billionth certified emission reduction (CER) credit under the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) will be issued today, marking an impressive milestone for the world's leading greenhouse gas offset mechanism. The CER will be issued to a project at a manufacturing plant in India that has switched its fuel source from coal and oil to locally gathered biomass.

Viernes, 31 Agosto 2012

Light goes out for incandescent bulbs

Phased ban on the sale of incandescent lightbulbs is completed following EU directive to reduce energy use of lighting

Light goes out for incandescent bulbs

After more than a century lighting up the world, the switch will be flicked off across the EU for the final time on incandescent bulbs on Saturday as the phased ban on their sale is completed. From 1 September, an EU directive aimed at reducing the energy use of lighting means that retailers will no longer be allowed to sell 40W and 25W incandescent bulbs. Similar bans came into effect for 60W and 100W incandescent bulbs over the past three years. The restrictions are predicted to save 39 terawatt-hours of electricity across the EU annually by 2020.

Earlier this year, the UK government said the ban would bring an "average annual net benefit" of £108m to the UK between 2010 and 2020 in energy savings. But the phase-out of incandescents has been met with resistance by some users who say replacement technologies, such as CFLs, halogens and LEDs, do not perform as well. Despite the substantial long-term financial savings promised, the higher upfront price of replacement bulbs has also been criticised by those opposing the ban.

Viernes, 31 Agosto 2012

Light goes out for incandescent bulbs

Phased ban on the sale of incandescent lightbulbs is completed following EU directive to reduce energy use of lighting

Light goes out for incandescent bulbs

After more than a century lighting up the world, the switch will be flicked off across the EU for the final time on incandescent bulbs on Saturday as the phased ban on their sale is completed. From 1 September, an EU directive aimed at reducing the energy use of lighting means that retailers will no longer be allowed to sell 40W and 25W incandescent bulbs. Similar bans came into effect for 60W and 100W incandescent bulbs over the past three years. The restrictions are predicted to save 39 terawatt-hours of electricity across the EU annually by 2020.

Earlier this year, the UK government said the ban would bring an "average annual net benefit" of £108m to the UK between 2010 and 2020 in energy savings. But the phase-out of incandescents has been met with resistance by some users who say replacement technologies, such as CFLs, halogens and LEDs, do not perform as well. Despite the substantial long-term financial savings promised, the higher upfront price of replacement bulbs has also been criticised by those opposing the ban.

Viernes, 27 Julio 2012

Mexico photovoltaic project to sell electricity to CFE

Mexico photovoltaic project to sell electricity to CFE

Hermosillo, Mexico, July 27, 2012 — Sonora Energy Group Hermosillo, S.A. announced that the installed capacity of its solar energy project called SEGH-CFE 1 in Puerto Libertad, Sonora will increase to 46.8 MW.

The original design was to build and operate a 39 MW solar project. However, after consulting further with our development and engineering partners, American Electric Technologies and ABB, the developers determined that a larger installed capacity will allow Sonora Energy Group Hermosillo to maximize its production permit and sell more than 106,728,000 kWh of electricity each year to the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico's national utility.

Viernes, 27 Julio 2012

Mexico photovoltaic project to sell electricity to CFE

Mexico photovoltaic project to sell electricity to CFE

Hermosillo, Mexico, July 27, 2012 — Sonora Energy Group Hermosillo, S.A. announced that the installed capacity of its solar energy project called SEGH-CFE 1 in Puerto Libertad, Sonora will increase to 46.8 MW.

The original design was to build and operate a 39 MW solar project. However, after consulting further with our development and engineering partners, American Electric Technologies and ABB, the developers determined that a larger installed capacity will allow Sonora Energy Group Hermosillo to maximize its production permit and sell more than 106,728,000 kWh of electricity each year to the Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), Mexico's national utility.

Miércoles, 06 Junio 2012

El cambio climático le costará a América Latina US$100.000 millones al año

América Latina y el Caribe sufrirán costos anuales mínimos de US$100.000 millones para el año 2050 debido al cambio climático, según un nuevo estudio.

El cambio climático le costará a América Latina US$100.000 millones al año

El derretimiento de los glaciares, la reducción en los rendimientos agrícolas, las inundaciones y las sequías son algunos de los cambios asociados al calentamiento global que impactarán en la región.

La cifra estimada representa "los costos mínimos con los impactos ya inducidos en la biósfera, son los cambios que ya están comprometidos en la atmósfera, estos cambios van a suceder", dijo a BBC Mundo Walter Vergara, Jefe de la División de Cambio Climático y Sostenibilidad del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, BID, e investigador líder del estudio.

Si mañana Estados Unidos y China acuerdan reducciones significativas de emisiones de CO2 lo que se hará es evitar daños adicionales, según el experto del BID.

"Ya estamos experimentando cambios en la intensidad de lluvias. El bioma coralino del Caribe, por ejemplo, va a sufrir un colapso porque la temperatura del mar va a aumentar", dijo Vergara.

Miércoles, 06 Junio 2012

El cambio climático le costará a América Latina US$100.000 millones al año

América Latina y el Caribe sufrirán costos anuales mínimos de US$100.000 millones para el año 2050 debido al cambio climático, según un nuevo estudio.

El cambio climático le costará a América Latina US$100.000 millones al año

El derretimiento de los glaciares, la reducción en los rendimientos agrícolas, las inundaciones y las sequías son algunos de los cambios asociados al calentamiento global que impactarán en la región.

La cifra estimada representa "los costos mínimos con los impactos ya inducidos en la biósfera, son los cambios que ya están comprometidos en la atmósfera, estos cambios van a suceder", dijo a BBC Mundo Walter Vergara, Jefe de la División de Cambio Climático y Sostenibilidad del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, BID, e investigador líder del estudio.

Si mañana Estados Unidos y China acuerdan reducciones significativas de emisiones de CO2 lo que se hará es evitar daños adicionales, según el experto del BID.

"Ya estamos experimentando cambios en la intensidad de lluvias. El bioma coralino del Caribe, por ejemplo, va a sufrir un colapso porque la temperatura del mar va a aumentar", dijo Vergara.

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

These figures are the result of a new analysis of sea levels and flood risk around the world, conducted by Climate Central and based on more detailed sea-level data than has previously been available. The analysis offers country-by-country estimates for populations at risk of regular flooding, accounting for a range of potential emissions reductions and for variations of sea level sensitivity to climate change.