IS the Earth getting hotter or colder? Why should we care? Here's what we know and don't know about our planet's changing climate. What is climate change? The planet's climate has constantly been changing over time. The Earth's average temperature is about 15C, but some evidence suggests it has fluctuated between much higher and much lower in the past. However, the current period of warming is occurring more rapidly than many past events. Climate scientists are concerned that the natural fluctuation is being overtaken by a huge human-induced warming that has serious consequences for the stability of the planet's climate. What is causing climate change? A natural function of the Earth's atmosphere is to keep in some of the heat that is lost from the Earth. This is known as the greenhouse effect. The atmosphere allows the heat from the Sun (short-wave radiation) to pass through to heat the Earth's surface. The Earth's surface then gives off heat (long-wave radiation). This heat is … [Read more...] about What is climate change? The definition, causes and effects
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Russia is looking at how to develop a market for hydrogen in Europe, a move that would help maintain demand for one of its primary exports as governments everywhere work to cut pollution.Gazprom PJSC, the Russian company that’s the dominant exporter of natural gas into Europe, is exploring ways to produce emissions-free hydrogen from its fuel and create a $175 billion a year market by 2050, according to a presentation executives from the company made in Brussels last month. That would be bigger than the $110 billion value of Europe’s existing natural gas supply last year. The effort would bring Russia in step with the government of Japan, oil major Royal Dutch Shell Plc and a handful of companies that are promoting fuel cells and hydrogen as an alternative to electricity generation and transportation fed by fossil fuels. Read More Russian Gas Exports to Boom Despite U.S. Pressure and Rivalry With Europe working to make dramatic reductions in greenhouse … [Read more...] about Russia Looks to Hydrogen as Way to Make Gas Greener for Europe
Robin Marshall Friday, September 28, 2018, 00:24 We asked several of the leading names in the property development business to assess Hungary’s green credentials when it comes to commercial real estate. Here are the thoughts of Nikolett Püschl, development and leasing manager at Atenor; Mihály Schrancz, development director at Property Market Ingatlanfejlesztő Kft., and Árpád Török, CEO of TriGranit. Mihály Schrancz BBJ: How “green” would you say the construction business is in Hungary now? NP: The evolution of the Hungarian commercial real estate related construction business to be green started eight-to-ten years ago, and since then it has been continuously developing and beginning to drive the market. Green certifications are the future as 100% of the newly-built office buildings have green certification, most of them already by the design stage. So green and sustainable solutions have become basic criteria … [Read more...] about Market Talk: How Green is my Valley?
0 Post a comment Thursday, 27 September 2018 - Politics by Kristen Bounds - Reporter; Kingsbridge & Salcombe Gazette [email protected] A Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidate is supporting an amendment to new planning permission rules designed to ensure second home owners contribute financially to the communities they are jeopardising. New planning permission rules to use a house as a second home could make a radical change to South Hams towns that are being hollowed out by wealthy second home owners, said Totnes Lib Dem parliamentary candidate Caroline Voaden.Supporting an amendment put forward to the Lib Dem autumn conference in Brighton by former St Ives MP Andrew George, Caroline said:“This is not about punishing the rich or trying to expel them. This is a fair policy designed to ensure that those who are privileged enough to afford two, or even more homes, contribute financially to the communities they are jeopardising.”Caroline … [Read more...] about Lib Dem candidate supports second-home owners tax amendment
Scotland By Philip Sim BBC Scotland political reporter 4 September 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45099905 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel MSPs are returning from their holidays for a new term at Holyrood. Brexit continues to … [Read more...] about Back to the day job