Greenhouse Climate Control News

  • 10% more light in a new greenhouse concept: the Winterlight Greenhouse

    The Winterlight Greenhouse is a new greenhouse concept which gains 10% more light in winter and is currently under construction at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture in Bleiswijk. The Winterlight Greenhouse has a new type of screen system: Ludvig Svensson high transmittance screen and specially developed diffusing glass. Together with optimization of the construction, more than 10% light gain ...

  • UN says China to make Pledge for Climate Treaty this Month

    China is expected this month to formally submit its pledge for a global climate treaty that countries are seeking to finalize by December, the United Nations' top adviser on climate change said Thursday. Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a letter to Ban Ki-moon last week about the issue, U.N. assistant secretary-general Janos Pasztor told The ...


    By Associated Press

  • U.S. Can Meet or Exceed Its 2025 Climate Targets

    The United States can meet or even exceed its proposed commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent by 2025 (below 2005 levels) using existing federal laws and state actions, according to new analysis by World Resources Institute (WRI). The new study, Delivering on the U.S. Climate ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Global Climate in 2014 marked by extreme heat and flooding

    Record ocean heat, high land-surface temperatures and devastating flooding were some of the defining characteristics of the global climate in 2014, which was nominally the warmest year on record, although by a very small margin, according to a detailed analysis by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The WMO Statement on the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Global Climate in 2014 marked by extreme heat and flooding

    Record ocean heat, high land-surface temperatures and devastating flooding were some of the defining characteristics of the global climate in 2014, which was nominally the warmest year on record, although by a very small margin, according to a detailed analysis by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The WMO Statement on the ...

  • European Commissioner Connie Hedegaard welcomes major step forward to reduce some of the most dangerous greenhouse gases

    Today, the Council's Committee of Permanent Representatives has endorsed an agreement reached between the institutions on the Commission's proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases (F-gases). In welcoming the agreement, Climate Action Commissioner Connie Hedegaard said: "I am very happy to see that our proposal to limit fluorinated gases was unanimously supported by the ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • Mars, Incorporated Joins BICEP and Signs Climate Declaration to Promote Climate-Focused Policies

     BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy) today announced that Mars, Incorporated has joined Ceres’ BICEP coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies. In addition, Mars has signed BICEP's Climate Declaration, which calls upon federal policymakers to seize the American ...

  • Production and imports of fluorinated greenhouse gases fall in the EU

    Production of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) decreased by 5% within the EU in 2011, compared with 2010, when measured in absolute, metric tonnes, according to a recent report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Imports and sales of these powerful greenhouse gases (GHGs) also fell, by 6% and 12% respectively, ...

  • Edinburgh Sensors’ CO2 Monitors Used In Leading Greenhouse Climate Control System

    With accurate and reliable carbon dioxide monitoring being such an important part of horticultural climate control, Edinburgh Sensors is delighted to announce that its Guardian Plus range of carbon dioxide monitors has been integrated into Priva’s greenhouse climate management system. Priva is a world leader in the development and supply of sustainable technologies for ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • EOS climate partners with carrier, University Of Rochester on innovative chiller modernization project

    EOS Climate, Carrier and the University of Rochester in New York have teamed up on an innovative chiller modernization project that will bring advanced technology, environmental stewardship and cost savings to the combined medical center and educational campus. In its first phase, the project will prevent emissions of 56,000 metric tons of greenhouse gases, comparable to the annual carbon ...


    By EOS Climate

  • Big business, investors urge tough climate action

    Investors controlling tens of trillions of dollars have asked policymakers to write better and clearer rules, in order to enable the transition to a low carbon economy. They have signed a statement entitled Investment Grade Climate-Change Policy, which was commissioned by three global Institutional Investors Groups and the United ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • North American countries target “super” greenhouse gases

    Last night, the United States, Canada, and Mexico submitted a proposal to strengthen climate protection under the Montreal Protocol. The proposal targets the production and use of HFCs, a group of 'super' greenhouse gases. If accepted by the other Montreal Protocol Parties, the proposal would deliver climate mitigation equivalent to preventing over 100 billion tonnes of CO2 emissions. This is 10 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • GLOBE-Net predictions for 2009

    It is customary to wrap up the old year with predictions for the year ahead. GLOBE-Net offers its own list of things to look forward to in 2009 with respect to the ’business of the environment’. There will be nothing dramatically new in 2009 regarding the business of the environment in the sense that trends that are already evident will continue shape events in the near term. For example, spurred ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • MIT analysis shows how cap-and-trade plans can cut greenhouse emissions

    Researchers at MIT's Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research have produced a report concerning key design issues of proposed 'cap-and-trade' programs that are under consideration in the United States as a way of curbing greenhouse gas emissions. The first contribution of the three-part study found that, based on an examination of the European Union's system and of similar U.S. ...

  • US EPA chills progress towards regulating greenhouse gases

    The Bush administration has asked for public comment on a long list of options for controlling greenhouse gas emissions under existing federal law, but emphasized that it has no intention of pursuing any of them. The announcement confirms that the Bush administration will not move to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and will pass this concern on to the next president and to Congress. The ...

  • EUR 6bn awareness campaign aims to create virtual community of young `changers`

    The public awareness raising campaign on climate change launched by the European Commission in May 2006 moves into a final stage tomorrow that will focus on five Member States – Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria. Launched on World Environment Day, this third phase of the “You control climate change” campaign aims to initiate pro-active dialogue on climate change in these ...

  • Leading Corporations Cutting Greenhouse Gases says EPA

    EPA is today commending more than 150 businesses for working to reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and advance the nation's climate change strategy at the agency's Climate Leaders conference in Boulder, Colo. Currently the largest corporate greenhouse gas goal-setting program in the United States, Climate Leaders has partners located in all 50 states representing ten percent of U.S. ...

  • Bipartisan Climate Bill Squeaks Through Senate Panel

    WASHINGTON, DC, November 2, 2007 (ENS) - A Senate subcommittee on Thursday approved bipartisan legislation that would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions some 60 percent by mid-century. But the measure still faces an uphill battle, as some lawmakers are concerned about the economic impacts of mandatory greenhouse gas controls and others fear the targets in the bill are too timid. The ...

  • Vermont Court: States Can Control Greenhouse Emissions from Cars

    BURLINGTON, Vermont, September 12, 2007 (ENS) - A federal court in Vermont today sided with the states that have adopted new clean car standards enacted by California in a decision that paves the way for new limits on greenhouse gas emissions from automobiles. These standards are expected to reduce global warming emissions from cars some 30 percent when fully implemented in 2016. ...

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