Carbon-Credit Surplus Could Soon Turn to Shortage

Hundreds of companies plan to achieve their climate goals using carbon credits to offset the emissions they can’t eliminate on their own. Soon there might not be enough of the credits to go around.

Despite record demand for carbon credits last year, supply of new offsets has still outpaced demand. That has created a surplus that has has kept most carbon credits cheap.

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Scientists warn South Florida coastal cities will be affected by sea level rise

MIAMI - Sea level rise is increasing at a dramatic rate. Scientists at the University of Miami warn that if we don't act soon, coastal cities and towns will slowly diminish.

Scientists say a few decades from now, downtown Miami will be underwater.

The tide is coming in and eventually it's not going to go back out," says Dr. Harold Wanless, a Geologist and Professor of Geography and Sustainable Development at University of Miami

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How to Start Your Career in Clean Energy

So, you’re starting out your career and you’re interested in clean energy. Or maybe you’re looking to switch gears and work towards a good cause. Wherever you are on your career path, the Department of Energy (DOE) wants to talk to you! “Clean energy” refers to forms of energy generation that power our communities without depleting natural resources or emitting harmful pollutants into our atmosphere. We’re going to need all hands on deck — including yours — to transition to clean energy, combat the effects of the climate crisis, and ensure our national security through energy independence.

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Historic Investment in Partnerships for 70 Climate-Smart Commodities and Rural Projects

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the Biden-Harris Administration through the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first pool of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding opportunity, with projects from the second funding pool to be announced later this year. Ultimately, USDA’s anticipated investment will triple to more than $3 billion in pilots that will create market opportunities for American commodities produced using climate-smart production practices. These initial projects will expand markets for climate-smart commodities, leverage the greenhouse gas benefits of climate-smart commodity production and provide direct, meaningful benefits to production agriculture, including for small and underserved producers. Applicants submitted more than 450 project proposals in this first funding pool, and the strength of the projects identified led USDA to increase its investment in this opportunity from the initial $1 billion Vilsack announced earlier this year.

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FACT SHEET: White House Takes Action on Climate by Accelerating Energy Efficiency Projects Across Federal Government

Today, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the Climate Smart Buildings Initiative, which will leverage public-private partnerships to modernize Federal buildings to better meet agencies’ missions, create good-paying jobs, and cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Through this initiative, the government will dramatically expand its partnership with the private sector to upgrade existing Federal buildings — paying for today’s needed renovations with tomorrow’s energy savings without requiring upfront taxpayer funding.

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What is Bioenergy?

Bioenergy is a form of renewable energy generated when we burn biomass fuel. Biomass fuels come from organic material such as harvest residues, purpose-grown crops and organic waste from our homes, businesses and farms.

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Find out how organic matter is used to generate clean electricity and carbon neutral gas.

Bioenergy refers to electricity and gas that is generated from organic matter, known as biomass. This can be anything from plants and timber to agricultural and food waste – and even sewage.

The term bioenergy also covers transport fuels produced from organic matter. But on this page, we’re just focusing on how it’s used to generate electricity and carbon neutral gas.

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Bioenergy Resources and Technologies

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) defines bioenergy as all energy derived from biofuels, which are fuels derived from biomass (that is, matter of biological origin). These biofuels can be subdivided into three types, solid, liquid, and gas and by origin, forest, agriculture, and municipal waste.

In the past decade, bioenergy has seen an uptick in interest from the international community. While instability in oil regions has been one factor in the shift towards renewable energy resources, other factors such as demand for self-supply energy commodities, increase in energy security, stimulate rural development, reduce the impact of energy use on climate change, and provide a clean more environmentally friendly energy source have played a large role in the promotion of bioenergy resource development.

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