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22/11/2014
Next December, 196 nations will meet in Paris to agree a course of action to respond to climate change. They will do so under the auspices of the UN framework convention on climate change. This is an international treaty negotiated at the Earth ...   
22/11/2014
Less than a week after everybody celebrated the historical agreement on Nov. 17 between the United States and China on reduction of CO2 emissions, a very cold shower has come from India. Indian Power Minister Piyush Goyal has declared: ...   
19/11/2014
India is planning a fivefold increase in its solar power target, according to the country’s energy minister. Speaking at an event in New Delhi, Piyush Goyal said that India would boost its current target of 20 gigawatts of solar power ...   
17/11/2014
The G20 yesterday reasserted its commitment to "strong and effective action to address climate change", announcing new measures to promote energy and fuel efficiency and reaffirming its commitment to phasing out "inefficient fossil fuel ...   
17/11/2014
Germany has been credited for paving Europe’s way to a renewables-led, zero-carbon future. But the world’s true climate champion is Denmark, which has just set the bar another notch higher than Germany by proposing to accelerate its phase out of ...   
16/11/2014
World leaders have forced Australia to include stronger language on climate change in the G20 communique, but Tony Abbott told the summit that as the leader of a major coal producer he would be “standing up for coal”. The references ...   
13/11/2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has just issued a "final warning" that the window of opportunity for keeping global warming below the critical threshold of two degrees Celsius is fast closing. It came in the shape of the ...   
12/11/2014
The leaders of the world`s two biggest greenhouse gas emitting nations -- China and the United States -- today jointly pledged ambitious actions to limit climate change "for the common good." Emerging from their bilateral meeting during ...   
10/11/2014
Rich countries are subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by about $88bn (£55.4bn) a year to explore for new reserves, despite evidence that most fossil fuels must be left in the ground if the world is to avoid dangerous climate ...   
5/11/2014
German ambitions to generate the vast majority of its power from the sun, wind and other renewable sources by the middle of the century are at risk from cuts to solar subsidies and weak EU clean energy targets, industry and experts ...   
2/11/2014
The world faces a "very high risk of severe, widespread and irreversible" impacts from climate change without action to cut emissions, a major international report has warned. Experts warned there was little time before the window of ...   
25/10/2014
If Germany has taken a pioneering though risky role in shifting to renewable energy, then the tiny village of Feldheim -- population 150 -- is at its vanguard. The hamlet near Berlin is Germany's first to have left the national grid and ...   
25/10/2014
If Germany has taken a pioneering though risky role in shifting to renewable energy, then the tiny village of Feldheim - population 150 - is at its vanguard. The hamlet near Berlin is Germany's first to have left the national grid and ...   
23/10/2014
The boss of British Gas’s parent company has criticised the Government for allowing “old, dirty coal stations” to qualify for subsidies worth hundreds of millions of pounds in a scheme designed to promote green energy. Sam Laidlaw, the ...   
19/10/2014
EU leaders are likely to agree a new decade of climate and energy policy next week despite the "legitimate concerns" of several nations, Europe's climate boss said on Thursday. European Union leaders have set themselves a deadline of the ...   
17/10/2014
Of Indonesia’s 100 GW in new power generation capacity by 2035, half will be coal-fired, says IEA. Indonesia cannot build power stations fast enough. And neither can most of its Asian neighbors. Rapid economic and population growth are ...   
7/10/2014
Clean Coal Era Begins | Photo, Scientific American
On October 2, the Boundary Dam power plant in Saskatchewan became the first full-sized coal-fired boiler to capture the copious carbon dioxide that had previously billowed from its smokestack, preventing the greenhouse gas from entering the ...   
5/10/2014
Canada has switched on the first large-scale coal-fired power plant fitted with a technology that proponents say enables the burning of fossil fuels without tipping the world into a climate catastrophe. Boundary Dam CCS power plant in ...   
1/10/2014
Canada has switched on the first large-scale coal-fired power plant fitted with a technology that proponents say enables the burning of fossil fuels without tipping the world into a climate catastrophe. The project, the first ...   
30/9/2014
China is taking serious initiatives to reduce dependence on coal as it looks ready to unleash unprecedented measures to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) is spearheading efforts to ...   
29/9/2014
The United Nations Climate Summit in New York last week passed with many promises, but no firm pledges. Most notably, China’s vice-premier Zhang Gaoli promised his country would peak its carbon dioxide emissions “as soon as possible,” and ...   
28/9/2014
A year after Spain, the sunniest country in Europe, issued notice of a law forcing solar energy-equipped homes and offices to pay a punitive tax, architect Inaki Alonso re-installed a 250 watt solar panel on a beam over his Madrid roof ...   
25/9/2014
Australians like to think of themselves as green. Their island country boasts some 3 million square miles of breathtaking landscape. They were an early global leader in solar power. They’ve had environmental regulations on the books since ...   
24/9/2014
UK’s prime minister David Cameron said in a speech at the UN’s climate summit that the country is on track to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050 but that businesses and the poorest countries need assistance in order to thrive in a low-carbon ...   
22/9/2014
A controversial coal project that threatens Australia`s Great Barrier Reef and the climate makes no financial sense for investors, say analysts. Plans for greenfield mines in the Galilee Basin involve building new port terminals near the ...   

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