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We now have an answer to why global temperatures have risen less quickly in recent years than predicted in climate change models. (It’s necessary to add immediately that the issue is only the rate of that rise, since the 10 hottest years on ...
The Obama administration is concerned that a recent and growing spate of premature U.S. reactor closures could threaten the country's aggressive climate goals, a top Energy Department official said today.Pete Lyons, DOE's assistant ...
South Korea has revised down its future reliance
power, although growing energy demand and the shutdown of aging reactors mean it is still likely to need more nuclear
-fired plants over the coming two decades.
is finding it increasingly difficult to profitably operate existing reactors - especially ageing reactors requiring refurbishments - let alone build new ones.
This year has been the nuclear
's annus horribilis ...
While I was in Beijng last month to talk about online communication and climate change at a conference organized by Yale and Renmin University, I visited with Zou Ji, the deputy director of China’s National Center for Climate Change ...
The government’s decision to lower its carbon emissions target immediately came under widespread criticism from international negotiators at U.N. climate talks in Poland, with one environmental group calling it “a bad joke.”The United ...
China, the EU and environmentalists criticised Japan at U.N. climate talks on Friday for slashing its greenhouse gas emissions target after its nuclear
was shuttered by the Fukushima disaster.
The Japanese government on ...
Dave Belote was sleeping on his cot at Camp Victory in Iraq early one morning in 2004 when he awoke to the sound of deadly mortar rounds exploding on base a scant 50 yards away. Suddenly, it clicked: "It would be a really good thing to stop ...
South Korea should reduce
power as advised by a working group last month but should clarify how many new reactors will be added in absolute terms, participants at a public congressional hearing said on Thursday.
It started with a few bogus safety certificates for cables shutting a handful of South Korean nuclear
reactors. Now, the scandal has snowballed, with 100 people indicted and Seoul under pressure to rethink its reliance
South Korea should reduce
power in view of public discontent with corruption in the industry
and Japan's difficulty tackling the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster, a group weighing up the problem said on ...
France’s constitutional court upheld a ban on hydraulic fracturing, ruling that the law against the energy-exploration technique known as fracking is a valid means of protecting the environment.The 2011 law “conforms to the constitution” and ...
Earlier this month, when business boosters, community organizers and labor advocates gathered to brainstorm about diversifying the economy in West Virginia's coalfields, one alternative was mentioned over and over: The boom in natural gas ...
Work is to begin on the largest tidal turbine energy project in Europe after the Scottish government approved it.MeyGen is to install the tidal array in stages in the Pentland Firth, between Orkney and the Scottish mainland.It ...
Jiang Kejun may be one of the few Beijing residents who see a ray of hope in the smog engulfing the city. A researcher in a state energy institute, he is an outspoken advocate of swiftly cutting China's greenhouse gas output, and he says public ...
PAUL JAY, SENIOR EDITOR, TRNN: Welcome to The Real News Network. I'm Paul Jay in Baltimore.On June 25, President Obama made a speech announcing his new climate change policies. Was his strategy a guarantee of climate change disaster, or a ...
A few years ago when you headed from Bismarck in central North Dakota up towards Williston in the state's north-west it might have seemed you were heading from nowhere to nothing. You'd drive on empty roads by the badlands of the Theodore ...
As China pushes an aggressive expansion of nuclear
power it is running into a major stumbling block - a breakdown of trust, post-Fukushima, in official assurances of public safety.
A plan to build a $6 billion uranium processing plant in ...
It's logical to be concerned about the economic impact on South Carolina of the Obama administration's efforts to reduce
our nation's greenhouse gas emissions. But equally significant is the cost of inaction, and the benefits our state will reap ...
In no other industry
today is it more obvious to see the culmination of affects of social, political, economic, and ecological instability than in the global production of food. As a defining characteristic of civilization itself, it is no wonder ...
State of the Union addresses are wearying rituals, in which stitched-together lists of never-gonna-happen goals are woven into idealistic catchphrases, analyzed as rhetoric by an unqualified panel of poetry-critic-for-a-night political reporters, ...
Last week, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg came to Columbia University to help launch the university's new Center on Global Energy Policy at the School of International and Public Affairs. Mayor Bloomberg struck an important theme that is ...
As prices for carbon emissions continue to languish, Berlin is planning to cancel some key subsidy programs aimed at increasing reliance
on renewable energies. Germany and other European countries seem uninterested in fixing the ...
President Barack Obama says his picks to guide energy and environmental policy in his second term will lead the charge against global warming, a fight that may have one immediate beneficiary: natural gas.
Obama picked Ernest Moniz, a ...
France has doubled its capacity target for photovoltaic power generation and offered more financial support to small solar power farms that use European-made panels in a bid to rescue the country's ailing solar industry
Energy Minister ...