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Germany's clean energy drive earned it a reputation as a green leader but a domestic row over coal has highlighted the challenge of balancing economic and environmental demands and threatens its ability to lead by example.Angela Merkel, ...
Since the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear
accident in Japan chilled global attitudes toward nuclear
power, the world has been slowly reconciling its discomfort with nuclear
and the idea that it may have a role to play in reducing greenhouse gas ...
The United States and India sought to put a contentious history behind them Sunday by declaring a new partnership on climate change, security and economic issues, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejected calls for India to match China`s ...
When President Barack Obama arrives in New Delhi on Sunday he will join the Indian capital's masses in breathing some of the world's filthiest air.
Hazy skies will serve as the backdrop to meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra ...
Germany's cabinet approved a new plan on Wednesday to slash CO2 emissions in order to meet its ambitious climate targets, but environmental groups criticized the government for not going further in reducing its reliance
on coal-fired power ...
A European Union goal to cut greenhouse gases by 40 percent by 2030, agreed early on Friday, sets the pace for a global deal to tackle climate change, pitting heavy industry
against green business.Industry bosses said they faced big ...
Whatever you may imagine, “peak oil” has not been discredited as a concept, a statement no less true for “peak fossil fuels.” Think of them instead as postponed. We are, after all, on a finite planet that, by definition, holds a finite amount ...
For all Angela Merkel's headline-grabbing "green revolution", Germany's image as a world leader on environmental policies is in danger of falling under the shadow of the smoke stack and a cloud of exhaust fumes.
Increasing dependence on ...
Our global environment has many problems. If the high volume of carbon emission is one, the low level of intellectual engagement with some of the major environmental challenges is surely another. There are, of course, many engaging and ...
After almost a decade of heated political debate, Australia has become the world's first developed nation to repeal carbon laws that put a price on greenhouse-gas emissions.In a vote that could highlight the difficulty in implementing ...
Florida's heavy reliance
on natural gas could make cutting carbon pollution under an ambitious plan unveiled Monday by the Obama administration easier to swallow.
The complex rule, touted as the strongest federal effort yet to combat ...
President Obama is expected to unveil an unprecedented plan on Monday to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s coal- and gas-burning power plants -- many of whose provisions are already in effect in New Jersey.
The state, which ...
The new coal plant here is an industrial fortress of boilers, tanks and towers that stretches across a lonely plateau in Inner Mongolia.
All day long and through the night, it vents huge gray clouds of steam and emits an awful ...
China, the EU and environmentalists criticized Japan at U.N. climate talks on Nov. 15 for slashing its greenhouse gas emissions target after its nuclear
was shuttered by the Fukushima disaster.The Japanese government on ...
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 ...