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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 ...
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 ...