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20/10/2014
In a recent blog post, Secretary of State John Kerry described climate change as a "gathering storm," already affecting millions around the world and posing direct challenges to our national security and global stability. In a new report, the ...   
3/10/2014
The wind is so strong in Iowa and Kansas that more wind farms there could power the country's largest cities if only there was a way to move that electricity to where most people live.Enter Michael Skelly, a Houston businessman who ...   
25/9/2014
It’s not that international diplomacy won’t matter, but individual countries are already taking action to reduce carbon emissions for various reasons beyond worries about climate change. World leaders gathered at a United Nations summit ...   
9/9/2014
Ministers are determined to get fracking under way in the UK as fast as possible, so it's a 'fait accompli' in time for the election, writes Alex Stevenson. With a firm pro-fracking concensus in Parliament, only one thing can frustrate their ...   
4/9/2014
The Green party is positioning itself as the “real opposition” to the coalition, opening up a bitter fight with Labour on the left wing of UK politics, as the party’s key figures prepare to contest general election seats in ...   
28/8/2014
America's nuclear reactor fleet moved deeper into middle-aged crisis on Friday when operators decide to shut down two reactors at the troubled San Onofre power plant in California. They were the third and fourth reactors to be ...   
16/6/2014
History is often made by strong personalities wielding bold new political, economic or religious doctrines. Yet any serious effort to understand how and why societies change requires examination not just of leaders and ideas, but also of ...   
4/5/2014
In support of the dying nuclear power industry, the New York Times Editorial Board has penned an inadvertent epitaph. Appearing in the May 2 edition, The Right Lessons from Chernobyl twists and stumbles around the paper's own reporting. ...   
15/4/2014
A row is still simmering within the European commission over landmark targets for greenhouse gas emissions, hours before they are published on Wednesday.The row, which jeopardises international negotiations on climate change, has been ...   
6/4/2014
An unexplained blast this week at a liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility in rural Washington state, which injured workers, forced an evacuation and raised alarm about a potentially large second explosion, could focus attention on the risk of ...   
14/2/2014
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 ...   
21/1/2014
Nuclear power is the energy dream that refuses to die, despite serious accidents at Windscale (1957), Three Mile Island (1979), Chernobyl (1986) and Fukushima (2011). Many of the arguments that were employed in favour of nuclear in the ...   
19/11/2013
Japan isn`t the only country walking away from climate promises. When Japan dramatically slashed its plans last week for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, from 25 percent to just 3.8 percent compared to 2005 figures, the ...   
13/11/2013
The nuclear power industry is melting down in America, and in the rest of the Western Hemisphere too. Nuclear plants still generate nearly 20 percent of electricity in the U.S. But a report by investment research firm Morningstar in its ...   
24/10/2013
The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty, and Economics for a Warming Worldby William D. NordhausYale University Press, 378 pp., $30.00 1. Forty years ago a brilliant young Yale economist named William Nordhaus published a ...   
21/10/2013
The British energy secretary, Ed Davey, has signed the first new nuclear contract with French state-backed utility firm EDF, admitting only a clairvoyant could know the true cost to the taxpayer of the 35-year contract because of the uncertainty ...   
9/10/2013
France and Bulgaria have already banned it, and in Britain the government’s attempts to promote it have led to heated demonstrations in the countryside. It is complicating Germany’s attempts to wean itself from fossil fuels and forcing Russia to ...   
25/9/2013
Forever is a long time.Definitely way too long for opponents of France’s first-in-the-world ban on hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.Back when it was passed in 2011, many thought the ban would be the final word on ...   
24/9/2013
A string of plant closures, project cancellations and other setbacks has raised new doubts about the future of nuclear power in the United States, but there's disagreement about whether the retrenchment will be limited and temporary or the ...   
20/9/2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed the country`s first Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants to combat climate change and improve public health. The newly proposed standards are meant ...   
15/9/2013
The Liberal Democrats have embraced nuclear power for the first time in their 25-year history on the grounds that it will help Britain tackle climate change. In a historic reversal of policy, hundreds of members on Sunday voted in favour ...   
13/9/2013
The promise to rescind Australia's carbon tax is causing some conservatives to throw bouquets, but climate advocates are downplaying the impact that the federal election Down Under might have on American efforts to price emissions. Prime ...   
21/8/2013
In investor reports and promotional efforts, utilities are increasingly touting their services to a lucrative growing customer base: cloud computing and data centers."From Loudoun County in Northern Virginia to Mecklenburg County in ...   
5/8/2013
Michael Fallon's comments in private meeting herald shale gas exploration from Hampshire to Kent that risks putting Tories on collision course with heartland supportThe energy minister Michael Fallon has warned privately that fracking ...   
4/8/2013
The energy minister Michael Fallon has warned privately that fracking might soon face fierce resistance from the middle classes in Conservative heartlands as he heralded further exploration across swaths of southern England. Fallon, a ...   

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