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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 ...   
4/8/2013
A warning that fracking may soon lead to fierce resistance from middle-class southern nimbys has been given by the energy minister Michael Fallon. Fallon, a strong supporter of shale gas, told a private meeting in Westminster: "We are ...   
18/7/2013
Shale gas fracking companies should not be granted tax breaks, a leading Downing Street adviser has said, because their operations are likely to be profitable without such incentives – even as the government prepared to offer developers a new ...   
18/7/2013
The agency's headquarters was officially renamed the William Jefferson Clinton Federal Building on Wednesday, and the former president and his EPA chief used the occasion to tout past successes and claim some credit for laying the groundwork for ...   
4/7/2013
Prime minister David Cameron has today cut the ribbon on the London Array, the world's largest offshore wind farm, in a move that serves to underline Number 10's support for the UK's burgeoning wind energy sector. The 175 turbine project ...   
2/7/2013
President Obama recently presented the latest version of his Climate Policy. In addition to expanding on the scope of previous plans that would increase clean energy supplies, energy efficiency, and reduce high global warming potential gases, the ...   
25/6/2013
Barack Obama has taken an historic step forward in confronting climate change, asserting his power as US president to cut carbon pollution and protect future generations from catastrophic global warming. In a speech on Tuesday at ...   

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