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The leaders of the United Nations and World Ban
k have hatched a plan to make sure everybody in the world has access to electricity by 2030. It would involve a huge ramp-up in electricity generation, including continued growth in renewables, and ...
We are now at a tipping point that threatens to flip the world into a full blown climate
emergency. As the poorest and most vulnerable people of the world endure the increasingly damaging impacts of a warming world, tired excuses and calls to ...
The spruce man with the trim mustache and the grim-faced bodyguard is dozing in his seat. A flight attendant leaves him a hot towel, and then another. The bodyguard, who wears the uniform of the Kiribati National Police--the shoulder patch ...
The smoldering debate over whether coal
has a future in a low-carbon world has flared up with new intensity in Warsaw, the site of this month's annual United Nations negotiations  toward a global climate
treaty.With world coal
summit has opened in Warsaw, down the road from UN climate
talks. Poland stands accused of thumbing its nose at efforts to cut emissions by encouraging use of the most carbon-intense fuel. The BBC's Matt McGrath examined whether the ...
A few weeks after it finishes hosting United Nations talks on limiting fossil-fuel emissions, Poland may decide to double the size of one of its biggest coal
-burning power plants.
Prime Minister Donald Tusk in June revived a $3.8 billion ...
With fewer than 800 days left to agree a new UN pact on global warming, climate
negotiators gather in Warsaw next week armed with just the haziest outlines of a deal.
Following are the main issues facing the November 11-22 ...
After the hype in Stockholm comes the sober reality.
The world’s leaders now have a wealth of information on the causes and likely consequences of climate
change from the latest IPCC analysis - but what will they do about ...
The EPA is ready to roll out an updated version of proposed federal limits on how much carbon pollution can be released into the sky by future power plants. Already, critics say this pollution prevention initiative will ban
construction of new ...
Should oil and gas producers be allowed to hydraulically fracture wells even if there is a small but hard-to-quantify risk to the environment, property and human life?
That is the question politicians, environmentalists, local residents ...
President Obama is preparing regulations limiting carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants, senior officials said Wednesday. The move would be the most consequential climate
policy step he could take and one likely to provoke legal ...
The Mauna Loa Observatory sits atop a hillside on the big island of Hawaii. And while that sounds as if it must be a place of calm and tranquility, on May 10, it became the world’s messenger of doom.
Using its tracking equipment, the ...
If the public are bound to yield obedience to laws to which they cannot give their approbation, they are slaves to those who make such laws and enforce them. --Candidus in the Boston Gazette, 1772
Colorado Springs is Colorado`s second ...
Ripton environmentalist Bill McKibben delivered the keynote address at the March 16 Global Warming Conference in Montpelier. Excerpts:Last summer was very scary. By the time the summer was over, the Arctic had, in essence, melted. Eighty ...
I went to a meeting earlier this winter in the Colorado Governor`s Office. I’m not a regular.
The Governor, John Hickenlooper, Hick to his friends, had called the meeting with Boulder County Commissioners to discuss the county’s draft ...
A host of products and industrial processes are to be phased out from 2020, including some energy-efficient light bulbs, batteries and coal
technologies, as part of an international effort to reduce harmful mercury pollution.
The UK government recently lifted its moratorium on the controversial process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. The technique involves pumping fluids into a well to recover natural gas from shale rock.
However, fracking has ...
Yes, elections do have consequences, and those associated with a likely continuation of disastrous Obama administration energy policies will be huge. Now in this coming new year, with his hold on the Oval Office secure for a final term, the ...
As part of today's Autumn Statement, George Osborne is expected to approve the building of 30 gas-fired power stations, simplify the regulatory process for fracking and provide tax breaks for shale gas production in Lancashire as early as next ...
There’s a war going on that you know nothing about between a coal
ition of great powers and a small insurgent movement. It’s a secret war being waged in the shadows while you go about your everyday life.
In the end, this conflict may ...
Even before President Barack Obama took the stage for his victory speech Tuesday night, environmentalists were laying out their expectations for his second term: act on climate
change, whether it's through sweeping legislative action, regulatory ...
Just three short years ago, it appeared that North America was on the verge of finally kicking that nasty dirty energy addiction that has been crippling our economy and energy independence. The U.S. had elected a President Barack Obama who set ...
Gas is the new coal
. At least that's what the Obama administration seems to think. In accepting his nomination to run for a second term, President Obama pledged to "continue to reduce the carbon pollution that is heating our planet," and to ...
After giving away a chunk of his personal fortune to the cause of eliminating coal
-fired power plants, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is opening his checkbook in support of “responsible” extraction of natural gas by hydraulic fracturing.In an ...
Bulldozers and water sprayers are constantly shaping and wetting the 150,000-ton mountains of coal
here at CONSOL Energy Inc.'s shipping facility. A street sweeper cleans the roads at least three times a week, and a truck sprays water on roads, ...