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Qatar-based author Mari Luomi says the Persian Gulf monarchies will have to change to be sustainable in the era of climate change. But reaping the benefits of the fossil fuel economy has blinded most of them to that.
DW: Why do you ...
Major international oil companies are buying off governments, according to the world's most prominent climate scientist, Prof James Hansen. During a visit to London, he accused the Canadian government of acting as the industry's tar sands ...
The surplus of permits in the EU’s carbon
market more than doubled last year to 2bn, according to fresh data that Brussels hope will rally support for its controversial plan to boost carbon price
s.The data – released by the European ...
Since the disappointment of Copenhagen in 2009, Australia has witnessed a concerted scare campaign against action on global warming. The scare campaign has been led by senior commentators in (Murdoch owned) News Limited papers, by conservative ...
On an arid mountain in Eureka County, Nev., a mining company believes it's struck the 21st century equivalent of gold.
The precious commodity is vanadium, a metal that can be extracted from shale rock and used to make powerful, ...
Whether or not Hurricane Sandy had a connection to climate change, climate change will make future
Hurricane Sandys more common, imposing enormous costs on cities.
Since we seem to lack the will to reduce this threat by cutting ...
"The main thing is the oneness of humanity," His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, said during an environmental summit Saturday in Portland.
"In 1959 I came from Tibet and escaped to India. Now the whole world has some ...
Adding more wind power to the grid in the PJM region--Mid-Atlantic power pool consisting of 13 states and Washington, DC--can lower gas and coal consumption and reduce regional wholesale energy market price
s, saving nearly $7 billion per year by ...
U.S. natural gas production is booming. According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), production grew by 23 percent from 2007 to 2012. Now--with production projected to continue growing in the decades ahead--U.S. lawmakers and ...
The National Journal has a long piece out, "The Coming GOP Civil War Over Climate Change: Science, storms, and demographics are starting to change minds among the rank and file."
Back in October 2010, NJ ran an article explaining, “The ...
Michael Levi is my favorite energy wonk -- and not just because we both had to endure waiting for hours in the cold outside the 2009 United Nations climate-change conference in Copenhagen. (Though he got in first.)
Levi, the senior ...
The European Parliament is due to vote for a second time on the proposed 'backloading' reforms to the EU's emissions trading scheme (ETS), according to an MEP on the influential Environment Committee.
Writing on Twitter this morning, Lib ...
Europe's program to halt climate change is in disarray with lawmakers in the region expressing concern the drift is undermining the planet's most significant effort to combat global warming.Representatives of political groups in the ...
State of the Union addresses are wearying rituals, in which stitched-together lists of never-gonna-happen goals are woven into idealistic catchphrases, analyzed as rhetoric by an unqualified panel of poetry-critic-for-a-night political reporters, ...
As the centerpiece of Europe's pledge to lead the global battle against climate change, the region's market for carbon
emissions effectively turned pollution into a commodity that could be traded like gold or oil. But the once-thriving pollution ...
Europe’s program to halt climate change is in disarray with lawmakers in the region expressing concern the drift is undermining the planet’s most significant effort to combat global warming.
Members of the European Parliament’s ...
The UK's energy policy is not "plausible" and a "crisis" is inevitable. That is the view of Peter Atherton, a respected utilities analyst who works for Liberum Capital, an investment bank in the City.
Atherton is convinced that ...
It's hard to make predictions, especially about the future
. But policymakers have to do just that as they craft rules that improve the economy, protect energy supplies and mitigate climate change.
To solve these problems, think tanks and ...
The UN climate conference in Bonn, Germany concluded with delegates expressing tempered optimism that a new global pact may be within reach. There remain strong divisions as developing nations demanded increased support.
The latest round ...
The right way to understand the potential of unconventional fuels like methane hydrates and tight oil is to closely examine their production rates and their price
s. If these fuels can be produced at large scales and profitable price
s, they very ...
To avoid 2 degrees of climate change, global carbon
emissions will need to be reduced by at least 50% by 2050. For developed countries such as Australia with higher carbon
emissions this will mean cuts closer to 80%: it essentially implies ...
On 16 April, the European Parliament rejected a proposal to reduce supply in the European emissions trading system (EU ETS). The European carbon price
crashed to never-before-seen lows immediately afterwards, reflecting just how important the ...
The dramatic fall in Europe’s carbon price
in April led to claims emissions trading had failed as a model for addressing climate change. While the low EU price
is problematic for the EU and Australia (by virtue of our linkage with the EU), carbon
"Inertia and uncertainty" over EU energy policy is preventing institutional investors supporting desperately needed clean energy projects, a House of Lords committee will warn today.
Around EUR1trn of investment is required by the end of ...
The head of the world’s only global emissions trading scheme (ETS) says EU climate ambition is central to ensuring carbon
markets are a success.
In an email interview with RTCC, Peer Stiansen, the new chairman of the UN`s Clean ...