World view

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A revolutionary technique to capture carbon emissions from coal-fired power stations has been shown to work on a commercially viable basis for the first time, the company behind it has claimed. If true, the breakthrough could...

12.10.2016
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Slowing down construction of coal-fired power stations will be vital to hit globally agreed climate change goals, the World Bank president, Jim Yong Kim, said as he outlined a five-point plan to flesh out last year’s Paris...

09.10.2016
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Poland signed up to the Paris climate agreement on Thursday, ending doubts that the coal-dependent nation might defy other European Union members that have endorsed the shift away from fossil fuels.

06.10.2016
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It won’t be easy to get rid of coal. Worried the nation might miss its 2020 target to drastically cut emissions of carbon dioxide, the German government proposed a steep levy last year on the most heavily polluting generators.

09.09.2016
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The road to solar power is paved with good intentions – renewable, self-reliant, carbon neutral, off-the-grid, free from contractual relationships with power companies. But in New Zealand the rationale isn’t yet compelling –...

09.09.2016
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There is no greater crime being perpetuated on future generations than that committed by those who deny climate change. The scientific consensus is so overwhelming that to argue against it is to perpetuate a dangerous fraud.

30.07.2016
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The World Bank is poised to support a new coal plant that would modernise Kosovo’s creaking energy infrastructure, but also lock the young nation into a future powered by a regressive fossil fuel.

29.07.2016
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By just about any measure, the movement to battle climate change has grown so large that the truths of Al Gore’s decade-old movie now seem more mainstream than inconvenient. …But the movement that started with a straightforward...

28.07.2016
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Experts have offered stark warnings that proposed power plants in India, China, Vietnam and Indonesia would blow Paris climate deal if they move ahead.

27.07.2016
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The delay to the construction of the controversial Hinkley Point nuclear plant raises a question: what else can provide baseload power without polluting?

26.07.2016
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Is the global effort to combat climate change, painstakingly agreed to in Paris seven months ago, already going off the rails? …The United States, and indeed the world, would do well to reconsider the promise and the limitations...

26.07.2016
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Technology holds the promise of enabling coal power plants, which produce much of the world’s electricity, to run more cleanly, emitting far less of the pollution that causes climate change. But these projects have been difficult...

26.07.2016
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