By Frank Dohmen, Alexander Jung and Wieland Wagner, Speigel Online, July 22, 2010
Coal-fired power stations are a major producer of the greenhouse gas CO2, but there is no alternative to the fuel in the near future. Energy companies are hoping that carbon capture and storage technologies may be the answer, but many local residents don't want CO2 stored under their backyards.
By Carsten Volkery, Spiegel Online, July 21, 2010
Britain's Nuclear Renaissance in Doubt under New Government
Britain's previous government had visions of a nuclear renaissance for the country. But the new energy minister in London is an atomic energy opponent and utility companies, including two based in Germany, fear he may derail their plans.
By Foo Yun Chee, Reuters, July 20, 2010
* Subsidy regime extended to Oct. 15, 2014
* EU climate chief says to pursue low carbon fuels
* Environmentalists welcome decision
* Internal commission document had showed sharp divisions
By Susie Mesure, The Independent, 18 July 2010
Basic energy-saving measures could slash domestic carbon gases by up to a third
James Murray, BusinessGreen, 06 Jul 2010
Ministers meet with industry to identify barriers to adoption of waste-to-energy technology
by Stefan Theil, Newsweek, July 12, 2010
Why the environment is no longer a sure-fire political winner.
Michael T. Klare, TomDispatch.com, June 22, 2010
The disaster in the Gulf is no anomaly. It's an arrow pointing toward future disasters.
by Ray Grigg, Shades of Green, June 19, 2010
Look deeply into the oil-soaked waters of the Gulf of Mexico to get a clear insight into the corporate reality that entangles our economic system and threatens our environmental security.
Christoph Seidler, Der Spiegel, June 10, 2010
Bertrand Piccard has been working on a solar-powered plane for almost a decade and hopes to fly it around the world in 2013. He spoke to SPIEGEL ONLINE about ending the world's addiction to fossil fuels, the aviation industry's need to change and how he plans to stay awake during the round-the-world flight.
by Bill McKibben, Christian Century Magazine, June 1, 2010
What's worse than the gulf oil leak?
The sudden, hideous explosion of oil in the Gulf of Mexico is the latest reminder of who we really are. By we, I mean:
By SHAI OSTER, Wall Street Journal, May 4, 2010
BEIJING—China's growing appetite for imported coal has ignited coal prices and fueled deal making on the belief that the country, once a major coal exporter, will be a long-term buyer of foreign coal.
By Tom Knudson, McClatchy Newspapers, May 16, 2010
Like many of her neighbors, Celina Harpe is angry about the oil pollution at her doorstep. No longer can she eat the silvery fish that dart along the shore near her home. Even the wind that hurries over the water reeks of oil waste.
"I get so mad," she said. "I feel very sad."
By Philip Bethge, Alexander Jung, Nils Klawitter and Renate Nimtz-Koester, Der Spiegel, May 13, 2010
The oil catastrophe afflicting the Gulf of Mexico underscores just how dangerous offshore oil exploration can be.
Ralph Diermann, Spiegel Online, April 16, 2010
Alok Jha, guardian.co.uk, 26 April, 2010
Wind and solar power are often criticised for being too intermittent, but Cambridge researchers could change that
Daniel Howden, The Independent, 27 April 2010
Shell's activities in the West African country are under scrutiny
Eurasia Review, April 19, 2010
Algerian Minister of Energy and Mining Chakib Khalil said on Monday that it was premature for the gas exporting countries to launch a cartel along the same lines of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
By Carli Lourens and Sandrine Rastello, Bloomberg.com, April 9, 2010
April 9 (Bloomberg) -- Eskom Holdings Ltd., the state-owned power utility that supplies 95 percent of South Africa’s electricity, was granted a $3.75 billion World Bank loan to help fund expansion aimed at preventing a repeat of 2008 blackouts.
Bloomberg, Edmonton Journal, April 10, 2010
Greenland says "interest is high" in its oil licence round in the Baffin Bay, an area shared with Canada that may hold as much as 18 billion barrels of oil.
UPI.com, April 1, 2010
A series of unrelated oil industry developments in Latin America are shifting focus from the Middle East to the South American continent as a major source of hydrocarbon energy in the coming decade.
Open Letter, COC-IEN-REDOIL, March 26, 2010
The Council of Canadians, Indigenous Environmental Network, and Alaska-based REDOIL Network have written an open letter to the Foreign Ministers of Canada, Norway, Denmark, Russia and the United States who will be present at the Arctic Summit in Chelsea, Quebec on March 29, 2010.
By Lan Lan, China Daily, 2010-Feb-25
But country 'still committed' to reducing carbon intensity
China has no intention of capping its greenhouse gas emissions even as authorities are committed to realizing the nation's target to reduce carbon intensity through new policies and measures, the country's top climate change negotiators said yesterday.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), March 1, 2010
For immediate release (Stockholm/Oslo)
China is preparing for the Arctic being navigable during summer months. An ice-free Arctic would provide China shorter shipping routes, possible access to natural resources and the incentive for closer cooperation with Arctic nations, especially the Nordic countries. But it also raises the possibility of new international tensions, according to a new SIPRI study launched in Oslo today.
Liz Kalauger, Environmental Research Web, Feb 26, 2010
It's likely that commercial whaling has released around one hundred million tons of carbon to the atmosphere over a century or so. That's according to researcher Andrew Pershing, who believes that carbon credit schemes could be employed as an incentive to protect whales and large fish such as bluefin tuna.
By George Monbiot, the Guardian, 2nd March 2010
The feed-in tariffs about to be introduced here are extortionate, useless and deeply regressive.