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Illinois bill would ensure nuclear survival

27 February 2015

Illinois_coalition_press_conf_(NPI)_48Legislation to cut carbon emissions currently before the Illinois general assembly would ensure the continued operation of the state's nuclear power plants, according to Exelon.

US EPA's Clean Power Plan achievable, study says

20 February 2015

The US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) proposed Clean Power Plan is achievable without jeopardizing the reliability of the country's power system, a study by the Analysis Group has concluded.

World Bank calls for a price on carbon

22 January 2015

World leaders must commit to pricing carbon, cutting fossil fuel subsidies and tackling climate change this year, according to World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim.

Scientists witness greenhouse effect

26 February 2015

Scientists have for the first time actually observed an increase in carbon dioxide's greenhouse effect at the Earth's surface. They attributed this upward trend to rising emissions from the burning of fossil fuels.

Europe starts work on Energy Union

06 February 2015

The European Commission has launched discussion on the creation of its proposed Energy Union. The initiative, it said, aims to "reform how Europe produces, transports and consumes energy."

Remediation of Czech mining legacy gets funding boost

12 January 2015

The Czech government plans to invest CZK4.5 billion ($188 million) over the next two years on remediation work to address the Cold War legacy of uranium mining in Stráž pod Ralskem.