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Scientists sign nuclear entreaty

15 December 2014

More than 60 leading scientists are urging environmentalists to set aside their preconceptions about nuclear power.

Nuclear pivotal for clean-air Ontario

01 December 2014

Nuclear generation has played a pivotal role in helping the province of Ontario meet its aims to improve air quality and meet climate change targets, according to a report co-authored by Bruce Power and the Asthma Society of Canada.

IPCC calls for zero carbon by 2100

03 November 2014

The world needs to take stringent action to move to a low-carbon economy before the end of the century to avoid severe impacts from warming of the climate, according to the final instalment of the fifth assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Accord on national climate plans

15 December 2014

An agreement was reached at the recent United Nations climate change talks in Lima that all countries will submit details of their post-2020 plans to tackle climate change by the end of October 2015. The combined effect of these efforts will then be assessed.

China, USA set post-2020 climate targets

12 November 2014

Obama-Xi Nov 2014 48The USA and China have jointly announced separate targets for greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10-15 years. They hope other countries will follow their lead so that a global climate agreement can be reached next year.

Europe sets its energy goals for 2030

24 October 2014

European Union heads of state have agreed binding targets for the EU to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, raise efficiency and deploy renewables by 2030.