Energy and Environment rss

Clean energy for US federal agencies

23 March 2015

Clean energy sources, including small modular nuclear reactors (SMRs), must make up at least 25% of the energy consumed by US federal agencies by 2025 under an executive order on federal sustainability issued by President Barack Obama.

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.

No growth in carbon dioxide emissions in 2014

16 March 2015

Global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector in 2014 were at the same level as in 2013, according to preliminary figures from the International Energy Agency. It suggests that policy responses, rather than economic factors, led to the zero growth in emissions.

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."