Climate change rss

No growth in carbon dioxide emissions in 2014

Energy and Environment

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

Energy and Environment

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

Energy and Environment

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."

Illinois bill would ensure nuclear survival

Energy and Environment

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

Energy and Environment

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.

Roadmap to nuclear future

Nuclear Policies

29 January 2015

Nuclear power is one of the most important technologies that can help the world to limit global warming to 2ºC, said OECD agencies in a Technology Roadmap for nuclear that spells out some steps to ensure this happens.