Coal

Strong Exports Force Coal Ships Bottleneck

Recently, the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned at the opening of the Caval Ridge coal mine in Queensland against the “demonization of coal.” According to the Sydney Morning Herald, PM Abbott stressed that “coal is good for humanity, coal is good for prosperity, coal is an essential part of our economic future, here in… Keep reading →

Mayawati Kumari Rallies Ahead Of Indian Elections

In September, India’s new environmental minister, Prakash Javadekar, caught world leaders off-guard at the UN Climate Summit when he told The New York Times that his country’s carbon-dioxide emissions were expected to continue to rise for the next 30 years. Considering India’s energy needs today, and how it hopes to develop in the coming decades,… Keep reading →

14th FINA World Championships - Previews

The population of China stands at 1.338 billion people. The Chinese economy after the open policy of 1978 has experienced tremendous growth. The average GDP growth rate of China during the last decade was about 10.03%. The increase in growth of Urban China accounts for a greater portion of the overall growth, which has led… Keep reading →

Massive Solar Electricity Plant Provides Power To California Homes

There is, by now, a general consensus that transitioning to a low-carbon economy is critical for mitigating the effects of climate change. Supporting carbon-cutting efforts entails a move away from fossil fuel-fired power generation and concurrently a shift towards low-carbon electricity sources. How much of a country’s energy should come from renewable sources is debatable… Keep reading →

A large excavator loads a truck with oil

The European Union tossed out a plan to label Canadian oil sands crude highly polluting. “The debate about labelling tar sands, also known as oil sands, dates back to 2009 when EU member states approved legislation with the aim of cutting greenhouse gases from transport fuel sold in Europe by 6% by 2020, but failed… Keep reading →

Visitors At The Hay Festival 2011

Lighting “consumes about 19% of the world’s electric power, more than all nuclear and hydroelectric plants can produce together (which is about 15% in total),” according to Grant Feller of the World Economic Forum. With significant future projected power demand and over a billion people without proper access to electricity (see Breaking Energy ‘energy poverty’… Keep reading →

Sundarban's Ecosystem And Residents Threatened By Rampal Power Plant

Over the weekend, an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 people gathered in New York City for a rally organized by Peoples Climate, a coalition of more than 1,500 organizations that demand world leaders take action to combat climate change. For all of the media coverage and billboards protesting a plethora of topics such as fracking, the… Keep reading →

Solar Power Brings Light To Bedouin Arab Village

The Egyptian government wants the country to receive 20% of its power from renewable energy sources by 2020 and will auction 2GW of wind power capacity and 2GW of solar capacity next month to advance that goal. The country desperately needs to bolster its power generation capacity so it will also seek bids for 4… Keep reading →

People's Climate March

Yesterday’s People’s Climate March in New York City drew an estimated 310,000 – 400,000 people, putting it up there with some of the country’s largest historical mass protests. It’s great that so many people are passionate about doing something to address climate change, but it sometimes seems like people are quick to jump behind a… Keep reading →

Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

In light of a marked increase in the number of gas divestments taking place in the Canadian oil and gas sector, Ernst & Young recently looked at a number of forces that are driving companies to shed assets thereby identifying four dimensions – deal strategy, cost management, speed and risk mitigation – as crucial for any… Keep reading →

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