UK nuclear ambitions dealt fatal blow by Austrian legal challenge, say Greens

Plans for a new generation of nuclear reactors in the UK have been dealt a fatal blow by Austria’s decision to launch a legal challenge to the EU’s approval of a £17.6bn subsidy deal, according to the Green Party. On

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Why the Arctic is climate change’s canary in the coal mine

The Arctic may seem like a frozen and desolate environment where nothing ever changes. But the climate of this unique and remote region can be both an early indicator of the climate of the rest of the Earth and a

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Still No Solution to Storage of High-Level Radioactive Nuclear Waste

A private consortium formed to deal with Europe’s most difficult nuclear waste at a site in Britain’s beautiful Lake District has been sacked by the British government because not sufficient progress has been made in making it safe. It is the latest setback for

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Smog Journeys: a short film by Jia Zhangke

Jia Zhangke’s short film for Greenpeace East Asia depicts the effects of air pollution in northeast China, a region frequently blanketed in dangerous levels of air pollution. ‘Smog Journeys’ traces two familes from two different backgrounds; one a mining family

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Al Gore: oil companies ‘use our atmosphere as an open sewer’

Will we burn all the fossil fuels we have in order to meet the world’s demand for energy, even if it results in climate chaos? It’s not possible to listen to petroleum industry executives defending their reckless extraction of oil

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February 13 and 14: Divest from fossil fuels

Video to promote the “Global Divestment Day” on February 13 and 14. Source: Go Fossil Free Date: Jenuary 2015 Go to the website

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Badly located renewable power plants cost Europe $100 billion: Davos report

Europe could have saved itself $100 billion by installing solar power panels in sunnier countries and wind turbines in windier places, the World Economic Forum’s “Future of Electricity” platform said in a report released on Tuesday. The report, written with

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Renewable Power Costs Plummet: Many Sources Now Cheaper than Fossil Fuels Worldwide

The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed in a new report

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Energy efficiency, invisible fuel

The biggest innovation in energy is to go without The Cheapest and cleanest energy choice of all is not to waste it. Progress on this has been striking yet the potential is still vast. Improvements in energy efficiency since the 1970s

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Last year was Earth’s hottest on record, U.S. scientists say

Last year was Earth’s hottest on record in new evidence that people are disrupting the climate by burning fossil fuels that release greenhouse gases into the air, two U.S. government agencies said on Friday. The White House said the studies,

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