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Nuclear helps Exelon achieve emissions goal

24 April 2014

Uprates of its existing nuclear power reactors has helped Exelon meet its self-imposed greenhouse gas emissions target seven years earlier than planned. The utility has called on US policymakers to recognize nuclear's role in meeting the country's emission reduction goals.

Prepare for climate change, IPCC warns

31 March 2014

The world is largely ill-prepared for the risks of a changing climate, according to the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The energy sector is just one of many that must adapt to meet these challenges.

Greenhouse gas leads new European targets

22 January 2014

Barroso, January 2014 67x48The European Commission's policy framework for energy and climate in 2030 mandates a 40% reduction in emissions and grants member states significant freedom in achieving it in a more 'Europeanised' energy system.

IPCC calls for energy transformation

17 April 2014

Only a total shift to low-carbon generation can effectively tackle climate change, according to a report published by the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Improving the energy efficiencies of fossil power plants or shifting from coal to gas will not by itself be sufficient.

Coal taints Germany's energy mix

12 March 2014

Greenhouse gas emissions in Germany, 1990 - Forecast 2013 (UBA) 66x48Germany increased its carbon dioxide emissions for the second year in a row due to its Energiewende policies and the effects of global fuel markets.

BP sees modest growth in nuclear energy

17 January 2014

Global nuclear power use will grow 1.9% annually up to 2035, according to oil and gas giant BP. However, carbon dioxide emissions are seen to increase by almost 30% over that period.