Energy and Environment rss

World Bank calls for a price on carbon

22 January 2015

World leaders must commit to pricing carbon, cutting fossil fuel subsidies and tackling climate change this year, according to World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim.

Scientists sign nuclear entreaty

15 December 2014

More than 60 leading scientists are urging environmentalists to set aside their preconceptions about nuclear power.

Nuclear pivotal for clean-air Ontario

01 December 2014

Nuclear generation has played a pivotal role in helping the province of Ontario meet its aims to improve air quality and meet climate change targets, according to a report co-authored by Bruce Power and the Asthma Society of Canada.

Remediation of Czech mining legacy gets funding boost

12 January 2015

The Czech government plans to invest CZK4.5 billion ($188 million) over the next two years on remediation work to address the Cold War legacy of uranium mining in Stráž pod Ralskem.

Accord on national climate plans

15 December 2014

An agreement was reached at the recent United Nations climate change talks in Lima that all countries will submit details of their post-2020 plans to tackle climate change by the end of October 2015. The combined effect of these efforts will then be assessed.

China, USA set post-2020 climate targets

12 November 2014

Obama-Xi Nov 2014 48The USA and China have jointly announced separate targets for greenhouse gas emissions over the next 10-15 years. They hope other countries will follow their lead so that a global climate agreement can be reached next year.