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IPCC calls for energy transformation

Energy and Environment

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

Energy and Environment

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

Energy and Environment

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.

Prepare for climate change, IPCC warns

Energy and Environment

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

Energy and Environment

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.

Policies hold European nuclear steady

Energy and Environment

09 January 2014

The European Union's installed nuclear generating capacity in 2050 is forecast to be at about the same level as in 2010, according to the European Commission's analysis of the bloc's current energy and climate policies.