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Is Greenpeace's Lego campaign against Arctic oil exploration (by Shell) 'too simplistic and hypocritical'?

Greenpeace is being too simplistic, hypocritical and deserves "0 out of 10" for its successful campaign to make Lego drop its partnership with Shell, according to the former director of London's Science Museum who rubber-stamped the oil company's sponsorship of a climate change exhibition at the museum.

UK looks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by making 100,000 homes carbon-neutral by 2020

More than 100,000 homes across the UK could be given a carbon-neutral retrofit by 2020 if the EU approves funding for a ground-breaking green social housing project this month. The first pilot projects are due to start within a year on council estates and housing association properties in London, Birmingham and southern England and are set to save 1,950GWh of electricity.

Is energy policy the solution to climate change?

Global climate policy is being reframed, moving away from an exclusive focus on emissions, the symptoms, to the causes of the problem, use of energy, and new sustainable development architecture. The Co-chair's Non-Paper, as the draft negotiating text,shows that divergent perspectives on how best to achieve the Objective of the Climate Convention continue to prevail.

A SMART CLIMATE AND ENERGY POLICY

Finland's Prime Minister Alexander Stubb Speech at Centre for European Reform (hosted by Shell) 8.10.2014 A SMART CLIMATE AND ENERGY POLICY *** Mr Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be speaking at an event organised by the Centre for European Reform.

Are Germany's plans to move to nearly 100% renewable energy by 2050 achievable?

EDF Energy Exchange Economics is the focus of many debates surrounding Germany's aggressive "energy transition" (or Energiewende), which plans to move the country to nearly 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. Critics say Energiewende 's costs are unjustifiable, arguing they hurt the country's international competitiveness and systemic inefficiencies exacerbate these costs.

The Commission approves a subsidy scheme for UK nuclear power plants

The European Commission (EC) on Wednesday gave the green light to a subsidy scheme that will enable the first new nuclear reactors to be built in Britain for nearly 20 years. But the EC claimed that the decision had been made only after the financial arrangements put forward by the UK had been substantially modified to save cash for the British taxpayer.

Unsustainable human consumption, ecosystems damage, climate change and habitat destruction to blame for the negative ...

he threatened extinction of the tiger in India, the perilous existence of the orangutan in Indonesia, the plight of the panda: these are wildlife emergencies with which we have become familiar. They are well-loved animals that no one wants to see disappear.

Detailed map clearly shows the origin of global CO2 emissions

When we talk about greenhouse gas emissions, it's usually in the form of one big number (bigger every year) representing the global total. There's also the concentration of CO­ 2 in the atmosphere, which knows no borders.

Is there a link between hydraulic fracturing and groundwater pollution? Landmark study by the US government finds no ...

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania.

International Energy Agency: Renewable energy will make up almost half of sub-Saharan Africa's power generation growt...

by Posted on " Renewable Energy In Africa Is Set To Surge By 2040, IEA Says" Share: CREDIT: shutterstock Renewable energy will make up almost half of sub-Saharan Africa's power generation growth by 2040, according to a report by the International Energy Agency.

Natural Gas And Fracking "Do Not Reduce CO2"

16.10.2014 11:06 Age: 31 min Projected growth in natural gas production and use due to reduced extraction costs (using hydraulic fracturing) may have limited impacts on climate change, according to a modelling study published in Nature today (16 October 2014).

Worst-Case Scenario For Sea Level Rise Is 6 Feet By 2100 - Or Is It Worse Than That?

The worst-case scenario for warming-driven sea level rise is 6 feet by 2100, a new study asserts. But this study is already out of date because it is based on expert opinion from back in 2012. Climate risks today are so high that it appears "no cost of mitigation is too high to justify."

UK faces a referral to the ECJ unless it designates more protection sites for harbour porpoises

Britain is facing a referral to the European Court of Justice within two months unless it designates more protection sites for harbour porpoises, a threatened species in the North Sea. Harbour porpoises are the most common, and smallest, cetacean species found in UK waters.

U.N. climate change draft sees risks of irreversible damage

Credit: Reuters/Carlos Barria Smoke rises from chimneys of a thermal power plant near Shanghai March 26, 2014. Delegates from more than 100 governments and top scientists meet in Copenhagen on Oct 27-31 to edit the report, meant as the main guide for nations working on a U.N.

Court of Appeal rules against the Badger Trust's attempt to stop badger culls

A legal challenge to how the government monitors the humaneness of it badger culls has been defeated. The Badger Trust applied for a judicial review in August to declare the lack of an independent team monitoring of a second round of culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire unlawful.