The Key to Sustainable Development Is Political Will

The eyes of the entire world are on France when it comes to combating climate change, not only because of the 2015 Paris Agreement, which pledged this country to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. Not a day goes by without some environmental news from France getting around …

India Plans Large Renewable Energy Projects with Public Sector Companies

The Indian government is reportedly planning to rope in public sector companies to set up large-scale renewable energy projects on the lines of the ultra mega power projects program launched a few years back. According to media reports, the central government is planning to assign targets to public sector companies …

What Russia’s Green Snow Reveals About the Rise of Pollution

Don’t eat yellow snow has always been good advice. To that we can now add warnings against green, pink, orange and black snow, as new evidence of our trashing of the planet is now being etched out on the most pristine of environments – our dwindling snow caps. A spate …

Germany Could Shutter 20 Oldest Brown Coal Plants Without Creating Energy Shortages

Following the most recent election, German chancellor Angela Merkel is faced with the task of forming a coalition government involving the CDU/CSU alliance, the pro-business FDP, and the environmentalist Green Party. The alliance has been dubbed the Jamaica Coalition, because the colors representing the three groups match those found in …

Taiwan to invest $22.7 billion in wind energy

The East Asian island plans to invest 684 billion New Taiwan dollars ($22.7bn) as part of the nation’s 8 year plan to boost wind generated electricity to 4,200 megawatts (MW) by 2025. Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has released the details of the country’s 8 year green energy development …

Government ‘Clean Coal’ Push Would Be Likely to Make Australia’s Emissions Worse

The government has indicated it will act to allow the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to finance new coal-fired power plants on the basis that these coal plants have lower emissions than existing coal power plants. While such power plants may have lower emissions than Australia’s ageing and extremely inefficient existing …