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    International Energy Agency accused

    IEA forecasts play down role of renewables

    Governments, industry and the public have been led to believe that coal, oil and gas will remain indispensable for many years to come because of inaccurate forecasts by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Energy Watch Group (EWG) has warned. This has prevented investment from being channelled into renewables quickly enough, the group claims. The international network of scientists and parliamentarians commissioned a review to examine the accuracy of the forecasts published in the IEA’s yearly “World Energy Outlook” from 1994 to 2014.
    9 Oct 15, Joachim Wille 0
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    Development goals

    UN sets sights on sustainable energy for all

    In late September, the UN member states agreed on a new development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the period from 2016 to 2030. The new agenda is broader in scope, replacing the eight MDGs with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are applicable to all countries.
    9 Oct 15, Tim Altegör 0
  • Politics
    Op-ed by Ken Berlin (The Climate Reality Project)

    Paris is Critical, But it’s Only the Beginning

    Business leaders, NGOs, national governments and citizens all over the world are mobilizing leading up to December’s United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 21st Conference of the Parties in Paris (COP21). At COP21 we hope to see critical international action on the global climate crisis. The negotiations are being lauded as our best opportunity yet for national leaders to sign a strong, global emissions reductions agreement.
    29 Jul 15, Ken Berlin 1
  • Politics
    China

    Renewables in the fight against smog

    China’s Renewable Energy Law was passed by the National People’s Congress ten years ago. Despite record-breaking growth in the country’s wind and solar sectors, carbon emissions continue to rise. Nuclear, however, has already been overtaken by renewables.
    18 May 15, Andrzej Ancygier 0
  • Politics
    Interview

    “Completely new dynamics”

    Energy researcher Karen Smith Stegen predicts that the triumph of renewables will reshape international politics to the detriment of producing countries such as Russia and Saudi Arabia, while greater interconnectedness could result in a more peaceful coexistence.
    2 Mar 15, Interviewed by Jörg-Rainer Zimmermann 1
  • Politics
    Renewable attraction

    Eco makeover for Thai paradise

    The holiday island of Koh Samui, located in the Gulf of Thailand, is at risk of collapse. The government wants to prevent this with a renewable and partially self-sufficient electricity supply, a new development plan and a public transport system – and to use this green image to attract even more tourists to the island.
    15 Oct 14, Katja Dombrowski 0
  • Politics
    India

    No energy security, no superpower

    India’s new government plans to reform the energy sector and promote renewables. Photovoltaics and small hydropower can expect greater support.
    22 Aug 14, Katja Dombrowski 0
  • Politics
    Greenhouse gas emissions

    Australia abolishes carbon tax

    The conservative Australian government has repealed the carbon tax introduced in 2012. Prime Minister Tony Abbott cited job losses and rising enrgy prices as the main reason behind the controversial decision.
    24 Jul 14, Katja Dombrowski 0
  • Politics
    UN Climate Summit

    A shambles of a conference

    At the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, the Polish government managed to achieve the impossible by failing to fulfil even the muted hopes held at the start of the summit.
    28 May 14, Andrzej Ancygier 0
  • Politics
    Burma

    Light at the end of the tunnel

    A new energy system is to boost Burma’s economic upswing. The Southeast Asian country hopes that renewables will supply the power it needs.
    10 Mar 14, Katja Dombrowski 0

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Learning to care - Can AI help save the planet?

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