Renewable energy 'increasing' but 2030 target in doubt
The share of renewables in the global energy mix has increased over the past decade to more than 15 percent but doubts remain over whether a 2030 target of 30 percent is achievable, delegates to an international ...
Rethinking permitting: Regulatory reform needed in the quest for renewable energy alternatives, expert says
(Phys.org)—Amid the economic and environmental realities of fossil fuel dependence in the United States, regulatory processes need immediate reform to allow renewable energy initiatives such as offshore ...
Climate laws advancing in many countries, survey says
Major economies are now implementing important legislation on climate change, according to a survey published on Monday.
First world atlas on renewable energy launched
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sunday launched the world's first atlas on clean energy which will offer open-access information on countries' renewable energy potential.
Half of all food thrown away, report claims
Up to half of all the food produced in the world—two billion tonnes of it—is thrown away, according to a report published on Thursday.
Political action the biggest swing factor in meeting climate targets, research says
The most important factor affecting the likelihood of limiting climate change to internationally agreed targets is when people start to do something about it, according new research from IIASA, ETH Zurich, and other institutions.
China to overhaul struggling solar panel industry
(AP)—China's government says it will encourage mergers among producers of solar panels to strengthen an industry that has suffered huge losses due to excess production capacity and price-cutting wars.
Human role in climate change now virtually certain, leaked IPCC report says
A leaked draft report by the world's top climate scientists has found that is virtually certain that humans are causing climate change but parts of it have been wildly misinterpreted by climate change deniers, ...
'Public ecology' could help resolve mountaintop mining issues
Mountaintop mining is the practice of using huge machines to remove layers of soil and rock to reach thin seams of coal.
US intelligence sees fight ahead over water, food
(AP)—Nearly two-thirds of the world's population will live in cities by 2030, with most people middle class, connected by technology, protected by advanced health care and the United States and China perhaps cooperating ...
Disappearing light: Precision measurement of an atomic transition
(Phys.org)—Modern precision measurements are spectacular feats of engineering. An excellent example is determining the passage of time. Before John Harrison's marine chronometer in the mid 18th century, ...
World's first demonstration of power transfer from wheels to power an electric car
Electric vehicles (EV) have ten times higher energy performance than automobiles powered by gasoline-based engines. However, they are not yet popular with drivers due to the need to store large batteries onboard. Now, Takashi ...
Clean energy 'more urgent', energy watchdog says
The need for a more sustainable global energy system is more urgent than ever, energy watchdog, the International Energy Agency warned on Monday as UN climate talks went into a second week.
India's Suzlon 'agrees $2 bn debt restructuring'
Troubled Indian wind turbine maker Suzlon Energy has reached an agreement with its lenders to restructure loans of nearly $2 billion, a report said on Tuesday.