“Is Environmentalism Dead?” This question sent existential despair rippling through the environmental community about nine years ago, when two eco-provocateurs wrote a really, really long essay answering the question. It was really long.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged to spur investment in the nation’s electricity industry to about 30 trillion yen ($299 billion) in the next decade as he seeks to revive the world’s third-biggest economy.
Almost half of Americans say President Barack Obama isn’t telling the truth when he says he didn’t know the Internal Revenue Service was giving extra scrutiny to the applications of small government groups seeking tax-exempt status.
Legislation to spur the next generation of power plants in the U.K. advanced in Parliament as the government defeated a proposal by rebel lawmakers that would have required more immediate steps to curb pollution.
China’s Chief Climate Negotiator Su Wei reaffirmed his nation’s commitment to lower emissions relative to economic output while dismissing reports that it will adopt an absolute cap on greenhouse gases.
The U.K. parliament rejected a proposal that would have required the government to set a target for reducing carbon emissions by April 1, a victory for Prime Minister David Cameron over rebel lawmakers.
China, consuming about half the world’s coal supply to produce power, must play a greater role in regulating global energy markets and climate protection, according to the World Energy Council’s secretary general.
More than 300 lawmakers favor an earlier target to cut pollution in the U.K. than Prime Minister David Cameron is proposing, Friends of the Earth said, adding to the risk the government loses a vote on the matter today.
An equitable fix to climate change would assign the U.S. almost three times the effort of cutting carbon dioxide output as China, which in 2006 became the biggest emitter, research by the Stockholm Environment Institute suggests.