Frequent flyers should pay more to save the climate

Thai Airways first class cabin: It’s the rich that fly most and do most damage to the climate. Image: By Richard Moross, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net  website   By Paul Brown Wealthy frequent flyers who take several holidays a year should pay higher taxes each time they fly, a British charity [...]

By | 2021-04-15T09:53:36+00:00 April 14th, 2021|External|Comments Off on Frequent flyers should pay more to save the climate

City motorists in UK buy most off-road cars

SUVs, designed for off-road transport, can tempt road-users too. Image: By Collins Lesulie on Unsplash This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Alex Kirby Most UK buyers of off-road cars designed for rural use are urban motorists, worsening city congestion and air pollution.
 − Three-quarters of all sports utility vehicles (SUVs) sold in the UK are bought by [...]

By | 2021-04-15T10:08:52+00:00 April 8th, 2021|External|Comments Off on City motorists in UK buy most off-road cars

The price of coal weighs heavy on planetary health

Coal miners’ memorial, Greymouth, New Zealand. Image: By Bernard Spragg (public domain), via Wikimedia CommonsImage: This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website  by Tim Radford In air pollution terms alone, the price of coal is huge. The true price of energy in almost any fossil form is colossal. - Does anyone think fossil fuels should be more expensive? [...]

By | 2021-03-18T17:37:02+00:00 March 16th, 2021|External|Comments Off on The price of coal weighs heavy on planetary health

Carbon emissions slow, but not nearly fast enough

Cutting carbon emissions: Berliners have a word for it. Image: By Etienne Girardet on Unsplash This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Tim Radford Global shutdown during Covid-19 has forced down carbon emissions. But no inadvertent pause can replace global resolve. Five years after a planet-wide vow to reduce carbon emissions, it happened. In 2020, the world’s [...]

By | 2021-03-11T10:55:40+00:00 March 11th, 2021|External|Comments Off on Carbon emissions slow, but not nearly fast enough

Solar power’s future could soon be overshadowed

The fate of people like Mihrigul Tursun, who was detained in a Chinese internment camp for Uighur Muslims, could affect the fortunes of the solar industry. Image: By US State Dept. (public domain), via Wikimedia Commonsebsiite This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Kieran Cooke By Despite its recent runaway success, solar power’s future [...]

By | 2021-02-23T13:58:13+00:00 February 18th, 2021|External|Comments Off on Solar power’s future could soon be overshadowed

UNESCO link helps to greenwash gas exporters’

 EXCLUSIVE: A leading UN agency, UNESCO, is harming action on the climate crisis by partnering with natural gas exporters, critics say This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Mitchell Beer OTTAWA – Unesco a prominent United Nations agency, is undercutting global action on the climate emergency, analysts and campaigners warn, by forming a partnership with [...]

By | 2021-02-10T18:07:22+00:00 February 10th, 2021|External|Comments Off on UNESCO link helps to greenwash gas exporters’

Energy efficiency boosts jobs and cuts climate heat

Creating millions of jobs in energy efficiency schemes is the fastest way to restore prosperity and cut climate heating. This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website By Paul Brown Improving energy efficiency creates far more jobs than generating it, and at the same time provides a way out of the Covid crisis by bringing [...]

By | 2021-02-07T16:35:24+00:00 February 3rd, 2021|External|Comments Off on Energy efficiency boosts jobs and cuts climate heat

Cyclones reduce India’s wind power generation

by Our Chennai correspondent Image: By Indrajit Das, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website  by Our Chennai correspondent  The risk of damage to turbines from cyclones has cut India’s electricity output, despite a longer windy season. CHENNAI − Although India’s windy season was longer than usual in 2020, a series of [...]

By | 2021-01-05T10:54:50+00:00 January 5th, 2021|External|Comments Off on Cyclones reduce India’s wind power generation

Western Europe cools on plans for nuclear power Under construction: Intake Tunnel 1 of Hinkley Point C’s cooling water system. Image: EDF ,This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website   by Paul Brown As more reactors face closure, governments in Europe may prefer renewable energy to replace nuclear power. News that two more reactors in the United [...]

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 World Bank helps developing countries’

A floating wind turbine suitable for use in deep water. Image: By Ole.stobbe.offshore, via Wikimedia Commons This article first appeared on the www.climatenewsnetwork.net website  by Paul Brown Wind power is the cheapest way to produce electricity, but some are not persuaded. The World Bank is out to change minds. Europe and the United States now accept onshore [...]

By | 2020-12-01T20:31:36+00:00 December 1st, 2020|External, Features|Comments Off on  World Bank helps developing countries’