Germany’s solar power plants produced a record 22 gigawatts of energy on Friday, equivalent to the output of 20 nuclear plants. The country is already a world-leader in solar power and hopes to be free of nuclear energy by 2022.
We ask for more than what we have: humans are currently using the equivalent of one-and-a-half Earths to support our activities. Since 1970, humanity has destroyed almost one third of Earth’s biodiversity, says the World Wildlife Fund.
Germany’s accelerated shift away from atomic energy to renewable resources will cause a significant power gap over the next few years. The lack of a coherent post-nuclear strategy and bureaucratic hurdles cast doubt over the country’s “green” future.
China's premier Wen Jiabao has arrived in Iceland at the beginning of his European tour. While China says it is mainly interested in geothermal energy technology, many think the country is eager to lay its hands on the Arctic’s wealth of resources.
Hour by hour, the Earth slowly plunged into darkness on Saturday. The dimming of lights is a symbolic gesture calling on the people to seek a better balance between humanity’s desire for consumption and the planet’s ability to sustain it.
After years of persistent humming about the dangers of climate change, the mainstream media in America seems to have its mouth sewn on the issue. In the absence of a satisfactory explanation for this, the public now holds the government responsible.
Amid the skyrocketing US gas prices, President Obama is paying a visit to Cushing, Oklahoma which is home to America’s largest oil storage hub, to announce his new energy policy and to accelerate the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.