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Climate change costs already top $1tr – and are set to spiral >> 26 Sep 2012

NGO sets out economic case for addressing climate change, warning world will lose 3.6 per cent of GDP a year by 2030 with no action

Germany -stepping away from Nuclear into a Leadership Role on Renewables? >> 07 Jun 2011

In announcing that it intends to close all nuclear power plants by 2022 , the German Government now faces a major challenge to find the energy to replace nuclear and meet its ambitious carbon emission targets at the same time . But Angela Merkel has been one of the rocks of European politics in the [...]

Clean Energy Australia Report 2010 >> 05 Mar 2011

The Australian electricity industry generated 251 terawatt hours of electricity in the past year to October. Renewable energy accounted for 8.67 per cent of electricity generated. This is a significant rise from previous years and was mostly due to the increased generation from hydro. Increased rainfall in key hydro catchments across the country provided a [...]

„Wir müssen über CO2-Zölle reden“ >> 30 Nov 2010

Im Gespräch: Ottmar Edenhofer, Chefvolkswirt des Potsdamer Instituts für Klimaforschung

Weltklimagipfel in Cancún – Vor einem diskreten Scheitern >> 29 Nov 2010

An diesem Montag beginnt wieder ein Weltklimagipfel. Ein Jahr nach dem Scheitern in Kopenhagen bleiben dem Treffen in Cancún die Staats- und Regierungschefs fern. Denn hinter den vergeblichen Verhandlungen steht eine ökonomische Logik, die man nicht verurteilen sollte.

The Future of Rural Electrification >> 22 Oct 2010

In short, the numbers make the case for a completely new and innovative way of conceptualizing rural electrification that supports local entrepreneurs and the clearly superior economics of renewable energy sources. This approach can help address some of the developing world’s most pressing issues including improving health outcomes , and economic productivity while avoiding the heavy toll that fossil fuels exact. So the question really is – why new coal?

Privatwirtschaft will Regeln >> 06 Oct 2010

Immer mehr Investoren streben nach Gewinn nicht nur im finanziellen sondern auch im ökologischen und gesellschaftlichen Kontext – und das kann langfristig erfolgreich machen, sagt Ian Johnson, Generalsekretär des Club of Rome und früherer Direktor für Nachhaltigkeit der Weltbank.

The Environmental Cost of Electricity >> 25 Aug 2010

You probably check your utility bill monthly to find out how much your television, toaster, computer and refrigerator are costing you to run.  
The question you should also be asking yourself is: how much does my energy cost in terms of the natural world? Because thermoelectric power plants, be they nuclear, coal, natural gas, or [...]

Energiedebatte in Deutschland: 15 Fragen zur Atomkraft >> 23 Aug 2010

Jetzt wird es ernst: Die Regierung streitet über den Einstieg aus dem Ausstieg aus der Atomenergie – und will bald ein Energiekonzept vorlegen. Schon meutern die Manager und machen der Kanzlerin Druck. Doch worum geht es eigentlich? Eine Aufklärung.

US-Solar Market Forecasted to Grow to $78 Billion By 2015 >> 05 Aug 2010

During the same time period, solar investments will jump from $22.4 billion to $61.1 billion.

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