Around 83 percent of all power capacity added last year was produced by renewable energy, which is derived from natural sources that are replenished at a higher rate than they are consumed.
EU scrambles to find new energy sources to replace Russian gas, a fragility in Europe’s energy dependencies and plans has become apparent. Moreover, further challenges have hit the EU’s hopeful transition to green energy.
The European Parliament’s vote to label gas and nuclear as “clean” sources of energy was slammed by environmental groups, who are set to mount legal challenges.
Fresh data from the World Health Organization showed that every corner of the globe is dealing with air pollution, although the problem is much worse in poorer countries.
In its letter to Brussels, the German government pointed to the lack of any safety requirements regarding nuclear power plants, while adding that the question of where to store radioactive waste in the long term was still unanswered.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres warns that “we are digging our own graves” as he calls on countries to act to protect the planet from global warming.
Leaders of the Group of 20 major economies committed to the key Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
The summit brings officials from almost 200 countries to Glasgow, aiming to haggle over the best measures to keep global temperatures from rising by more than 1.5C.
Natural gas prices in Europe have skyrocketed this year while storage levels are low, as the threat of power cuts over the upcoming winter loom.
As climate crisis threats multiply, the leaders of top polluting countries gathered for an international climate summit but some still failed to pledge to ramp up their goals to reduce carbon emissions and slow global warming.
What if wind farms, solar panels and other green energy projects are not enough to save the planet and humanity simply cannot sustain life as we know it?
Seasoned explorer Robert Swan and his 23-year-old son Barney aim to show renewable energy can work in extreme conditions and prove a viable alternative to fossil fuels.
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