And 5GW of newly built gas power plants, which also emit more CO2 than [practically zero carbon] nuclear power plants. This is just the German case. Meanwhile also Switzerland has announced it will phase out its entire nuclear capacity and … Continue reading
Geothermal energy (electricity and heat energy) have to -at least- increase ten- to twentyfold over 4 decades as part of the big 450 mission.
We really thought we had all the climate records for 2010 neatly piled, but had all forgotten about this one. Deforestation and other land use changes excluded, simply burning fossil fuels in 2010 we emitted 30,600,000,000 tonnes of CO2. That’s … Continue reading
According to ‘The End of Cheap Coal’ in last weeks edition of Nature, outdated reserve estimates and economic forces will lead to a peak in coal production within two decades. Ambitious geopolitics are still left out of that equation, which … Continue reading
On Tuesday the International Energy Agency presented its World Energy Outlook 2010. Apart from many other facts and estimates concerning energy trends the report shows two interesting scenarios: the New Policies Scenario (where current G20 agreements are implemented) and the … Continue reading
Today is 10/10/10, global day of climate action. After the disappointments of Copenhagen – where UN emission targets (‘staying below 2 degrees requires stabilisation at 450 ppm,’ says IPCC 4AR) were not met by great margins – the global climate … Continue reading