EU Countries Stand Off Over Nuclear Role in Renewable Energy Goals

Two rival alliances of European Union countries held final-hour talks in Brussels on Tuesday, ahead of negotiations on whether to recognise nuclear power under the EU’s renewable energy goals. The stand-off comes a day before EU countries and lawmakers are supposed to agree tougher EU targets to expand renewable energy by 2030 – a key […]

EU Plans Early Carbon Market Auctions from July

The European Union plans to conduct early carbon market auctions, starting from July, to raise extra funds to help countries quit Russian gas and cut emissions, the European Commission said on Monday evening. The EU plans to raise 20 billion euros ($21.62 billion) in grants from its carbon market, with 8 billion euros of that […]

Let Me Stop Insuring Carbon Projects 'immediately', NGOs Tell CEOs

A group of climate activists has called on 30 insurance company CEOs to “immediately” stop underwriting new fossil fuel projects in the wake of a stark climate warning from U.N. scientists, a letter, seen by Reuters, showed. Insure our Future, a global consortium of activists, said it sent the letter dated March 21 to companies […]

EU Reaches Deal on Service Stations for EVs, Alternative Fuels

The European Union on Tuesday reached a provisional deal on the deployment of more service stations for cars running on electricity and alternative fuels as the bloc seeks to reduce the carbon footprint of its transport sector. “The agreement will send a clear signal to citizens and other stakeholders that user-friendly recharging infrastructure and refuelling […]

CNH Industrial Buys Augmenta to Boost Crop Treatment Accuracy

Italian-American vehicle maker CNH Industrial has acquired U.S. company Augmenta, valuing its strategic partner at $110 million, in a bid to help farmers harness technology to increase the effectiveness of crop spraying. CNH, a maker of farm machinery and construction equipment sees so-called precision technologies as a key competitive feature in its agriculture business, its […]

Britain's Tax Take Risks Blowing Green Energy Off Target

A cap on revenue and the lack of the kind of incentives offered to oil explorers are blocking the development of renewable energy in Britain, say industry officials who are pressing for changes ahead of this week’s budget. The British government has set targets for major increases in wind generation, for instance, as it seeks […]

Life in a Cognitive City

In 1909 a short novel was published that has gone on to shape the opinions of every generation since. It concerns what the future has in store for us. It was entitled ‘The Machine Stops’, and even those unaware of this novella harbor fears lifted straight from its pages. The central core of this 114-year-old […]

Our New Frenemy: The CO2 Battery

A new carbon dioxide battery (CO2) has entered the energy market. Yes, you did read that right, a CO2 battery, and it might be just what wind turbines are looking for to help them harness the full force of the wind. Carbon dioxide is used in the technology to store heat and pressure energy. It’s […]

Big Oil Does Little to Act on Climate Despite Vows -U.S. House Panel

Major energy companies are not doing enough to prevent the worst effects of climate change despite public promises to fight the problem, a U.S. House panel said about documents released on Friday that it got in a probe. Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform subpoenaed major oil executives for the documents, which […]