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German energy giant RWE to burn extra coal as Russian gas supplies dwindle

An excavator photographed at a lignite mine operated by RWE on April 8, 2022. RWE says it wants to be carbon neutral by 2040. Alex Kraus | Bloomberg | Getty Images The chief financial officer of German energy firm RWE told CNBC Thursday that it will burn more coal in the short term — but […]

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Goldman Sachs doesn’t see nuclear as a transformational technology for the future

A nuclear power plant photographed in Germany, on August 4, 2022. Discussions about nuclear’s role in Europe’s biggest economy have been thrown into sharp relief following Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine in February. Lennart Preiss | Getty Images News | Getty Images Nuclear has a role to play in the years ahead but it should […]

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Drilling in the name of: Fossil fuels and the ‘green tech’ revolution | DW | 04.08.2022

Environment In the Congo, new oil and gas permits are being offered up in endangered gorilla habitats and giant tropical peatlands to finance forest protection and reduce poverty. Meanwhile in Zambia, mining for EV batteries has citizens concerned about the price they’ll pay for the world’s renewable revolution. And, underwater, the secret race to buy […]

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Fiberglass Market Report 2022: Global Size, Share, Demand, End-Use Industry and Competitive Analysis

SHERIDAN, WY, USA, August 4, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to IMARC Group’s latest report, titled “Fiberglass Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2022-2027”, the global fiberglass market size reached US$ 11.3 Billion in 2021. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 15.0 Billion by 2027, exhibiting a growth […]

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Climate change isn’t party political and people are realizing it’s not a ‘left-wing plot,’ charity founder says

People photographed in Lower Saxony, Germany, on July 19, 2022. A number of European countries were affected by a heatwave last month. Julian Stratenschulte | Picture Alliance | Getty Images It’s been called a “global emergency that goes beyond national borders” and described as “the biggest threat to security that modern humans have ever faced.” […]

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German chemicals firm warns of production chain collapse as Putin squeezes gas flows

Covestro’s headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany. The company has adjusted its full year guidance for 2022, citing a number of factors. Ina Fassbender | AFP | Getty Images German materials giant Covestro warned Tuesday that the rationing of gas could see some of its sites shut down, as its CEO stressed the importance of reducing the […]

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Climate groups react to Manchin’s surprise turnaround on reconciliation bill

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) returns to a basement office meeting with other senators that included Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Jon Tester (D-MT), Tim Kaine (D-VA) and Angus King (I-ME), (not pictured) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, December 15, 2021. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters Environmental groups reacted with surprise after U.S. Senate Democrats struck a deal […]

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Asia goes nuclear as climate, Ukraine banish memory of Fukushima

Taipei, Taiwan and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – More than a decade after the Fukushima disaster shattered confidence in nuclear power, Asia is undergoing a nuclear renaissance. From China to South Korea and Japan, Asian countries are rushing back to the low-carbon energy source as an accelerating climate crisis, soaring energy prices and energy security concerns […]

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Surging temperatures are good for solar panels, right? The answer is: It’s complicated

This image, from May 2022, shows solar panels in Worcestershire, England. The recent hot weather in the U.K. has led to a discussion about the optimum conditions for solar power. Mike Kemp | In Pictures | Getty Images Last week saw temperatures in the U.K. surge, with highs of over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees […]

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The train strike – is it environmental unsound to oppose it? | Green Opinions

Compared to most other European, the UK’s trains are a bit of a joke … and an expensive one. In an age where all countries should be investing in public transport infrastructure, staff, technology and future expansion, the UK is seriously lagging behind. Like the US, the UK seems determined to focus on environmentally aware […]