Copenhagen’s legacy

It’s always darkest before the dawn. Sometimes, the light at the end of the tunnel really is the light and not an oncoming train. COP21 in Paris is being rightfully celebrated as a success: 195 nations pledged to cut greenhouse gas emissions, invest more than $100 billion a year by 2020 in clean energy technology … More Copenhagen’s legacy

Coal industry dodges climate question as it focuses on baseload demand

At the same time as government negotiators were haggling over the text of a global climate treaty in Bonn last week, coal executives attending the annual Coaltrans conference in Barcelona were avoiding discussing their industry’s climate credentials and sticking to the sector’s practical prospects. Climate change campaigners and politicians are ratcheting up the pressure on coal; … More Coal industry dodges climate question as it focuses on baseload demand