Germany Pushing For $10 Billion Expansion Of Russian Gas Pipeline

Despite all of the talk in recent years about a full-scale transition to renewable energy, Germany remains heavily dependent upon fossil fuels for the continued functioning of its various energy, transportation, industrial, and economic systems. In fact, since the country prioritized closing down its nuclear power stations, it has not gotten nearly as far as it could have shutting down fossil power plants instead. That’s not to say Germany should have taken another route, but that’s the reality of the situation.

Big Oil & Gas Embraces Carbon Pricing

Six of the world’s major oil and gas companies have called for national or regional carbon pricing. They also propose that governments and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change work on creating “clear, stable, ambitious policy frameworks that could eventually connect national systems.” These actions would reduce global … [continued]

G7 Urgency On Climate Buoys Paris Hopes

Energy ministers from the Group of Seven industrial nations (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States) have all agreed today on the world’s critical need to corral quickly worsening climate change. The G7 energy leaders have met for two days in Hamburg, Germany, the second … [continued]