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16/08/21
Author: 
Haley Zaremba

Aug 15, 2021

The green energy revolution is redrawing the lines of the global geopolitical map and China is fighting to come out on top. While other energy superpowers such as the United States, Saudi Arabia, and Russia have clung to their prodigious oil and gas industries to varying degrees, China has gone all-in on establishing their own energy security and independence, a large portion of which will soon be sourced from clean energy resources. 

14/08/21
Author: 
Phil Hearse
UK floods

August 12, 2021 

From Oregon in the United States, to Antalya and Bodrum in Turkey, to some of the coldest areas of Siberia, in the last month wildfires have been devastating thousands of acres amidst temperatures above 40°C. The flip side of this has been simultaneously catastrophic floods in Germany and China. As this article was being prepared, wildfires threatened to ignited huge coal stocks at the Milas power station in Turkey.

12/08/21
Author: 
Ryo Mukano, Nikkei staff writer
Offshore wind turbines near Amsterdam. Island nation Japan remains slow to build such infrastructure.   © Reuters

July 27, 2021

Hokkaido facility to churn out enough clean fuel for 10,000 vehicles

TOKYO -- Japan's largest hydrogen plant powered by offshore wind energy is set to open on the northern island of Hokkaido as part of a national effort to slash carbon dioxide emissions.

Scheduled to begin operation as early as the year ending March 2024, the plant will produce up to roughly 550 tons of hydrogen a year -- enough to fuel more than 10,000 hydrogen vehicles, according to plans.

12/08/21
Author: 
Fiona Harvey
Animal farming is one of the activities producing methane, which has a warming potential more that 80 times that of CO2. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Aug. 6, 2021

IPCC says gas, produced by farming, shale gas and oil extraction, playing ever-greater role in overheating planet

Cutting carbon dioxide is not enough to solve the climate crisis – the world must act swiftly on another powerful greenhouse gas, methane, to halt the rise in global temperatures, experts have warned.

11/08/21
Author: 
Yves Engler
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland host a gathering of foreign ministers from the Lima Group, a coalition of countries formed to “solve the Venezuela crisis.” Photo from Twitter.

Aug. 10, 2021

Latin American governments are abandoning the controversial regime change alliance. Now it’s time for Canada to follow suit

The Lima Group, a multilateral body formed in the Peruvian capital in 2017 with the goal of instigating regime change in Venezuela through a “peaceful and negotiated solution,” has been dealt a likely fatal blow that ought to elicit serious discussion about Canadian foreign policy in Latin America. Just don’t expect the media or politicians to even mention it.

09/08/21
Author: 
John Woodside
Paris climate targets could soon be out of reach without immediate and massive greenhouse gas emission reductions, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in a landmark report. Photo by Steven Weeks / Unsplash

August 9th 2021

Paris Agreement climate targets could soon be out of reach without immediate and massive greenhouse gas emission reductions, says the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in a landmark report published Monday.

08/08/21
Author: 
Tara Olivetree (Ehrcke)
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7. 12. 2021


Power

Who has more power than Shell Oil? This is one of the first questions a climate activist should ask themselves, because without finding an answer, we can’t win.

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