Environment Forum

from Photographers' Blog:

Asia’s largest solar power plant

February 3, 2010

Nicky Loh presents a series of time-lapse sequences of a solar power plant in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

from The Great Debate UK:

Good eco-sense is good business sense too

February 2, 2010

JulietDavenport- Juliet Davenport is founder and CEO of Good Energy, a renewable electricity supplier. She is unique in being the only female founder in the UK of an energy supply business, traditionally a male-dominated sector. The opinions expressed are her own. Reuters will host a "follow-the-sun" live blog on Monday, March 8, 2010, International Women's Day. Please tune in. -

New world wines: now from the north

January 31, 2010

global_post_logo This article by Paul Ames originally appeared in GlobalPost.

The terrace of the elegant 18th-century chateau offers views over the formal French garden and fields filled with neat rows of vines.

Clean tech nuclear seduces White House

January 29, 2010

NUCLEAR TMI

We’re told that President Obama is getting ready to propose a tripling of government loan guarantees for new nuclear reactors to the tune of more than $54 billion.

Haiti’s tragedy belongs to the environment

January 29, 2010

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global_post_logo This commentary by Stephan Faris originally appeared in GlobalPost. The views expressed are his own.

Ted Turner returns to solar

January 29, 2010

tedturnerU.S. billionaire Ted Turner is taking a shine to solar power — again.

Back in 2007, Turner sold solar developer Turner Renewable Energy to solar panel maker First Solar for $34.4 million — which has since ramped up its push into developing its own solar power projects.

Climate bill treads on thin ice

January 28, 2010

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Supporters of a climate bill to cap and price greenhouse gases are losing hope that it will make it into law. But for many, the fight is far from over.

from Davos Notebook:

Failure of Copenhagen cannot be repeated, SAP chief says

January 28, 2010

Failure to agree a successor to the Kyoto protocol would lead to countries pursuing their own objectives and expose world economies to protectionism, CEO of business software company SAP Léo Apotheker said while in Davos to attend the World Economic Forum.

from Davos Notebook:

Africa feels the heat on climate change

January 28, 2010

kilimaIt may have contributed less than any other continent to CO2 emissions, but Africa is on the front line when it comes to the impact of climate change.

Factbox: Renewable energy targets around the world

By Reuters Staff
January 28, 2010

(Reuters) – Several countries have introduced subsidies or incentives to encourage clean energy production, such as feed-in tariffs or green certificates. Listed below are countries which have established renewable energy targets from 2013 to 2020.