When Covid-19 forced countries into lockdown for the first time, reports abounded of reduced pollution and clear skies as a result of the sharp reduction in economic activity. This visible change in the environment has increased pressure on policymakers around
The Czech Republic has many things to recommend it, but a solid clean energy plan isn't one of them at the moment.
The “Energiewende” of Germany has been going on and doing rather badly for two decades now. They wanted to decrease emissions but started the project by deciding to close most of their low carbon energy production, namely their fleet of
Shutting down fossil fuel plants in five years would eliminate only 15% of capacity-years left in fossil fuel-powered plants.
"Semiarid places are now like students who get an A nearly every day,” says Princeton's Dr. Amilcare Porporato. Yet climate change may turn their solar-energy grades to Bs or Cs.
The renewed interest in nuclear energy projects in Central-Eastern Europe has hardly gone unnoticed around the planet.