assembly tells polluters to pay debts to nature
Parliament approves bill that would force companies to pay to clean
up the mess they create in nature.
May 17 03
greenhouse gas emissions surge in 2002
level of Finland's greenhouse gas emissions grew to record high in
2002, exceeding the Kyoto Protocol target by 17 percent.
Mar 14 03
take windmills to breezy city centers
Netherlands - Modern wind turbines to be tried out on buildings in
Feb 02 03
(Beddington Zero Energy Development), Britain's first carbon-neutral
neighbourhood, contributes nothing to global warming.
Jan 25 03
'clean power station' revealed
for new "clean energy" power station -which will use locally-produced
coal - to put Wales in favourable position for development of emerging
Dec 18 02
Kyoto Greenhouse Deal Snapped Up by Slovakia
deal on greenhouse gases within the framework of Kyota pact signed
and sealed; government of Slovakia sells greenhouse gas emissions
credits to Japanese trading house.
Dec 06 02
Smog is history, but foul air still kills
reports highlight inadequacy of government funding to tackle air pollution
which may be contributing to tens of thousands of deaths in Britain
Nov 24 02
fuel efficency prevention claim
MP John Gummer claims UK Treasury won't make Britain more fuel efficient
because of the vast revenue it receives from oil duties.
Oct 18 02
to press EU for new greenhouse gas targets
Greens to urge EU to set new targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions
which go beyond those agreed under the 1997 Kyoto Protocol.
Oct 11 02
objectors win the first bout
agree to press for a public inquiry into windfarm in the Solway.
Oct 11 02
- What are carmakers doing to cut emissions?
automakers to show off not only their latest designs but also their
achievements in the area of fuel economy and pollution reduction at
Sept 24 02
issues swing the vote
- Astonishing showing of Greens in general election may indicate that
environment had been a central concern for voters.
Sept 23 02
faces 'global warming disaster'
that homes and businesses in Britain are threatened by devastating
flooding as global warming takes hold.
Sept 15 02
energy power plan
of world's first tidal generators to be installed offshore, on the
seabed off Shetland, Scotland.
Sept 13 02
complete waste of energy
Britain give up on nuclear energy?
Sept 13 02
to launch high level group on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies
Research Commissioner Philippe Busquin announces forthcoming launch
of high level group on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies.
Sept 11 02
firm seeks government bail-out
biggest nuclear electricity generator, British Energy, warns Government
it will go bust unless it receives immediate cash injection.
Sept 06 02
signals it may abandon Kyoto Protocol
authorities say with the US refusing to ratify Kyoto, the economic
stimulus to the protocol is disappearing.
Aug 31 02
BNFL for crimes against the planet
Nuclear Fuels violate national sovereignty around the world as they
ship plutonium through national waters against countries permissions.
Aug 22 02
your quiet night at home is destroying the planet
- Reliance on ever-greater numbers of electrical appliances, have
led to a spiralling rise in household energy consumption since 1970.
Aug 21 02
Floodwaters Break Record
Elbe - fed by high water that earlier devastated Prague - rises to
record high, threatening some of the city's cultural landmarks.
Aug 16 02
face pollution crackdown
UK government announces new targets to cut air pollution in effort
to boost people's health.
Aug 05 02
oil on troubled waters
giant, Shell, infamous after dealings with Brent Spar and Nigeria,
has change of heart. Green campaigners and job-hunters provoke turn-around
July 20 02
decline of King Coal
of 'superpit' originally meant to revive the coal industry causes
concern about the future of coal in the UK.
July 20 02
lake puts global warming on the map
Italy - Alpine resort village faces catastrophic
flood threat from glacier rapidly melting after unusually warm temperatures.
July 16 02
renewable revenues rose 35 pct in 2001
- Suppliers of electricity from renewable energy sources to the German
market earned 35 percent more last year than in 2000.
July 16 02
farm goes live
Britain's most efficient wind farm officially opens. Sited on the
Kintyre Peninsular in Scotland, the wind farm comprises 46 turbines
and generates 30 megawatts of power for the national grid.
July 08 02
idea uses sun for safe light source
form of solar-powered light could replace candles and oil lamps.
July 07 02
energy attracts venture capitalists
energy increasingly attractive proposition for European venture capitalists.
July 03 02
Meacher confident on CO2 emissions target
environment minister confident the country will meet its targets to
cut harmful greenhouse gas emissions by 2010.
July 03 02
vehicles could be banned from city's streets
Bristol City Council considering plan to ban older vehicles from some
of its streets in an attempt to cut pollution.
July 02 02
overtakes Saudi Arabia to regain its position as the world's number
one oil producer for the first time since the 1980s.
June 24 02
closes its two oldest reactors
Nuclear Fuels to close its two oldest nuclear reactors, Calder Hall
in Cumbria and Chapelcross in Dumfriesshire, three years earlier than
June 22 02
wind power seen blooming after EU enlargement
officials say EU rules on green energy are likely to boost wind power
in Poland, if it joins the EU in 2004.
June 21 02
heads meet over pollution
from Paris, Berlin and Moscow meet to discuss key ecological issues,
including renewable energy and hydrogen & fuel cell technology,
with London's Mayor.
June 17 02
cause stink at Eden
environment project has too many visitors in cars; environmentalists
protest rising pollution levels in surrounding areas of unspoilt countryside.
June 02 02
Finland to Build Controversial New Nuclear Plant
to build first new nuclear reactor in Western Europe in more than
a decade to meet rising energy demands despite bitter opposition from
May 24 02
Ice: in Meltdown?
from all over the world gather in The Netherlands to discuss whatArctic
glaciers and icebergs can tell us about possible changes in sea levels.
May 21 02
blocks huge oil plant
blocks access to Exxon Mobil Corp's largest oil refinery in France,
accusing the firm of sabotaging efforts to prevent global warming.
May 21 02
climatic change has altered Finnish flora and fauna
warming making discernible impact on Finnish plant and animal life.
Sanomat May 17 02
set for hydrogen power
- off coast of Scotland - to become the world's first hydrogen-powered
Herald May 15 02
wind farms threatened by defence concern - report
Ministry of Defence blocks plans to build five offshore wind farms,
jeopardising the government's renewable energy targets.
April 26 02