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Reuters Breakout Series Focuses on China's Interest in Thorium

December 23, 2013 by Rod Adams

Reuters is running a series titled 'Breakout: Inside China’s Military Buildout.' Installment number six is titled 'The U.S. government lab behind Beijing’s nuclear power push.' The title is misleading; it is not about China’s world-leading, multibillion-dollar program.[read more]

China Bets Big on Nuclear Energy

December 2, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Capacity planning targets keep going up The latest dizzying numbers for China's planned construction of new nuclear reactors, released in early November by the country's National Development & Reform Commission, soared to 114 GWe by 2020. The new target represents a significant increase from a prior target of 70 GWe issued last May...[read more]

Utility makes big bets on solar technology

November 23, 2010 by Todd Woody

photo: Amonix I wrote this story for Reuters, where it first appeared: As solar panel prices have plummeted over the past year, photovoltaic power plants have become a more attractive option for utilities under pressure to meet renewable energy targets. Case in point: Late last week utility Southern California Edison announced it had...[read more]

China in joint venture to build solar power plants in U.S.

November 22, 2010 by Todd Woody

photo: Todd Woody I made my debut on Reuters on Thursday with a scoop on one of China’s biggest solar companies forming a joint venture with California’s SolarReserve to build photovoltaic power plants in the United States: A subsidiary of China’s GCL-Poly Energy Holdings Ltd has formed a joint venture with SolarReserve, a California...[read more]

US and India to Cooperate on Clean Energy

November 8, 2010 by Scott Edward Anderson

  Image by aquaview via Flickr   Reuters reported this morning that the United States and India will cooperate on clean energy projects, including shale gas development. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and U.S. President Barack Obama told a press conference today that the two countries will partner on a research and...[read more]

The green wave persists

September 10, 2010 by Rich Maltzman

  One of the themes of our book is the coaching for Project Managers to get themselves “smart” – or should we say “smartER” (that’s the regular SMART plus Environmentally Responsible).  But we recommend this not only for altruistic reasons.  We preach the idea of SMARTER because we assert that it will help you in your...[read more]

Can India and Pakistan Share the Indus?

April 14, 2010 by Andrew Holland

If this headline from Reuters is true "Rivers a source of rising tension between Pakistan and India" then we may be in trouble.  When you read the article, however, you see that it is mainly speculation about the future of the Indus, if climate changes change the river's flow.  This is an issue that the IISS has...[read more]

Pile on the Copenhagen Accord! 110 countries now committed to contributing to 2°C target

March 25, 2010 by Joseph Romm

Guest blogger Andrew Light is a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress specializing in international climate, energy, and science policy. He is also director of the Center for Global Ethics at George Mason University, and author or editor of 17 books. The agreement that emerged from Copenhagen continues to attract...[read more]

White House aide speaks up for nuclear energy

January 13, 2010 by Dan Yurman

Carol Browner says she is talking with the industry In an public live online chat (video) held Jan 12, Ms. Browner, a top energy and environmental aide to President Barack Obama, finally moved the pointer, relative to nuclear energy policy, on the ship-of-state’s telegraph from dead stop, past stand-by, to slow ahead. It is a...[read more]

California's renewable pipeline nearly 70 GW

January 1, 2010 by Big Gav

Reuters has a report on California's burgeoning pipeline of renewable energy projects - California's renewable pipeline hits nearly 70 GW. Renewable energy projects proposed in California total nearly 70 gigawatts, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Tuesday, a large pipeline that could help the state meet its renewable energy goals...[read more]

Breaking: Obama to attend Copenhagen

November 25, 2009 by Joseph Romm

U.S. President Barack Obama will go to Copenhagen for a U.N. climate change meeting on December 9, hoping to add momentum to an international process despite slow progress on a domestic bill to cut carbon emissions. Obama planned to make a visit at the beginning of the climate negotiations in Denmark, an administration official told...[read more]

Intel sees opportunities in wind, electric cars

November 20, 2009 by Big Gav

Reuters has a report on Intel's interest in clean energy technology, particularly sensor technology to help optimise wind power generation - Intel sees opportunities in wind, electric cars.Technology giant Intel Corp is seeing big opportunities in wind forecasting for power generation, and in information management for electric vehicles...[read more]

Good politics, bad economics

November 17, 2009 by Tim Haab

From Reuters: In the latest obstacle to proposed U.S. climate legislation, key lawmakers on Thursday urged Senate Democrats to change distribution plans for carbon permits to offer more protection for coal-dependent utilities. Isn't the point of all of this to make coal dependent utilities uncomfortable?  Read on... The...[read more]

Hmmmm, I wonder if this has anything to do with mid-term elections*

November 16, 2009 by Tim Haab

From Reuters: U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders on Sunday supported delaying a legally binding climate pact until 2010 or even later, but European negotiators said the move did not imply weaker action... French Environment Minister Jean-Louis Borloo said it was clear the main obstacle was the United States' slow...[read more]

President Obama says he might go to Copenhagen

November 10, 2009 by Climatico Analysis

After much speculation, including people pointing out that Copenhagen is just around the corner from Oslo where he will receive his Noble Peace prize, President Obama finally addressed the issue of his possible attendance at the Copenhagen negotiations. In a Reuters interview Obama said yesterday that he will go to Copenhagen “If I am...[read more]