Overwhelmed by climate conference news?
Here are some places to catch up on what’s happening in Denmark
The opening waves of two weeks of all climate all the time from Copenhagen are crashing ashore on to the beach of the news reading public. OK, so what are you going to read about the conference? Here are a few sources. Please feel free to suggest other sources in a comment.
- Official site for the conference
The United Nations conference web site has a lot of information include a daily summary of events.
The U.S. government delegation’s website has information on how our country is participating in the conference.
- Nuclear Energy Institute
Paul Genoa, the Nuclear Energy Institute’s director of policy development, is attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen, Denmark, from Dec. 7-18. Genoa is posting dispatches during COP15 at The National Journal and NEI's blog, NEI Nuclear Notes.
Genoa and others are also blogging at the National Journal. It’s pages are open to anyone for this topic.
NEI has additional sources and information about the climate conference at this web page. It includes listings of official U.N. and U.S. web sites about the conference and sources of video coverage from Copenhagen.
Follow NEI on Twitter @N_E_I
- New York Times
The New York Times has a special section on the climate talks. It assembles all of the newspaper’s extended coverage of the conference at one place. This includes Andrew C. Revkin’s Dot Earth blog and his coverage from Copenhagen along with that of other reporters from the newspaper.
You can get breaking news by following him on Twitter @revkin
The Twitter hashtag for the conference overall is: #COP15
- Energy Collective
The Energy Collective has fielded three bloggers in Copenhagen and has a special section for coverage of energy and climate issues.
The Energy Collective now has a special online community dedicated specifically to Copenhagen called The Cop15 Copenhagen Conversation. You can join the conversation with commenting and posting there. It features on-site coverage from Marc Gunther, Mike Smith and Rebecca Lutzy.
Follow them on Twitter @EnergyCollectiv
What others are saying
Constellation Energy, which plans to build an Areva EPR as Calvert Cliffs III, says nuclear energy plays an indispensable role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The company made the comments in a statement issued Dec 7 about the climate change conference in Copenhagen.
"Constellation Energy is hopeful that the international community will agree to a political framework that will ensure the conclusion of negotiations in 2010 for a successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol," said Mayo A. Shattuck III, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Constellation Energy.
"The world's climate experts, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, believe that nuclear energy, in particular, plays an indispensable role in substantially reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality and strengthening energy security in a sustainable manner that takes into account economic development and poverty eradication goals," said Mayo A Shattuck, CEO.
Constellation says nuclear energy provides about 14% of the world's commercial electricity, a number that needs to increase substantially if long-term greenhouse gas reduction goals are to be met.
Follow Areva on Twitter @ArevaInc
(Thanks Areva for the cool graphic used in this blog post.)
INL in video at Copenhagen
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) footage and research are featured in a video presented at the World Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen. President Obama introduced the video, which is titled "America's Response to Climate Change" and discusses how varied energy technologies can combat climate change.
It features a video clip and interview INL Fellow Dave Petti, director of INL's Very High Temperature Reactor Technology Development Office.
The Idaho Falls footage can be seen briefly in the first 90 seconds of the video, and the nuclear energy segment featuring Petti starts around 10:35. The entire video is more than 17 minutes long and discusses a variety of energy research projects occurring throughout the country and at INL.
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