Norwegian NGO Zero this week launched new web pages including a worldwide map of CCS projects. This can be found here.
In October EU ministers and heads of state met under the Swedish EU Presidency to discuss how to fight global poverty and combat climate change.The Swedish press reported over Christmas that the participants in these so-called European Development Days…
Tomorrow is the last day of this year and we should not cross the bridge before we come to it. Therefore, the last article in 2009 Geothermania dedicates not to writing about the perspectives for 2010, but to summarizing the ending year. Scott Sklar: Year 2009 in favor of geothermal energy „This year in clean… » read more
President Mogae, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change and Former President of Botswana, spoke to Blogactiv at the Copenhagen Climate Conference.
Kumi Naidoo (tcktcktck and also Executive Director of Greenpeace International) explained to Blogactiv the outcome that Greenpeace and tcktcktck are hoping for from the Copenhagen Climate Conference.
Mayor Koutz tells Blogactiv about the role of Mayors in the United States and Europe for combating climate change.
Linda McAven (MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber) tells us her thoughts about the influence of local government in slowing the impact of climate change after taking part in the Committee of the Regions side event at the Copenhagen Climate Conference.
Mr Endou (President of Tuvalu Overview) explains some of the problems being faced by the tiny islands of Tuvalu and why the Copenhagen Climate Conference is important.
Mr Christiansen (Senior Adviser, The Technical and Environmental Administration Department, City of Copenhagen) explains some of the Environmental projects currently underway in the city of Copenhagen.
Blogactiv spoke to the UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, President Lagos (Former President of Chile and President of the Club de Madrid), about the progress and complications of reaching a deal at the Copenhagen Climate Conference.
A truly fascinating session in the COP15 Bella Centre was staged by The Club of Madrid earlier today. As an organisation with a small galaxy of former heads of government as members, they bring significant experience, knowledge, influence and respect to an event. They didn’t let us down today. Broadly, their position can be summarised… » read more
For the past 10 years the EU has been the undisputed leader of wind power development, first on land and more recently off-shore. Combined, EU countries continue to have more wind-power capacity installed than any other region on earth; but its advance is rapidly shrinking as the USA and more recently China are developing their… » read more
The following interview was published on Moday 14th December by EurActiv.com. The United States succeeded in bringing people to the moon: a dream that nobody thought would be realised. Perhaps we should think of climate protection as the new Apollo programme, the vice-chair of the European Parliament’s delegation in Copenhagen, Karl-Heinz Florenz, told EurActiv in […]
This post attempts to see beyond the Climate change emotional ‘layer’ and tries identifying the basic mechanics at stake in Copenhagen talks.
Last week, some of our colleagues participated at GeoPower Europe 2009 Conference in Munich in Germany (more general facts on this link). We would like to share some personal observations and remarks: The price of ultra deep drilling as well as risks linked to Enhanced Geothermal Systems are two main obstacles of geothermal energy expansion,… » read more
Maybe you know quite useful online utility „Google Insights“. Thanks to this service, provided under cloud computing, you can compare search volume patterns across specific properties. We looked closer at demand for keywords „geothermal“, „solar“ as well as „wind“ (among searches via Google). We compared just searches linked to industry and this made us to… » read more
Club de Madrid Members Mary Robinson and Gro Harlem Brundtland, joined by Margot Walstrom, concluded a very successful two day Road To Copenhagen conference today. The initiative, held simultaneously during the first two days of UN climate deliberations in Copenhagen, explored the necessary drivers for ensuring a Copenhagen climate change agreement based on climate justice:… » read more
Geothermal energy is about to be more visible in circles of European Commission since now. On 2nd December 2009 the European Technology Platform „GEOELEC – Geothermal Electricity“ had been established. This step was made in Munich, beside the Geothermal Energy Conference „GeoPower Europe“, organized by EGEC (European Geothermal Council). We are proud to write that… » read more
The international discussion on climate change policy has unduly focused on alternatives to fossil energies. As wind, solar, biomass, heat pumps geothermal etc continue to be substantially more expensive than oil or coal, politicians have been made to believe that fighting climate change is an expensive undertaking. Whatever the outcome from Copenhagen the priority for… » read more
The BBC website is live streaming the negotiations from the Copenhagen Climate Conference.