ENERGY

Europe provides more than €112billion (£97billion) in subsidies to fossil fuel companies

The Nuclear Power Struggle

The UK appears to be embracing nuclear, a huge U-turn on government policy from just two years ago. Yet this seems to be going against the grain globally. Can nuclear help countries meet their commitments to the Paris treaty?
A short, summer eclipse in America has solar power generators preparing for a literal black out
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at the UK’s climate commitments
Icelandic engineers are attempting to harness the powerful geothermal energy of magma
Newly-developed ‘sustainable rubber’, produced using recycled food waste, could one day be used to make car tyres
The environmental cost of military activities is significant. Could new ‘eco-bullets’ be an effective solution?
Abandoned oil and gas wells in the US are leaking significant quantities of methane
As a dried-up dam starts to refill, and a push towards cleaner, renewable energy gets underway, many are still asking if Ghana’s chronic power cuts will ever come to an end?
Over the last year, Tesla, the American automaker and energy storage company, has partnered with SolarCity, the largest American provider of solar energy services, to fully power the American Samoan island in a sustainable fashion
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks back at ‘Peak Oil’
Chinese firms plan to build a solar power plant in the exclusion zone around Chernobyl
What will Donald Trump in the White House mean for the growing green economy?
Last year, the UNFCCC Paris Agreement was hailed as ‘historic’ after its signing at COP21 in Paris. Today sees attendees to COP22 convening in Morocco, a country where transitioning to renewable energy has become a primary national objective
Could a small-scale and portable new method of generating renewable power from the wind revolutionise the energy industry?

The windy isles

The Galápagos islands take steps towards a fossil fuel-free future, as San Cristóbal’s wind and solar capacity is significantly expanded
Latest figures from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) show that worldwide energy intensity has decreased by nearly one-third between 1990 and 2015 with reductions seen in both developed and developing countries
Geographical’s regular look at the world of climate change. This month, Marco Magrini looks at energy storage

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