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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

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

On April 17, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a provisional ruling that the concentration of six green house gases in the atmosphere constitute a risk for human health and welfare and that the combined emissions of C02, CH4, N2O and FsH HFCs from new motor vehicle engines contribute to further concentration of green… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

The success of the Copenhagen Climate Conference is at great risk. International climate diplomats have lost sight of what it should achieve. They seem more concerned with creating new financial mechanisms for adapting to future climate change than getting tangible reductions of green house gases by the major emitting countries. Last Friday, the European Council… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein