Rhein on Energy and Climate

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Germany’s perception as a champion of fighting climate change is better than reality. It continues to be the sixth biggest CO2 emitter after big China, USA, Russia, India and Japan; and its per capita emissions are higher than of any other EU country. This is essentially a consequence of its precipitated 2011 decision to end… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

The landslide victory of the Australian Conservatives in September 6th parliamentary elections risks having negative ramifications for Australian and global climate policy. One of the priorities of the new government will be the repeal of the unpopular carbon tax, which has been introduced in July 2012 by the outgoing Labour government and is credited with… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Humanity need not worry about the long-term electricity supply. It will learn to burn the huge coal reserves in Australia, China, Russia, India, USA and South Africa without worrying about C02 emissions. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is the magic technology that offers that assurance. The EU has established the “European Technology Platform for zero… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein