Rhein on Energy and Climate

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The news from the climate front is extremely worrying. After 10 days of debate on formalities and secondary issues the Bonn preparatory meeting has ended without offering much hope for a substantive outcome in Copenhagen at the end of year. The gulf between what humanity needs to do to prevent a dramatic deterioration of the… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

The European Association of Electricity Producers (Eurelectric) is prepared to phase out its C02 emitting power plants in the course of the coming 40 years so as to become carbon-free by 2050. In return, it expects a “generous” treatment by the EU on regulatory procedures and support for alternative energies. A priori this looks as… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

A team of scientists at MIT may have achieved a breakthrough in enabling lithium-ion batteries to become the centre-piece of the future generation of electric engines in light vehicles. They found out that through appropriate design changes, it would become possible to charge and discharge these batteries 100 times faster than at present and to… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

Humanity is becoming gradually aware that climate change is taking its toll on nature and hurting men, animals and plants alike, everywhere on earth. Scientists tell us that we have to reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions to 50 percent of 1990 levels (!) before 2050 if we want to avoid a dangerous rise of… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

The new US approach on climate policy has led American oil and energy companies to redefine their positions. Realising that it is no longer possible to block any action aiming at reducing C02 emissions they now accept working with the Administration with the objective of obtaining the most business-friendly solutions. Their main concern is, of… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein