Secretary of state says the outgoing Obama administration is determined to prevent Trump withdrawing the US from the landmark deal
Each year, the International Energy Agency spends months preparing an analysis of the global energy economy and where it's heading. The report takes into account economic, technological, and policy developments, and it tries to project the trends that will drive our energy use for decades. This year's report suggests that a combination of economics and policy will drive an explosion in renewables, making them the largest power source built between now and 2040.
Way back in 1972 Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had famously and inextricably linked poverty and environmental pollution at the United Nations Conference on Human Environment in Stockholm. Much earlier, Mahatma Gandhi stated that “The earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need but not every man’s greed”.
Protecting the environment makes nations more prosperous, a think tank said on Thursday, as a study showed Slovenia is the country best at using nature to improve the wellbeing of its citizens.
A dozen international poverty and development organizations published a report last week on the impact of building new coal power plants in countries where a large percentage of the population lacks access to electricity. The report’s conclusions are strikingly counter-intuitive: on the whole, building coal power plants does little to help the poor, and often it can actually make them poorer.