Subsidies to fossil fuel still higher than for renewable energy

16. November 2015 HW

Analysts say the world’s 20 leading economies give nearly four times as much in subsidies to fossil fuel production as total global subsidies to renewable energy.

Floating offshore wind soon competitive?

11. November 2015 HW

New and cheaper ways are rapidly being floated for countries with deep seas off their coasts to exploit the free energy from wind. The race is on to prove that offshore wind power on floating platforms can be a significant power source for coastal states, with more than a dozen designs in development.

Big emitters with poor reduction targets

9. November 2015 HW

Researchers say emissions reduction targets set by China, the US and Europe place harsh demands on the rest of the world, and could cast a pall over the Paris climate summit.