Articles categorized by: Environment

Decline in nuclear power risks energy security and climate goals, IEA report says

“Without an important contribution from nuclear power, the global energy transition will be that much harder,” said Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive Director. “Alongside renewables, energy efficiency and other innovative technologies, nuclear can make a significant contribution to achieving sustainable energy goals and enhancing energy security. But unless the barriers it faces are overcome, its […]

Keeping global warming rise at 2ºC menaces planet ecosystems and UN Sustainable Development Goals achievement, says IPCC report

In case the global warming goal is kept at 2ºC temperature rise, by 2100 the global sea level would rise 10 cm higher with devastating effects in some coastal regions and 99% coral reefs would die. Impacts of these kind in some ecosystems would make it more difficult to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. […]

New emisions control system for cars manufactured within the EU agreed by the Council

The Council agreed on a general approach to reform the system of type-approval and market surveillance for motor vehicles. The aim of the reform is to achieve a high level of safety and environmental performance of motor vehicles and to address the main shortcomings identified in the existing type-approval system. Shorcomings that have allowed such scandals as the […]