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Europe installed twice as much wind energy capacity in 2014 as coal and gas combined

Wind energy installations outperformed both coal and gas last year in Europe, new data from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) show. Europe also retired more coal and gas capacity than they added in 2014.

On the road to Paris towards a new global climate deal

The first UN negotiating session preparing for a climate deal this fall just wrapped up in Geneva. These negotiations take place against the backdrop of increasingly dire climate change predictions.

Hell on rails: West Virginia burning after crude oil train derailment

The fires from the derailment in Fayette County continued to burn Tuesday morning, and emergency shelters for hundreds of people who had to evacuate after the derailment remain open.

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Joint ventures and unions: making renewable energy market strong

Renewable energy companies have been in a tough situation for more than twenty years (since the beginning of renewables' sector). Two fires, two enemies to fight, the first is the entire fossil fue...

UK approves world's biggest offshore wind farm project

The world’s biggest offshore wind farm project has been approved by the UK’s energy secretary. Once built, the massive wind farm will generate 2.4GWh – enough electricity to power almost two million homes.

Sea Shepherd will build a new ‘dream’ ship after receiving €8.3 million from the Dutch Postcode Lottery

Sea Shepherd will build a new ‘dream’ ship to combat illegal fishing in the Southern Ocean after receiving 8.3 million Euros from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.

Is Syriza the first Green government in Europe?

At the end of January, Greek voters elected the radical leftist Syriza party into power. Syriza’s colours are red and purple and green, identifying it as socialist, feminist and environmentalist. The party platform includes all the key demands of the Green Party. Which begs the question: Is Syriza the first Green government in Europe?

Obama defends wildlife refuge from dirty oil drilling

Millions more acres would be declared "wilderness," enjoying the highest level of protection possible for public lands, effectively preserving the area and its ecosystem. However, the Obama administration has also released its new five-year offshore drilling plan, which opens up more of the Atlantic coast and the Arctic Ocean to dirty fossil fuel development - and potential disaster.

Shell announces plans to drill for Arctic oil this summer

Shell has announced their intention to revive their oil drilling plans in the Arctic. Environmentalists who have opposed these plans from the start say that such an endeavour could end in disaster – for the global climate and the local nature and wildlife.

2014 was the hottest year in recorded history

2014 was the warmest year in recorded history according to NASA and the National Ocean Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Since 1880, Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by about 0.8 degrees Celsius — the majority of that warming has occurred in the past three decades. And human activities are at fault.

Vermont shuts down Fukushima-type nuclear power plant

A nuclear power plant with a Fukushima-type reactor near the town of Brattleboro in Vermont, USA, is being shut down thanks to local environmental activism.

From Idaho to Utah, "wolf massacre" continues

"Rewarding shooters, including young children, with prizes takes us back to an earlier era of wanton killing that so many of us thought was a closed chapter."