Officials first discovered elevated radiation levels at the site in late January during a routine check, and suspect the radioactive contamination was dumped there from a nearby research reactor outside Jakarta.
High-income nations released less carbon dioxide last year. But emissions increased elsewhere as developing regions struggled to balance economic growth and climate action, while heavy industries and transport emissions were as hard to abate as ever.
John Woolard –
Despite the uptick in renewable energy usage, global emissions have steadily increased. World Resources Institute's John Woolard argues that commitments to 100% renewables will not alone curb the worst impacts of climate change.
Wade Allison –
Nuclear power has become a kind of renewable-energy bogeyman, with radiation presented as a source of acute and immediate danger to communities and the environment. But fears about radiation are vastly exaggerated, and the potential of nuclear power is unmatched by other renewables.
Thermal power plants in areas that lack water are vulnerable to power disruptions due to drought and competition amongst water users. As the world's demand for water and power increase, what can be done to solve this growing concern?
Questions about national security are legitimate and important, but so is international collaboration for breakthroughs in the energy sector. Is public debate surrounding the Ausgrid bid obscuring the big picture?
A strategic review of where the conventional electric generation and power utility business goes in the short- and long-term, based on interviews with experts, vendors, engineers, power and energy executives.
Australia must substantially and relatively quickly change the nature of its electricity supply. The Commonwealth's goal is to reduce Australia's greenhouse gas emissions to 80 per cent below 2000 levels …