Posts Tagged:Emissions

Barack Obama and Wen Jiabao disappoint!

After today’s speeches by Wen Jiabao and Barack Obama today at noon it became clear that COP15 will end with a disappointment. The US and China have not moved with regards to their emission reduction targets compared to the insufficient targets that were already discussed before the summit in Copenhagen. So, the public expectations for…

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Electromobility – Interview and thoughts

Recently, I have visited the launch event of the new Austrian Sustainable Mobility association at the Natural History Museum Vienna where it was possible to take a look at electric cars, bicycles and motorbikes. Moreover, I had the opportunity to interview Craig Davis from TESLA MOTORS about his company’s electric sports car, its contribution in…

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180 Austrian schoolchildren demand action from politicians

Renewable energy, electromobility, public transport, airtravel, nuclear power, migration, penalties for CO2 emissions, eating habits, the COP15 climate summit, personal lifestyle, deforestation or CO2 food labels – rarely, so many aspects of a topic are debated in the Austrian parliament like in the “Youth.Climate.Parliament” some days ago. After presenting “Climate protection now!” banners in the…

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Austrian climate policy in crisis

Last week, I’ve visited a conference called “Climate in crisis – Last exit Copenhagen?” in Vienna which showed that not only the climate is in crisis but especially also Austrian climate policy. Not only is Austria the only EU15 country not to achieve its Kyoto target, but it also fails with respect to a clear…

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There’s no such thing as “clean coal”!

It was recently reported that the European Union will additionally invest € 50 billion in energy technology research over the next ten years. Unfortunately, a closer look at the actual numbers reveals that 40% of the funds will go into the technologies of the past (nuclear and coal), with € 13 billion for carbon capture…

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City Pics: Copenhagen

Thanks to the European Journalism Centre’s “TH!NK ABOUT IT” blogging competition on climate change, I recently had the opportunity to visit Denmark’s capital Copenhagen, probably one of the most beautiful and livable cities in Europe which is best known for its cycling culture. So, it is no wonder that I was excited to see so…

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