The UK's Cornwall Council has given the go-ahead for the country's first utility-scale geothermal power plant near Redruth. The plant will have capacities of 55 MW of renewable heat energy and 10 MW of electricity when it becomes fully operational in 2013.
Some 26% of companies currently measure greenhouse gas output, with 38% planning to begin within five years, the Carbon Trust said today in a survey of 200 finance directors at firms employing more than 500 people.
From Norway to New Delhi, leaders are struggling to define the World Bank's role in eradicating energy poverty while keeping a lid on carbon emissions.
Australian PM Julia Gillard goes into the final days of a tight election campaign with a slender 3-point lead in polls, pointing to a narrow win for the ruling Labor Party in a vote set to be determined by key marginal seats.
Groups File Brief Supporting U.Va. in Case Against Cuccinelli (Washington Post)
Four groups have filed an amicus brief asking a judge to set aside a demand from Virginia AG Ken Cuccinelli for documents related to the research of a global warming expert once employed by the University of Virginia.
Opinion: Obama Follows Nixon On Oil Spills (Wall Street Journal)
Like our current president, Nixon too presided over a major offshore oil blowout — the three million gallon Santa Barbara spill of 1969. And, like Obama, Nixon responded by whipping up anti-oil sentiment and passing a sweeping moratorium on drilling.