How the US is hindering global climate financing

Washington has not delivered on its promise to the Green Climate Fund, a tool to avert catastrophic climate change India, one of the world’s top emitters of greenhouse gases, faces a big problem: High population growth is driving industrialisation and urbanisation, creating more demand for fossil fuels, especially in the housing and transportation sectors. In May, India…

Germany to reactivate coal power plants as Russia curbs gas flow

Parliament approves measures to use mothballed sites to produce electricity and preserve gas supplies Germany’s economics minister described the move to reopen coal-powered plants as ‘painful but necessary. Photograph: Federico Gambarini/AP Germany’s two houses of parliament have passed emergency legislation to reactivate mothballed coal-fired power plants in order to support electricity generation amid fears of gas…