Russia launched its $22bn liquefied natural gas project on the Pacific island of Sakhalin yesterday, opening a big new front to supply energy to Asia and on to North America as the Kremlin seeks to diversify energy markets from Europe.

In their Commentary 'Dangerous assumptions' (Nature 452, 531

Pielke et al. correctly point out in their Commentary 'Dangerous assumptions' (Nature 452, 531

How big is the energy challenge of climate change? The technological advances needed to stabilize carbon dioxide emissions may be greater than we think, argue Roger Pielke Jr, Tom Wigley and Christopher Green.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has grossly underestimated the challenges of reducing and stabilizing greenhousegas emissions, according to an influential group of climate-policy experts.

How much energy, and of what sort, should we expect the world to be generating in the decades to come? This is a question of crucial importance to economics, development and the management of climate change. (Editorial)

As Parties to the Climate Convention EU Member States have opted for a joint fulfilment of post-2000 greenhouse gas emission reduction obligations. No agreement could be reached on a joint EU target before the distribution of the burden of emission reductions among Member States had been agreed upon. This paper presents a sectoral approach to burden sharing, which incorporates important national circumstances. The three categories distinguished are the power sector, the internationally operating energy-intensive industry and the remaining domestically oriented sectors.

30 Jul 2015

Technical examination and periodic assessmentswith respect to “fairness” and “ambition” are at the heart of the climate regime and involve important trade-offs; even in the Convention, negotiated twenty four years ago, in 1992, assessment and review (Article 10) was the very last item to be agreed.


This paper aims to analyse urban mobility patterns and consequent impacts on energy and environment in India. It investigate the quantity of energy use in 23 metropolitan regions for the period 1981

Forced power outages aimed at meeting China's energy-saving goals have led to "unprecedented" diesel shortages, as companies buy diesel generators to keep operating, the Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

China is fast approaching its self-imposed end-2010 deadline to reduce its energy intensity -- or the amount of energy used to make each unit of GDP -- by 20 percent from 2005 levels.