News headlines for “Energy Security”

  1. Watch Out: Your Money Is Being Used to Destroy the World!

    Monday, June 03, 2019

    MADRID, Jun 03 (IPS) - How governments spend taxpayers money to subsidise fossil fuels that cause deadly air pollution – A reminder to mark 5 June World Environment Day.

    Perhaps the most direct way to introduce this tough issue is what the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, stated just one week ahead of the 5 June World Environment Daywhich focuses this year on air pollution, caused chiefly by the use of fossil fuels both in transport, industry and even household cooking, heating, etc.

  2. Urgent Action Vital to Stop Twin Crises of Nature’s Destruction & Climate Change

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    LONDON, May 13 (IPS) - Andrew Norton is Director of the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

    The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services' report on the global state of biodiversity is shocking but not entirely surprising. The question is, how much more evidence and repeated warnings will it take for governments, companies and financial institutions to wake up to the urgency and act?

  3. America First as a Threat to Mulitlateralism

    Monday, May 13, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, May 13 (IPS) - On 25 April, Joseph Biden announced his candidacy for the US presidency, declaring that his decision was based on fears of Trump being re-elected:

  4. Is UAE Leading the Way for Concentrated Solar Power in GCC?

    Thursday, May 09, 2019

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 09 (IPS) - Sania Aziz Rahman is a data journalist doing a fellowship with Climate Tracker

    In April 2019, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) published a report on a "roadmap to 2050" in terms of renewable energy.

  5. From Sanctioning Iran to War?

    Wednesday, May 08, 2019

    DENVER, May 08 (IPS) - With the recent military moves announced uncharacteristically by the White House first, the world is witnessing with grim fascination what could turn out to be the early moves towards a war against Iran. How plausible is this scenario and what is likely to happen geopolitically if and when the US belligerence leads to an actual military confrontation with Iran?

  6. Building a More Energy-Efficient Neighbourhood in Dubai

    Tuesday, May 07, 2019

    DUBAI, May 07 (IPS) - Karishma Asarpota is an urban planner, researcher and Climate Tracker Journalism Fellow

    Dubai is an Emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with a population of about 3 million. The discovery of oil in the 1960's transformed Dubai from a sleepy port town to a global metropolis. The recent shift to address environmental sustainability in Dubai draws attention to energy issues in the city.

  7. Renewables to Become the Norm for the Caribbean

    Monday, April 29, 2019

    KINGSTON, Apr 29 (IPS) - Jamaica and other Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are embracing renewable energy as part of their plans to become decarbonised in the coming decades.

  8. Against All Odds, Indigenous Villages Generate Their Own Energy in Guatemala

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019

    USPANTÁN, Guatemala, Apr 23 (IPS) - In the stifling heat, Diego Matom takes the bread trays out of the oven and carefully places them on wooden shelves, happy that his business has prospered since his village in northwest Guatemala began to generate its own electricity.

  9. Global Energy Consumption is Up -- So Are Emissions

    Monday, April 22, 2019

    NEW DELHI, Apr 22 (IPS) - Sunita Narain is Editor, Down To Earth based in New Delhi

    Our acceptance of climate change doesn't keep pace with our energy consumption reduction. However, the latest International Energy Agency's (IEA'S) Global Energy and CO2 Status Report for 2018 has some good news.

  10. Pakistan’s Battle Against Climate Change

    Wednesday, April 17, 2019

    ISLAMABAD, Apr 17 (IPS) - Pakistan, which has been listed as the 7th most vulnerable country affected by climate change, is now seriously tackling the vagaries of weather, both at the official as well as non-official level.

    Pursuant to an initiative launched by the Pakistan Parliament's Upper House, the Senate, which specially entrusted a sub-Committee of the Standing Committee on Climate Change to focus on "Green and Clean" Islamabad, media, civil society and students have taken up the cudgels on combating climate change.

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