News headlines for “Energy Security”

  1. Tackling Climate Change and Preserving the Water Body: A Bangladeshi Perspective

    Monday, February 17, 2020

    NEW YORK, Feb 17 (IPS) - For any riverine country, the state of the water body around big cities and conditions of major rivers hold a leadership position in the overall climate effects and how the water body is protected and preserved impacts the entire economy and living standards of that country.

  2. Synergy with Hydropower Plants Boosts Biogas Production in Brazil

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    FOZ DO IGUAÇU, Brail, Feb 10 (IPS) - Fomenting biogas production among agricultural producers may seem at first glance to be a distraction from the purpose of Itaipu, the giant hydroelectric power plant shared by Brazil and Paraguay, but in fact it is part of their energy business strategy.

  3. World Drains Away Valuable Energy, Nutrients & Water in Fast-Growing Wastewater Streams

    Wednesday, February 05, 2020

    HAMILTON, Canada, Feb 05 (IPS) - Vast amounts of valuable energy, agricultural nutrients, and water could be recovered from the world's fast-growing volume of municipal wastewater.

  4. Oil-rich Gulf Turns to Renewable Energy

    Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    KATMANDU, Jan 29 (IPS) - The increased frequency of climate-induced weather extremes and public opinion pressure are forcing even major fossil fuel exporting countries in West Asia to make a big push towards renewable energy.

  5. Carbon Markets Can Provide a Crucial Part of the Solution to the Climate Crisis

    Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    SEOUL, South Korea, Dec 18 (IPS) - One of the main discussions at the COP25 climate change talks was Article 6which is designed to provide financial support to emerging economies and developing countries to help them reduce emissions by using global carbon markets.

    Carbon pricing is an essential piece of the puzzle to curb emissions. Without a value on carbon, there is less incentive to make positive changes, especially in the private sector. The most efficient way to carry this forward is to allow trading of carbon both nationally and internationally, which will ensure the lowest cost of mitigation for participants globally.

  6. Solar and Biogas, the Perfect Agroenergy Duo in Brazil

    Tuesday, December 17, 2019

    VARGEÃO, Brazil, Dec 17 (IPS) - "They're the ideal duo," because the combination of solar and biogas sources makes it possible to provide electricity around the clock, one during the day and the other at night, says Anelio Thomazzoni, a pig farmer who has become a producer of clean energy in southwestern Brazil.

  7. Industrial Energy Efficiency is a Climate Solution

    Friday, December 13, 2019

    VIENNA, Dec 13 (IPS) - At a time when the world is battling unprecedented drought, bushfires, rising sea levels and water shortages, reducing energy use across industry is one powerful way to fight climate change in the immediate term.

  8. Under Pressure. Can COP25 Deliver?

    Monday, December 02, 2019

    ROME, Dec 02 (IPS) - Mass public pressure backed by the weight of scientific reports is starting to bring governments to their senses as the annual UN climate summit kicks off in Madrid today.

  9. Africa’s Civil Society Calls for Action as COP25 Kicks off in Madrid

    Monday, December 02, 2019

    MADRID, Dec 02 (IPS) - During the 25th round of climate change negotiations starting today in Madrid, Spain, African civil society organisations will call on governments from both developing and developed nations to play their promised roles in combating climate change.

  10. No Region is Immune from Rising Inequalities, Trade Tensions & Declining Growth Rates

    Monday, November 04, 2019

    BANGKOK, Thailand, Nov 04 (IPS) - We are facing tense and turbulent times around the globe. Rising inequality is a danger everywhere. Trade and technology tensions are building. Growth forecasts are being revised down. Unease and uncertainty are going up. This is a global phenomenon. No region is immune.

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