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US needs to show leadership in clean energy: Obama

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 13:43

President Barack Obama has said that the US needs to not only take the lead but also show leadership in clean energy, noting that countries like India and China would soon be the main emitters of green houses gas.

Clear understanding that fossil fuel subsidies must go: Mayaram

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 15:07

India cannot afford fossil fuel subsidies in perpetuity and there is clear understanding that these must go, a top Finance Ministry official has said Wednesday.

OECD chief asks nations to phase out fossil fuel subsidies

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 19:02

Countries should work towards phasing out fossil fuel subsidies worth billions of dollars every year that encourage carbon emissions, the chief of OECD, a grouping of mostly developed nations, Angel Gurria said Friday.

Britain to join US in ending coal power support abroad

Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 11:56

Britain said Wednesday it would join the United States in a charge to curb financial aid for building coal-fired power plants abroad.

Scientists back `nuclear power` to help slow down global warming

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 14:35

Top climate scientists have claimed that the development of safer nuclear power can help in decelerating the effects of global warming by cutting down on fossil fuel pollution.

How to turn carbon dioxide from burning fossil fuel back into fuel

Last Updated: Monday, September 09, 2013, 15:43

Scientists are now looking at new ways to turn the tables on the No. 1 greenhouse gas and convert carbon dioxide back into fuel.

Algae could be fuel for your car in the future

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 10:55

A scientist, who is working to find an alternative for oil, has placed his bets on algae to become the fuel of the future.

Setting sail with gas from wasted food

Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012, 20:10

Engineers are designing the world`s first super efficient cargo vessels that will revolutionise shipping - operating without a single drop of fossil fuel.

Coal India signs fuel supply pacts with 14 power plants

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 14:57

Coal India has so far entered into pacts with 14 power plants for the supply of fossil fuel, while some have refused to sign it due to their objections on some of the clauses of the model fuel supply agreement.

Alaskan ice reveals human impact on global carbon cycle

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012, 12:42

Glacial ice has provided scientists new clues as to how the Earth’s remote ecosystems have been influenced by industrial revolution.

Fossil fuel dependence will limit global food output

Last Updated: Monday, December 12, 2011, 14:40

Agriculture can keep pace with the ever growing global demand for food only by reducing its dependence on fossil fuels, warns a UN Food and Agriculture Organisation report.

Global carbon emissions up 50 percent

Last Updated: Monday, December 05, 2011, 11:46

Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have gone up by 49 percent over the last two decades to reach a staggering 10 billion tonnes in 2010.