Tag Archives: global energy demand

EarthTalk: A Nuclear Power Renaissance?

It may not qualify as a nuclear power renaissance, but many developing countries rely on development of nuclear to meet their growing energy demands

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: I thought Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown would have sealed nuclear power’s fate, but I keep hearing otherwise. Can you enlighten? – Jacob Allen, New York, NY The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster did cause many nations to reconsider their nuclear commitments, though many European …

Read More »

Energy Subsidies: Oil versus Renewables

The lopsided story of energy subsidies in the United States

In a world that must reduce its dependency on fossil fuels, replacing oil subsidies with renewable energy subsidies makes sense. Although this is undeniably difficult, it would produce both environmental and economic benefits. Putting an end to oil subsidies would free public money that could be used to promote clean energy and make renewables more competitive. Although renewable energy is destined to increase it will not grow fast …

Read More »

Government Report Forecasts 43% Rise in Global CO2 Emissions by 2035

The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) released a report summary earlier this week projecting a 43 percent rise in global carbon emission by 2035 under current policies and expected economic and population growth, particularly from developing countries. The EIA summary says that emissions will rise from 29.7 billion metric tons in 2007 to 42.2 billion tons in 2035, with world energy consumption rising 49 …

Read More »