26 Jun 2013

By Tom Randall – June 25 (Bloomberg) — Transcript of President Barack Obama’s speech at Georgetown University announcing his new climate-change policy: On Christmas Eve, 1968, the astronauts of Apollo 8 did a live broadcast from lunar orbit. So Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, William Anders — the first humans to orbit the moon — described […]

26 Jun 2013

By Ehren Goossens – June 26 (Bloomberg) — Renewable energy may supply more electricity than nuclear reactors or natural gas by 2016, spurred by declining costs and growing demand in emerging markets, the International Energy Agency said. Wind, solar, bioenergy and geothermal use may grow 40 percent in the next five years, double the 20 […]

21 Jun 2013

(Published in the Financial Times – By Ben Bland in Jakarta and Jeremy Grant in Singapore) Sweeping forest fires on the Indonesian island of Sumatra have sent pollution levels in Singapore soaring to their highest recorded level and strained relations between the neighbouring nations. But widespread corruption, collusion and weak governance make it difficult for Indonesia to […]

13 Jun 2013

(Published in the Financial Times – June 11th 2013 – by Andrew Bowman) – Imagine getting up in the middle of a winter night to start the dishwasher, or staying indoors on a rare sunny day to vacuum-clean the house. Nobody would voluntarily do this – but, for generators of renewable energy, it is a […]