Taiwan urged to take climate action to avoid industry woes

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A group of legislators called on the Taiwanese government on Thursday (Sept. 24) to set forth a clear strategy to address challenges brought about by climate change. Fi...

Polish energy giant Orlen aims at 2050 emission neutrality

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s oil and energy giant PKN Orlen says it is aiming at carbon emission neutrality by the year 2050. Central and Eastern Europe’s leader in the energy sec...

1st shipment of carbon-neutral LNG arrives at Kaohsiung

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The CPC Corporation (CPC), Taiwan's state-owned petrochemical company, announced the arrival of a shipment of carbon-neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG) at Kaohsiung&#...

US energy secretary: Brazil showing commitment on climate

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette said Sunday the far-right government of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is demonstrating its commitment to the fight against climate c...

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___ Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve's decision to leave interest rates alone follows three rate cuts ...

EU to offer billions to help poorer member states cut CO2

In her bid to lead the EU toward climate neutrality, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen wants to put up 100 billion euros ($130 billion) to help member countries that still heavily re...

Greenpeace urges Taiwan presidential candidates to address carbon emission issue

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Environmental group Greenpeace has urged Taiwan’s 2020 presidential candidates to put forth policies in response to the issue of climate change as Taiwan is listed i...

Environmental activists demand action in Taiwan on climate change

About 100 environmental activists held a rally in Taipei Friday to urge the government to implement concrete measures to reduce greenhouse gases and air pollution, as part of the global movement to ra...

Taiwan lauds progress on greenhouse gas reduction as summit opens

Taiwan has lauded its performance on greenhouse gas emissions as the United Nations Climate Action Summit, which it is not allowed to attend, opened Monday. The Environmental Protection Administrat...

The Latest: New York lawmakers OK farmworker rights bill

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the New York state Legislature as it works toward adjournment (all times local): 10 p.m. Lawmakers in Albany have voted to give fa...

Lawmakers set to OK emission cuts, farmworker rights

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York would adopt the nation's most aggressive carbon emission reduction goals and give new rights to farmworkers under proposals moving through the state Legislature Wednesday....

Correction: Japan-Energy story

TOKYO (AP) — In a story June 7 about Japan's energy policy, The Associated Press referred incorrectly to the plutonium reduction target cited by a policy research group. The target it mentioned was th...

Japan plans carbon emission cuts, more nuclear energy

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is calling for further efforts to cut carbon emissions by promoting renewables but also nuclear energy despite the 2011 Fukushima reactors meltdowns. The energy wh...

Taiwan ex-Premier Lai calls for national conference on climate change

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) on Friday (May 24) said that if given the opportunity to govern, he would call a National Affairs Conference about climate change. On h...

Taiwan President leaves energy problems for next generation: Nobel Prize laureate

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is not paying enough attention to issues of energy and is leaving the problem for the next generation to solve, former Academia Sinica Preside...