The Latest: Oil firms commit to 'meaningful' carbon pricing

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on a Vatican summit on climate change (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Some of the world's major oil producers have committed to supporti...

Pope warns oil execs of need for "rapid" energy transition

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is warning oil executives that a "radical energy transition" to clean, low-carbon power sources is needed to stave off the effects of a rapidly warming planet. ...

AIT director talks up major energy deal with Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Director of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), Brent Christensen said he expects the US to work with Taiwan on building the country's energy infrastructure, at co...

Just add water: salt battery could help renewable energy use

BERLIN (AP) — Amid the hum and heat of Berlin's Reuter thermal power station stands a shining contraption that looks out of place in the decades-old machine hall. Its silver pipes an...

EU wants members to drop veto over possible carbon tax

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's executive branch is proposing that individual member countries drop their right to veto decisions on energy taxes, a move that could facilitate the introduction of a...

Spanish islands adopt ambitious law to fight climate change

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Balearic Islands have approved a local law that by 2050 aims to ban the use of fossil fuels and adopt renewable energy for all of the region's power needs, in what authorities cl...

University of Minnesota, Puerto Rico groups explore energy

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The University of Minnesota is working with partners in Puerto Rico to explore more resilient energy sources after Hurricane Maria left the island without electricity for months in ...

Climate fight: Germany sets 2038 deadline to end coal use

BERLIN (AP) — In a pioneering move, a German government-appointed panel has recommended that Germany stop burning coal to generate electricity by 2038 at the latest, as part of efforts to curb climate...

Dutch lawmakers pass ambitious law to reduce emissions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch lawmakers overwhelmingly approved ambitious new climate legislation Thursday that aims to drastically drive down emissions of greenhouse gases. Th...

Asia faces tough contradictions in dealing with climate change

On Saturday climate change delegates continued their latest round of negotiations on implementing the Paris Agreement at the UN climate conference in Katowice, Poland. The delegates at COP24 worked t...

Taiwan Cabinet scraps 2025 nuclear-free target

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The Cabinet today announced that in accordance with the results of Proposition No. 16 passed in the nine-in-one elections on Nov. 24, it has agreed to abolish the goal it had p...

44% of Taiwanese mistakenly believe most of Taiwan's energy comes from nuclear power

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A survey published by the Risk Society and Policy Research Center Taiwan has found that nearly 44 percent of Taiwanese erroneously think that the majority of Taiwan's elect...

French protesters angry over fuel taxes clash with police

PARIS (AP) — French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse violent demonstrators in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and beyond and staged road blockades to v...

Outgoing Michigan governor pushing for Great Lakes pipeline

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to use the final weeks of his tenure to lock in a deal allowing construction of a hotly debated oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel linking two ...

Police brace for driver protests in Paris, around France

PARIS (AP) — France is deploying thousands of police to try to contain nationwide protests and road blockades by drivers angry over rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron's presidency. ...