The term climate change refers to the variation in the Earth’s global and regional climate. The changes may come from internal processes, external forces or human activities. Anthropogenic climate change is climate change caused by human activity. In the context of environmental policy “climate change” describes the ongoing changes in the modern climate, including the process known as global warming. The average temperature of the Earth’s atmosphere is rising due to human activities. The primary sources of this is the increased volumes of carbon dioxide and other green house gasses released by the burning of fossil fuels, agricultural activity and deforestation.
Italy's high court has overturned government and local approval for Italian utility Enel's plans to convert its oil-fired Porto Tolle power plant into a coal technology plant. Approximately 250 MW of the plants capacity was planned with carbon dioxide capture and storage technology.comments
The Polish carbon dioxide capture and storage project in Bełchatów is granted 137 million euro from Norway Grants, which backs environmental, social and economic development programmes and projects in priority areas, agreed with each of the Grants’ 12 beneficiary countries in Europe.comments
Alstom has launched a detailed study of its 13 pilot and demonstration projects with carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS). It shows that the electricity costs from CCS-equipped coal-fired power plants will be competitive with electricity generated from renewable sources.comments
China rules wind power development efforts to date. The country finished off 2010 with a whopping total of 41.8 GW of power and is hoping to reach 200 GW by 2020.comments