Potent, climate-warming gases are being emitted into the atmosphere but are not being recorded in official inventories, a BBC investigation has found.
The Japanese government is moving ahead with its plans to build up to 45 new coal fired power stations.
The power plants will utilise high energy, low emissions (HELE) technology that use high-quality black coal.
Malcolm Turnbull has opened the possibility of using clean-energy subsidies to build new-generation, coal-fired power stations as he branded Labor's heavy focus on renewables "mindless", and a recipe for more expensive, less reliable electricity.
The UK must immediately kickstart an industry to capture and bury carbon emissions in order to save consumers billions a year from the cost of meeting climate change targets, according to a high-level advisory group appointed by ministers.
Germany is at risk of missing its 2020 target for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent from 1990, an environment ministry report showed on Wednesday.
Dean Scott reports in Bloomberg International Environment Reporter™ that the U.S. will unveil a sweeping plan to decarbonize its economy by 2050 at the UN Marrakech Climate Change Conference Nov. 7–18 in Morocco, giving other nations a template to draw up their own plans for quickly shifting away from fossil fuels and toward renewable energy sources, the top U.S. climate negotiator said Oct. 25.