2004 Climate and Energy Feature Stories

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Kyoto saved: not the planet

Feature Story | 2004-10-22 at 8:00

The Russian Parliament voted to ratify the Kyoto Protocol in a body blow to George W Bush's opposition to action on climate change.

Putin gives Kyoto green light

Feature Story | 2004-09-30 at 8:00

George Bush's government is out in the cold over Kyoto - and it's that old Cold War enemy, Russia, that's put it there. The Russian government has moved closer towards ratifying the crucial Kyoto climate change treaty. But while Bush hangs out in...

Extreme weather warnings

Feature Story | 2004-09-09 at 8:00

Hurricane devastation in the US, flash floods in Japan and a UK village washed into the sea. As climate change gathers pace, devastation caused by extreme weather is becoming more common. Take a visual tour of storm and flood destruction.

Great leap forward in Bonn as global energy revolution gets Chinese boost

Feature Story | 2004-06-03 at 8:00

The global energy revolution received a huge boost today as the Chinese government unveiled its ambition to become a global wind power within the next decade. Greenpeace was quick to laud the Chinese government's announcement and called on...

Answer to China’s Energy future is Blowing in the Wind

Feature Story | 2004-05-15 at 8:00

The Chinese version of the "Wind Force 12'" report was launched on May 15 at a press conference in Beijing. The report, together with next week's drafting of China's Renewable Energy Promotion Law, demonstrates both the huge potential for wind...

Eastern Promise

Feature Story | 2004-04-07 at 8:00

Take a minute to consider the following. What if the world's most populous nation had the necessity-driven willpower to develop the massive uptake of renewable energy like wind and solar power to offset the catastrophic effects of climate change...

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