An estimated 30 million barrels of spilt oil each year - around six times the amount lost in Deepwater Horizon, according to a report from Greenpeace Russia. Around 10% of the spilt oil reaches the ocean through Russia's polluted rivers.
As Beijing moves to curtail coal use, China’s coal development is moving west, which threatens the country’s valuable water resources.
Beijing's investment in a coal-to-gas plant to replace local coal firing results in a net increase in CO2 emissions, according to a study.
Left uncontrolled, the coal-to-gas industry will significantly undermine China’s otherwise strong efforts to tackle climate change.
Taking a look at Cabinet newcomers Elizabeth Truss and Matthew Hancock
The European Commission has been re-thinking the need for an 2030 energy efficiency target
China and the US talk climate, often. The issue has risen to the top of their bi-lateral agenda and the institutional relationship covers everything from efficiency to smart grids.
If the process becomes part of their political fabric, and extends to cover the biggest issue - coal - it could finally unlock global talks. From Beijing climate expert Li Shuo explains
In the second feature in an Energydesk series, we look at High-Altitude Wind Energy, a potential reserve second in size only to sun radiation.