The World Development Movement, Platform and People and Planet have gone to court, hoping to force RBS (majority government owned) to invest taxpayers’ money in companies meeting minimum green and human rights standards. (more…)
Archive for June, 2009
The problem is that new data show very few of the vast reserves can be mined profitably, even at higher coal prices. Coal currently provides nearly one-quarter of the total energy consumed in America, and about half the electricity. An emerging “peak coal” group argues that current production levels may not be possible for much longer.